My first tile – January 13, 2013
A few weeks ago, I came across a term I had never heard before while searching for art lesson inspirations for my grade 4s and 6s – Zentangles. After a bit of reading, I realized that it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, so I moved on. But at the back of mind, there was a little voice encouraging me to go back and do a little more investigating about this “zentangle” process…if not for my profession, than for myself.
So, go back I did, and what I found was a fascinating process mixing intentional doodling with a meditative experience. Taken from the Zentangle website:
“Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.”
I was a bit intimidated to try it on my own, so I found a local certified teacher named Sandra Chatelain, and signed up for a beginner class. After two hours, I had tried out 7 different tangle patterns and had my first two tiles complete!
I think I am hooked! I know it has only been a week, but I am fascinated with the process, and I can see all sorts of places that this can fit into my current interests. I hope to use this little space here on WordPress to document my learning and doodling journey and perhaps connect with a few others who have caught the tangle bug too! In the meantime, I am off to get tangled!
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