Friday, July 29, 2016

Tangle of the Week July 29, 2016

Bales, Hollibough, CactI (MLL), Rain,  Keeko (variation),
Cresennt Moon, Printemps
This week I am highlighting the tangle Bales, one of my favorite tangles.  Learn how to draw Bales from the Zentangle archives here.

You can see from Maria's example that there are lots of ways to finish off Bales.  I used a simple circle, but you can also aura the interior, fill it in N.'Zeppel style, or leave it open.  If you leave it open, you can shade the left and bottom interior sides to get a lovely floating effect.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Tangle of the Week July 22, 2016

Pokeroot, Huggins, Knightsbridge, Printemps, Crescent Moon, Tagh, Bales
This week I am focusing on Huggins, the large woven tangle in the center.  This is one of the "high focus" tangles, meaning you must pay careful attention to it or you may end up with a different pattern.  I find it much easier than the similar tangle W2.

Linda Farmer illustrates the steps for Huggins on her blog here.

Tangle of the Week July 15, 2016

Vitruvious,, Pokeroot,, Zinger, Fescue, Mooka, Zander, Tipple
For this week's tangle I am featuring Mooka (the center tall tangle).  It is drawn with one continuous line.  For directions on how to draw it see Rick and Maria's video here.

I wanted to give Mooka plenty of space so I went without a string and basically framed it with other tangles. I like that this tile has multiple tangles but also a lot of white space.

Mooka is fun and can fit it multiple places on a tile - it also multiplies well on a tile. Watch the video and try it out!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Tangle of the Week July 8, 2016

Gneiss, Printemps,, Hollibaugh. Crescent Moon
This is my first Tangle of the Week.  I kept this to basic tangles.

I love the flexibility of Crescent Moon.  You can go large with it, as I did in this tile, or go very small.  It works into any shape although I particularly love doing it in a circle. Crescent Moon is usually the first tangle you  learn in an introduction to Zentangle® course.  (It is the tangle in the lower left hand corner.) To learn how to do it visit Linda Farmer's blog at

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Back from Zentangle® seminar

Well, I am back from my Zentangle® training seminar and am now a Certified Zentangle® Teacher.  I met people from all around the United States and all around the world.  They were not sure how many countries were represented at our specific seminar but the one just before ours had 30 countries there,  I personally met people from Tasmania, Hong Kong, Japan, Switzerland and Germany.

I am excited and ready to teach!  I am also ready to reinvest in this blog, lol - it has been a long time since my last post.  Stay tuned for book reviews and tangles.  I will also try to  post some of my Bible art journaling.

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