It does not require training. You can find inspiration in the art of others, nature, or your own imagination. You can also find helpful information on the internet. Most people start with a small scrap of paper, a pen and pencil. The pencil is used to draw a line called a string – the only purpose it serves is to break up the white space into smaller areas. The pen is used to draw repetitive lines and shapes in areas of the string. I Zentangle by free hand or use stencils for outlines. You can also use coloring books, which provide large, open pictures. I sometimes use geometric shapes -a favorite because they are like mandalas, plus I finally find a way to use the geometry I took in high school!
Renda Brinson is the Director of Christian Education. She lives in Matthews with her dog, Daisy. Renda has four grown sons, and is expecting her fourth grandchild any minute now! If you enjoy her writing, you should check out her blog at http://rendabrinson.wordpress.com/