Focus Tangle: Knightsbridge

One of the key elements in a traditional Zentangle pattern is that it’s simple, and it’s versatile.  A typical tangle used in the Zentangle method is one made of ‘elemental shapes’; simple lines, curves, dots, or orbs.  Often it’s ageless; you can find it in nature,...

Practice makes comfort

In Zentangle we talk a lot about ‘no erasers’ and ‘no mistakes’ when we’re drawing a tile.  This is an important part of the Zentangle process; taking your time to draw slowly and carefully, feeling calm and relaxed, and incorporating...

Deal With It

I’m trying to change the way I talk about my art.  You see, I was taught not to brag about myself.  Don’t give yourself airs, don’t show off.  Don’t try to draw attention to yourself. Sound familiar? I don’t know if it’s a gender thing, a generational thing, or just...

What’s Next?

Three years ago I picked up a book called “One Zentangle a Day” by Beckah Krahula and started a simple practice that would end up changing my life. It was so simple, really.  Start with a few dots and lines in pencil, then pick up the pen.  Draw a half-circle here,...

Doubtful beginnings; delightful endings

How has your week been? I’ve been working on fall classes and trying out some different art techniques, and of course, doing one Zentangle a day! I came across this tile when I went to put away the watercolour backgrounds I’d worked on this week. The tile...