Zentangle® Pattern of the Week

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 Tangle for May 9 – 15: Official Zentangle tangle BB

I love BB for its simplicity and the way it morphs into other tangles. I think once you play with it a bit, BB 1 300x
you’ll appreciate its versatility. See the link below (“Sandy’s website here”) to get Sandy’s tips on shading this tangle.

This official Zentangle tangle step-out comes to us courtesy of Sandy Steen Bartholomew, CZT and current MFA student at The Center for Cartoon Studies. See her post about school here https://www.etsy.com/…/glyphs-glitches-membership-cartoon-b…

Visit Sandy’s website here http://beezinthebelfry.blogspot.com/

 

You really must come visit us at the Facebook group for Zentangle pondering and discussion — and visual treats!

Tangle on,

Jane



Tangle for May 2 – 8: Hi-Cs

One of the things I love about this tangle by CZT Anita Roby-Lavery is that it looks very complicated Renee Brown Harmon HI Cswhen complete but is comprised of two simple strokes in a grid.
The diagonal line bisects the two curves and then you swing back and forth, curve-line, curve-line, curve-line (I actually say this in my head when I draw new tangles… ).


Be sure to turn your tile 90 degrees for ease of drawing. And remember–there are no mistakes.


Please draw and share 
at the Facebook group!

Tangle on,

Jane

Featured image by Renee Brown Harmon



Tangle for April 25 – May 1, 2016: Diva Dance Diva Dance 2 300x

Although it is one, we didn’t happen to draw Diva Dance during our “Official Zentangle Tangles” phase, as I discovered upon review.

I think it’s because I associate it with “The Diva”, Laura Harms, CZT and not specifically with Rick and Maria (Zentangle co-founders).

So, here it is! I know you’ll all shimmy your way through this fun and versatile tangle this week. Can’t wait to see!

 



Tangle for April 18 – 24, 2016: Ma-XII by French tangler Chantal Florin

I can’t say why I found this tangle so immediately intriguing. Also, I’m not sure how it will go with my tendency to wander “off the line” with my dot and grid tangles.

So, let’s explore MA-XII!

What do you think/draw? I can’t wait to see!

 

You know where we’ll be drawing and sharing all week: our Facebook Group Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video–WZTV. Please join us!

Feature image by tangler Ingrid Schillebeeckx-Rice



Tangle for April 11 – 17, 2016: Cockles ‘n’ Mussels by Margaret Bremner, CZT

You will notice that C’n’M starts as does Zentangle’s “random” ‘NZeppel. I love ‘NZeppel and I *love* Cockles ‘n’ Mussels!

 


Visit Margaret’s blog for further the full story, instructions and inspiration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

You really must come visit us at the Facebook group for Zentangle pondering and discussion — and visual treats!

Tangle on,

Jane

 



Tangle for April 4 – 10, 2016: INAPODPaula Breaux INAPOD

I’ve been asked, “why only official Zentangle tangles”?

Answer: because it’s the best place to start for understanding the fundamentals of any tangle: simple steps, repeated lines, just a few elements.

Inapod, by Carole Ohl, CZT, certainly fits these parameters.

And it’s lovely! It’s a great organic tangle to add to your collection.
Looking forward to your explorations with Inapod this week, which you can show us in the Facebook group.

Visit Carole’s blog to see all her wonderful tangles and artwork!
http://openseedarts.blogspot.com/…/here-is-basic-tangle-for…

Tangle on,

Jane

Feature image by tangler Paula Breaux



Tangle for March 28 – April 3, 2016: JONQALJONQAL 1 300x

See the step out in this Zentangle Newsletter.

Jonqal is one of my all-time favorite tangles! It’s simple to draw and also lends itself to so many shapes and variations.

I wanted to re-introduce Jonqal since last year this project was just getting started. We have over 1,000 members in the Facebook group and few had had a chance to draw and share their Jonqal.

Here’s the link to the 2015 Jonqal video.
Stay tuned to see this year’s video! Watch all the episodes of Weekly Zentangle®  Tangle Videos–WZTV here.
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You really must come visit us at the Facebook group for Zentangle pondering and discussion — and visual treats!

Tangle on,

Jane



Tangle for March 21-27, 2016: SCHWAY

See the step out in the Zentangle Newsletter hereSCHWAY 2 300x

I avoided Schway since I felt it was “too static”, too predictable. Thus, I thought it would be a great tangle to introduce here! And I was not disappointed by the amazing artwork at our  Facebook Group!

We drew Schway every way (made every bad pun…) and had tons of fun!
[ok, Jane, lay off the rhyming…]

We’d love to see you in the group where we have lively discussion of Zentangle, share our experiments and support each other.

Tangle on,

Jane

 



Tangle for March 14 – 20, 2016: ZENITH

Zenith is drawn as a single longer element (as opposed to a grid or fill-type tangle). I’m so excited to how everyone ZENITH 1 300xincludes it! See the step-out on the Zentangle website here

You know where we’ll be drawing and sharing all week: our Facebook Group Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video–WZTV. Please join us!

