There are also several books on the market that provide easy Zentangle patterns and provide you with the basics. You can also find free downloadable patterns online. All Things Tangled offers a gallery of tangle patterns that you can use for personal use or adapt them to meet your personal taste. You can combine the designs to create a unique tangle. All you need is paper and pencils or pens to begin your first Zentangle.
Do You Need To Be Artistic To Do Zentangles?
According to the founders, the process of creating Zentangles frees the imagination and allows your natural artistic side to take over. Because simple designs are combined to make a more detailed image, if you can draw simple lines and shapes like a circle, square and a triangle you can make a Zentangle.
What Do You Do With Zentangles?
The main purpose of Zentangles is to promote relaxation and well-being, but that doesn’t mean the end results aren’t beautiful works of art. You can frame them, create a journal with your Zentangles or convert them to transfers and add them to crafts, wall hangings or quilt pieces. Zentangles can also be used for gift cards and in scrapbooks. Zentangles make excellent gifts.
Who Are Zentangles For?
Zentangles are for everyone from children to the elderly. In fact, there is a special kit designed for kids as young as four-years-old. Teachers can use Zentangles in the classroom to help children relax and focus. Some prefer to work together in a group setting, while others prefer Zentangling privately. They can be used as a tool in meditation. Zentangling has also been used in therapeutic settings.
How Do You Learn To Zentangle?
If you just want to try your hand at creating these beautiful designs, there are several videos available from a variety of sources on YouTube. You can also purchase Zentangle books or kits that include basic instructions. If you wish to take your new-found skill to new levels, Mike and Maria (and other trainees) offer Zentangle workshops that promise to be uplifting events. You can even become a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and offer workshops of your own.
Whether you are looking for a new way to express your in-born creativity or are looking for ideas for activities to promote relaxation and focus, Zentangle may be the answer for you. Start small with a simple design and let the creative muse take over. You may be surprised at the beautiful work of art you produce, even if you thought you were not artistic.