Meditative Drawing Practice

About 11 years ago I discovered the Zentangle method of drawing, a meditative drawing practice which fit me well. I had never felt competent at representational art. Zentangle is more abstract […]”

— Lynne Piersol, 2023 (quote and art)
Types and Shadows, Fall 2023.

“It helps me focus and relax and put all of my attention on what I’m doing. Our minds can be quite busy. With Zentangle, the mind naturally begins to settle down and goes into a meditative state.

I do not have any image in mind when I start. I follow the movement within me. I start out with meditation and prayer and thank God for the materials before me to use. I like to have soft music in the background. For me, it’s a form of prayer. It can take me deep within and I feel very close to God.”

— Diane Tenbrink, 2016
“Focus and Relax the Mind with Zentangle”


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Try creating a Zentangle as a meditative practice.

You’ll need a 3.5″ x 3.5″ piece of paper, a writing or drawing implement, and 10 minutes. You don’t need to be artistic; this practice is for everyone! Read how to make your first Zentangle drawing here.

What spiritual exercises do you find nourishing?

What do you find yourself doing when you are stressed or upset? When you’re joyful? What does your body need before you can connect with Spirit?