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Zentangle Project Pack No. 12 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2020 - Day 1

Zentangle Project Pack No. 12 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2020 - Day 1

Hello!!!!! Let me introduce myself.

My name is Alfie, and I have been asked (once again) by the folks at Zentangle to help out with their annual “12 Days of Zentangle.” It is (and has been my job in the past) to introduce each day’s video in some fantastically fanciful fashion to prepare you for the wonder-filled excitement that will follow. 

They even got me a new hat this year. I must say, it’s a bit ‘over-the-top’, but an improvement nonetheless. So . . . without further ado, let me present to you “The Twelve Days of Zentangle” for 2020.

In the first video of this series, we will acquaint you with a somewhat-new tangleation, one that Maria has used in the past, but never formally introduced to us. She is calling it “bronx spear(s)” and, as you might guess, it is related to the tangle bronx cheer. She usually draws these in multiples, like poke leaf and such, but it is also strong enough to stand on its own. She is sure tanglers the world over will welcome this tangle into their troupe of favorites, even when it is not covering a so-called “miss stroke“ of your pen!

Enjoy, my friends. I look forward to tomorrow’s bounty.

- Alfie

Welcome to the Project Pack No. 12 and the first day of the 12 Days of Zentangle!

It goes without saying that 2020 will go down in history as remarkable year. This year we all experienced the unexpected, the unknown and the uncertain. There were challenges that required our patience and strength in order for us to contribute to what the world needed.

In our Zentangle practice we encourage you to embrace the unexpected, the unknown and the uncertain as a part of your creative process. We encourage you to look for opportunities and to shift your perspective.

As we bring a close to a pivotal year in history, Project Pack No. 12 will offer us a magical time of rebirth, restoration, and awakening. We are excited to begin this year’s 12 Days of Zentangle, that we are calling the 2020 Zentangle Renaissance.



Day 1

Project Pack No. 12 materials available here

Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP12Day01and #12DaysofZentangle2020
Let Alfie know your thoughts and each day we will pick a commenter at random to receive a Zentangle Surprise! 



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  • This was such a fun tile to tangle. I really enjoyed using the gold. Love Alfie’s new hat.

    MartyG on

  • Each time I receive a Project Pack I restrain myself from peeking before the day it starts. And each time I feel like the inner kid in me gets a new and happy surprise. This year I was not disappointed and have enjoyed each day so far. I used Day 4 to make an ornament for a helpful neighbor and looking forward to the next 8 days!! Thank you, especially this year!

    Annie Sargent, CZT33 on

  • Oh my goodness the gold gouache is gorgeous! I’m loving this project pack already!

    Gerry DeWitt CZT 24 on

  • Fantastic start to this special days of Zentangle!!!

    Barbara Steyer on

  • Hooray! The 12 Days of Zentangle are finally here! I’ve been waiting (impatiently!) for this since your last Project Pack was released.

    Patricia on

  • So excited to be doing this again this year. Thank you!

    Tisha Cabral on

  • So glad it is finally here! Enjoyed day 1, waiting for day 2!

    Meg Steele CZT on

  • Thank you. I love the way the gold looks on the tan tile!

    Natalie on

  • Seemed like Day 1 would never arrive! Loved this fun challenge; gold highlights make everything better!

    Sue on

  • What a great start to PP12!

    AndreaR on

  • Glad to see the 23 Days of Zentangle again.

    Andrea on

  • I love Alfie’s new hat. It even looks like a tangle! The Bronx Spear tangle looks like it could go swirly like Alfie’s hat, too. I have been looking forward to Project Pack 12. In a year like this one, I cannot do enough Zentangle. Thank you.

    Leslie Hancock on

  • Lovely art, here. I’m looking forward to playing with Bronx Spears as well as adding the shimmering gold to the Renaissance Zendala. ~ Rose

    Rosemarie Crawford on

  • So looking forward to this new project pack and can’t wait to get started. This will be a very relaxing way to close out this crazy year.

    Teresa Williams on

  • A day filled with Zentangle. First taught a 12 year old to make a card for her grandmother, then participated on a winter wonderland class by CZT Nancy Domnauer via Zoom and just finished Day 1 of PP12. No better way to spend a day ❤️

    Jacquelyn Melin on

  • As usual – loving the project pack! Especially love anything involving gold. Good new tip about twirling the brush. Always do that as I clean my brush after using, but now realize there are lots of other twirling opportunities while using it. Thank you!

    Jo Diamantes on

  • Always Magick!!

    Ellen on

  • I’m so excited to begin this new project ! I need something special like it to close this special year…

    Thank you !

    Cécile on

  • I struggle with Bronx cheer so I am embracing the organic feel of my Bronx spear and this is enjoyable! So happy to be on PP12 Day 1!

    Beth on

  • What a Friday night delight!!! Oh my – I’m in a concert for Wellness House tonight but so glad I could begin my first day of 12 days of tangles…oh my – what delight! Thank you, Thank you!

    Mary Ellen Ziegler czt33 on

  • First, I have to say Alfie’s new hat is amazing ! The bronx spear has a lot of technique to it and I will be practicing it. Thank you for doing the 12 Days of Zentangle.

    Jackie on

  • Love the Bronx Spears and the golden touch! Can’t wait to try it! ❤️

    Sandy Kelley-Jones on

  • So excited!!!

    Diane Trew on

  • Love Alfie’s new hat and hoping to be able to follow along each day this year. At least that’s my goal. Happy tangling. #PP12Day01

    Mary Liegeot on

  • Beautiful!! Absolutely stunning!! Thank you for explaining how meditation fits into the artwork! It helps me understand and I will be trying to draw this on my own later. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Holidays!

    Marianne Ashmore on

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