Originally published January 2020

It feels amazing to finally have posted the video for this meditative art postcard to my YouTube channel today. Bonus: I am making progress toward one of my 2020 goals!

The last time I posted a Zentangle video was April 2019—nine months ago. There are a handful of reasons why, but they can all essentially be reduced to a single source: brain cancer. Posting a new video is like throat-punching cancer.

Or, you know, something.

About This Zentangle

The meditative art was created for a new Patreon subscriber, and inspiration for it came from the official Zentangle channel on YouTube. I encountered the 3D-like spiral design on their Project Pack 07, Day 03 lesson. They used it with several other patterns, but I liked it so much I wanted to fill an entire postcard with it.

Getting this video recorded, edited, and uploaded to YouTube was a week-long struggle. I’m editing on a different computer now, and although I’m using the same phone to record footage, I had to factory reset it. So many tools and settings just—POOF!—gone.

But, easy or not, it always feels good to share another video with the world. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it inspires you create some Zen doodles of your own.

If you make Zentangle art too, please say so in the comments and let me know where I can follow you on YouTube or Instagram or wherever!


The following materials list includes affiliate links. If you use them, I might get a few cents. Your support helps keep this website (and me) going.

Blank Kraft Postcards

Arteza Watercolor Pencils in White and Dark Chocolate

Gelly Roll 08 in White

Pigma Micron 01, 05, and Graphic 1 in Sepia

Tortillon and Zentangle Graphite Pencil

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