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 Eleven, as our old friend Alfie and a couple of new friends take us through The 2022 Twelve Days of Zentangle.
“Ahhhhhhh,” whispers Nomi, “I have been so looking forward to this part. I love adding “love” to my Zentangle creations: touching up wispy lines, adding rounding in the corners and crevices (as in the smaller angle where two lines meet), adding “drama” to some shy tangles, or in some instances, a bit of color. This is fun, like sculpting clay or making a great snowball."
"Or a great snow sculpture!" adds Marasu. I love how you used the tangles we've learned to fill in some of the spaces."
Marasu, Alfie and Harold look on and join in as Nomi holds his beautiful creation at arms' length to appreciate what he created and to see it from a different perspective.
“The lines and shapes call out to you at this stage” said Marasu. “I can’t wait to add more tangles and love to my 'tree,' for my tangles to speak to me. I can't believe we're already on Day 11. There's only one more day after this. I wish I could do this every day!”
Harold adds, “maybe, Marasu, Alfie and Nomi, we can tangle together on a regular basis. Maybe we would learn from each other. I heard that you can always learn a thing or three from beginners.” Big smile.
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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 Martha as she guides you through the eleventh video 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 #PP19Day11 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!