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CZT Family Tree - Terri Delaune

CZT Family Tree - Terri Delaune

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 Terri Delaune!



Name: Terri Delaune                                                                        




Hometown: Home is where the heart is, right now my heart is in Marlborough, Massachusetts.



Favorite tangle: Divadance, but it is so difficult to pick a favorite, there are so many my hand and my brain automatically go to, like mooka, fengle, pokeroot, nzepple. 

Favorite place to tangle: In a room with other Tanglers


Favorite quote:

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right,” by Henry Ford

How I use the Zentangle Method in my life:

I try to use the Zentangle Method in every aspect of my life, from Step 1 of the “8 Steps of the Zentangle Method”, Gratitude and Appreciation to changing to a minimalist lifestyle. Yes, minimalism, because Zentangle requires simple, easy to follow guidelines and tools. I wanted to make changes to bring that simplicity and beauty to all aspects of my life. Zentangle has taught me to seek simple pleasures, simple foods, and a simple life.

It influences the way I look at the world; I search for patterns in nature, in art and in life. I admire and appreciate the world in a different way. In the past I would have described a rainy day as dull and dreary. Not today, if Zentangle has taught me anything it is how to appreciate life.


So, instead of dreading the rain and lack of sun, I can appreciate all the subtleties of the overcast sky. Lessons have taught us to use and appreciate gray, graphite and shades of gray. Now I look at the cool gray colors from light to dark, the shadows across the sky, the highlights, and the slick black ribbons on the road, the browns and greens telling me to turn them into a Renaissance tile. Life is more than a sunny day, it’s all the shades of gray in between. 

I reflect on everything I have to be grateful for, one of which is this world of creativity. I appreciate that I’m part of an international community that believes in acceptance, appreciation, inspiration, encouragement, generosity and love. 

If I’m not tangling, you will find me … with friends and family or just living a normal day to day life. 

Mosaic Name: @Terriczt


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  • Hope you are doing well. I would really like to communicate with you and see what you’ve been up to. I miss our friendship. Woody died of cancer on 6/30/2023. Breanne is still in Milford. She’s taking me to Yankees Spring Training in Tampa mid March. looking forward to it. Next time I’m in MA can we get together?

    Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you and your family.
    Connie Berube
    Allen TX

    Connie Berube on

  • Beautiful words, beautiful art, beautiful woman – I so enjoyed reading this post about simplicity and minimalism in life for present moment living and appreciation. So honored to read and learn more about you. Peace ☮️ 💐

    Miriam HIPster on

  • Good morning, Terri. I met you at TangleOn last fall and I must say your personality is so open and your smile is contagious. I still have your innovative business card and think of you each time I see it. Your thoughts on Zentangle are so true. Best wishes for 2109.

    Kathryn Crane-Thielen CZT on

  • What a delight meeting you at the last TangleOn, your words reflect your positive and joyful outlook on life, a great example to us all, hope to see you again!

    Manon Hughes on

  • What a lovely glimpse into your Zentangle life. It’s a reminder to us all to live one day at a time and enjoy all of life’s precious moments.

    Hope to meet you on day Terri!

    Binaifer Karanjia on

  • What a lovely glimpse into your Zentangle life. It’s a reminder to us all to live one day at a time and enjoy all of life’s precious moments.

    Hope to meet you on day Terri!

    Binaifer Karanjia on

  • Really nice to get to know you even more Terri. You have such nice things to say. Happy tangling!

    Nancy CZT18 on

  • What a beautiful glimpse into your life. I’m so lucky to have met you in person and can’t wait to cultivate a friendship through the love of Zentangle! The world is lucky to have such a beautiful and talented lady in it.

    Mary Rose Feldman on

  • Terri, your friendship and encouragement meant a lot to me when I was in early days of tangling. I am so pleased for you that you have been acknowledged by so many people, other than me, way across the other side of the world, the bottom bit in Australia! May 2019 be a truly crowning year for you and yours ! !!

    Sue Zanker on

  • Terri, lovely to see you profiled here, congratulations! You were always so welcoming and helpful to me, even though I am thousands of miles away and we’ve never met in person.

    I admire both your tangling and the way you have incorporated Zentangle into your life and your world view. Best wishes always, Yvette

    Yvette Campbell on

  • Your words are so beautiful, so simple – simply beautiful – as are you, my dear.

    Paddy Brown

    Paddy Brown on

  • Your Zentangle is so awesome and I love to looking at it, I have been going Zentangle method for a while now, I like it! Pam Barber

    pamela barber on

  • Janeydi (sorry not janetdi)

    Jane Thomas on

  • Lovely words Terri. I am grateful that you were one of the first tanglers to welcome me into this wonderful community and I too will forever view our many many uk grey sky’s differently from now on x

    Jane Thomas (Janet di) on

  • So lovely to find you here on the Zentangle blog Terri. I love what you have written, we have plenty of grey days in the UK so you have put a different perspective on how I view them going forwards! Am so glad we got to meet up last year and your generosity always stays with me. You are an inspiration. Lovely photo too! Jane x

    Jane Goddard on

  • Terri, I love how you incorporate the Zentangle method into every aspect of your life. Thank you for the inspiration!

    Tharina on

  • I, too, am working on a having a minimalist lifestyle. Thank you for your thoughts.

    Leslie Hancock on

  • Terri! Beautiful answers… you were my first “zen” pal and are still one of my biggest and favorite inspirations. Thank you for your constant encouragement and for sharing your sweet spirit with all of us. -Z

    Jadene Ridinger on

  • Oh, Terri, so enjoyed reading this. Have long followed you and appreciated your work, and your sharing your perspective makes me appreciate you even more. Thanks for sharing, I find your words and analogies relevant and meaningful.

    Thanks much,


    PamS on

  • Oh Terri, what a wonderful tribute to Zentangle! It certainly can reach into every room of our lives, if we invite it to. Your artwork is SO beautiful!! I’ve been admiring it for a long time on Mosaic. Also, it was a delight to meet you at zenAgain. I hope our paths cross again!

    Jan Brandt, CZT 12 on

  • Oh, Terri! What a treasure you are to so many, especially me. I see your inner beauty and peace every time we’re together. This is beautifully written and every word is true. Your work, too, is such an inspiration to all of us. Love you, girl❣️

    Roseanne Sabol on

  • Hi Terri! So beautifully written..especially love the paragraph on the gray skies. I’ve always appreciated a rainy day, but since Zentangle have appreciated them even more. You have given me yet one more reason to realize that gray has become one of my favorite colors/tones. That was brilliant. Love all of your beautiful tiles too. Lovely write up on a lovely lady, thank you.

    Jody Genovese on

  • As soon as I opened the email, and saw your radiant face and your beautiful smile, my already lovely day became that much more so. Terri, it was such a pleasure to meet you at TangleON, last falll. Your positive attitude, your generosity, your heartfelt ways and your fancy dance moves are exactly what our world needs now. Thank you for being YOU! ❤️

    Brenda Shaver Shahin on

  • Very nice, I love the fact that you’ve really integrated the Zentangle spirit into your life. And gratitude and appreciation, such a wonderful, life changing practice. It’s a different spin/perspective on life then what this culture teaches, and it brings a sense of peace and well being when practiced consistently. Thank you for your write-up!

    Jan Albright on

  • How lovely to see your photo and your well written, descriptive write-up here Terri. I can truly attest to your loving soul and generosity after meeting you in Providence in June 2018. Thank you again. Hope we can meet again some day.

    Debbie Raaen on

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