A couple of years ago, I was browsing the internet and came across something called “Zentangle®. What a wonderful discovery. This is an art form introduced by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. It is for those who think they can’t paint or draw. Have you ever doodled while talking on the phone or listening to a boring lecture? If so, then, you can do it. If you are interested in learning about this art and learning to do it, you can just Google Zentangle and find hundreds of websites and blogs that feature it. To learn about the art and to do it, go to Zentangle.com and tanglepatterns.com. You will find everything you need to get started. No expensive tools — just a pencil, pen and paper. In the beginning, the art was done on 3-1/2″ tiles and only done in black and white. NOW, it is being done in color and in many sizes up to 24″ x 36”, on cardstock, watercolor paper, etc.
A word of warning! It can become very addictive! You begin to see tangle patterns all around you, and no piece of paper is safe in your hands. Here are a few samples I have done.
Most people called their finished art “ZIA’s”. That stands for Zentangle® Inspired Art, and is proper to use, especially if you use your own tangles as well as the official ones of the Zentangle.com website. Some of my favorite blogs for doing this art are on the right side of this blog. You can click on any of them and it will take you to their site. More about Zentangles® in my next post.
Happy tangling. and thanks for stopping by today.