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Pattern Play: a Zentangle Creativity Boost (Volume 1): Cris Letourneau CZT, Sonya J Yencer: 9780990379805: Books. A Zentangle Spiral Guide. If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that spiral strings are my favourite. With a request from Karen Lynn I have put together a guide of tips and ideas.

I have found that by dividing the spiral into sections any tangle will fit. Remember to always draw your string with a pencil and keep turning your tile. I hope you have fun with my spiralations. Celtic knots 1 | Zentangle & Art Tutorials | Pinterest. TANGLES and STUFF. Scan0001-3. Thursday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #Giveaways #ArtJournal.

Tangle patterns. String 090. By Linda Farmer, CZT This week’s String is shared by tangler Carolyn Koesters for your creative enjoyment. Bear in mind that Zentangle® strings are guidelines. You can use a string exactly as it is or adapt it to suit as your Zentangle grows. Start with the string as it’s shown then, as you go, combine sections if your tangles want to, or divide a section into smaller ones. Go with the flow and enjoy. Please help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share.

Remember to keep them simple, Zentangle strings are not elaborate or complicated. If you’d like to share your completed tiles for other to see, add them to the TanglePatterns String group on flickr (see the link below). Right click and SAVE to your computer; then print. Lightly pencil the string on your tile and you’re good to go tangling. Related Links Now available from You might also like: Zentangles... Zendoodles... Zendrawing... Oh my! Zentangles / Zen Tangle Style Patterns & Designs..... Zen Lines ............† Doodle/Zentangle. For my fellow tangle junkies: some thoughts on collecting and organizing tangle patterns.

I'm a perfectionist. I didn't always know this about myself, or maybe I wasn't always one and I'm just settling into my own shoes a little as I get older. But "ehh.... good enough" is probably not something you'll hear me say. Because if I'm working on something I care about, and I know it's not the best I am capable of, I have to force myself to not redo every little thing and make it as good as I know it could be (and yes, I do realize that this occasionally makes me a little bit annoying).

For example, I've attempted a few methods for collecting and organizing tangle patterns... index cards, flip cards, graph paper pads, Moleskine notebooks, different-sized journals, a small binder with page protectors, et cetera. First I had to let go of the idea that any journal I created would/could ever resemble Maria's... that just wasn't realistic for me. Here's how my lofty standards and I arrived at a solution I could run with. This beast of a craft punch came from Michael's. The bottom view. For my fellow tangle junkies: some thoughts on collecting and organizing tangle patterns. Blue Twig: Shop | Category: Zentangle. Zentangle The Zentangle® method is a way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

It is fun and relaxing. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Check out for more information and inspiration. (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details) (click for details)

Tangled Up In Art. Creative Doodle Patterns. My Creative Doodle Patterns The patterns below are designed to fill a large or small shape. With most of my Doodle Pattern Distructions I show the basic outline. How you choose to decorate each pattern can give you a large variety of pattern outcomes. Solid Fill, lines, spots, dots, diagonal stripes, adding colour and shading can all change the look of a pattern. The options are endless. 6 Point Star Distructions - HERE Basket Distructions - HERE Blown About Distructions - HERE Centre Decorations Distructions - HERE Double Loop De Loop Distructions - HERE Flame Tree Distructions - HERE Floral Net Distructions - HERE Galaxy Distructions - HERE Going Down Distructions - HERE Hanging Gardens Distructions - HERE Honeycomb Distructions - HERE Loop De Loop Distructions - HERE Overgrown Distructions - HERE Random Distructions - HERE Rolling In Distructions - HERE Scrolled Wave Distructions - HERE Slither'n Distructions - HERE Spiral Foliage Distructions - HERE Streaming In Distructions - HERE.

Zentangle Mandalas. I am teaching my drawing students how to design mandalas and fill them with zentangle patterns. As usual, I enjoy making examples of the project too. Here are some that I have completed using pen and graphite. With the exception of the circle, which is traced from a cut paper template, everything else is drawn freehand. The beauty of this method is that you learn to use spatial judgement as you map out the pattern areas, turning the paper and repeating elements as you develop the symmetrical design.

Anything is possible, one pen stroke at a time. Tangling. Zentangles and Doodling Art. Zentangle - Time To Tangle. Refresher. April 4th, 2014 Buried Treasure! Here’s what was new in the Zentangle® world a year ago – five tangle pattern gems for your tangling pleasure. Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 74 March 21st, 2014 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 73 March 7th, 2014 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 72 February 21st, 2014 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 71 February 7th, 2014 Buried Treasure! Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 70 January 24th, 2014 Buried Treasure! Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 69 January 10th, 2014 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 68 December 27th, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 67 December 13th, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 66 November 29th, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 65 November 15th, 2013 Buried Treasure!

Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 64 November 1st, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 63 October 18th, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 62 October 4th, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 61 September 20th, 2013 Continue reading: Tangle Refresher 60. Tangle patterns. Jane Monk Studio - Longarm Machine Quilting & Teaching the Art of Zentangle®

Enchanted Mind - The Art of Doodling. Doodling allows the unconscious to render in symbolic expression. Symbols have universal as well as personal meaning. When you are stuck for an answer to a problem or looking for creative innovation, the technique of doodling will unleash the hidden symbolic powers of the unconscious mind. Symbols are a universal means of expression. Regardless of culture or geographic location, certain symbols have similar if not exactly the same meaning across the human spectrum. Carl Jung pioneered the investigation of symbols as archetypal attributes of the collective unconscious. He realized that the universe projects itself to our unconscious minds symbolically, utilizing imagery to transmit ideas that language cannot. Symbols are the universal language. Doodling essentially allows our intuitive feelings to express themselves in pictorial symbolic form.

Focus on something that you are attempting to create or resolve. When doodling just allow your hands to follow your impulse. Doodling for creativity. Fantasy Art School Lesson 11: The importance of doodling and creativity The focus of these art lessons is on fantasy. And that means that you will rarely get to have a model or a subject to pose for your drawings. After all the drawings will be the result of your imagination! It is difficult nowadays to find a barbarian with a big axe who is willing to sit still for a four hour drawing session! This is not a serious problem though, you just have to exercise your creative muscles and one of the best ways to do this is to doodle. Doodling is simply taking some time to draw anything that pops into your minds eye. There is a certain freedom of creativity with doodling. Doodling advice: I recommend you keep a sketch book just for doodling and you should refer to it often.

With doodling: The more fantastic the better and there is no such thing as a doodle that looks bad. Exercise for this lesson: Spend one hour doodling fantasy creatures or anything else you like. BLOG.SUZANNEMCNEILL.COM: Zentangle Mask. BEEZ in the Belfry. Design Originals. Spring 2012 Zentangle Basics at 212 Arts Center.