Zentangle is a secret gem.
I have been teaching kids, teens, men, women and seniors Zentangle Method since June 2014. I've taught more than 7,000 students from 2014-2017. Only about 100, out of all those students, have raise their hands when I ask "who knows what Zentangle is?" They usually say they have heard the word, but don't know what it is.
Lots of folks are familiar with the Adult Coloring Books and how relaxing it is when you color, but Zentangle is even more meditative than coloring. By the way, many of the Certified Zentangle Teachers has authored the adult coloring books. When you are choosing what color, how many colors, where to put the color, that takes the mind into a lot more thoughtfulness.
The basic Zentangle Method takes the "hard" out of art. All you do is draw 4 dots, connect, make a string, and pick a pattern. The structured patterns almost draw themselves. It's so easy. If this sounds confusing to you, find a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), oh, that's ME, and take a class.
CZT's have been trained by the founders of Zentangle in the method it was designed for. During the process of creating a "tile", you get into a state of well-being - healing art. A lot of people say Zentangle is just glorified doodling. Doodling is mindless (usually thinking about other things while you doodle). Zentangle is mindful (you are focused on drawing the intricate patterns). Usually, you don't know what your pieces will look like till you finish. Zentangle creates amazing works of art. The founders created a step-by-step process through drawing structured patterns to create intricate, interesting art that looks complicated yet easy enough for kids to seniors to complete. Even non-artists are amazed by the artwork they create. Zentangle simplifies art.
Best part about Zentangle - ZERO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY to be successful in this art method. No rulers, no erasers, no mistakes. How easy does that sound?
When you put pen to paper you are away from your thoughts and focusing on the patterns.
Zentangle has proven to be beneficial to folks going thru: depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, ADHD, pain management, chronic medical conditions, cancer therapy, eating disorders, dieting, bereavement, essential tremors, Parkinson's Disease and more.
Kids LOVE Zentangle too. Zentangle promotes self-esteem and self confidence. We all need that.
When will your Zentangle journey begin? You don't get "it", till you do "it".
If you live near or will be in the San Diego, California area, look under my "classes" on my home page of my blog for a class near you.