My previous two posts on Zentangle were talking about Zentangle Inspired Art, as that is what I started with, and felt was easier for me to start my Zeentangle journey with. Since then, I’ve ordered and received some books off Amazon.ca, done a lot of reading on the subject, and completed my first true Zentangle tiles.
The process has been getting easier for me, and I’m not feeling as much anxiety about getting things right, as I did in the beginning. I’ve been able to complete my Zentangles without using pencil, except where allowed (for the string, border, and shading), and am happy to say that they didn’t turn out as badly as I thought they would. I’m really proud of the progress I’ve made, with respect to my OCD, and the Zentangle process.
Unlike many other art forms, which are all about the finished product, Zentangle is about the journey. It’s about your meditative state while drawing the repetitive patterns and strokes, and not about the finished product. The focus therefor is on the zen and the journey one goes on while drawing.
Here are my first true Zentangles.