As promised…my Zentanlge experience…

organic pattern♥♥♥ I LOVED IT!  ♥♥♥

Not really knowing what to expect, but never the less very excited to be attending, I went to my first Zentangle workshop yesterday. Well, all I can say is,  it really is what they say, One stroke at a time! Very meditative, very therapeutic, very relaxing and very fun!  It took my brain in a similar way as when I am doing any artwork I really enjoy, like creating a BOTANICAL BEAUTIE!  I was thrilled to have a real live pen in my hand and be sitting just about any where. I was also thrilled that I could see creating these marvelous pattern drawings on an iPad too if I felt so inclined.

Another wonderful aspect of all this is that it is a great equalizer in many ways. 

  • our group of 7 ranged from age 9 – to a grandmother…- EVERYONES looked GREAT!
  • your cares are forgotten about as your brain works on patterns, light and dark, spacial relationships and creativity  – all whilst you barely notice all that is going on!
  • we had lovely calm music which was delight to yet another art sense!
  • it really does seem like a stress buster – I came home very relaxed and happy!
  • no rules, no mistakes, its all about the process!
  • how can complain when all this leads to a fun little piece of original ART!
Now, look for parts/bits and pieces to show up with “the gang” on the Botanicals soon!
 Below are the class mosaics from all out first and second Zentangle experiences.  (click on image for a larger view)
group-first-project
second mosaic
I took snap shots with my phone of our works of art… can you pick out the 9 and 11 year olds? I can barely pick out my own! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
It’s easy fun, give it a try! Try iy – I think you just may love it too.  http://www.zentangle.com

 

One thought on “As promised…my Zentanlge experience…”

  1. Thanks for the photos and the narrative that goes with it- the whole process is very intriguing and I’m thinking about trying it out.

    You write that deep concentration on a creative activity reaches towards and sometimes lands in meditation, as I find when I paint or write or do yoga asana, and I meditate every morning.

    I always love and admire your Botanicals, as you know, but my own hand is usually much broader. Maybe playing with Zentangles can inspire me to change things up!

    I don’t know if you have tried the game Drawsome- it’s very fun- quite different than Zentangles, but you might enjoy it, for its cartoony wordiness.

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