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Zentangle Christmas Decoration: Zen-out while creating holiday memories!!! « Susan Breen Silvy Zentangle Christmas Stars It happens overnight. Out with the pumpkin orange and harvest gold and in with all shades of red and green. It’s a bit of work but oh so much fun! Even having to pull the #@%&# cat out of the Christmas tree several times daily adds to the festivity. I would leave the cat alone but the dogs won’t quit barking while Bubba remains perched in there. As a kid our Christmas decorations in our home were centered on an elaborately decorated sixteen foot mantle. I always seem to incorporate my artwork into my Christmas decorations. The stars are simple to make and with a little scoring at the right spots turn into darling three-dimensional ornaments. I made my original template from folding paper and making one cut (the Betsy Ross method for those of you who paid attention in grade school). After 50 years my mother’s stars are still in pristine condition, minus a little glitter. Like this: Like Loading...

Step-by-steps & patterns Examples of this and alternative method here I draw string a lot so it's all over the blog. See also here and here. ("Well" is an official Zentangle pattern - this is just my spin on it) See an example of Morning Glories here See samples of bloom here 2/8's HEART S (no kick) See examples of this in use here You can find this pattern in a drawing here Find this one here and here (3rd one down) See this one in action here An example in my drawing sunset {Simone Bischoff} [Kunstkramkiste] Gefällt mir: Gefällt mir Lade... Musings about my tangled journey... One of the most wonderful elements of Zentangle is the beauty, simplicity, creativity and unique potential of the tangles (patterns) themselves. If you haven't already read about what a Zentangle is, go to the Zentangle website to find out. I'm a qualified (now retired) graphic designer who, when I was working in the industry, thought of myself as a designer rather than an 'artist.' In an effort to explore artistic creativity purely for my own enjoyment, I started learning Chinese brush painting - a very meditative artform. When I finally discovered Zentangle, I quickly discovered two very important things: A Zentangle is never 'right' or 'wrong.' The very simplicity of tangles makes them clever, deliberative, meditative & full of infinite potential for more creativity! This is one of the many and wonderful unique qualities of Zentangle art. Thank you, Rick and Maria for starting this! Find more of my musings on the art of Zentangle here.

Tips, Techniques & Ideas - Oklahoma Zentangle Fans With Zentangle-inspired art, inspiration can strike anywhere, anytime on any surface! Latest projects: If you have watched the web site, you know by now that no surface is safe or immune from being tangled! If you haven't checked out the original Zentangle site and their blog ( and ), please do so. These are some charms I made to attach to a key chain, key ring or cell phone. Check out the Member Challenges and join the fun! Gilding the Lily ... or whatever While drawing out how to do the "Shattuck" tangle, I drew a sample with variations and realized two things I do that you may not have thought about... When filling in black beads, when I am done, I often fill in a couple of the highlights (the white spots) with my gold metallic pen. 8: Change the scale of your work: This can have tremendous impact and the first time may really be a challenge to your comfort zone. Getting the idea(s)? Here are some examples of these ideas: i

Patterns that I have developed | Denzer Family Art My step outs are sometimes crazy, I usually find myself using a new pattern in a zentangle and then try to figure out how someone else could do the same. My mind isn’t always logical but this is what happens. I will share all the patterns I have given steps to in this post. A Bed of Roses Birds of a Feather Lady Bug Border Pinwheel Flower Clover Leaf Star Fan-Leaf Cathedral Wedding Chain Reaction Cherry and Leaf Star Burst Bel Fiore Easter Lily Curly Border Sego Lily Sea Shell Bracelet Tuxedo

{Hanny Waldburger, CZT} [Zenjoy] Für weitere Shnek Varianten schau im Blog ZENTANGLES and STUFF Tangle Brasil Long time away from here!Some personal problems to be solved..I hope I can return to my tangling soon, as well as update the Mosaic with a lot of new tangles that were released these past weeks. I´ll let you with my last drawings that I made to frame and hand in my place. The large one ( the wave) will be a three part piece, so it is still a work in progress (WIP). Tangle Tangle Tangle {JJ LaBarbera} [Tinker Tangles] # À G Kit @ Dreamscribe Designs My Invisible Muse