Tangle on,

Jane

 

 

 



Tangle for March 7 – 13, 2016: BUCKYCarol Nasmith Harris BUCKY

Bucky is a tangle I haven’t used before, which is in part why I love these weekly challenges so much! See the step-out on the Zentangle website here You know where we’ll be drawing and sharing all week: our Facebook Group  Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video–WZTV. Please join us! Tangle on, Jane

Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Free, private Facebook group for indulging in lovely, reflective, fundamental Zentangle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384610831853787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/
Feature image by Carol Nasmith Harris


Tangle for February 29 – March 6, 2016: POKEROOTPOKEROOT 1

 

Have you ever been writing something online, like an email, or a Facebook post and… somehow… it wasn’t saved and you go back to look and ARGH! (and not in the fun, pirate-y way…) IT’S GONE?!! (Additionally, I can’t find my own illustration of Pokeroot). That’s the case with this post. Let’s just say it was epic, well-written, witty, pithy, noteworthy…

…and then I’ll give you the link to this week’s tangle: Pokeroot. Many thanks to Sandy Steen Bartholomew, CZT for the illustrated step-out. I don’t visualize Pokeroot the way Sandy did at first, and I invite you to interpret it as you wish. Ever and always we’ll be practicing, investigating and imagining this week’s tangle at our Facebook Group  Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video–WZTV. Please join us! Tangle on, Jane

Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Free, private Facebook group for indulging in lovely, reflective, fundamental Zentangle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384610831853787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

 



Tangle for February 22 – 28, 2016: CADENT

Happy 1 year anniversary to WZTV: #ZentangleTV!!!Cadent_After 1 One year ago I launched an ambitious video project with, as every project begins, simply an idea. The first tangle I chose for this experiment was Cadent. The first videos took me for-EVER to figure out and produce. Yeesh. Now our Facebook group has 990 members and going strong. Please join us as we re-visit this fantastic tangle, Cadent. First introduced by Zentangle co-founders Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in 2007, Cadent has become a foundational tangle. It’s one of those tangles we all viewed at first thinking, “I could never draw something *that* complex!” And then we could. Since then, so many variations, tangleations and combinations with other tangles have expanded the use of Cadent. You can see last year’s video here. Stop by our Facebook group and be (re?) inspired by Cadent and try your hand at this deceptively complex tangle. “One Stoke at a Time ™”,  you will discover Cadent unravels beneath your pen in a gentle flow. See Zentangle’s  first posting of Cadent, with the step-out and then “Cadent Redux” for more examples. Tangle on, Jane

Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Free, private Facebook group for indulging in lovely, reflective, fundamental Zentangle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384610831853787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/
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Tangle for February 15 – 21, 2016: The Technique ROMANANCYROMANANCY 2 300x

Romanancy is a technique that Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle developed after reviewing a photo from a friend. Romanancy is built for us to go wild with dimension. Add multiple tangles as you’ll see in the last example on that page and you know the possibilities are bounded only by your imagination.   Ever and always, we’ll be exploring new dimensions in Romanancy this week at our Facebook Group  Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video–WZTV. Please join us! Tangle on, Jane

Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Free, private Facebook group for indulging in lovely, reflective, fundamental Zentangle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384610831853787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

 



Tangle for February 8 – 14, 2016: Emingle/Ambler

I don’t make a distinction between these two official Zentangle tangles, because I start the square spiral Paula Breaux EMINGLE(is that an oxymoron?) or “fret” at any point inside the square at random. For me, the goal isn’t to start or end at a specific point or side within the square, but to draw the lines repeatedly inward. And you can tangle as *you* wish! I drew this sample to get in the Emingle groove and had fun turning the inner aura, changing the scale and dangling boxes from other boxes. You can read an excellent description of the origin of this tangle (let’s just say the spiral in any form is *ancient* human history) by Linda Farmer, CZT at her site Tanglepatterns.com. You might think that because this is a linear tangle, it doesn’t flow the way a more organic, curvy tangle would. Give it a try. I think you’ll find that once you’ve drawn your boxes, the inner aura fill becomes relaxing and fluid to draw. As always, we’ll be Ambling with Emingle this week at our Facebook Group  Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video–WZTV. Please join us! Tangle on, Jane

Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Free, private Facebook group for indulging in lovely, reflective, fundamental Zentangle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384610831853787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/
Sample by Paula Breaux


Tangle for February 1 – 7, 2016: SeZDixie Cruz-Aleman SEZ

When reaching for a circular fill tangle, I’ve usually opted for Printemps, a tangle we learn while training as CZTs. Also, Tipple is a nice fill. However, SeZ is about more than the shape it makes or the area it fills. SeZ is about the process. Read about the inspiration for and meditation of SeZ here. Here is the link to the image they refer to in the newsletter. If you click on the image, it will open in a separate window for a larger view. I find the text especially interesting, as it reflects the meaning of the imagery as represented in both maps and symbolic ceremonies. The “thick ‘reverse aura‘” (read the text between image boxes) is key to the finished look of SeZ.  Step back and  join us in the Facebook Group  as we focus our scattered thoughts and meditate upon the randomness of scattered seeds. Then draw. Then share. Tangle on, Jane

