I always loved taking notes in class, in high school, but especially in college. I found so much enjoyment in choosing the "pen of the day" or the handwriting style that best fit that particular Tuesday. Each day was a new color and new a personality spilling onto a blank page. Sometimes a sidebar would be graced by a sprawling doodle - different shapes filled with a variety of patterns.
Zentangle reminds me of those days, but in a much more refined sort of way.
I signed up for a Zentangle class at the library, not knowing exactly what it was, the terminology, or if it'd be something I'd find interesting. I checked out some books to prep myself (I guess that preparedness is the calculated German in me...). Long story short, tonight was the class, and I enjoyed it!
I was hoping to see some young faces in the room, you know, meaning the library was a fun place to meet new people... friends even! There were many nice people, though mostly 30+ years my senior. Regardless, I got my tangle on and found it a nice focused way to relax after an otherwise stressful start to the week.
For kicks, here's our class photo. We didn't have time to finish our Zentangles, but you get the idea. My working masterpiece is highlighted for your enjoyment! :)
(click the picture to see a clearer photo)