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[Updated April 7 12:12 PM EST with new contributions.] In this blog we share the entries that people sent to CBS' Sunday Morning program. You can read about this adventure in this newsletter. You can either post a link to the art and envelope you sent in the comments below or, you can email an image to and we'll add it to this blog for all to see. In a couple weeks, we'll pick one of you at random to receive a thank you gift that we (Rick and Maria) will create for you. We don't know where this will go, but it's a fun excuse to create some Zentangle art!

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Zentangle® Hi All, I know this isn't watercolor, although I do combine it with watercolors sometimes, but I'm answering the question that was raised in this morning's "WASH" as to what zentangle® is. I've become a Certified Zentangle Teacher, or CZT, since I used to hang around here in WC and I just wanted to post this somewhere where those who asked the question as to what zentangle® is would see the answer. (My making anywhere near beginning of the "Daily Wash" thread is a rarity.) I imagine this would normally be posted in a "Mixed Media" forum. Zentangle: Meditation Through Pattern-Drawing by Maria Popova If greater creativity and more mental balance are among your new year’s resolutions, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist duo Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow. Totally Tangled offers a fantastic introduction to the relaxing and beautiful practice through step-by-step instructions and over 100 original tangles.

Amazing Sketch Book Drawings by paul0v2 Thu, 09/22/2011 - 11:18 This amazing sketch book belongs to Russian artist and illustrator Irina Vinnik. These sketches are so amazingly done that they look more like the final piece, each page takes you to a different world of details that makes you dive into this drawings.

[ (membre)] Strings July 16th, 2016 This String is shared by CZT Mei Hua Teng (Damy) for your creative enjoyment. You can help our community’s String resource grow by sending me yours to share. I’m always looking for new strings! 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. BLOG.SUZANNEMCNEILL.COM: Zentangle® Eggs - oh so easy! View a YouTube Fun and easy for all ages! You are going to love these... everyone will be thrilled to find a Zentangle® egg in their Spring Easter basket. All ready to hide for the big Egg-Hunt!! Ahhhh... 20 best Illustrator tutorials Learn techniques for Adobe Illustrator across vector art, vector graphics, typography, pattern design and more. Adobe's vector design and art tool Illustrator can appear to have a daunting number of tools – tools that Adobe is adding to on a regular basis – but whatever you want to do with it, we have the tutorial for you here. Whether you want to create a stunning illustrations like Alexandra Zutto's owl (above), informative infographics or artful type, check out our list of the top 20 Illustrator tutorials, written by some of the world's leading illustrators and designers. Techniques covered here include faux 3D effects, linework, shading perspective, vintage effects and more.

[ (membre)] Rubans ou Bordures July 18th, 2016 Online instructions for drawing Yu Ru Chen’s Zentangle® pattern: Cindyer. Continue reading: How to draw CINDYER July 15th, 2016 How to draw MI2 (ME TOO) By Linda Farmer, CZT CZT® Mimi Lempart of Florence, MA, and a graduate of the very first CZT class, created this amazing ornate tangle she’s named Mi² (Me Too). Mimi writes, “I don’t often come up with tangle patterns, but this one is inspired by a tiny, intriguing, swatch of wallpaper I saw in a book. I call the pattern ‘Mi² (Me Too).’ As I sketched it out in pencil I realized a similarity to the way the patterns Huggins and W2 begin, except with oval, or seed-like shapes in alternating directions. The first two steps illustrate that you line up the seed shapes and connect them vertically (alternating inside and out).

How to Blend Colored Pencil Drawings with Rubbing Alcohol Rubbing alcohol is a great solvent for colored pencils. It breaks down the wax binder in most colored pencils and allows the pigments to blend more like paint. It’s also wonderful for restoring the paper’s tooth. When compared to other available solvents, it’s much less toxic and much more accessible.

[ (membre)] Explorer TanglePatterns By Linda Farmer, CZT has been growing with many new subscribers and I wanted to thank you for joining us and offer you all a very special welcome. There are lots of good things you might have missed so I thought I’d bring a few to your attention. I especially encourage you to read through the comments on the pages you visit because there are many great tips and ideas shared by the TanglePatterns community in here.

Why You Should Doodle More Doodling, long frowned upon as a symptom of boredom or inattention, may be a more productive use of your time than previously contended. Recent scientific research indicates that seemingly absent-minded tracings can help the brain process and retain information and solve problems. According to the Wall Street Journal: Some researchers suspect doodling may help the brain remain active by engaging its "default networks"—regions that maintain a baseline of activity in the cerebral cortex when outside stimuli are absent, [a 2011] Lancet study says.

Tangle patterns And so the mask is completed! Click the image for a larger view I’m am grateful for those who gave me feedback on my question regarding the background. I got several good tips, but according to the poll the majority voted for no background. And I think it might be the best choice :) Zentangle a Map! I have a friend across the world that I have never met. She just wrote a book, and I am very pleased to be a part of the blogroll to get the word out. Kass Hall lives in Australia and is a a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. This is something I knew not a thing about, until I got her book. Kass and I decided that a map was in order, since that combines techniques from both our books.

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