When things get tough in my life, like recently when I had to say goodbye to my doggie, I have to do things that give me comfort. One of the creative techniques for those moments for me is Zentangle.
Due to the fact that, with the Zentangle method you get very clear guidelines, you don’t feel overwhelmed. All you have to do is choosing one or two patterns and try to draw them with just one color.
It’s so simple that you can do it even when you feel weak and the result looks beautiful.
This time I felt like creating a collection of as many different tangles as I could find, would be a nice challenge. I had had this idea in my mind for quite some time.
I have been using two books which I can highly recommend:
One Zentangle A Day by Beckah Krahula
Zentangle die grosse Kollektion by Anya Lothrop, Hanne Türk
This is the first page of my tangle collection.
My preferred tools for Zentangle are the Pigma Micron pens from Sakura, Number 1, 5 and 8.
And here is the second page.
I’m still working on my third page.
It’s not about drawing perfect patterns, but about fun and relaxation.
Maybe you get inspired to try out Zentangle yourself. Have fun with it!
You can also check out my YouTube Video on creating Zentangle strings.