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Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.” ~Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas

Earlier this year I discovered this fun, often meditative, relaxing art form. Zentangle is sometimes referred to as “yoga for your brain.”

Zentangle: What is it?

An intuitive art form?
Yoga for your brain?
A creativity exercise?
A focusing technique?
A relaxation/meditation experience?
A rainy day activity for the whole family?

Fun for Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Anyone can create a Zentangle. Even if you have never drawn a line, you can pick up the pen and make a beautiful piece the very first time. My Dr. Particle Physicist friend will attest to this. People who are sure they are not “creative, artistic, or talented” are always delighted and surprised to see what they can create.

Anytime you have a few minutes you can create a small piece of art or enter a state of quiet and focus. Making a Zentangle is an abstract, yet intentional, process. However, no expectations get in the way of being in the moment with your pen and tile. The finished results are always pleasing.

Anywhere you can find a surface to work on a 3.5 inch paper tile you can start, and likely finish, a Zentangle. The portability of the materials offers a wonderful way to utilize time spent waiting for appointments or transportation, or embellishing a journal page. It is also a perfect way to transition into the “zone” of focus or flow, or both.

14 Mar 2010 Zentangle

Zentangle by Donna

Zentangle® was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.

“Anything is possible… one stroke at a timeTM

You can read more about Rick and Maria and Zentangle by clicking here.

You can see more Zentangles from around the world by clicking here.

To schedule a workshop for you or your organization, please click here.


Zentangle is a registered trademark belonging to Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Thanks to Sandy Steen Bartholomew for coining the phrase “yoga for your brain.”