A to Z CHALLENGE
Today’s letter is…Z
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THE ART OF ZENTANGLES
Have you heard of Zentangles? It is a very creative form of art that anyone can do. All you need is something to write with and some paper.
Basically, all you do is make designs of any kind. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Your design can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be, and it will look great. For some, I think this is a new fad. I’ve just recently heard it had a name. I’ve done them for years, for fun, before there was a name for the drawings. I just figured it was a form of doodling on paper, which is also fun and relaxing.
The name Zentangle is taken from the word Zen…meaning peaceful and relaxing. Tangle would represent the line drawings that weave around the page in repetitive patterns.
There are really no rules to this. However, there are websites that do give step by step instructions, and show lots of patterns you can try to replicate. There are other sites where you can share your creations with others. Some artwork is done in color, but most are done in black and white, with pen or pencil.
For me, I just like to let the pen flow across the paper in whatever shapes come to mind. Thus, the Zen-like quality of the excercise. You are creating a design that is totally unique to you. You will be pleasantly surprised by how cool it looks.
So, grab a piece of paper and your pen/pencil. Try to free your mind of stress, and just let the Zentangles flow across the page.
If you’d like to see more examples, and read about Zentangles, you can find the information here… http://zentangle.com
Thank you for reading! If you’d like to, check out my other blog for the letter Z at… http://ghostmmnc.blogspot.com