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Look Through Your Own Viewfinder

Look Through Your Own Viewfinder

Rick Roberts

When I take a picture, I look for beauty in my viewfinder.  If I’m taking a picture of a person, I look for an uplifting part of their personality. And whatever the subject, I work towards a pleasing geometry of scene. I don’t over-think my shots because I expect that as soon as I look through my viewfinder, I will get inspiration for what to do. And if I don’t, I don’t force it. Sometimes I see a picture of an interesting location and I go there with my camera. But I don’t go to take the same picture that...

Bijou Speaks: Slow Down

Bijou Speaks: Slow Down

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....

Everyone is an Artist

Everyone is an Artist

Julie Willand

Julie writes... There are always people, perhaps you are one of them, who first saw Zentangle art and said, “I can’t do that.” We always say that if you can write your name, you can create Zentangle art. The beauty of the Zentangle method, is that anyone can do it. I am always very quick to assure these people, with honest conviction, that everyone is an artist. It occurred to me though that I was not practicing what I preach. I happened to grow up in the same small Massachusetts town that ZHQ is located in. Right next door to...