Focus and Relax the Mind with Zentangle

pic-3 By Sister Diane Tenbrink, ASC

I have done art journaling since I was a young sister, and a friend and I would do it while sharing about our personal challenges in life.

This same friend later told me about something called Zentangle, which I have been doing now for more than 12 years.

Practitioners create Zentangle designs with black ink and pencil on 3.5 square-inch tiles for abstract yet beautiful, intricate patterns. The practice is said to increase focus, reduce anxiety, aid meditation and tap creativity.

It helps me focus and relax and put all of my attention on what I’m doing.