Friday, December 30, 2011

The Zen of Doodling

We all love to doodle and here is an amazing method that helps channels all the doodles into a meditative composition and all you need is a black pen! Its called a Zentangle.

What is a Zentagle? The  Zentangle method is a way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun and relaxing. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
When you create in a Zentangle way, you create a beautiful piece of art. You also can deliberately create a mood, a focus, a state of mind.

Creating in a Zentangle way is an easy to understand process of simple deliberate strokes which build on each other in beautiful, mesmerizing and surprising ways.

At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But, when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is . . . sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and engrossing the process itself is.

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Welcome to the Open Art Studio

Get ready to explore, dabble and enjoy the world of art! This blog will include information for and about art making for personal growth and insight. I will introduce a wide variety of materials and approaches that I have used as an artist and an art therapist.Discover the healing power of your own creativity!