Don’t know where I’ve been, but I just discovered this craze called “Zentangle” (visit this blog for some more info Zentangle). I like the idea of getting lost in the act of doodling.  It seems a little prescriptive, in fact, there are web pages about how to make the library of various marks which all have assigned names.  However, for the naive and amateur sketcher, I can see how it may be helpful to have an index of doodles from which to select and combine.  I might try it with my students too.


(June 10, 2011) As a follow-up note, I assigned some zentangle doodling as a side project for students to work on in between other projects.  Here are some results:

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