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Zentangle Project Pack No. 12 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2020 - Day 3

Zentangle Project Pack No. 12 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2020 - Day 3

Hi, it's Alfie here again! 

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

Whenever I want to play with Bijou, I first check the big conch shell that Bijou fancies to be his fractal apartment.

"Come out of your shell, Bijou," I will call to Bijou when I want to play.

Sometimes when I get stuck in my shyness, Bijou will say the same to me, "Come out of your shell, Alfie!" It's good advice for all of us, from time to time.

Rick tangles today's tile. He finds great comfort in tangles that align themselves rhythmically. Curves that magically meet ever so sweetly, like smooth steps of practiced dancers. This artwork he presents to us today, has quite a few different meta-patterns, that come into focus each time you close your eyes, then open them for another look from another perspective. 

The interweaving spinning marquis shapes are brilliant - like jeweled pinwheels, waiting for a breath of fresh air to spin them into yet another meta-pattern. Surely they must have had toys such as these during the Renaissance.

And, well . . . they must have looked like these, right? Rick used a new adaptation of the tangle well for this tile.



Rick adds . . .
Bijou likes hiding in that conch shell. There's just one problem with that "shellter." Years ago, I carved the tip into a mouthpiece so I could blow it like a trumpet. When I play it, the sound is quite loud and wakes up the whole neighborhood!
Well, the last time I played it, Bijou was inside! I've since promised that I will ask Bijou to "Come out of your shell" before I play it the next time!

Welcome to the Project Pack No. 12 and the third 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 Three

Project Pack No. 12 materials available here

Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP12Day03 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 2's blog is Carol Roenbaugh! 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. 



  • I was amazed watching Rick draw this tile. Thank You.

    MartyG on

  • My world is changing, opening up and so much more positive everyday I tangle, thank you for the value you all add to my life and my parents & friends lives daily. Deep honour & gratitude to you all at Zentangle HQ 🙏🏻❤️🌟🥰

    Ms. Tegan Rein Nielsen on

  • Another beautiful tangle. Thank you.

    Andrea Saxton on

  • Thanks! Well is one of my favourite tangles!

    Natalie on

  • Thank you for another beautiful inspiration!

    Donna Pilato on

  • I’m so excited to try this!! Thank you for sharing!

    Charlene Smith on

  • This one looks like a lot of fun!

    Gina P. Woodruff on

  • Very cool addition to ways to use Well and Reticula and Fragments. ~ Rose

    Rosemarie Crawford on

  • I love the elegance of today’s tile!

    Patricia on

  • How cool was THAT? And fun, too!

    AndreaR on

  • I enjoyed the peaceful process that created this beautiful tile. Thank you !

    Jackie on

  • Ok, after watching a couple of these videos, I MUST order the project pack. I love what you are doing.

    Laura Gilmore on

  • 5 minutes into day 3 of the 12 days and it’s Rick leading the way. I am prepared …to stop ! Start again on another tile and slow down since there are no mistakes – however I cannot complete the next step due to losing my way on the mirror image…LOL. I will try again. Love you guys! Talk about focus.

    Mary Ellen Ziegler czt33 on

  • This tile is absolutely beautiful. I am highly motivated to try this adaptation of Well. Each day’s video is more inspiring than the last.

    Joan Mitchell on

  • Well, after yesterday’s tutorial I would like to try this one in crazy style as well! 😜

    Kathy Y. on

  • So much fun! I messed up my first try but gave it a second try and I love it!

    Kathy Cody on

  • I just watched the video for day 3. Rick, the design and the results are so beautiful. As Maria said, it is a design one can do over and over. I look forward to tangling it.

    Joyce Rosenberger on

  • What a fantastic tile today, Rick! Thanks for the fun!

    Linda JF on

  • This is such a beautiful tangle! :)

    Tisha Cabral on

  • Yesterday’s tile was so “mooka” fun.

    Mary Kay Watson on

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