If you need to shift your creative expression to incorporate short bursts of fun and fulfilling ways to bring beautiful images to life through simple methods, Zentangle might be just the thing to try during the summer months ahead…and beyond.
Developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Zentangle is a mindful method that can bring peace and relaxation to both the creative process and our lives in general. It requires no pre-planning or artistic “talent,” and there is no “right” way to do it.
Here are some of the benefits of a Zentangle practice from the website, zentangle.com. In short, Zentangle can help you…
• Expand your imagination
• Trust your creativity
• Increase your awareness
• Respond confidently to the unexpected
• Discover the fun and healing in creative expression
• Enter a vibrant and supportive world-wide community
• And perhaps most importantly . . . Have fun!
I began doing Zentangle a few years ago and find it incredibly centering, pleasing, and relaxing to do. With just a few simple materials, and some easy instruction, you can slip into a daily routine that is wonderfully satisfying and can fulfill your creative desire.
Check out some of these resources!
First, a couple of online links:
And then some good books:
One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day) by Beckah Krahula
The Great Zentangle Book: Learn to Tangle with 101 Favorite Patterns by Beate Winkler
Joy of Zentangle: Drawing Your Way to Increased Creativity, Focus, and Well-Being (Design Originals) Instructions for 101 Tangle Patterns from CZTs Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, More by Marie Browning CZT and Suzanne McNeill CZT
We can make your creative practice fun and easy too, so if you’d like to bring your creative output into full bloom, contact Cyncie and Kathy at artcoachingforyou.com