Sample by Dixie Cruz-Aleman


Tangle for January 25 – 31: BUNZO

I was at a local gathering of CZTs yesterday and usually everyone brings a tangle to share: any tangle, new, old, personal, quizzical…Bunzo1 w_CZTs 300x Yesterday someone brought Bunzo and I thought, Hm, I think I haven’t featured Bunzo yet. Well, it’s about time! See all the details and the step-out in this Zentangle newsletter. I love this tangle for its vivid, strong black and white balance. Very Notan (then look up image examples). I have no good reason for overlooking the use of Bunzo in my own Zentangles and I’m looking forward to focusing on it this week. How will you draw Bunzo? Jump in, it’s a simple tangle, yet open to so many tangleations. Come on over to our Facebook Group  and join in the blooming of Bunzo this week! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle for January 18 – 24: HOLLIBAUGH

I hesitate a little to post the marvelously talenteStep Out by SS Bartholomewd Sandy  Steen Bartholomew’s step-Tile Ep 1 LRout of Hollibaugh, since her ball-shaped example, while lovely, is not the original introduction of Hollibaugh that the co-founders of Zentangle, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts introduce to CZTs. However, the step-by-step example is perfect for illustrating the building of the tangle. Here’s an example (right) of a Zentangle of mine including Hollibaugh in the upper left, with some rounding. The tangle was designed to demonstrate a fundamental technique of Zentangle, “drawing behind”. You begin with a “plank” and then all subsequent planks are drawn behind and behind. They may decrease in size, the background can be filled solid, filled with a tangle or not filled. In this video by Dilip Patel, you can see Hollibaugh drawn in its original “intention”. On this pretty blog page, you can see a great example of fundamental Hollibaugh right at the top of the page. On this blog page, see the second Zentangle from the top for a curving example. And of course, if you search Pinterest for Hollibaugh you will see many lovely examples. Whew! This is much explanation for a very simple official Zentangle tangle. It is the one that most CZTs teach in their introductory classes. Come on over to our Facebook Group  and join in the building of Hollibaugh this week! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle for January 11-17: PURKTracy Kelley PURK

While there is not a drawn step-out of this official Zentangle tangle, there is a video where Maria demonstrates it. Here’s the video, and her demo starts at minute 2:40. Also, in this blog post, Maria draws monotangles using PURK and tangleations. I like PURK in its more “original” form, as shown on her black tile on that page, and the last tile I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t include as an example of PURK, but I sure appreciate her self-challenge to see how much she could “push” one tangle. I look forward to your thoughts and creations with PURK! See all the beautiful examples of PURK in our Facebook Group — you are sure to be inspired! Tangle on, Jane Beautiful Zentangle featuring PURK (right) by Tracy Kelley



Tangle pattern for January 4 – 10, 2016: KNIGHTSBRIDGE

We have the uber-talented CZT Sandy Steen Bartholomew to thank for this week’s step-out of the original Zentangle tangle Knightsbridge. Although the steps are KNIGHTSB 1 300xshown here, I highly recommend you follow the link above and read the whole page on Sandy’s blog as she gives some great tips and a technique so many people are excited to try. As Sandy points out, once you’ve drawn this simple pattern once, try making your grid curved, or angled or any other wonky way you want!

Then, show us! in the Facebook Group where we’ll be playing checkerboard all week. We applaud the bravery of sharing your art experiments. We already love you, have no fear. Tangle on, Jane

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Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Free, private Facebook group for indulging in lovely, reflective, fundamental Zentangle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1384610831853787/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

 



Tangle pattern for December 28, 2015 – January 3, 2016 PUNZEL

Read about and see the step-by-step example for Punzel in this Zentangle® Newsletter. Make sure you scroll down the page, past Chainging to Punzel is a bit more challenging tangle, requiring more focus. But we’re celebrating the New Year and new goals! Look closely at Maria’s examples below the step-out Punzel 1 300xinstructions. There are large “open spaces” or “inside spaces”. Begin by drawing your curves loosely. Leave them room to breathe and you can always fill in after with a cornucopia of embellishment options. I think this would make a lovely border, but wherever it is used, it is a sure-fire, “ooo, aaaah!” tangle! Happiest of New Years wishes to you and yours. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT The Mindful Drawer – Where you can download my FREE Zentangle® ebook My YouTube channel Video Tangle: BEST Zentangle® videos on the Interweb My Zentangle gallery Free, private Zentangle® Facebook group My Pinterest Page

 



