How many tangle patterns are enough?

How many tangle patterns do I need to know before I can start doing Zentangle?What if I can’t remember the patterns I learned in Zentangle class?Which patterns are the right ones to learn?These are all great questions, and questions I have asked myself at various...

What happens in a Zentangle® Basics Class?

It’s not uncommon for someone to tell me they would never try Zentangle because they aren’t very good at drawing. “I can’t draw a straight line” is the common response I hear.But what if you could draw? Would you like to be able to? What if you gave it a try –...

Hidden Treasures

New Year usually means new beginnings and for many of us, new resolutions.  Instead of making resolutions to improve myself (why set myself up for more stress?)  I like the idea of choosing one or two focus words, ones that reflect the Zentangle philosophy of...

Choosing a Class

“This is cool; why don’t you teach a class on this?”So many great ideas out there, and so many people interested!  The trick is mixing and matching it just right; selecting classes where there is enough interest, the right timing, and the perfect...

Rules are in pencil, not stone

We have a love/hate relationship with rules.  Like schedules, we grate against them, but if we don’t have them we end up feeling aimless, and we craft them ourselves. I think Zentangle is a lot like that.  The idea of a blank page is daunting, whether you are writing...

What’s a Stepout?

Those of you new to tangling may wonder how in the world a person can remember how to draw a particular tangle.  The answer is a step-by-step diagram that you can follow to create the pattern.  We call these Stepouts. It’s easy to create your own stepout for any...