ZENTONI NUMBER ONE
Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by people of all ages. Life is an art form and Zentangle is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.
This is the definition of “zentangle ” as copied from the Sakura website. Sakura makes drawing equipment including the fine black markers I like to use for my drawings along with several other brands. There are books with instructions on how to draw these delicate doodles. They even have kits and certified instructors. I think it’s great! People who say they can’t draw can doodle. This trend has brought many would be artists out of the closet. There is something so relaxing about this type of drawing. Thus the name zen!
You don’t need lots of equipment or expensive paper. Most of the kits include small 6×6 inch white cards and a few assorted black permanent markers. All you need to do is draw a line and start. Of course my artist friend Bettye and I jumped right in. The drawing above is my first one. And I found that I like to work on large mat board, so my work has grown. I’m currently working on a 30×40 inch mat board.
I’ll be posting more of these in the next few days. I hope you enjoy getting lost in the world of lines and shapes. Let your mind wander for a while and see what you see hidden in these creations. If you want more info or instruction you can go to