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The Shades of Gray between ZIA and Zentangle

The Shades of Gray between ZIA and Zentangle

Julie Willand

Molly writes: This topic comes up often. We see it discussed through different social media portals. People offer many different answers and often ask us to clarify it. The truth is the definition is a bit gray and we do not get so caught up in finding a fine line to land on. The term ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) was organically started to describe artworks that are not drawn on a Zentangle tile but still use the Zentangle Method in the creation of them. For instance a pair of shoes that are tangled, a large canvas covered with Zentangle art,...

Ninth Day of Zentangle

Rick Roberts

"On the Ninth Day of Zentangle . . ."   On the ninth stroke of Zentangle R and M moved on,   Black and tan square Bijou It was inevitable that before too long we would find room for both black and Renaissance Bijou tiles. These adorable small tangling surfaces proved to be ideal for more than we imagined. Zentangle artists across the world were creating tiny tangled masterpieces.  In January of 2016 we unveiled the black Bijou tile, followed by the Renaissance Bijou in September. In that same year after many requests we made all of Bijou's Bijouisms available too.  On...

Sixth Day of Zentangle

Rick Roberts

"On the Sixth Day of Zentangle . . ."   On the sixth stroke of Zentangle R and M produced,  Tan squares a-dancing It was early 2013, and all was good in Zentangle land. We were beyond busy with many projects but one idea kept coming back to us. People often asked,  "Why don't you use color?"  This is a long conversation but our short answer is that we felt it interrupted focus, particularly for an early practitioner. You had to decide which color, where to put it, picking up the right pen, not mixing up the caps . ....