Fun and relaxing, Tangling increases focus and creativity, gives artistic satisfaction and increased sense of relaxation.
A great practice for the non-artistic and artist alike.
Tangling is known to artists as a way to create structured designs through drawing various patterns. Sometimes mistakenly called “doodling”, tangling is actually a formalized process that defines itself as something other than just doodling because of its theory and approach.
It is a specific way to draw images, most often in black pen on white paper.
The basic principles involved are as old as the history of art. It includes ritual, a core practice in ancient and contemporary arts and mirrors the symbols, designs and patterns of numerous cultures from ancient through present times. And like “doodling” it is based on a human behavior in which one refrains from planning and allows lines and shapes to unintentionally emerge.
While the process may look intricate, it is a deceptively simple pathway to relaxation and inner focus. Unplanned with surprising results, abstract, non-representative, small, portable, simple tools make it an easy tool for stress and anxiety reduction, insomnia, addiction therapy, anger management, design and creative inspiration, develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills, eye/hand coordination, increase attention span and focus.
Proponents of the practice note that it has multiple benefits including calming an anxious mind, increasing self-confidence, and cultivating moment-to-moment awareness in a similar way to meditation.
It can be an inspiring new daily ritual.
Aqua studied Art and Design and has always been interested in exploring ecologically conscious and practically applicable art made from recycled materials. She loves finding free resources that are not being recycled commercially to turn them into appealing and useful objects. She also paints, sculpts and sews, and is always looking for new material applications and techniques. She likes to apply her art to stage design and decor, window dressing and set designs.
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