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Finding Beauty, Making Beauty

Finding Beauty, Making Beauty

Rick Roberts

When Maria and I knew we were going to Taiwan for zenAgain-Asia, we wanted to introduce a new tangle at that special event. While we were in Germany for the first Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) seminar in Europe, we took some time to visit friends near Munich. While there, we visited museums and cathedrals and architecture in that beautiful city -- always with an eye out for patterns and possibly a new tangle. As you may know, we found just such a pattern on some china (appropriately).  That pattern became a new pattern we named hollis. The other day, I noticed the...

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....