Monday, August 9, 2010

The Art of Zentangle, Opening up Creativity

I'm a believer living in the house of "everything happens for a reason." Be it good or not so good - its happening because its supposed to.

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across a random happenstance.
I don't even remember how I found them, but I'm sure it was an internet "down the rabbit hole" trick.

Here's my discovery:
Zentangle is a form of doodling with random repeating patterns (if its even possible to be random yet repeating).
Its really neat !
At first, I wanted to dive in & buy all the fun pens and paper that make your doodles everlasting.
Noooo...Reel it in.
I used plain paper & the stinkiest marker I could find.
(now I know why they recommend those good pens - I'm sure those fancy pens won't give you a headache!)

So - I drew my first few over the last couple of days.
A partially completed page shown below...

Am I feeling more ZEN? No.
Am I good at it...haa haaa - NO.
But I learned that it will take your mind off of any stressful moment you're having!
And to get a good pen that doesn't have stinky ink & won't bleed through your plain paper.

I did realize that if you're having any kind of creativity block - this might be the way to bust out of that slump.
NO rules, just draw !!

(and for all of you OCD fans, caution....)

Doodle away!


1 comment:

  1. Good description: