Day 151 – Zen Tangle

Art Apple - Day One Hundred Fifty One

I had never heard of a Zentangle.

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The concept was created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts as a form of meditation – a type of art that provides a sense of freedom and well-being!

Their motto is “Anything is possible – one stroke at a time.” ┬áSo I set to work on a Zentangle Apple. The approach and term were coined due to the almost meditative trance that happens when you create in a free form doodle type of manner and it was a perfect apple for me to create tonight because as you all know from yesterday’s post – I’m feeling a bit burnt out – lol!

Give it a try – art is therapy. It engages the mind so throughly that it can put distress and pain aside for a bit. The nice thing about art is that first and foremost it is for you – you never need to show a soul. Pick up a pen and piece of paper and doodle – I promise you – it will take you somewhere else. Even if the zen only happens for a little while – tangle yourself up in it and enjoy!

Until tomorrow.

Jenna

Day 151 was created in india ink.

 

Comments 3

  1. Felicia Fibro wrote:

    Hehe, I’ve been “Zentangling” my whole life, without knowing it! I used to do this A LOT in classes from middle school through college! I often did this with hearts and other random shapes.

    Posted 01 Mar 2011 at 3:00 pm
  2. Mirelle wrote:

    Beautiful apple!! very original!!
    You are right, art is a good and amazing therapy, art can provide us the inspiration for fighting not just our illness also provide us the harmony in our soul to fight depression and sadness.
    I played piano for many years, I stopped for some reasons and after 16 years I start playing piano again, was an enormous happiness when I put my hands in a piano again. Is hard, I don’t have the flexibility that I had 16 years ago, also my hands are different now, but I have decided to play piano again, I have decided that I can because I love the sensation that I can feel when I heard the music that can produce my own hands.

    Posted 10 Mar 2011 at 12:33 pm
  3. Mary wrote:

    Wow I had no idea what this form was called, I had been doing this since I was child. Beautifully done!

    Posted 01 Oct 2011 at 12:58 am

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