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BLOG.SUZANNEMCNEILL.COM 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". I use the technique of Zentangle in my own artwork, incorporating them into sketching, art-journalling and collage. On this page, I will describe how to draw a Zentangle from scratch, what materials are required for Zentangles and also show you how to use the techniques imaginatively in your own work. Note: Zentangle-inspired drawings are often called 'zendoodles'. © This page was created by TheRaggedEdge. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Tags: Zentangle, doodle, Zentangle-inspired, zendoodle, zendala, pen and ink drawing, Sakura Pigma Micron, Zentangle how-to, Zentangle instructions.

TangleTangleTangle's blog 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 Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr

BEEZ in the Belfry 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. 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 couple had put together a great workshop.

Sumthin' Creative Art of the Tangle ~ A Zentangle Studio ~ Blog | Art of the Tangle offers Zentangle (r) supplies, kits and classes. Find out about our latest doings and musings here on our blog. Conquering Cubine Here is a different way to approach Cubine, an official Zentangle ® tangle. This might be an easier way to learn and teach this tangle, “one cell at a time”. Frame it! Start the grid. Draw the crossing lines for the grid. Find a square in the middle, and put a dot right in the middle of the square Connect the dot to the middle of one of the edges of the square. Now connect that dot to an adjacent edge of the square, again, at the center of the edge. Now fill in that quarter of the square Now connect that center dot to the top corner of the square. Now give it lots of company! Shade in one of the “walls” of each cell, being consistent as to which side is shaded Now a little frame as a finishing touch! Zentangle on CBS Morning ? Recently Zentangle enthusiasts have organized a letter writing campaign to CBS Weekend Morning. Zentangle to CBS Zentangle Inspired Envelope to CBS If you would like to help spread the word, the address is CBS Sunday Morning, Box O 524 W 57th St John Franzen . .