Tangle pattern for December 21- 27, 2015: IXORUS

Read about and see the step-by-step drawings for Ixorus in this Zentangle® Newsletter Ixorus, as presented in 2011, has what I would consider a “string” as its foundation. They show a six-line foundation. Maybe we would use more or fewer linIXORUS 2 300xes. However, those lines are always “aura’d”. Unless they’re not. They use half-orbs in the initial example, but in the second example, more triangular shapes. In the first two examples, the top shapes are “aura’d” and in the last examples, they are “rounded”. Suffice to say, there is much leeway in Ixorus.  That said, in the Facebook Group, I am the arbiter or what does and does not qualify for the weekly video. I very much appreciate that folks have researched the source material (see link to newsletter, above). Check it out, give it your best shot. Relax and sink into Ixorus. I’m all about the bravery of sharing your art experiments and delving into Zentangle without expectation. …and… GO! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT The Mindful Drawer – Where you can download my FREE Zentangle® ebook My YouTube channel Video Tangle: BEST Zentangle® videos on the Interweb My Zentangle gallery Free, private Zentangle® Facebook group My Pinterest Page

 



Tangle pattern for December 14 – 20, 2015: EYE-WA

Read about and see the step-by-step drawings for this strong tangle in this Zentangle newsletter  Eye-Wa 1 300x Like the tangles Knightsbridge or Jonqal, Eye-Wa is a black-and-white tangle that you might want to begin with to see if its boldness helps build your composition. Or toss it in anywhere, anytime–no mistakes! Join us in the Facebook Group and let’s see your EYE-WA! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT The Mindful Drawer – Where you can download my FREE Zentangle® ebook My YouTube channel Video Tangle: BEST Zentangle® videos on the Interweb My Zentangle gallery Free, private Zentangle® Facebook group My Pinterest Page

 



Tangle pattern for December 7 – 13, 2015: OPUS

Read about and see the step-by-step drawings for this dramatic tangle in this newsletterOPUS 1 Shaded 300x I haven’t used OPUS. Evidently I tend in the “scroll back” direction of FLUX or MOOKA (see my Zentangle gallery). Join us in the Facebook Group and let’s see what OPUS reveals! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT The Mindful Drawer – Where you can download my FREE Zentangle® ebook My YouTube channel Video Tangle: BEST Zentangle® videos on the Interweb My Zentangle gallery Free, private Zentangle® Facebook group My Pinterest Page


Tangle pattern for November 30 – December 6, 2015: TRIPOLI

Read about and see the step-by-step drawings for this delightful tangle in this newsletter.Overby4 LR TRIPOLI is especially effective if you pay closer attention to the spaces between the triangles. It’s a fun way to train your eye to distinguish foreground and background in your drawings. As you fill each triangle with designs, you will see how they seem to “jump” from one triangle to the next. TRIPOLI is a fun and thoroughly addictive tangle–show us where it leads you! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for November 23 – 29, 2015: FIFE

Fife was created by Molly Hollibaugh, CZT, daughter of Zentangle co-founder Maria Thomas. Read about Fife and see gorgeous examples in the newsletter here.FIFE 1 300x They give a nod to the ancient Flower of Life pattern that you can meditate upon as a tangleation of FIFE.  Or is it the other way around…? Join us in the Facebook group where we may be getting a bit philosophical with FIFE this week. The US celebrates Thanksgiving this Thursday and the Flower of Life/FIFE is appropriate to any expression of gratitude. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

 



Tangle pattern for November 16-22, 2015: …is not a tangle… but a TECHNIQUE: SPIRALS!

Read the blog post here to see how Maria Thomas, co-founder of  Zentangle®  illustrates the simple steps to drawing several different spiral forms. The spiral essentially becomes a string you fill in with the tangles of your choice. If you have any difficulty choosing tangles, just scroll down this page and see all those we’ve collected for you: 37 so far!SPIRAL 1 300x Spirals are as ancient as any recorded human history. Every culture discovered in any place in the world, has a spiral in its motif repertoire. In the earliest cave paintings, shards of pottery, engraved rock bits, you will find spirals. Bring us your expressions in spiral. Join us in the Facebook group where you will see many beautiful spirals this week! A word for those of you who are not on Facebook. You need not make anything public when you set up a Facebook account. Just a name and some basic info. You don’t have to post where you live, or any pictures. However, you *do* get access to groups like mine where you can join, view and share your Zentangles. That said, I view every request for membership. Many people don’t post a picture of themselves, but I need to see something that indicates a sincere interest in or practicing of Zentangle. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for November 8-14, 2015:

XYP (pronounced: zip)

In their newsletter that introduces the tangle XYP, you can also see many photos of  the stairway at the back of Rick and Maria’s house. It is so much fun to wander down! In the first pic, in the lower right corner, you see what looks like a Zentangle tile on the floor. If you stood in front of the wall on the right, you would see a framed display of Zentangle drawings. However, one is “missing”. On the floor, Maria painted a trompe l’oeil image of a “dropped tile”. Clever and fun! XYP is a tangle I have avoided. I just haven’t found a way to work with it that feels smooth or flowing . I might just begin with it as a border and go from there. Go see the newsletter and come share in the Facebook group where we will all be XYP-ing along this week! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for November 1 – 7, 2015:

WELL

In their newsletter that introduces the tangle WELL, Rick shows a photo of his inspiration, found at the Higgins Armory Museum, now closed. This is a grid-based design and I recommend first drawing it exactly as the step-out shows before attempting any variations also pictured there. Go see the newsletter and come share in the Facebook group where we will all be feeling WELL this week! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

