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...

Get the kids tangling, too!

How old do kids have to be to learn Zentangle?  Well, how old are they now? You can tangle with kids as soon as they are old enough to hold a pencil.  Kids of all ages love it!  Children as young as three have tangled with parents and grandparents. They just love to...

Tangling to Go

Have you got a few minutes?  Sure! When it comes to tangling I’ll take any few minutes that come my way.  The nice thing about Zentangle is that while most tiles are small enough to complete in a short time it doesn’t mean they HAVE to be completed in one sitting. I...