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Tangled Manuscripts - Follow-up

Tangled Manuscripts - Follow-up

Rick Roberts

In a recent blog post, Tangled Manuscripts, I showed an inspiration for a tangle and asked for step-out ideas. It turns out that Maria Vennkens had already deconstructed and named this tangle otto almost a decade ago!    Here's a related version she did of the tangle sweda.     Michelle Dugdale, CZT, also approached this pattern by defining the negative space triangles. Notice that she begins with connecting the triangles to each other. When looking to deconstruct a pattern into a tangle, it's often helpful to begin with the repeating negative spaces. Marie Antoinette approached this pattern a little differently and developed...

Reblog: Deconstruction

Reblog: Deconstruction

Rick Roberts

In 2007, we started BLOG Zentangle and began our enjoyable series of conversations within our Zentangle community.In reading through these blog posts with their insightful comments, we decided to bring a few of them to your attention from time to time. It is easy, for me anyway, to sometimes think of old information as stale information. But these insights and conversations are anything BUT stale! In 2017, Rick writes... Deconstruction: To reduce a pattern to its elemental strokes so that a user of the Zentangle Method can recreate it as a tangle by repeating those strokes one at a time...

Bijou Speaks: Deliberate Strokes

Bijou Speaks: Deliberate Strokes

Julie Willand

 In 2014, we were thrilled to announce a new member of the Zentangle Community. It was a celebratory time when Bijou the snail slowly and lovingly glided his way into our hearts and lives. We immediately fell in love with the unique character Bijou shared with us, and most of all we all, we embraced the stories and messages Bijou has told us that align with the Zentangle Method. As we move along on this tangled journey we have learned, when Bijou speaks, we listen.In this Blog series we explore some of our favorite thoughts, quotes, stories and Bijou-isms. Enjoy! ---+---...