Tangle pattern for October 26 – November 1, 2015:

PARADOXTile Ep 3 LR

Read this newsletter for the discussion of why this tangle is a “paradox” and to see the step-by-step drawings by Maria. A beloved tangle circa 2008, Paradox deserves its fandom. From a few repeated straight lines, magic appears. If you’re new to Paradox, definitely take your time and TURN YOUR TILE. Don’t try anything fancy for a while, just draw triangles, then connect some triangles, then… Go see the newsletter, come share in the Facebook group and let’s see how Paradox-ical you can be! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for October 19 – 25, 2015: RIXTYTile Ep 6 450x

Read this newsletter for all the details and the step-out of the official Zentangle tangle RIXTY. Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle, created this tangle for co-founder Rick Roberts’s 60th birthday. What a lovely tribute! Go see the newsletter, come share in the Facebook group and let’s put together an awesome ING video next week! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for October 12 – 18, 2015: INGMunchin ING 350x

Read this newsletter for all the details and the step-out of the official Zentangle tangle ING. I *LOVE* ING. Love, love, love it (did I mention love it?)! Go see the newsletter, come share in the Facebook group and let’s put together an awesome ING video next week! Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for October 5 – 11, 2015: ASSUNTA

Read this newsletter for all the details and the step-out of the official Zentangle tangle ASSUNTA. There’s an interesting discussion of how Rick and Maria view patterns and designs and then work to break them down into the simple, repetitive strokes that become a tangle.ASSUNTA 1 300x Definitely read the Hints in the newsletter!!! I still find that if I haven’t drawn ASSUNTA in a while, I need to go back and remind myself of the “take-off and landing” directions and the best way to turn my tile as I draw. Then I can settle in. Join us at our Facebook group this week (and every week!), where over 800 members are enjoying Zentangle, and will be exploring the inner and outer potential of ASSUNTA: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

 



Tangle pattern for September 28 – October 4, 2015: GNEISS

Many thanks to Sandra Steen Bartholomew for the use of her step-out for official Zentangle GNEISS 2tangle GNEISS (pronounced “nice”, named for the granite). This tangle is wonderfully simple and graphically dramatic. Can’t wait to see what you all create with it! Join us at our Facebook group this week (and every week!), where over 600 members are enjoying Zentangle, and will B GNEISS  this week: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/

Gneiss Step Out by Sandy



 

Tangle pattern for September 21-27, 2015: SWARM

See the step-out for SWARM here.SWARM 2 300x With many of the older tangles (SWARM was first published in 2009), what you see in the newsletter is only a tiny glimpse of how the tangles and how Zentangle® have matured and flourished. Tanglers are pushing patterns in new directions and orientations, with added depths of shading and changes in scale. It’s an exciting time to be tangling. Join us at our Facebook group this week (and every week!), where over 600 members are enjoying Zentangle, and will be SWARM’ing all over their paper tiles this week: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


 

Tangle pattern for September 14-20, 2015: ‘NZEPPEL

In their newsletter from 2009, Rick and Maria suggest that ‘NZEPPEL is a “more challenging” tangle. For me it has been just the opposite; it’s my go-to tangle for filling and shaping areas on my Zentangle tiles. It can be left open, can be darkened where the points meet, can be rounded, etc. I almost always use the “random ‘NZEPPEL” (and this newsletter gives many more Zentangle examples).Tile Ep 1 LR Join us at our Facebook group this week (and every week!), where over 600 members are enjoying Zentangle, and will be drawing ‘NZEPPEL this week: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for September 7 – 13, 2015: BEELINE Read about the inspiration, and see the step-out for BEELINE here Maria and Rick write about their observations from nature and how they approach breaking down a pattern in a “Zentangle® way”: so it can be drawn in only a few repetitive strokes.BEELINE 1 If you’re a quilter you’ll also recognize this as the long-beloved “Tumbling Blocks” pattern. You can search online for Tumbling Blocks quilts and see some amazing interpretations. One thing that drawing (line work) has over quilting (shape work) in this instance, is that your lines can meander, include curves, be ungraphed and change scale and still produce a recognizable base pattern. Very cool. Let’s see where you follow BEELINE this week. Show us at our Facebook group, where almost 600 members are enjoying Zentangle: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


August 31 – September 6, 2015: On Hiatus



Tangle pattern for August 24 – 30, 2015: OOF

Read about the inspiration, and see the step-out for OOF here.OOF 1 You know immediately how inspired Maria and Rick, co-founders of Zentangle®, were if you’ve ever had the good fortune to tour The Cloisters in New York City. An amazing collection and archive of visual delight for pattern drawers and creators. Imagine cool, cave-like interiors with soaring cathedral ceilings while you draw OOF this week. Then show us at our Facebook group: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on, Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for August 17 – 23, 2015: PENDRILLS

