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

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

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?"

"Yes, Marasu?"

"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!
Day 1: Nancy Wilcox
Day 2: Kristin W.
Day 3: Linda J
Day 4: Rondy
Day 5: Dorian
Day 6: Kathleen McMurtry
Day 7: Carmela
Day 8: Brenda DeBock
Day 9: Lauren H.
Day 10: Carol R.
Day 11: Deborah R



  • Thank you for this journey, can’t wait to try this again…I hope you offer this with the printed string for purchase, the paper is lovely.

    Dorian on

  • Thank you so much for a wonderful Project Pack. I truly enjoyed watching how the tree evolved each day with such beautiful materials.

    Lauren H on

  • How Sad! It seemed like December 9th would never arrive, and now so quickly, the Twelve Days of Zentangle are over! Thank you for all the work that went into making this possible! Merry Christmas and Happy 2023!

    Linda S. on

  • How Sad! It seemed like December 9th would never arrive, and now so quickly, the Twelve Days of Zentangle are over! Thank you for all the work that went into making this possible! Merry Christmas and Happy 2023!

    Linda S. on

  • This is going to take a while! Thanks to everyone for all the work, and love, you have put into this project!

    Ellen Weinman on

  • Many thanks for the months of work that went into planning PP19 and the presenters who gently guided each lesson. The grand finale of different shading, coloring, highlighting and lifting was incredible. I learned so many techniques that I can’t wait to incorporate into my Zentangle practice! Your generosity in sharing your passion is deeply appreciated. Happy holidays to all and a happy tangling New Year! <3

    Rachel J on

  • I love the colored berries! I so enjoyed this project pack and look forward to finishing my piece using all the techniques you have taught!

    Wendy on

  • What a great project. Your finished pieces are beautiful works of art. Maria’s red poke root makes the piece.

    Deborah R on

  • Thank you for 12 fun & creative filled days of Christmas…best Project Pack ever!

    Carol R. on

  • This has been a wild tangle ride! Thanks so much!

    Patti A. on

  • Thank you for this amazing project. I plan to savor the shading and just slowly come back to it over the next few days to make it last!

    Donna on

  • What gorgeous works of art! I must admit that I was surprised by this video. My thoughts about shading were to add graphite, which is true, but it was only part of the story. The highlighting was AMAZING! I loved Maria’s poke berries! They GLOW! I didn’t realize that the General’s white chalk would cover up the lines in Maria’s Fengle, and that she could then add colors on top of the chalk. I appreciate Molly reminding us that we don’t have to rush. Martha had so many beautiful additions: the Moon pie berries, the DooDah border, the design on the arcs, and the shadows and clouds. What really stood out to me on Rick’s was the aura around the trellis design that made them stand out so far from the background when he added shading. It was a learning experience to watch the transformation that the highlights and shading added to all the works of art. I agree with Molly. I want to do another one as soon as I get this one done. I’m sure I will learn more, and I will have 24 days of Zentangle! Happy Holidays! Thank you So VERY MUCH!

    LLS on

  • Thank you for 12 fun days! I’ll be watching the videos again to make sure I’ve caught everything.

    Nancy Wilcox on

  • Seeing all the different ways of how to shade really encouraged me not to think of there being a particular way of doing it – using colour for the Pokeroot Berries & mixing graphite shading with chalk with colour…….. there really are no limits & yet……. there is also the elegance of limited materials!

    Evy Browning on

  • Thank you for all the hard work that goes into creating the project packs and all the amazing videos! What a treasure you’ve created for all of us!

    Linda J on

  • Thank you for another wonderful 12 days of Zentangle.

    Jackie on

  • What a wonderful and amazing Project Pack! Thank you all at ZHQ for this beautiful, interesting, positive and inspiring journey.
    I followed Alfie and friends story and enjoyed it greatly. And Nomi’s artwork came out magnificent as did everyone else’s.
    To everyone who is reading this: Have a wonderful Christmas and I wish all of you the best for 2023.

    Doris Bisschop on

  • Wow! These were so beautiful! Will be going through all of them again. Thank you.

    Cathrine Nicols on

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