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A Pattern Puzzle for You

A Pattern Puzzle for You

Bijou

The Zentangle Method is all about patterns. We call our patterns "tangles." We teach simple ways to draw and enjoy these patterns, these tangles, by putting pen to paper in fun and easy ways. There are also patterns all around us. But sometimes they are not as easy to see - perhaps because you don't look for a pattern; perhaps because you don't expect a pattern. However, not all patterns are on a surface. Some patterns hide in history, some in behavior, some in seasons, some in ideas, some in the sky, and some even in other patterns. In this...

Alfie writes: Today's tile was designed and tangled for you by Maria, with today's video commentary from both Maria and Rick. They seem to work well together, like the tangles she chose. These tangles are some of her absolute favorites for many reasons.  Mooka has flowy spirited lines that can grow in almost any direction. She loves to shape and extend those mooka tendrils so they explode onto her tile in a state of joy and contentment (perhaps describing her life and the gratitude she has for it). She also is known to smile (a lot) whenever she draws mooka, so there's that. The other tangle, mi2, is an...

Alfie writes: Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale.  Ah . . . Breathing.  A simple but necessary function for me, all of you, and Bijou, too (a land snail). It might just be the most important exercise any of us need to do, and yet how often do we concentrate on just that? Deep nourishing breaths, ones that make us light-headed. Remember as children, we would sometimes hold our breaths to see who could hold it the longest? Then we would all fall on the grass, (or sand) and laugh 'til there were tears in our eyes. Maybe those games we played were some of the more important things...