We are always so grateful and humbled to read stories about how people are enjoying Zentangle. Here are two more:Story 1 - "DK" - Seventh Grade Teacher
I must share with you, the marvelous impact Zentangle has had on my
world. I am a 7th grade teacher. What more do I need to say about the
stress levels on my students and my co-workers? As fate would have it,
I was in a shop that sells Zentangle materials and holds classes. I
was immediately smitten. I am not artistic, yet this fascinated me.
Unable to afford a kit, I went home and looked up your website.
The more I looked, the more interested I became. The write up about
using it to improve concentration, focus, and creativity was just what
I was looking for for my students as I began to prepare them for state
testing. I brought the idea to my art teacher and we took off.
My students ran with the idea. I bought them each a little
notebook, purchased 2 dozen extra fine point Sharpies, and had the art
teacher give a lesson on repeated patterns. From there, we showed
Zentangles from the web page, played quiet music, and let the students
go. We are planning several projects including a group tangle. What I
want you to know is that EVERY single one of my students is engaged in
this activity. Not just the gifted, or "artsy" kids, but all of them.
They all feel success and enjoyment.
I have gone a little nuts myself,
with the purchase of a .005 pen and looking for even smaller. I
always have a pad and pen with me, which often invites a comment or
question. My art teacher is also embracing tangling and we are slowly
drawing in faculty members.
I will take my first "official" class in December and would love to
join you in May for a teacher workshop.
I am making Zentangles that
"represent" my grandchildren as gifts for them for Christmas.
you so much for creating and sharing Zentangles.
Story 2 - In a Hospital, "P"
If you are creating Zentangles as presents, see our frames that
are custom made for Zentangles.
I was turned on to Zentangles by [a Certified Zentangle Teacher].
She is a great person and has so much enthusiasm! She wanted me to share this with
I recently had outpatient surgery
and while I was hooked to my IV on the table waiting for my "turn", I was very
anxious. Of course I had nothing with me to read or to write with to distract
myself so I created a Zentangle in my head!
It was great to escape into the
Zentangle world and temporarily forget about my impending
Everything went well and later that
evening as I recuperated at home, I put my Zentangle on
Thank you for this great way to
relax and create.