Read about the inspiration, and see the step-out for PENDRILLS here. Grapes are ripening on the vines up and down the West Coast USA. It’s been a hot, dry summer; I wonder what that will bring us in a future vintage?Pendrills 2 shaded Bring your summer vined inspirations to the Facebook group where we’ll be playing with PENDRILLS all week. Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for August 10 – 16, 2015: HIBRED

Hibred can go in so many directions, it’s just the perfect way to meander through your creativity!HIBRED SCRAWLZ unshaded See the step-out for this tangle in this Zentangle® newsletter. You will also see a *beautiful* tile by Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle, with Hibred and 4 variations! You are invited to join us at the Facebook group where we’ll be playing beach ball with HIBRED all week. Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane

———- Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com – Where you can download my FREE ebook of collaborative Zentangle® gorgeousness! http://www.VideoTangle.me – Curation of the BEST Zentangle videos on the Interweb My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRMLlnPF9pOk6avRhYhRzJA My Zentangle gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54810268@N02/sets/72157625210932812/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/janedczt/


Tangle pattern for August 3 – 9, 2015:

JETTIES

This utterly charming tangle is light and carefree: perfect for summer!JETTIES 1 shaded The step-out for this official Zentangle® tangle was drawn by author and illustrator Sandy Bartholomew, CZT and is published for our enjoyment on her blog here.   You are invited to join us at the Facebook group where we’ll be playing beach ball with JETTIES all week. Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Please drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane


Tangle pattern for July 27-August 2, 2015: FENGLE Read the story of Fengle here

This tangle was created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, co-founders of Zentangle® Fengle 1 You are invited to join us at the Facebook group where we’ll be tangling FENGLE all week. Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations. I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane — Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com



Tangle pattern for July 20-26, 2015: VERDIGOGH See the Step-out for VERDIGOGH here This tangle was developed by Maria Thomas, the co-founder of Zentangle® 

It was published in 2008, early days for Zentangle publishing, so VERIDOGH is a great tangle for re-visiting the basics of “drawing beneath”. Also, for simplicity of elements. One motif, repeated.VERDIGOGH 2 shaded 300x In 2015, I see tangles all over the internet that are complex and, frankly, intimidating. I love returning to simplicity. I like this tangle right now because it reminds me of winter and here in Central Oregon we’re suffering an unusually HOT few weeks. If you are, too, relax, put your mind somewhere cool and tangle some VERDIGOGH. You are invited to join us at the Facebook group where we’ll be tangling VERDIGOGH all week. Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations. I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com



Tangle pattern for July 13-19, 2015: STRIRCLES, by Molly Hollibaugh, CZT

See the Step-Out here for STRIRCLES by Maria Thomas of Zentangle®Rixty 2

You must go to the newsletter and admiringly ogle the examples by daughter-and-mother team Molly Hollibaugh and Maria Thomas. This is a fun, simple-with-so-many-possibilities tangle! You are invited to join us at the Facebook group and tangle with STRIRCLES. Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations. I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com



Tangle pattern for July 6 – 12, 2015: DEX

See the Step-Out here by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts of Zentangle®Dex 1 Shaded

DEX has been known to be a more challenging tangle. Try both approaches: Some folks start with the squares first and some folks start with the grid (remember: a hand-drawn grid!). If you draw the grid first, just remember to color in the center squares solidly to cover the center “x”. Both examples of drawing this tangle are given in the newsletter, above. Read how the tangle developed and see both shaded and unshaded versions–gorgeous! You are invited to join us at the Facebook group and tangle with DEX! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations. I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. Tangle on (and then show us!), Jane Jane Dickinson, CZT http://www.TheMindfulDrawer.com



 

Tangle pattern for June 29-July 5, 2015: QUIB

In this newsletter from Zentangle headquarters, QUIB is described as, “a sensual and dramatic mix of hollibaugh and aura-ing that enjoys being shaded and mixed in tangleations!”. You must visit the newsletter to see all the amazing Zentangles they did. I’m especially enamored of the 7th one down, by Molly. QUIB step-out by MariaQuib Meer 1 300x You are invited to join us at the Facebook group and tangle with QUIB! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations. I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for June 22-28, 2015: BETWEED

See the remaining steps along with many variations, and read the Zentangle® story of Betweed here 

BETWEED step out 1

 Betweed 1 300x

We also have the treat of a video that Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, co-founders of Zentangle produced. See the lovely drawing process here Betweed is a favorite of many tanglers. It flows into so many areas and combines well with other tangles. I hope you’ll give it a try! You are invited to join us at the Facebook group and play, draw and share some BETWEED! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations. I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for June 15-21, 2015:

UMBLE

Maria s Step outUMBLE 2 300x Umble is invented and the step-out drawn by Maria Thomas, co-founder with Rick Roberts, of Zentangle® Read the story of Umble in the latest Zentangle newsletter. Umble is an example of how, once you start drawing tangles, you begin to see patterns everywhere! You are invited to join us at the Facebook group and play, draw and share some UMBLE! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for June 8 – 14, 2015: KNASE

