Create Your Own Artistic Mischief!

At My Creative Mischief, we believe that everyone can be creative. Some people just need a little help to unleash their imagination! We use the Zentangle® Method as a basis to relax, build confidence, and recognize each person’s unique talent. Zentangle is an easy and fun way to relax by drawing structured repeating patterns. And because you begin without knowing what your creation will look like, you can’t mess up!

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The Zentangle Method is the brainchild of lettering artist Maria Thomas and her partner Rick Roberts, a former monk. Together, they created Zentangle to share the meditative drawing experience with the world. This simple and elegant process is practiced by people of all ages, skill levels and abilities.

Zentangle art has been associated with improved:

  • Handwriting
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Creativity and personal expression
  • Problem solving
  • Relaxation and focus
  • Confidence



The little guy in my logo is named Kokopelli. Kokopelli is a Hopi word that, roughly translated, means wooden hump. This humpbacked flute-player has been around for more than 3,000 years and is sacred to many Native American tribes in the southwestern United States. Kokopelli is a mischief maker, prankster, rain god, story teller, traveling salesman, god of harvest and plenty, and symbol of fertility.

Stories say that he travelled from village to village, playing his flute, bringing the change from winter to spring and rain for a fruitful harvest. Legend is that he carried a sack, but over the years, the sack became a hump on his back. Various stories say his sack contained seeds, songs, stories, clouds and rainbows, goods to trade and even babies for village women.

I designed this Kokopelli using the language of Zentangle: dots, lines, S’s, C’s and orbs. If he has caught your eye and brought you to the site, it may be time for you to plant some seeds of creativity and make your own creative mischief!

Sacil Armstrong is a Certified Zentangle Teacher in the Roanoke, VA area.

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