Travel Activity: Zentangle (Meditative Doodling Art)

zentangle airplane

A few months ago I posted about Zentangle when I first learned about it and tried it, and since the beginning, I thought it would be a great travel activity for airports, airplanes, and even in-hotel/hostel downtime. Let’s do a refresher:

What is Zentangle?

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“Zentangles are pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific Method from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile.”

That is the technical definition by the creators but I describe it as: meditative, stress-relieving, time-passing awesome doodling art. Continue reading “Travel Activity: Zentangle (Meditative Doodling Art)”


Zentangle: Meditative Doodling Art

Zentangle by Imprensibilis

Say what?

I heard of Zentangle for the first time about a month ago when Diane, my Airbnb host, invited me to a Portland Zentangle Meetup last October. I had nothing to do that day and I thought: why not!

Diane was pretty new at it too, but she briefly explained that it was a kind of “artistic meditation.” And the website says: “It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.” Continue reading “Zentangle: Meditative Doodling Art”