I *love* Knase and there has not been a published step-out for the Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts official Zentangle® pattern–until NOW! Grazie di cuore to CZT Holly Atwater for taking the time to draw the step-by-step instructions for this wonderful tangle! Holly can be found at HA! Designs, www.hadesigns.blogspot.com and she teaches Zentangle in the Los Angeles area. Holly Atwaters Step Out         Knase 2 300x KNASE is one of those simple tangles  that has *so many* possibilities! I look forward to what everyone draws from their imagination this week! As always, please join us at the Facebook group and play, draw and share some KNASE! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation. You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for June 1 – 7, 2015:

AURAKNOT

Auraknot Step Out 1        Auraknot Step Out 2AURAKNOT 1 300xAURAKNOT 2 300x   Happy June! While it may appear that Auraknot has *many* steps, it is simply a matter of turning your tile and repeating the first steps to complete the tangle. We are very fortunate to have a video that Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, co-founders of Zentangle®  produced. In addition to the tangle demonstration, I always enjoy watching award-winning calligrapher Maria draw with her oblique ink pen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTdKlc6gXmI&feature=youtu.be Read the story of Auraknot here: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs023/1101168872594/archive/1110423131079.html

As always, please join us at the Facebook group and play, draw and share some Auraknot! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation.

You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



 Tangle pattern for May 25 – 31, 2015:

FINERY

We have permission to use the step-out from delightful and much-published author Sandra Steen Bartholomew for this week’s original Zentangle® pattern, FINERY. Thank you, Sandy! Read all about Author, Illustrator, Speaker and Teacher Sandy Bartholomew here: http://www.sandysteenbartholomew.com/ I first discovered the tangle Finery when there was an on-line challenge to draw a Zentangle in honor of Kate and Will’s (you know, like they’re friends of mine…) royal wedding. It just seems to flow so nicely into so many areas of a drawing.

Join us at the Facebook group and flow with Finery this week! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation.
Finery Step-out by Sandy

Finery2 300x         You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane


Tangle pattern for May 18 – 24, 2015

HURRY

Since I’m a day late posting this, HURRY seemed like an appropriate choice! When you’re drawing your Zentangle, however, do *not* hurry 🙂 As Rick and Maria mention in the newsletter, this pattern is very simple when you turn your tile as you progress.

Hurry1               Read the story about HURRY hereHURRY 1 450x

Then join us at the Facebook group and play HURRY! Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video You will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation.

You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane


 


 

Tangle pattern for May 11 – 17, 2015

PEA*NUCKLE

Molly Hollibaugh (daughter of Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle®) invented Pea-Nuckle and you can read about its creation, publication and see some amazing examples of Zentangles in their newsletter here. I have been challenged by Pea-nuckle in the past as it requires some regularity both in the “S” shapes and in the spaces between columns of “S’s”. However, as you can see, it does *not* use a base grid of any kind, meaning your Pea-nuckle can flow in any direction. Go see the examples at the link above–gorgeous! It has a woven look to it that makes a great fill or feature pattern. pea-nuckle1PEANUCKLE 2 Overby Cubine Ver2

Let’s see your Pea-nuckle! If you have any questions about how to submit your image for inclusion in the video, visit Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video where you will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation.

You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here.Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for May 4 – 10, 2015: ZINGER!

ZINGER Step-out by Maria Thomas   Developed, and the step-out (left) by Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle®. Read the full article about ZINGER here. You really must read it, it’s charming, entertaining and informative! You can learn more about Zentangle at http://www.Zentangle.com. Here’s a video by Jo Hollander. Though the internal links do not work, I find it fascinating to watch not only the pattern itself, but her composition and shading. With only 4 steps, ZINGER is a simple pattern–with *so many* possibilities!!!

Let’s see your ZINGERs! If you have any questions about how to submit your image for inclusion in the video, visit Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video where you will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation.

You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here.Zinger Party 300x               Please make a contribution to support this free series. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a selection in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for April 27 – May 3, 2015:

YINCUT YINCUT step-out by Maria T Developed, and the step-out (left) by Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle®. Read the full article about YINCUT here. You can learn more about Zentangle at http://www.Zentangle.com Here’s a video by Ellen Wolters. You can see in Maria’s example, left, that a fairly random “sparkle” pattern is very effective. You *don’t* need to align the sparkle section very precisely. This is Zentangle–no mistakes! Just relax and have fun.

Yincut 2 300xLet’s see your YINCUT! If you have any questions about how to submit your image for inclusion in the video, visit Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video where you will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and contribute to the conversation.

You can see every episode in the Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video series here. Please consider making a contribution to keep this free series arriving in your inbox weekly. It takes hours of engagement, development and production. You can do so by going to the Home Page and making a contribution in the PayPal box. Thank you! Tangle on, Jane



Tangle pattern for April 20-26, 2015:

MEER

 

MEER step out by Maria

Developed, and the step-out (left) by Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle® Read about the development of MEER and see variations in this issue of Zentangle’s newsletter. Here’s a video by Jo Hollander. Although the links within the video do not function, Jo’s videos can be very helpful.3_7_2012_LR I love MEER and have used it since I first discovered it years ago. It seems to fit and flow almost anywhere in a Zentangle drawing. In my composition (right) it joins with Crescent Moon, Pokeleaf and Folie-Form.

