Zentangle for the mind, body and spirit
November 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment
A little background...
Zentangle is the culmination of Maria Thomas' art background and Rick Robert's mediation background. He is the Zen and she is the Tangle. Together they brought us Zentangle as a meditational art form. Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of drawing beautiful images from structured patterns. You fall into a relaxed focus as you follow a series of steps to draw repetitive patterns that lead to stunning art pieces. The Zentangle method breaks down barriers of, "I can't draw", "I'm not creative", "I don't have time" and gives you bliss in return.
I found Zentangle when I was going through cancer treatment. Practicing the method gave me a welcomed distraction to the unending emotional and physical pain that treatment brings with it. It only takes one stroke at a time....so I could make a couple of strokes and put it down until I felt better. I was amazed at the calm it brought over me and how the time seemed to melt away. I have been cancer free for 2 years now, but I continue to endure chronic pain from ongoing treatment. I continue to use the Zentangle method to get through those days when the pain is too much or when my emotional state wears thin because of it.
I am so grateful to have found Zentangle, Rick, Maria, Molly and the entire Zentangle family.
Stay tuned while I journey to find the perfect place to teach and bring you into the family!
Keywords: cancer, CZT, Maria Thomas, meditative, patterns, Rick Roberts, teacher, zentangle
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