Back in spring I learned about a new (to me, anyway) doodling/drawing technique called Zentangle.

My first Zentangle

The basic ideas is that you take a shape, usually a square, divide it up into smaller sections, and then draw “tangles” inside them. The tangles are patterns that have been created by fellow Zentanglers. Simple, fun, fast, and it doesn’t require you to be an artist. And believe me, I’m not artist. Best of all, the only things you really need paper and pen.

Latest Zentangle

Since my artistic ability is all but non-existent, I haven’t made very many. But, I have enjoyed my little experiments. I’ll be taking a short class on Zentangles in October, as part of the Creativ Festival. Until then, I’ll just continue to play around and have fun.

Halloween Zentangle

If you are interested in learn more, check out the Zentangle blog, the Tangle Patterns site (full of hundreds of free tangle patterns), or check out the video below.

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