Let’s see your MEER! If you have any questions about how to submit your image for inclusion in the video, visit Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video where you will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and have a conversation.

 



 

Week of April 13-19, 2015

See all videos from previous weeks here.

This week’s pattern: PEPPER

Step out by Maria of PEPPERHere’s the step-out by Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle.

Read the whole story about its development and see some of Maria’s variations here: http://archive.constantcontact.com/…/arc…/1102436340330.html

An early attempt of mine to draw PEPPER is shown in this old video and PEPPER starts @ minute 5:06. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgjgE9Qsj0 I’m looking to update my PEPPER practice. PEPPER has only four steps. Take it slow and turn your tile. In general aim for the center– not for perfection! Here’s a tile of mine that I posted to the Facebook Group, where you’ll see all the energy building around each week’s pattern: Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video  Pepper Romanancy 450x Turn 2

Let’s see your PEPPER! If you have any questions about how to submit your image for inclusion to the video, visit Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video where you will find many tanglers ready to welcome your Zentangle explorations! I’m also there almost daily, so drop in and have a conversation.



Week of April 6-12, 2015

See all videos from previous weeks here.

FLUX

Zentangle® headquarters just updated their step-out for a pattern many of us have been using for years. When I was studying to become a CZT, both Maria and Rick talked about FLUX and how it was a foundation of both the beginning of Zentangle and the way that patterns become unique to the tangler. To see FLUX deliciousness before next week’s vide is published, join us at the (free) private Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video  where we’ll be drawing and posting our FLUXes all week. I’ve always drawn FLUX the way Rick does, it just flows better for me that way. And I’ve always been a Rolling Stones fan… That said, I’ll be trying my hand at that lovely motif of Maria’s which, once shaded, looks like it has a pearled top. My video that includes FLUX can be found here and FLUX begins @ minute 1:12. It happens to be the first tile in my Zentangle Ensemble of 9 series. The finished tile is to the right. Tile Ep 1 LR



Week of March 31 – April 5, 2015

This Week’s Tangle: CUBINE

Everyone loves the way you get to the end of CUBINE and *pop*: 3-Dimensional!

The first image, and first link, is the original Zentangle Step-Out from Maria Thomas, Zentangle® co-founder. Follow the link to read about their inspiration for the pattern.

The second image, and link to Art of the Tangle, is from Jean Theurkauf, CZT who discovered that her students grasped the steps better from a different step-out. Genius…

The final link is to my YouTube channel where I demonstrate a Zentangle drawing that includes CUBINE. The portion that shows Cubine in real time, to get a good look at the step-out, starts at minute 0:43.

Cubine Swirl 300x

As always, the most fun, learning and sharing happens over at the (free) private Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video Come see what everyone’s drawing with CUBINE!



Week of March 25-29, 2015

MUNCHIN

The beauty of MUNCHIN is it can go in so many directions as well as being a solid fill or background. Here is the Step-out by Molly Hollibaugh, CZT of Zentangle.com. Also, I made a how-to video.   Molly's Munchin StepoutMunchin ING 350x

Make sure to join the (free) private Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video  and see what everyone’s drawing with MUNCHIN!



Week of March 16 -22, 2015

Pokeleaf

This week many folks are hoping for more glimpses of Spring, so I thought we’d help it along with some leafy inspiration: POKELEAF! Here’s Maria’s spokeleaf1tep-out (that’s Maria Thomas, co-founder of Zentangle)

and Jo Hollander’s video demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K26vICo1PI

PokeLeaf YewDee Planateen Cirquital 450xCan’t wait to see what Pokeleaf inspires this week!

Come enjoy the eye candy everyone will be posting at the (free) private Facebook Group: Weekly Zentangle® Tangle Video

I you are part of the group, you do not need to email me your image separately, I can download it from there.

 


 


Week of Mar 11-15, 2015

Bales

Here’s Jo Hollander’s video guide

Here’s Rick and Maria’s step-out from their newsletter.

Bales Tangleation 2 450x Bales is one of my “comfort tangles”, something I feel confident fitting in all over the place. I find it a lovely combination of grid and curve: zen and tangle.

Go play!

In the meantime, come enjoy the eye candy everyone will be posting at the (free) private Facebook GroupWeekly Zentangle® Tangle Video

 

 


 


Week of Mar 3-8, 2015

Jonqal

Jonqal 2a swirl 450xLinks: From the newsletter of Zentangle®, Inc

Jonqal was designed by Maria Thomas and in the above newsletter she shows several variations.
I have no doubt my clever readers will invent their own tangleations and let’s get ready to make another awesome video!

 

 

 



 

Week of Feb 23-28, 2015

Cadent Cadent_After 3 450x

Links: Rick & Maria’s first posting of Cadent in 2007  and then “Cadent Redux”

 

Feel free to start uploading your Cadent Zentangle® to the private FB group (once you become a [free] member).

 

To be included in the weekly video, join the Facebook group and dive in!

 

Tangle on,

Jane