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Tangles to Try - Oklahoma Zentangle Fans

Tangles to Try - Oklahoma Zentangle Fans
Monday, July 26, 2010: Tangle "Brix" Although Brix is a very simple tangle, it is a great filler, especially for a larger space. It can be drawn with any size so that gives it a lot of variety. You can also "warp" it easily simply by making the beginning lines not parallel. Try varying how much you round the corners or how wide the lines are... you can also add some texture to the Brix with just a light line or squiggle. When we begin a Zentangle, the "rule" is to not have a plan ("expectation") of what it is going to look like but many times when I am done I look at the completed ZT and find that it looks like something to me. Thursday, July 22, 2010: Tangle "Sheeko" Sheeko is one of the first (if not the first) tangles I developed; it is based on the Japanese Sashiko stitching. Sunday--Fourth of July! "Phylm" was originally created for the large Zentangle I did for our grandkids, Kenneth and Shauna. This can be used as a fill for a string or can be used as a border. e on it. Related:  Zentangle

Bumps tangle pattern Click on the picture to enlarge it for its details Bumps is a pattern I've played with for years. I finally decided it was time to refine it and name it. Bumps is a great filler pattern that can be used in many spaces. Whether you start in the middle or in a corner, each shape builds on the one beneath it. Have fun with Bumps! NOTE - I have a new update for the bumps tangle - visit my blog for the Jan 8, 2014 entry - or follow this link Creative Doodling with Judy West Freestyle Celtic Knot Challenge I previously posted an item giving you a link to how to draw Freestyle Celtic Knots on Youtube. I have since draw some basic distructions and am presenting a challenge to you to have a go at your own celtic knot design. Below is my distructions: I have already had a go and this is my example from the distructions above. I would really love to see what you have designed. I will be posting a Challenge once a week from now on and I would appreciate to hear from you guys which day suits you best. Zentangle Rick writes: Maria, Molly, and I returned home yesterday from the National Art Educators Association annual convention in Fort Worth, Texas (US). We enjoyed a wonderful whirlwind of conversations, classes and cuisine. We also fell in love with Fort Worth and the friendly people we met. It certainly didn't hurt that the sun was shining there while at home, 20 inches of snow was falling! During the convention, one teacher came over to us to say, "Thank you for bringing so much joy to my kids." Here are a few pictures to give a sense of our time at NAEA: Using our Zentangle Apprentice™ Classroom Pack materials that we designed for youths in schools, we gave several mini-workshops from Sakura of America's booth. People gathered around as they tangled on palm-boards or the booth's counter. Many would then gather their tiles into a mosaic. One teacher brought some comments her students had written about Zentangle. Maria and I taught a large class Friday night.

How to draw GRA-VEE This is a week of federal holidays both here in the USA, and in Canada. Canada Day is on Wednesday, July 1st, and with July 4th on Saturday this year, our Independence Day long weekend starts on Friday. It should be a quiet week with many people taking vacations around these two adjacent North American holidays at the beginning of the summer. Safe travels everyone! Today’s tangle pattern is from Arizona tangler Laurel Sponseller and Gra-Vee is her first on the site. Gra-Vee is so named “Because it rhymes with wavy.” Laurel writes, “I‘ve been retired in Southern AZ for 20 years. In the way that it’s constructed Gra-Vee reminds me a little of Livia Chua’s Frillee. Gra-Vee is a perfect Monday tangle because it’s so easy and it can be very captivating to draw. Laurel explains, “Start with a curve. She illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Gra-Vee here and features it in a Zentangle® tile with the Zentangle-original tangle Ennies. Very cool!! You might also like:

Outlines to Copy Outlines to Copy I am posting outlines that you can add doodle patterns too, and you are free to use however you wish. I will post a new one or maybe two each week for you to use. I have added a Mr Linky so that those who want to, can post their results. Suggested Variations to these designs. 1. 2. 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. 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. I had a handful of requirements in mind for an acceptable method of organizing a bazillion tangle patterns: Each pattern needed to be 1) big enough to be as detailed as necessary, but 2) not so big that each one would take up a lot of room. Here's how my lofty standards and I arrived at a solution I could run with. The pink (1.5") binder on the bottom is my personal tangle pattern collection. The bottom view.

Spiral Guide Zentangle® Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Life is full of surprises Your rainbow can be anything you wish My bike is my rainbow Creating a zentangle is riding a rainbow