Monday, February 27, 2012


My former teacher, Victoria Simpson, mentioned on Facebook that she'd become a certified teacher of "Zentangle." Since she doesn't post often, I decided to give it a click. Suddenly 45 minutes passed. I really like the idea of a purposeful doodle. Doodles that can be art-worthy. There are some rules, which I least some of them. 

1. Start with NICE 3 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch paper.
2. Draw four dots in the corners and loosely connect them (you can do this in pencil)
3. Draw a string aka a random line in the square.
4. Start drawing in INK! no back-sies or erasers. 

I've never felt very confindent creating abstracted patterns, but this has been fun and I'm learning too. This is a low pressure way for me to practice design and art principles like value or balance. You could use these little squares to relax or warm up before tackling an art project. Here is a link to their web page:


Dannon Loveland said...

This is a fun idea. Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try it out.

Mike Grace said...

Cool! Maybe even I can do it!

roland said...


You are amazing. If you still live in Salt Lake I will be coming at the end of March for our granddaughter's baby blessing. I would love to teach a class. Zentangle is amazing. Going to introduce a tangle to my institute class tonight linking it to the Beatitudes.



Haolin Zhou said...


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I am an illustrator, bookbinder, painter, doodler, list-maker, and wife. I love food. I am what can be categorized as a dabbler. I love trying new things, but I always come back around to art and illustration. I just can't help it.