Zentangling and other playful art provides a lighthearted way to relax at the end of the day.
It's claimed that the flow state induced by the concentration required nurtures creativity, can enhance journaling, relieve stress, improve sleep patterns , improve hand-eye coordination, improve self-esteem and develop and rehabilitate fine motor skills. (Source: Zentangle: Key Benefits - Ridgeway Center Wellness Group).
This gallery is intended to celebrate these benefits which I personally am experiencing. I look forward to the activity every day.
It never fails to be totally engaging.
The Enso - Symbol of Enlightenment
It is fitting that the Zentangle gallery end with the Japanese hand drawn circle from the minimalist ink painting tradition of Sumi-e. A hand drawn circle, created in one fluid stroke, represents a single moment of mindfulness. Such is the way of Zen.