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Voice-Guided Zentangle® – Lesson 1 with CZT Molly Hollibaugh

CZT Molly Hollibaugh of Zentangle HQ (and co-founder Maria Thomas’s daughter) has recently begun a new video series of tangling lessons with a different approach.

Molly introduces the series this way:

Many years ago I thought it would be fun to explore teaching Zentangle using only my voice.

I thought, how cool it would be to remove the visual reference and instead challenge the student to rely totally on their own beautiful interpretation of my instructions.

There is no right way to do this or any specific expectation of what will come of your tile.

This takes some trust in your pen strokes but if you just allow yourself to believe that no matter where it goes … it will be beautiful in its own way.

Sit back, listen, tangle … and enjoy.

In this first video lesson Molly has a preamble about 7 minutes long, and then she begins to take us through the steps of the Zentangle Method™: appreciation, border, string, and tangling.

There are no images in this voice-guided video. The video runs about 37 minutes, so make a cup of tea or coffee, maybe put some nice soothing music on in the background and enjoy the time out. Simply assemble your Zentangle tile, pencil and black Micron pen (or whatever paper and pen you have on hand), start the video and be guided by Molly’s voice and trust yourself and her instructions.

As Molly said this different approach takes some trust, “but if you just allow yourself to believe that no matter where it goes … it will be beautiful in its own way.”

We finish our Zentangle experiences sort of how we started, putting our initials maybe on the front our names on the back and then allowing time for gratitude and appreciation. Allowing yourself to look at your artwork, maybe look back at the time and maybe revisit whatever it is you were grateful for today.

For future reference you can find this series on the TUTORIALS and the VIDEO tabs on the pink alphabetic tangle menu bar. I’ve also added a voiceguidedtangling category to the FIND TANGLES BY TYPE menu in the left sidebar.

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