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Zentangle Project Pack No. 19 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2022 - Day 10

Zentangle Project Pack No. 19 - The 12 Days of Zentangle 2022 - Day 10

It has become an annual Zentangle tradition for us to celebrate the holiday season with a series we call The Twelve Days of Zentangle. For twelve consecutive days, we deliver daily tangling lessons, guiding you through the steps to create festive tangled works of art that are all part of the same theme.

Join us now for Day Ten, as our old friend Alfie and a couple of new friends take us through The 2022 Twelve Days of Zentangle.

As Marasu was going through Maria’s journal, she exclaimed, “Nomi, look, tripoli! Isn’t that what you did yesterday with Rick?”

“Yes,” said Nomi “tripoli is quite an interesting tangle. It was first designed to stand alone. But, eventually, “things” started to appear in the triangles. This was before Zentangle brought out the concept of “reticula and fragments” (a system of grids, and various shaped, small motifs that are designed to be placed in the grids).

“I love tripoli as a reticula. I think it is an interesting way to house my precious fragments. And, it’s not so obvious as to how it’s done. Complex looking, but not hard to tangle,” said Marasu.

Harold admired both Nomi’s tripoli and the one in Maria’s big (actually, tiny) book.

Alfie says “I can’t wait to see what today brings in Maria's and Molly's class!"

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This Zentangle series is unique as we will be working on one singular piece of tangled art over the course of twelve lessons. The customized surface will provide structure and a common element to guide us on this adventure together. We will methodically and magically add to the structure as we simultaneously discuss and share our system of collecting, deconstructing, and categorizing tangles. As we take you on an adventure, we will introduce you to our Zentomology™ approach. We will explore Tangle Genuses, or categories of tangles.

In true Zentangle fashion, our approach to this system is playful and open to exploration and interpretation. We use the Zentomology system as way to learn about the characteristics of tangles and explore how to use them in ways that enhance and balance our tangled compositions. As we dig into this concept, we leave a trail of tangled artwork behind us. Join us as we get tangled up in the Zentomology approach of studying tangles while creating one large piece of tangled art.

Each day, as we add to this singular piece of tangled art, we remind you to trust the process. Watch as this composition comes together with different tangles, concepts and your individual style. At the end we will bring all of the elements of the Zentangle Method together in a beautiful and unique piece of artwork.

Tangle along with Maria and Molly as they guide you through the tenth lesson in this series.

We recommend doing these videos in order, beginning with day 01. You can view all previous Project Pack No. 19 videos here.

Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP19Day10 and #12DaysofZentangle2022.

Let us know your thoughts below and at the end of this series, we will pick a commenter at random from each day to receive a Zentangle surprise!



  • I’m very grateful to be spending time with this project…

    carmela on

  • That weaving in & out – going back & forth – so the same tangle appears ‘in front’ in one place & ‘behind’ in another really takes tangling to another level. So intricate, yet when one has been shown how………. it becomes achievable.

    Evy Browning on

  • That weighted Printemps tangled with the watercolor pencil is fabulous!

    Nancy CZT18 on

  • I always look forward to seeing Rick, Maria, Molly, Martha, and Julie’s work at the end of each video!

    Diane Harpster on

  • So much fun. I don’t want it to end!

    Patti A on

  • This is enchanting and magical. Each tangled section compliments the other.

    Jackie on

  • Thank you Molly for the great variations.

    Dorian on

  • So many wonderful tangles …really love the look.

    Cathrine Nicols on

  • I have been on a cruise with terrible Internet connection (I know, poor me, haha) and can’t watch the videos, but look forward to catching up when I get home on 12/22.

    Kendra Page on

  • It feels very unfamiliar using so many patterns and not shading at all. But it’s also incredibly exciting until the end!

    Astrid Reichel-Schattmann on

  • It ’S very funny feeling how these grow and develop and fill these different areas and there ’s always room for one more!!!!

    carmela on

  • It’s been a different and interesting journey so far! I cant wait to see the end result. This template is very versatile and can be filled with anything of our choice!

    Suchitra Komandur on

  • Filling in and then on to shading…a lot of shading!

    Andrea R on

  • Thanks for encouraging us to fill remaining spaces with our own ideas and sharing different versions. It truly makes for an original piece of art .

    Deborah R on

  • I’m excited that we are being set free to fill in our spaces. Thanks for sharing the different versions!

    Nancy Wilcox on

  • I am taking your recommendation to heart… drawing a little, putting it aside, looking and deciding! Cannot WAIT for shading!

    Ellen Weinman on

  • Loved watching Maria an Molly add elements to their projects! It is fascinating how each has their own way of adding to the whole. I loved the Mooka on the Fengle! I wondered when it was going to come into the picture! It was amazing how quickly the Rixty grew seedpods! I loved the moon pie berries as well. I thought at first that they were jetties, but then I saw the stems. . . I have never seen those before. Looking forward to the shading. . .

    LLS on

  • I was wondering how these other spaces would be filled! Now I know i need to answer that question myself, teehee.

    Donna on

  • It’s unbelievable that we are at Day 10…time flies when you have “balance, interest, and fun”. This project pact has been all three. Thank you!

    Carol R. on

  • Loving today’s approach to the project pack. So great to see everything starting to come together and get filled in. Everything is working so beautifully together!

    Lauren H on

  • Well this will be a lot of work and fun to fill up all the rest. I‘ m curious where it will lead me. Thank you so much for your inspirations today

    Martina Fegeler on

  • This is coming together so wonderfully! I love seeing everyone’s work at the end of the video’s. It is lovely to see that everyone has their own style. And it shows that everyone does this their own way and their own creativity.
    I hope everyone who participates appreciates their own work as much as the ones shown in the video’s.

    Doris Bisschop on

  • Wow, everyone’s pieces are melding into such amazing works of tangled bliss! Love these,

    Linda J on

  • Seeing everyone’s piece really enforces that it is up to you how to proceed with the tangles since they are so different , but the same. Can’t wait to see what happens with the shading!

    Wendy on

  • The filling in of the blank spaces really make the whole piece look so intricate! I love seeing everyone’s take on it.

    Debbie J on

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