What is Zentangle?
Zentangle(R) is a franchised form of doodling, and I read a book called Zenspirations, which is Joanne Fink's interpretation of it. The aesthetic appealed to me, so I rendered my VibrantKate castle in a similar style.
Most students doodle. However, most grown ups need a licence to have fun, and the Zentangle entrepreneurs have realised this. There are three benefits to their approach which also apply to my writing classes:
1. There is no wrong answer. Once people allow themselves to believe this their lines (drawn or written) are freer.
2. It's all about playing. The spontaneous word sketches students produce in my classes are not burdened by an outcome. Doodles are not 'for' anything. Both are beautiful.
3. It's absorbing. Immersion in doodling or writing means you stop worrying. Aaaaah, lovely.
From September, Imaginative Writing classes will be online as well as in Cheltenham. Hurray! Please contact me if you're enthused! Meanwhile, happy doodling and feel free to share your creations, it's good for you!