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No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

Bijou

Molly writes... There are eight steps to the Zentangle Method. Number four is the string. A Zentangle string is always created in pencil. In fact we will often say to create a string with a light touch. Allowing the pencil to just tickle the surface of the tile, leaving just a whisper of graphite in its path. A Zentangle string is magical as it nearly disappears by the end of creating tile. I’ve been thinking about Zentangle strings a lot lately. A Zentangle string is unique and its purpose and definition often evolves as one’s practice evolves. People that view Zentangle from...

Advice for New Tanglers

Advice for New Tanglers

Bijou

Maria writes... Hello everyone. It's a great day to tangle! I was thinking about new tanglers, and the questions and doubts that may concern them in the beginning. I have been doing this so long now that I have almost forgotten what it was like to wonder "what was the next step?", "did I do this right?", "will this look good?".   Then it came to me! There are so many seasoned tanglers, with so much knowledge, experience, passion, gratitude...that maybe, just maybe they would be willing to give just one piece of advice to the person just starting out on...

Paradox Metaphors

Paradox Metaphors

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts This post is about the tangle paradox. For the tile below, I first drew a flower of life pencil string with a compass on a white Zentangle Opus Tile. Then I used a straight edge and pencil to connect certain points of the pattern. With a Sakura Pigma® Micron 01, I traced certain lines to define the triangles and trapezoids, some of which I left empty in the lower right.  In that almost empty lower-right hexagonal grid, I tangled a single triangle and a single trapezoid. I wanted you to see them standing alone because it is difficult to...