Zentangle Patterns for Art Therapy

My Zentangle Story

I started learning self-taught Zentangle patterns for art therapy in 2018 when I was going through adjuvant chemotherapy to treat my brain tumor. The Zentangle Method gave me a pleasant distraction at a time when I could do little else, and the Zentangle art I created was beautiful. Even though I didn’t consider myself an artist, it was my art therapy.

I learned new Zentangle patterns by watching videos on YouTube and created my own channel to log my progress. In 2022, I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).

Divine Dove taught by TangledYogi333

Shop Zentangle Sets

More chemo forced me to pause my video making for a while, but I am eager to once again make videos to share with others. If you’re a Zentangle fan, or if you just want to learn more, here’s my video suggestion for learning easy Zentangle patterns.

Easy Zentangle Patterns

In my 9 Easy Zentangle Patterns for Beginners compilation videos, I’m curating tangle patterns into sets of nine related tangles. The first three sets are: Organic & Botanical (embedded above), Lines & Orbs, and Hearts. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for new curated sets.

ABC’s of Zentangle

Zentangle Patterns for every letter of the alphabet

In my continuing quest to learn even more Zentangle patterns, I came across the website tanglepatterns.com. It’s a great resource with hundreds of tangles from the official Zentanglers at HQ as well as certified Zentangle teachers (CZTs) and Zentangle enthusiasts. I completed another series of videos selecting one pattern from the always-growing list of tangles for each letter of the English alphabet, you can watch the ABC’s of Zentangle on my YouTube channel.

How to draw Zentangle Patterns Molygon Noodle and Odee

One Zentangle a Day

Follow Along with Me

A video log of my progress learning the Zentangle patterns and Zentangle art techniques I learned while completing Beckah Krahula’s book, One Zentangle a Day.

Tangled Talk Episodes

Let’s Chat

Tangled Talk episodes are a tutorial-vlog hybrid where I fill you in on what’s happening with me while I Zentangle. WARNING: Personal opinions included.

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One Zentangle a Day


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What are Zentangle Patterns for Art Therapy?

Zentangle is a method of drawing developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. It’s a relaxing and enjoyable kind of art built on learning basic patterns that I find highly therapeutic. I recommend you visit the official site at Zentangle.com to learn more or check out my beginner’s guide.

Are you a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)?

Yes! I became a CZT on September 19, 2022. I’m a huge fan of Zentangle who likes to share what I’ve learned and connect with other Zentangle enthusiasts.

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