When teaching classes, I love that the answer I can give to most of the questions is YES!
- "May I fill this part if I want to?"
- "Is it okay if I go over the line here?"
- "Can I put this pattern here?"
- "I made up my own tangle for this spot. Is that okay?"
I love that the Zentangle® method allows us to make our own choices as we tangle. Our border and string can be guides to help build comfort while breaking up a possibly intimidating space. They can provide places for tangles to sit cozily or a starting point for patterns to blossom and grow safely outside the lines.
Whether you prefer to color inside the lines, venture outside, or play with a mixture depending on your mood, the Zentangle® method allows for all possibilities.
If you're inspired to follow a particular tangle throughout a piece or morph it into a tangleation, or variation, you're free to explore any way you choose. This is your art and your process to enjoy.
It's so rare in life to learn something new that doesn't have a lot of limits or rules.
I was thrilled to pass on these "rules" to two wonderful library classes this week. Look at the stunning pieces they created:
|Zendala tiles created at the Peabody Institute Library|
|Tiles created at the Hamilton-Wenham Library|