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CZT Family Tree - Maria Tovar

CZT Family Tree - Maria Tovar

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 Maria Tovar



Name: Maria Tovar                                                                            CZT #14
Hometown: Madrid, Spain


Favorite tangle: Mooka (It was love at first sight)
Favorite place to tangle: mmm... let me see... I don’t think I have a favorite place to tangle, but I prefer to tangle listening to quiet piano music.



Favorite quote: “Do more of what makes you happy “
How I use the Zentangle Method in my life: ... How many letters can I write?? ;) I use the Zentangle method almost all day. For me or for my classes.

In 2014 I was lost. I was 50, I had lost my job, and I needed a change in my life. I decided to become a CZT and try to work in my passion: Zentangle.
And now...

I use Zentangle to calm my mind, as a mindful way to be in the present.
I use Zentangle as a way to increase creativity.
I use it as an exercise to calm my mind, to relax my brain...


But I also use it as a way to teach people that “you have an artist inside yourself, and I’m going to help you finding it”. I really love teaching Zentangle in my school, El último tangle (The last tangle).

I teach regularly 4 groups every week (around 25 people, from October to June) and I also teach Initiation workshops on weekends. It’s nice when you see how people who didn’t think they could do it, and finally they do it... and you see their eyes shining, looking their tile, thinking “I draw this! I really made it!”
I always say I have the best job in the world. I feel grateful for it.


If I’m not tangling, you will find me... cooking! Cooking is my second passion.
You can also find me visiting art exhibitions.
Mosaic name: MariaTovar

Website: (in this moment I’m updating my website... please be patient!)
You can follow my work on social media
Facebook El último tangle
Instagram @elultimotangle


Do you want to join our family of Certified Zentangle Teachers? Learn more about our 2019 CZT Training seminars here.

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Julie Willand


  • It is always a treat to learn about fellow tanglers and hear their story!

    Thank you for bringing another artist to the table.

    Ginger White on

  • I love her tangles. They are dimensional and awe inspiring!

    Clara brunk on

  • Maria, I love the tiles in your blog and I‘m so glad that I met you in Montabaur where you teached me handlettering. You are a powerful and shining woman and artist. I wish you all the best!

    Ulla Koch on

  • Thanks for sharing your Zentangle story and your talents with so many. Your tan tile pictured here is exceptionally beautiful!

    Sandy Kelley-Jones on

  • Maria I am such a fan of your work. It’s so nice to hear when people have been able to turn a bad situation into something so positive using Zentangle. I wish you continued success and thank you for being such an inspiration to our community.

    Jody Genovese on

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