Zen philosophy plays a huge role in influencing the art of tangling. This is mainly because Buddhism has a strong regard for the sacredness of every sentient being on the planet. The term “sentient” refers to “possessing the capability to feel or perceive.” Based on this description, we can then say that on earth, sentient beings pertain to those creatures belonging to the animal kingdom, including human beings—all capable of showing emotions, thinking and sensing. Buddhism is the foundation that leads to the conception of Zen animals and their symbolic meanings. Continue readingShare This:
While creating zentangle art can be a great way to improve upon your artistic skills, this is not the only benefit it can provide. In fact, that isn’t even the reason that zentangle art was created in the first place.
Zentangle art came about sometime in the last decade along with a general movement surrounding the idea of inner peace and meditation. Although there are no steadfast rules that dictate what zentangle art is supposed to look like, there is a trademarked method that states how it is to be created. Continue readingShare This:
Diving into the world of Zentangles can be an exciting endeavor. However, as time moves forward, the initial excitement begins to wane and the wells of inspiration begin to run dry. If you are passionate about creating Zentangles and wish to continue forward in your journey of Zentangle creation, here are some ways that you can gain new motivation and inspiration to get you back on track and falling in love with Zentangles all over again. Continue readingShare This:
Creating your very own Zentangle pattern is easier than you think. While Zentangle does posses particular foundations, the spirit of Zentangle is at its core all about what feels right to you. Keep in mind the previous chapter, Basics of Zentangles when creating your own pattern. Creating your own Zentangle pattern should be fun and expressive. Do no worry about perfect as this detracts from the overall purpose and experience.
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