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I’m finding my tiles are more complex and dramatic at the moment.  This style is not what I like looking at, I actually prefer lighter airier space.  But the good thing about Zentangle is it’s not about the art, it’s all about the process of creating it!  I do think the tile is kinda cool, though!

Happy Monday, and keep tangling!

Tangles: Diva Dance, Mary Hill, Nzeppel, Munchin. The border tangle is based on the base of the Cantor museum door.

Happy May Day!

Traditionally my family celebrated May Day by gathering flowers from the garden, making a bouquet and hanging it on our front door. Here is an abstract version with Emingle, Flux rope, Antidots rope, Sedgeling and Sanibelle.  For comparison, below are the unshaded and shaded tiles.  Unshaded:

And after shading.

I made three misstrokes but I think they all worked out just fine. Happy May Day!

e-tangling with an iPad Pro and procreate 

I usually prefer tangling on paper and a pen.. but every now and then I pick up my iPad. Here is a draft of the front page to my Zenthology. My Zenthology is a paper booklet that contains abbreviated step-outs for all of of the tangles I know and love. It’s hard to believe that just only a year ago, I didn’t think I could draw – anything!

Brenda Shaver Shahin (, a fellow CZT said it well yesterday that practicing Zentangle makes anything feel within your grasp. After tangling for a year, I had the confidence to take an acrylics class last week, when the only medium I had previously painted in was latex with a roller, on my living room wall. If you can’t draw, try Zentangle! If you really really can’t draw – like me – take a class from a CZT! Anyway, here is a draft of the front page of my Zenthology. It’s not a work of art, but I like it, and it was so relaxing to draw.. one pen stroke at a time.


3-Z tile fun at S’bastiens 

The 3-Z tiles are so versa-tile (excuse the pun)!!  There is so much you can do.  Here is a simple meditation that helped bring calm to me this morning. #Bunzo in the corners, with #Fescue peeking up, with some #Tagh and #Flux rope. 

No graphite today!