Zentangle Project Pack No. 15 - Alphaborders and Beyond!
There are many layers to the story of how the Zentangle Method was developed. It is a tale of two people’s life experiences, a fascinating sequence of events, and the discoveries that resulted from that marvelous mix. When you dig deep into the story, you will learn that the art of lettering played a significant role. In this Zentangle Project Pack we take a closer look at this part of the history behind the method. In true Zentangle fashion we will draw inspiration from the art of lettering and alphabets and how their forms can influence patterns. This series is not about drawing letters. There is no previous calligraphic experience needed for this series. We invite you to join us as we take outside-the-box approaches to creating tangles and tangleations using basic strokes that reference and mimic different types of lettering. Together we will look at how the written word has influenced art and culture in history and explore how it influences and inspires us and our tangles today.
In addition to this studying of how letterforms and alphabets influenced the birth of the Zentangle Method, we will look at how the Zentangle art form has become its own language. No matter what country you live in or what language you speak, we have found that almost anyone can create and express themselves through the international language of tangles. Over the years it has become clear that Zentangle artists create beautiful art that speaks of positivity, love, and courage in patterns of beauty and gratitude.
“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things”. ‒ Flora Lewis
Project Pack No. 15 Introduction