Anne Brown with her zentangle doodle almost completed.

Anne Brown with her zentangle doodle almost completed.

Zentangle doodling relaxing and inspiring

Doodling is not only relaxing but can be extremely creative as demonstrated by members of the Cariboo Art Society Saturday, Oct. 1.




Doodling is not only relaxing but can be extremely creative as demonstrated by members of the Cariboo Art Society Saturday, Oct. 1.

The art society opened their studio at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre as part of B.C. Culture Days and invited the public to join them in zentangle doodle drawing.

One interesting technique demonstrated involved the use of pieces of wallpaper with a raised patterns on it.

A piece of the wallpaper is slipped under the drawing paper. Then crayons of various colours are rubbed over the paper to create a pattern on the paper before you start your zentangle.

That way there is a background pattern to kickstart the project if you are feeling a little apprehensive about what to draw. Just start and let the mind and felt pens wander where they will after that.

“Drawing zentangles is very relaxing,” said society president Cat Prevette.

She said the art society members set up tables in Boitanio Park this summer during the Thursday evening Performances in the Park and lots of children and adults had fun playing with zentangle doodling.

Pictured in the video Cat Prevette (right) talks about zentangle doodling as she draws with Gladys Wheatley and her husband Gordie Prevette.