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Zentangle Project Pack No. 12 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2020 - Day 4

Zentangle Project Pack No. 12 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2020 - Day 4

Hi, Alfie here! 

Welcome to day four of The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020.

Julie joins us today to guide us in tangling a 3Z tile (or 2 or 3!). Her "joie de vivre" is obvious as she navigates around sandswirl, a tangle designed by Karry Heum.

Julie has always loved tangles with spirals, a strong symbol of the journey and change of life as it unfolds. Watch how she arranges these sandswirl spirals to one end of the 3Z tile, in a pattern that includes the absence of images as well as the images.

She has a purpose in her journey and that will magically unfold at the end of the video. 

Thanks, Julie, once more for your passion and art!



Rick and Maria add . . .
Alfie and Bijou decided to focus on "Savor" for today's photo shoot. They gathered all things golden and added some Zentangle Renaissance tiles. Next, they found some pomegranate seeds in the kitchen to display because Alfie savors the taste and Bijou savors the color.
Well, you know what can happen when word gets around that you've put food out . . . your friends just happen to "drop by" for a visit.
"No worries," said Alfie. "I know where Maria keeps the pomegranate!"

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Welcome to the Project Pack No. 12 and the fourth 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 4

Project Pack No. 12 materials available here

Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP12Day04 and #12DaysofZentangle2020

Let Alfie know your thoughts and each day we will pick a commenter at random to receive a Zentangle Surprise! 

The winner from Day 3's blog is Joan Mitchell! Please send your snail mail address to 

Note: to curb spam on the blog, comments require approval. If you do not see your comment right away, please do not resubmit. All comments will be approved before winner is selected. 



  • Estoy disfrutando cada día de este proyecto. En mi caso, como quiero encuadernar todas las teselas juntas como un cuaderno del proyecto 12, he superpuesto la teselas 3D sobre una cuadrada como si fueran dos. Pawi

    Paqui González lorenzo on

  • “trust the process” is so true. I’m loving this series.

    Nancy Wilcox on

  • Love the tree-like result of day 4 project. Love each tile on its own.

    Joyce Rosenberger on

  • Mary Kay- I am so sorry for your struggle with #4. My approach to a lesson that is not in my nature is the same as bath night around here- we are not trying to get clean as much as having fun so the kids go in together with some bubbles and the result is that they are clean and it was so much more fun. Try doing it again ‘ crazy style’ or ‘Mary Kay’ style and still appreciate Rick’s unique style as well. As I have heard said many times, we are not to copy but to find inspiration from what is shown us. When I feel frustration I know that is on me- be yourself. ❤️

    Kathy Y. on

  • I’m really enjoying the series so far!

    Natalie E on

  • Enjoyed Day 4 and all the embellishments… nice to have you back Julie…best advice you could give is “trust the process”!

    Carol Roenbaugh on

  • You have a little camera shutter on the inside of the second orb. So cute and very fun to do. Thanks for day 4.

    Kathy Cardon on

  • I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy doing this one, but boy was I wrong. What seemed so simple became incredibly beautiful with all of the layers of color. “Believe in the process.” Love it.

    Rachael Schwartz on

  • I look forward to these projects each Christmas. Thank you.

    Andrea Saxton on

  • This is beautiful – love the 3D final step!

    Donna P. on

  • Love the project surprise at the end. I like the suggestion of 3/3Zs to make a bell. Could also make it a tree. Bells or tree could be an ornament. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Day 5!

    Johnifer Baker on

  • Day 4 I’m LOVING it ! Ok …you convinced me to go back to day 3 and keep working my original tile where I had “strayed” and gotten “lost”…but I’m really loving Day 4! Thank you!!! Oh I learn so much from each of you and each of the days…and noticing how you change the movement of your hands and the direction.

    Mary Ellen Ziegler czt33 on

  • Julie, Glad to see you are back. Enjoyed your tile today and the options for its use as an ornament, card holder, etc. The gold adds so much fun to the tiles!

    Jo Diamantes on

  • Lovely little project with a new-to-me tangle! Thx. ~ Rose

    Rosemarie Crawford on

  • The voice in my head is reminding me that this paper is softer than I’m used to, to use a light touch, to trust the process, it doesn’t have to be perfect and keep going. I listened to that voice, enjoyed the project and my finished creation.

    Barbara Christmann on

  • thank you for these videos – even as a beginner I feel like I can be succesful

    Natalie M on

  • Beautiful! Enough said!

    Cathrine Nicols on

  • The Decorative functional use for the completed tiles is interesting. Certainly creates more ways to display tiles. Embedding an letter would make it a nice personalized (ornament) gift.

    Linda B on

  • I really loved the reminder to “trust the process” in tangling. (It’s such good advice for life too.)

    Patricia on

  • Super cute tile and a fun lesson. Thank you!

    Kathy Cody on

  • Great video. The shading really made the patterns appear 3D. Thank you !

    Jackie on

  • Thank you all so. much for offering the project packs. This year I decided to tangle along and have created my own renaissance tiles using watercolour backgrounds. I’m trying to push myself away from simply copying and am really enjoying the process. Happy Holidays. J

    Jane Osborne CZT on

  • Such cute stories with each tangle! 🙂

    Tisha Cabral on

  • I am new to zentangle and found it to be such a delightful way to spend my days in Covid isolation. I splurged and got the zentangle pack 12 for Christmas. When I received my package, I was so surprised to find all those goodies and feel it is a wonderful bargain! I could hardly wait for the classes to begin! Now, it is like opening a gift every day! I do savor each lesson and so appreciate your dedication and talents! I am still working on getting day 3…. it will take me 16 times I am sure!😂 Thank you again and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Cindy Miller on

  • What fun, Julie! Thanks for some new ideas!

    Linda JF on

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