The art of Zentangle: A Tool for Healing

   

I discovered the art of zentangle in recent months as a means to artistically draw our way to healing. It is a fun process and enough friends have asked about it that I collected the best online resources together in one place. 

I hope this helps you have fun drawing and zentangling your way toward healing too!

I. For a Basic Introduction:

The original site: https://www.zentangle.com/
The Zentangle Blog: http://zentangle.blogspot.com/

Why Zentangle works: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/arts-and-health/201403/calm-down-and-get-your-zentangle

A basic introduction guide (PDF): http://www.fineskids.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/zentangle_ideas.pdf

II. For Getting Started:

String Templates to begin: http://tanglepatterns.com/2010/12/guest-contributor-sandra-string-templates.html

On organizing your patterns for Zentangle: http://tanglepatterns.com/organize-your-patterns

Tangle Pattern Blocks: http://tanglepatterns.com/freebies/tanglepatterns_a6card_squared.pdf

How to Draw a Ribbon: http://tanglepatterns.com/2011/02/guest-contributor-sandra-strait-how-to-draw-ribbon.html

How to shade and blend: http://tanglepatterns.com/2011/02/guest-contributor-sandra-straits-shade-shape-blend-color-add-texture.html

III. For Pattern Ideas:

Link to Pattern Instructions: http://tanglepatterns.com/tag/zentangle

Step-by-Step Pattern Instructions: http://alittlelime.blogspot.com/p/step-by-steps-patterns.html

How to do Various Patterns by type:

1. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-alien-crest.html

2. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-eddyper.html

3. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-tenty.html

4. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-flair.html

5. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-pand.html

6. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/how-to-draw-jj.html

7. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/04/how-to-draw-pea-fea.html

8. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/04/how-to-draw-signalz.html

9. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/04/how-to-draw-ovy.html

10. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/04/how-to-draw-swells.html

11. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/04/how-to-draw-brella.html

12. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/04/how-to-draw-loop.html

13. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/03/how-to-draw-balo.html

14. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/03/how-to-draw-sevaw.html

15. http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/02/how-to-draw-raffz.html 

IV. For Inspiring Samples:

Detailed Zentangle Samples: http://www.shutterstock.com/s/zentangle/search.html
Easy Zentangle: http://tinyrottenpeanuts.com/zentangle/

V. For Expanding Materials Used: 

Zentangle on leaves: http://artfulparent.com/2011/11/leaf-doodles-and-mandalas.html

Zentangle on foil: http://letslassothemoon.com/2014/07/18/zentangle-easy-aluminum-foil-kids-project/

Zentangle on canvas shoes: http://sandandsisal.com/2014/03/how-to-decorate-canvas-shoes.html

Here’s my own pattern designs:

   

 Enjoy!! Happy zentangling! 🙂

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