“Anything is Possible
One Stroke at a Time”
—Rick Roberts and
The Zentangle Method is a way to create images— from repetitive patterns—using a 3.5-inch square format on paper with a black pen, Zentangle is a way to focus and create a small work of art. The process has been described as a form of “active meditation”.
“There is no eraser in life and there is no eraser in the Zentangle kit.”
This one statement allows me room for growth and stops my urges to tweak and control and make things “a little bit better”. I found that a mistake is an opportunity to learn and grow. We work for progress, not perfection.
As you can see from my first attempt, below, I have quite an opportunity to grow and to learn more about this enjoyable exercise. I think that this mental exercise will help me in the long run with my photo-editing skills. I can see a correlation between drawing the the tangles and layering textures onto digital images.
I will post some updated drawings in the future to chart my progress.
Related Link: Impressive examples of Tangles from some talented artists.
For the Legal Practitioners among us: The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. “Zentangle” is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.