Jenny Gropp is an Atlanta area gal who, according to her blog, uses stamping and card making as her therapy. Jenny recently discovered a new form of paper crafting as "therapy" and shared with her blog readers. She's on a few design teams, has been featured as a guest designer a few places, and is a certified copic designer.
Earlier this week, Jenny posted something on her blog (One Kraft Kat) I hadn't seen before. Apparently, it's called a Zentangle. Check this out!
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Isn't that gorgeous? It looks like a "couture" design that might be found on a fancy silk garment …. Or an ornate paper crafting embellishment from Anna Griffin. And it was drawn by hand!
So what exactly is a Zentangle? According to Zentangle.com:
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest
Still intimidated? Check out Jenny's description of her Zentangle where she explains how she started the drawing, and maybe (maybe?) it'll give you a good starting place to try your own! But beware, Jenny says she has about 7 hours invested in hers. Eek! I'm not sure I could afford to get hooked on Zentangles!