Last week, when googling “Zentangle templates”, I was fortunate to come across the wonderful illustrator, Ben Kwok, and from there found his Facebook page Ornation Creation
Each Monday, Ben posts a new template for members to tangle ornately. Last week, it was a butterfly. This piece took me two days to complete and I chose a colour palette of healing watery blues and greens. I was overwhelmed by the response – over 150 likes on Facebook! I’ve never had so many before, not even learning to walk again after my stroke.
Having greatly enjoyed this project, I’ve started working my way through the back catalogue of Ben’s templates, starting with this perky little flycatcher in ink and graphite. I drew this on Monday whilst at Paint Box art club in Reddish. It is attended mostly by pensioners who like what I’m doing but can’t quite understand why. Zentangle means nothing to them and I struggle to find ways to explain it to them.