Today the group is starting a new workshop: One Zentangle a Day based on the book with the same name by Beckah Krahula. I'm definitely part of this one as I love Zentangles and also wanted to get into this art form as a way to relax (as I have finally accepted meditation does not work for me).
So... Zentangle is an art form that anyone can do; you don't need to know how to draw - each step to create a tangle is clearly identified... you just follow along :). You can do it also! You will see how easy and fun it is.
This week, we are working on 6 tangles. I like to copy the steps for each tangle so I have a record of the tangles I've learned and know how to create them. Here are the first 6:
Why don't you give them a try? All you need is a pen, pencil, and paper. Here are examples from my practice sessions:
Once you have practiced these, you can put them all together in one piece of art. To start out, lightly create a "string" with your pencil. A string is basically one continuous line dividing your paper into random sections. Think of dropping a string on a piece of paper and the shapes it would make. There is no right or wrong, just give it a try. Here are some examples of strings:
I hope you enjoyed these tangles and have fun trying them yourself. If you do decide to try them, please leave me a comment so I will be motivated to post more :)