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There are any number of Zentangle websites out there offering a variety of activities to get your creativity flowing. There is Laura Harms’ Weekly Zentangle Challenge, Erin Olson’s Zendala Dare, and Linda Farmer’s Tangle Patterns. I want to mention, too, that Laura, Erin and Linda are all Certified Zentangle Teachers. What makes this site different? This site is dedicated to the string.

In 2012, I got one of Carole Ohl’s Tangle-A-Day Calendars. I tangled some of it, but soon discovered it was the string that worked best for me in this book. The calendar book sits on my desk at work, and each morning I begin my day with a string. I’ve gone back and tangled in some of them, but for the most I have this wonderful collection of strings. It is this collection that inspired me to begin this project.

Beginning January 1, 2014, I will share a new string each day with you.


What’s a String?

A string is simply an abstract outline created with pencil. It divides your creative space into segments. In Zentangle, the string removes the “where do I begin” creative block. The string allows your inspiration to flow through the pen to the paper without the hindrance of a blank sheet of paper.

Some strings begin life as four dots, one dot in each corner of the tile, page or canvas. Other strings are free-form and flowing. I hope the strings you find here will inspire you to create your own original work of art.


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What is Zentangle?

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful abstract images by deliberately drawing repetitive patterns. The Zentangle method increases your focus and creativity as well enhancing your sense of personal well-being.

Zentangle was founded by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in the early 2000s. Maria shared her experience while drawing background patterns on a manuscript she was creating. She describe her profound experience to Rick as one of freedom and well-being with complete focus on her work with little thought or worry about anything around her. It was then the journey began to create a system so others could enjoy a similar experience.

Today Zentangle is practiced by many as a guided meditation, a way to return calm and peace to a hectic life while creating beautiful works of abstract art. Often Zentangle presents new perspectives on daily challenges. Its engaging yet deliberate steps make it fun and relaxing.

365 Strings is a daily art blog to dedicated to Zentangle. Of course you don’t have to know or practice Zentangle to take advantage of the strings.

I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher.

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