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My Zentangle Tool Box

My Zentangle Tool Box

Julie Willand

Julie writes...   As Zentangle artists, we have more tools in our toolbox (pencil pouch?) than just our pens and paper. It has become abundantly clear over the past few months, that our most valuable tools are the philosophies and lessons we learn practicing the Zentangle Method. Sometimes when you start a tile, you have no idea where it is headed. You just tangle away, taking things one stroke at a time, free to move this way and that. Other times, when you start a tile, you have a plan. Maybe you were inspired by another tile or had a vision...

Reblog: How Many Mosaics?

Reblog: How Many Mosaics?

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 2018, Rick writes... I want your advice. This post contains math. I think it’s right, but I’m not sure.  To all you math wizards (or friends of math wizards), please tell me how I...

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...