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....

A Christmas Shopping Idea

If you’re enjoying Zentangle, Christmas might be the perfect time to share the love! Give a Zentangle gift Tangle a gift tag, a note card, a blank Christmas card, or take a favourite tangle and fasten it to a blank card for a special holiday greeting.  Punch a hole in...

Seeing the familiar in a new way

A couple of tangling friends and I went on an ‘art store’ field trip recently.  It was great fun to explore several art stores on the same day and a good way to get a sense of what they carry as well as the prices on any given day.  I had a chance to pick...