Zentangle

"Anything is possible, one stroke at a time."

Zentangle® is a delightful method for creating beautiful pictures using repeated patterns. Many find it addicting!
It’s easy to learn, easy to do, is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and skill levels, and is used in many fields of interest.  Its small format and simple materials are unintimidating. You can take it anywhere (well, not underwater).
  • Think you can’t draw? A zentangle has no pre-determined up or down and is not intended to be a picture of anything.
  • Don’t have time? A zentangle can be completed in 15-30 minutes, giving you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Think you’re not creative? Zentangle is based on easily learned, repeated patterns.
Sakura (who makes the Micron pens used in Zentangle) has posted an article I wrote on the company website. They wrote: "Margaret Bremner, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) living in Saskatoon, beautifully and succinctly describes Zentangle in "The Art of Zentangle" published by WHOLifE magazine." You can download the one-page article here. The link is in the second paragraph.

The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
Learn more at http://www.zentangle.com.

Here are three examples of Zentangle tiles. Cruise this blog to see more tiles as well as Zentangle-inspired artwork (ZIA).



Is Zentangle right for you? Take this quiz.
(Adapted, with thanks, from Cris Letourneau, another CZT.)

1.  Can you hold a pencil? A pen?
     Yes - Excellent. Give yourself a point and continue to question 2.
     No - Are you sure? Really?!? OK, then you may not be able to make Zentangle art. Maybe you'd like to buy some of mine!

2.  Can you spare 15 minutes to do something that will make you feel better and is not fattening or harmful in any way?
     Yes - Great! Give yourself a point and continue to question 3.
     No - Are you sure? Do you ever need to wait in a doctor’s office? Do you ever get a coffee or cigarette break? How about time spent commuting if you’re not driving? Waiting for a child at practice? Listening to music? It really does not take long. 

3.  Are you artistic?
     No - Wonderful! You'll probably take to Zentangle more easily than someone who may worry about “results.”
     Yes - Also wonderful! You may learn a new way to express your creativity.  
Take another point for either answer.

4.  Are you interested in any of the following ? Give yourself 1 point for each:
1.    learning to do something fun
2.    making something beautiful
3.    improving your focus
4.    relaxing
5.    stimulating your creativity
6.    keeping a journal
7.    increasing your confidence
8.    improving teamwork
9.    helping get through a difficult or painful situation
10.  improving fine motor skills
Yes! Zentangle can help with all of the above! 

Did you score at least one point? Congratulations, Zentangle is right for you! Click the "My classes" tab to see my class schedule or contact me for a private workshop, corporate seminar, or a class for your group. I look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you!

4 comments:

  1. Pingas
    I want a ztangle with you ( ° ʖ °)‎ .

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  2. I have been zenning for a long time and
    happy to be inspired by you that's great fidgetting all the time.I am a constant visitor of your pages, looking forward to seeing new ideas.

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