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This guide aims to help you get to grips with the basics of zentangle, looking at its key benefits and explaining how it could have a positive impact on your day-to-day life, all the way through to how to get started with different tangling ideas and templates!
Besides being a fun hobby, zentangle has so many other benefits for both body and mind! Below, we’ve listed just a few of the perks of getting involved with this fascinating creative trend.
Absolutely anyone can zentangle. It's based on a simple technique, whereby you follow a series of specified steps using repetitive patterns to build larger designs.
Creating zentangle art provides a fun way to relax, but also initiates a shift in your focus and perspective. In a time of computers, mobiles and touch-screens, it can be incredibly rewarding to engage in putting pen to paper and experiencing the comfort and familiarity of creativity at its most basic level. Zentangle provides a structured format in which you can be expressive and imaginative, freeing your mind from the burdens of day-to-day stresses. It can become a wonderful daily ritual to promote wellbeing.
Unlike most illustrative art, when you sit down to begin your zentangle design, you'll have no preconceived idea of how the end-result will look. You creativity is completely unrestricted, and you are free to let the tangles take you anywhere!
You don't require an excess of expensive equipment to zentangle; everything you need to start creating this beautiful, timeless art will fit directly into your pocket. You can do it almost anywhere – at home, travelling, at the park, alone or with friends.
We have a wide range of zentangle guides and resources to help inspire you, plus technical pigma micron pens ideal for tangling with, as well as a wide range of high quality paper and card for you to produce your designs on. Not only will zentangle relax you, but you are also left with a beautiful piece of art you can keep, collect and reflect upon for years to come.
Zentangle will prove to you that you can deliberately relax when you need to, and direct your attention with purpose towards creating your own unique and beautiful works of art. Discover what you're capable of with the help of zentangle.
You'll gain far more than just a pretty piece of artwork from practising the zentangle method! Here are just some of the benefits crafters have discovered since taking up the art of tangling: