As soon as I became hooked on Zentangle (which was a week into my journey back in 2015) I started looking around for other tanglers. I wanted to see what they did and just drink in all the wonderful images I could find.
One of my earliest sources of inspiration was CZT Alice Hendon. I just love her vibrant colour play, and the exuberance she shows in her work. Her website, The Creator’s Leaf. is full of life; it’s a treat just to read it!
The Creator’s Leaf has a lot to check out. Have a look My Patterns (Line Dance is so relaxing!) or learn a new art technique in Tutorials. Product Reviews is a good place to find cool things to try (I bought Brusho Crystals after reading about it here – they are awesome!). And I love Art on a Shoestring, where Alice proves you don’t need a thick wallet to buy fancy art supplies.
This site is not just for tanglers, either. Alice walks you through a variety of art techniques that are great for art journals, scrapbooking, card making, artist trading cards, you name it. And of course, tangling is woven throughout because that’s how versatile tangling is. So read on about distress inks, layering different materials, stamping, collage, and enjoy her step-by-step approach complete with delightful photos.
Alice’s latest book, Tangle Starts, is also a treat for the eyes. It’s full of colourful backgrounds to use how you want; for tangling, collage, journaling, you name it. Alice’s distinctive colour blends are a treat! I see she has a Tangle Starts Planner as well which looks like a perfect organizer for those interested in combining journaling/bullet journaling with their tangling practise.
Alice’s tone is chatty, upbeat and friendly, and I always smile reading about her experiments. She reminds us that this is all about playing, experimenting and having fun.
This is one of the sites that I subscribe to, and I love getting a splash of colour in my inbox.