I was supposed to start choir last week, but there was an art class at the library that same night. I have had to skip the first night of choir before, but it’s not a problem if I can register the following week.
Anyway, the art class I went to last Monday was called “Zentangle”. It was co-hosted by one of my coworkers who discovered it last year. It’s an artistic form of meditation; creating “images from repetitive patterns”.
My coworker, C, sold me a Zentangle kit that consisted of a little bag, five paper tiles, a pencil, tortillion and a really nice Micron pen. No erasers! The idea of Zentangle is to relax and not worry about making mistakes. Anyway, I had that gear with me when I went to class.
They showed us four different patterns, but there are so many more patterns out there. Then we started to draw while they played some really nice, mellow music. The room was so quiet while we focused on our designs. At the end of the class, we all signed our work and put our finished tiles on a table so that the instructors and anyone else could take a photo of our work.
Here’s my tile:
Here are the tiles collected from the class:
Finally, here is one of many videos that show you how to start a design:
It is definitely a good way to relax if you’re stressed out and want to zone out for awhile.