Basic Black – the Highlights

There’s something intriguing about working on black tiles.  I think it’s the sense of working in reverse.  I’m old enough to remember photo negatives and what it looked like to see familiar faces and images with dark where light should be, and tangling on black tiles...

Summer is Coming!

It’s surprising how far ahead you have to plan to get your classes lined up.  I was working on my summer class schedule and that got me planning ahead for fall already.  Time flies! Before we talk about summer, I just want to remind you there are two Zentangle...

Keep Making Art

I was going through my old tiles the other day, looking for examples of shading for an upcoming shading class and several old tiles caught my eye.  There was something about these tiles that called to be revisited, so I put them aside and began to play.  I was curious...

Afraid to Shade?

“I love my tile the way it is – I’m afraid shading it will mess it up!” I’ve heard that comment often from my students.  While shading adds a whole new look to your tile, it is another area where uncertainty lies.  How will you know you like it better when it’s...

Zentangles, Tangles, ZIA and Doodles – why not all?

If you or a friend are looking for a written explanation of practising the Zentangle Method, this WikiHow article might be a good place to start.  What I like about it is that it explains clearly the difference between drawing using the Zentangle Method, doodling, and...

Find me on Pinterest

I’ve been doing some major reorganizing with my various Zentangle projects, and now have links to them all from this website!   Check the footer at the bottom of the page to find links to A Tangling Life’s Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest pages....