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 Twelve, as our old friend Alfie and a couple of new friends take us through The 2022 Twelve Days of Zentangle.
“Hey, Nomi, what did you add there?" asks Alfie.
“Yesterday Martha taught us how to balance the composition with texture tangles, Nomi replies. "She used tipple, a tangle made up of tiny orbs squished together, like bubbles in the kitchen sink. By adding tipple in the background here and there, it creates a beautiful harmony between the different tangles. She also used betweed, one I never thought to use as a texture before and ‘voila!’ it worked great. Of course, printemps was a natural. It works well everywhere in all different sizes.”
Harold starts to laugh.
"What's so funny?" asks Marasu.
“Look down,” Harold says. “Right here on this old book table. Don't those patterns look just like Nomi's texture tangles? The yellow dots on the black background really add to the overall beauty. I bet this technique has been used for centuries.”
"Wow, Harold, you're already noticing patterns. I'm impressed!" says Marasu.
Harold blushes and says, “This is all incredibly interesting. There is so much I can learn from Zentangle. I think I’m ready now to become an artist . . . the artist I always wanted to be! I'm so excited to see what our friends at Zentangle are going to show us today.”
"Me, too!" replies Marasu. "And, Harold?"
"I like your hat," says Marasu quietly.
"Thank you, Marasu. I like yours, too."
...later that day...
“I am so honored, dear friends, that you came to my art opening,” says Nomi, a little nervous about the evening celebration.
"I asked you to come a little earlier than the rest of the guests to tell you what your constant support and enthusiasm has meant to me. I heard that the Zentangle Method was all about positivity and encouragement, never criticizing, even if you think it is constructive criticism. I am so glad that I have experienced this important part of the method with you. Now, when I go to teach my students, I will always remember how your wonderful compliments and interesting comments inspired me. I now know the simple, dreamy joy of tangling. You, my friends were a big part of my Zentangle journey and for that I am truly grateful,” says Nomi.
Marasu adds “I think we all got something out of this exercise just watching you draw. I was excited about the ideas I had while watching your pen dance across the paper. I couldn’t wait to get home and try them out myself. I dreamed wonderful dreams of what it means to be an artist, how it would guide me through my life.”
Harold and Alfie nod in agreement.
“Thank you my dear friends. Thank you. Thank you so much," says Alfie. "Let’s go grab some juice and mingle with the other guests. It’s going to be a great night!”
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Today, on our final day of this series, we share with you two videos!
First, tangle along with Rick, Maria and Molly as they guide you through the twelfth and final lesson of this series.
Then, join Rick and Maria for a wrap-up video as they look back on this series. They will even be sharing the completed work of a special guest!
We recommend doing these videos in order, beginning with day 01. You can view all previous Project Pack No. 19 videos here.
Zentangle Project Pack No. 19 - Day 12
Zentangle Project Pack No. 19 - Wrap-up
Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP19Day12 and #12DaysofZentangle2022.Thank you to everyone who followed along with us and shared your thoughts on our blogs! We have randomly selected the following commenters to receive a Zentangle surprise! Please send your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org!