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CZT Family Tree: Gisèle Tchinda

CZT Family Tree: Gisèle Tchinda

We always say that the Zentangle Method attracts really awesome people. We have had the pleasure of working with wonderful Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT) all over the world and we are excited to share these wonderful people with the entire Zentangle Community. Through our series, CZT Family Tree, we will introduce individual CZTs.

Today, we are excited to introduce Gisèle Tchinda!

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Name: Gisèle Tchinda                                                                                

CZT# 29

Hometown: Montpellier (France)

Favorite tangle: Poke leaf

Favorite place to tangle: My bedroom

How I use the Zentangle Method in my life: I use the Zentangle method to calm down, to create and receive peace in my life, to listen to myself and my intuition. It’s a way of reconnecting with myself on a daily basis.

My favorite story or memory about teaching the Zentangle Method is: I remember being invited by my daughter’s teacher a few years ago. He asked me if I could teach the method to that class of 30 children, including my daughter who was 8. I remember the light I could see in the childrens’ eyes when I said : “there is no mistake in Zentangle, it will be beautiful in any case”. I remember gaining their whole attention from that moment on, and their commitment and enthusiasm. It was really a magical experience, all of them were eager to participate and the mosaic was amazingly beautiful.

Through my experiences as a CZT, I have learned: I have learned to be kind to myself through my experiences as a CZT. The more I am kind to myself when I practice, the more I teach it in a very warm and relaxing way. It allows me to really embody the philosophy of this method.

If I’m not tangling, you will find me…: depressed




  • WoW thank you so much for this article and all those kind words in the comments. I’m very honored and grateful to share this method every day.

    Et merci Anne pour ces mots !

    Jijihook on

  • Love the doodles and creativity

    Brittany on

  • LOVE Your Work. Wow!

    H.Carol Schmidt on

  • Congratulations! Your work is awesome!!

    Merion Scarborough on

  • Congratulations! Your work is awesome!!

    Merion Scarborough on

  • Nice to meet you Gisèle and to hear about your Zentangle experiences. Thank you for sharing!

    Nancy D. CZT18 on

  • Jiji, it was a pleasure meeting at czt29 and I’m glad to see the wonderful experiences you’ve had so far!

    Matthew Wieczkowski (mattskiczt29) on

  • C’est elle qui m’a fait connaitre le zentangle,je l’en remercie tous les jours, car c’est grâce à elle et au zentangle que je peux passer un moment sans penser à tous les problèmes de la vie(par conséquent je vous remercie aussi )

    Elle a une façon très douce d’enseigner et de plus elle est généreuse car elle fait souvent des vidéos gratuites qui doivent lui prendre du temps alors qu’elle a de nombreux élèves. Elle a du talent. Alors merci

    anne on

  • Wonderful story, full of joy.

    Clara Brunk on

  • Lovely tangles, Gisele! Love your philosophy, and your photos! Tangling on the beach…how cool!

    Jessica Dykes on

  • I love your attitude!

    Janie on

  • Jiji it’s so heartwarming to see you pictured here. I’m sure you bring light and loveliness to all your students. Meeting you in Providence is one of my favorite Zentangle memories!

    Sandy Kelley-Jones CZT on

  • Love the story about teaching children. I had the same experience.

    Maria Vennekens on

  • It is wonderful to find creative, and kind CZTs’ from our global community. Thanks for sharing your art.

    Lisa Hoesing on

  • goed voor de kinderen. fantastisch.

    anna on

  • How fabulous!

    Kathy Y. on

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