History of Zentangle®

Zentangle is the creation of Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts.

One day, Maria told Rick what she experienced as she drew background patterns on a manuscript she was creating. She described her feelings of timelessness, freedom, well-being and complete focus on what she was doing with no thought or worry about anything else.

"You're describing meditation," Rick said.

The two wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience, thus began the journey towards discovering this simple and elegant system called Zentangle.

Little did they know that it would grow so rapidly and touch so many lives in so many ways.