I am often asked, “What are the rules for creating Zentangle art?"
I always reply with a cheeky response, “have fun!”
I know this is not the answer they are hoping for, but the truth is, there really are no rules. There are 8 guiding steps that provide structure. These 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method give you a clear and accessible foundation for creating beautiful art and experiencing all the benefits that this method has to offer.
Once you have a solid foundation to start on, there is room for exploration and evolution, but you are always supported by those introductory steps.
Today we are going back to basics and taking a moment to savor the 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method. In this lesson, we slow down and work deliberately through the 8 foundational steps and explore the roots of the Zentangle Method.
If you are journaling along with us, I hope you are feeling energized by the focus on gratitude in last week’s blog. Many of you shared in the comments how practicing every day gratitude lifts your moods and spirits.
This week, leave a spot on one of your pages for the tile we are working on today (or tangle directly in your journal!). Reflect on the 8 Steps as a source of comfort and support.
Note: as an homage to the lessons from the Original Kit DVD, this lesson has no sound/spoken instruction.
Upload your tile to the Zentangle Mosaic App with the hashtag #8Steps2024 and we will randomly select a user to receive a Zentangle surprise! To be entered into the drawing, please upload your tile by 12:00PM EST on January 22, 2024.
To learn more about the 20th Anniversary Journal Prompts, visit this page.
Thank you to everyone who shared your thoughts about Gratitude on our last blog. We have randomly selected Laurie Nielsen to receive an 8-Steps print. Please send your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.