Not long ago, I was looking for something simple to do that wouldn’t require a lot of time or effort. I was thrilled to discover Zentangle. All that was needed was something to write with and write on. Easy peasy.
In addition to being a creative outlet, Zentangle also has the benefit of stress reduction. I find it meditative and a great way to quiet my mind. Trust me when I say that quieting my mind is not an easy task at times. 🙂
After trying it on my own, I decided to pick up a workbook to learn a bit more. I chose The Zentangle Untangled Workbook by Kass Hall, and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about Zentangle.
I love that this book is a workbook with tiles in it for practice. The picture to the right shows one of the pages I did in the section for borders. It was great to be able to draw right there with the instructions. And it starts by having you draw straight lines and circles before moving on to more intricate designs, which are still surprisingly easy to draw.
One of the best things about Zentangle is that it can be done even when you need a quick mental pick-me-up. It doesn’t even require a lot of energy. So if you are feeling tired, sick, or just blah but still want to do something creative, grab a pen and paper and go for it.
If you’d like some Zentangle inspiration, you can follow my Zentangle board on Pinterest.