Below are some of the benefits and uses that I and others have experienced or are planning.
I have used Zentangle tiles to give as gifts to very important people in my life.
I have made tangled gift tags.
I find that tangling helps turn off the chatter in my mind.
I always purchase 3.5″ square frames at used goods stores when I can find them. I use these frames to showcase some of my favorite tiles. When the mood hits, I change out the tiles for new ones, and file or give the older ones away.
I find that tangling helps me to relax and get a feeling of general well-being.
I have tangled gift cards and greeting cards.
I am tangling in my journal and sketchbook.
I tangle in a tiny sketchbook I keep in my handbag when waiting for appointments.
While tangling, I feel more at ease , focused, and quite centered.
I’ve tangled my paperboard check filing box using a sharpie marker.
I’ve entered strings and tiles into challenges and depository sites.
I’ve tangled just to secretly give the tile away by leaving it in some public place.
I find great enjoyment in reviewing tiles I have created in the past.
I take great pride in my art form of choice.
I am thrilled that I am a prolific early artist creating nearly daily.
I have tangled the Desiderata. Poems look great when bordered in tangles.
I plan to tangle a bamboo container that I keep my fresh Zentangle and Apprentice tiles in.
I am preparing to tangle “found poetry”. Look that up on the Internet. It is pretty interesting.
Others have tangled white shoes and boots, even a car!
Others have made holiday ornaments from their tangles and tiles.
Others have tangled in their scrapbooks and diaries.
I get to name my tangled tiles. That’s fun!
I have tangled Zentangle Tiles – Ensemble Sets and my own original ensemble and have framed them.
I have purchased Maria & Ricks 102 Tangles – Signed Print and have had it framed.
This is what Rick & Maria say about:
Benefits and Uses of the Zentangle Method
It is fascinating to learn how other people are using the Zentangle method. Here’s a list of benefits others enjoy from practicing the Zentangle Method. This list continues to grow as people apply the Zentangle Method in ways we never considered.
- Insomnia (Improved sleep by creating a Zentangle before bedtime)
- Panic attacks (For fear of flying, creating a Zentangle during takeoff and landing)
- Modify behavior
- Create beautiful works of art
- Nurture and develop creative abilities
- Relieve stress
- Improve eye/hand coordination
- Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills
- Team building and group focus
- Anger management
- Addiction therapy tool
- Early artist development and appreciation
- Increase attention span and ability to concentrate
- Home schooling
- Problem Solving
- Design inspiration
- Stretching and warm-up for artists
- Stress reduction