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Choplifter

Choplifter

Julie Willand

Julie writes... We were recently asked about chops and how we develop them. Rick and Maria wrote a great response in this blog post. After reading their blog, I naturally began to think of my own chop. I have always had a love hate relationship with my chop. I have tried many different ones over the years, but never really happy with them.   After a while, I eventually settled on this combination of j and b (my initials before I was married) with two dots. Even though my last name has changed, I still often go back to this...

Chop, Chop!

Chop, Chop!

Rick Roberts

Kirsten asks, “So many Chops! I feel like mine changes too much. Have you done a class or blog on developing our Chop? I would love to spend some time with Zentangle Chops.”Thanks, Kirsten. Great question. First, let’s explain the chop. From Wikipedia: “. . . in an East and Southeast Asian context, [a chop] is a general name for printing stamps and impressions thereof which are used in lieu of signatures in personal documents, office paperwork, contracts, art, or any item requiring acknowledgement or authorship.” As part of step seven of the eight-step Zentangle Method, you put your chop...

Tangle for Health

Tangle for Health

Bijou

Earlier this year, the CZTs at the Chinese Zentangle Association put together an online learning experience called “Tangle for Health” to help promote creativity during a time when people needed it most. This series reached tanglers all over the world. We have asked those CZTs to share a little more about Tangle for Health and their experience teaching. Enjoy! --- + --- CZA writes… We have been experiencing a new situation since late 2019. The world is under a fluctuating circumstance, many people were asked to stay at home for quarantine, some people might feel stressful and panic. We have...