Taking the Plunge

Fear of the blank page.  It’s why we buy notebooks and sketchbooks and never use them. It’s why we always think about what we could create, but we never actually do it. It’s why in Zentangle, we start with four pencil dots in the corner of a tile. Before we start, our...

Making Mistakes

The other day I accidentally shortchanged someone in a financial transaction.  As soon as I realized it, I corrected the mistake and apologized.  The other person thanked me for rectifying the situation and that was the end of it.  Until I realized something. In the...

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...