So...you're unsure if you can Tangle? Take this here quiz to see if Zentangle is right for you:
1. Can you write or print?
YES – Excellent! Give yourself a point and move on to question #2.
NO – Really? Come on now. Grab a scrap of paper and a writing implement of your choice. I'll wait...
OK? Good. Write this down in lowercase letters:
i c s o
Did you do it? GREAT! I knew you could! Those are ALL of the elemental strokes used in creating Tangles. Now...stop doubting yourself, give yourself a point and go to question #2.
2. Are you artistic?
NO – YAY! Wait...what? Seriously!! You will likely take to Zentangle easier than someone who has had formal art training. Zentangle is all about the process, not the result! Onward to question #3.
YES – Also...YAY! You may learn a new way to express your creativity or...a new way to look at life. Ominous...no? To question #3 with you.
oh yeah...give yourself a point for either answer!
3. Can you take 15 minutes for yourself here and there?
YES – Another point for you! Continue on to question #4.
NO – Hmmm...are you sure? Don't you ever wait in a doctor’s office? Have a lunch or coffee break? Wait for a child at school / practice / whatever? It really doesn’t take much more time than that. And...Zentangle is portable! You can do it anywhere! Move along to question #4. Move along...move along...
4. Are you interested in any of the following? (Give yourself 1 point for each "yes" answer):
learning something fun and new
making something beautiful
stimulating your creativity
increasing your confidence
getting through a difficult or painful situation
finding your inner artist
Okay...that's it! Add up those points!
If you have at least 1 point, then...CONGRATS! Zentangle is right for you!!
And there are NO side effects...oh...well...except:
simple and quick access to mindfulness
improved eye/hand coordination
increased attention span and ability to concentrate
But...who would want any of THOSE?? Right?
*A HUGE thank you to Cris Letourneau, CZT for creating the Zentangle Quiz and allowing me to tweak it to use on my site! Cris has a fantastic website and has also written some wonderful books on Zentangle that I can't recommend enough!
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