This is day 4 of the challenge TangleFolie for the Francophonie 2021.

If you don’t know about this challenge, you can read more about it by reading the article introducing it, published here.

The theme of this year’s “Dis-moi Dix mots” is AIR.

“Dis-moi Dix mots” is an event organized by the French Department of Culture. The ten words are all related to the theme AIR. Read more about it here

On this day 4 of the challenge TangleFolie for the Francophonie 2021, I want to talk to you about air in relation to breathing, especially when practicing with the Zentangle Method.

One of my favorite things about the Zentangle Method is how relaxing it is. And for me, the way I put that into practice is to pay attention to my breathing. I breathe, slowly, deeply with each stroke I draw. By concentrating on each stroke I draw, my attention is only on that stroke, my thoughts are there but I pay less attention to them too. I breathe, I draw, I relax.

When I read this sentence of Nietzsche (see suggestions for the day, below), it is also what it made me think of. Too caught up in my thoughts, I often “lose my breath” too. Getting some fresh air always does me good, that’s for sure. But sometimes I can’t get fresh air. So I draw and even five minutes is enough for me to breathe deeply again and to relax, to clear my head a little.

Does this happen to you too?

I would love to know what you think about this in the comments section below.

DAY 4 TangleFolie 2021


The TANGLE: PEPPER (Pepper –

The SUGGESTION : Write the word in pencil on the tile before covering the tile with tangle. And reflect on this sentence at the same time and see where it takes you.

“I am too passionate and too consumed with my own thoughts: I often lose my breath. So, I
have to go out into the open air and leave the rooms full of dust. ”
Nietzsche – Thus spoke Zarthustra

If you are a beginner, we suggest that you choose what you think will work best for you. Maybe choose one word or tangle or suggestion per day? Don’t try to do to do everything if it seems too much. You can see a short video of the TANGLE Pepper on day 4 here

This challenge is about having fun!

Here is my tile of the day

Tanglefolie 2021 Jour 4 Day 4

You can of course find more tiles about the Day 4 of the challenge Tanglefolie for the Francophonie 2021 online by searching with the challenge hashtag #tanglefolie

You can also read more on Ludivine’s blog and watch Ingrid’s videos here

As a reminder, the challenge Tanglefolie for the Francophonie takes place from March 11 to 21 and it is a challenge for word lovers that takes you on a journey with a pen, a pencil and some paper. It is never too late to start !

Download the PDF of the challenge in English here and in French here.

For those of you who don’t know the Zentangle® Method is a fun, relaxing and easy to learn method of creating beautiful images using basic elements like lines, dots and curves to draw patterns. These patterns are called Tangles and we draw them on a small piece of paper called a tile.

By practicing with the Zentangle method, many discover an increase in concentration and creativity as well as more self-confidence and an increased sense of well-being.

Zentangle is a trademark.

More information can be found at:

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