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...

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,...