Author(s): Susanne Schaadt
Drawing should always be a fun pastime; it's a great way to relax and let your imagination run wild. It can also be a fantastic meditative exercise. All you need is some paper, some pens and pencils and you're ready to unwind. The Japanese word "zen" means meditation and when you combine this concept with these simple yet stunning drawings you get "zendoodle". The projects are designed by therapist and art education professional Susanne Schaadt and are intended to bring calm and help focus the mind. The idea is that drawing simple and repetitive patterns relaxes the mind bringing about a sense of calm while allowing your creativity to flow.
Susanne Schaadt studied mathematics, pedagogy and psychology at the Bielefeld University in Germany. After many years working as a therapist with children and young people, she now works exclusively as a freelance artist and writer specialising in painting, creative art and art education. Her work combines creativity with relaxation and meditation.