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, more ideas for creating a fun and easy 'Stash Journal' from a paper bag and junk mail envelopes. Look around your room, your studio, your house and gather up some materials to use in your next art journal. That's the advice from my friend . In her book she uses buttons, junk mail, travel maps, candy boxes, game pieces and other items from her to create her recycled art journals. The buttons she likes to use are from her grandmothers sewing drawer, some of the images are from her son's favorite childhood book. It's fun to leaf through the pages of your journal, even the first ones created tell you a little something about yourself.

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ProMarkers and Letraset Fineliners What is Zentangle®? Well… according to the Zentangle website, “Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. [Geneviève Crabe, CZT → Site] My Tangles Skip to content My Tangles Here is a list of all my tangles. The images link to the step-outs. Share this: Zentangle I have a new obsession - Zentangles. Basically, it is like doodling, but with intention. It looks much harder than it is. tangle, tangle, tangle Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts created Zentangle several years ago after Rick noticed how calm, relaxed and focused Maria was while working on a lettering art piece. It is best to hear them tell their own story and read about them on their web site at Here though, I would like to tell you my own personal impression when meeting the couple at the 2nd CZT workshop held in October 2009 at a wonderful mansion retreat in Whitinsville, Maryland (outside of Boston). The setting was rustic and beautiful - a perfect location to take in the world of Zentangles.

Zentangle What is a Zentangle? In a word, a doodle. A structured, contained doodle. The term 'Zentangle' was coined by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas when, one day, Maria described her experience, as she created her art, as "feeling timeless, free and engendering a sense of deep well-being". Rick recognised that she was in a meditative state and so Zentangles were born.

[ (membre)] Liste des Tangle Patterns de Linda Sampler of a few Zentangle-original Tangle Patterns. Not all of the tangles created and introduced by Zentangle® originators Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are posted online. This makes complete sense when you think about it because income from teaching about Zentangle is one aspect of their business. Learning about the original “102 Tangles” (now up to 154) and receiving instructions on how to teach them is part of the teacher certification seminar. (See this page for more about teaching Zentangle.) Zendala Templates Here are previews of my mandala/Zendala templates; new ones are added at the top.Click one of the images below to download the full-size PDF templates. If you would like some more detailed designs for colouring, check out my colouring book, Geneviève's Mandalas. Template #52 Template #51

News from Zentangle Earlier this year, we visited The Cloisters in New York City. The Cloisters is a museum dedicated to housing 12th through 15th century art and architecture. It's a feast of patterns! One item there was a bench with a high backrest. Its top was finished with this beautiful pattern. 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. We’re particularly taken with Zentagle because its basic principle — building on simple shapes and combining different patterns into complex creativity — is such a beautiful visual metaphor for our core philosophy of combinatorial creativity. Donating = Loving