Meditation Through Drawing

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As a journey begins with the first step, Zentangle inspired art begins with the first mark.  We will create a 4 inch tile filled with designs. Each design is simply done with  one mark at a time. For some of us who prefer prayer while moving instead of sitting still, drawing tangles provides a perfect canvas for quieting the mind. Tangling lifts the art of doodling  from a secondary to a primary activity. It is a meditative way of drawing that uses simple, repetitive strokes to build patterns that are combined to make a small work of art. The process is easy, relaxing, and fun.

Sue Swanson lives in Woodbury with her husband Roger and greyhound River. She’s been a tangler since  2011 when she visited Rainy Day Books in Nisswa during a rainy week at the lake.  After a few days of staying indoors she was hooked!  Sue holds an MDiv from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities with an emphasis in art, women’s theologies and interdenominational studies.  She teaches fiber arts, journaling, labyrinths, beadwork and Zentangle Inspired Art.