for quite some time now,
Zentangle is a process of meditative drawing,
usually starting with a small dot in the center
and working outward, one step at a time.
It creates a calmness, a certain patience
and it teaches you to slow down,
be alone with your thoughts
and just let the process unfold.
I was first introduced to creating Zendalas
(a mixture of Zentangle and Mandala art)
from Dion Dior
an incredibly talented artist
who I took a workshop through with 21 Secrets in 2012.
It was called Wisdom Circles.
She is now offering it as a small eCourse
through her website.
Here is a sampling of some of my work through
her guidance and instruction:
then drawing on top of it
The example below is completed
on an official Zendala tile,
it was so much fun to create.
I love trying new techniques with Zentangle drawing.
No Zentangle is exactly alike,
for each of us have our own handwriting style,
drawing techniques and personality.
there are so many beautiful examples there.
I will be teaching a class in this technique
at my next Artful Spirit Workshop
I find myself making time for this each day.
for I never know when an opportunity to draw
will pop up for me!