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Third Day of Zentangle 2017

Rick Roberts

"On the Third Day of Zentangle . . ." On the third stroke of Zentangle R and M played 'round,  With circles, white and cheerful As more people around the world practiced the Zentangle Method, we noticed a marriage between the form of traditional Mandala art and Zentangle patterns. This lovely combination inspired us to investigate further. A circular canvas is a perfect fit for the Zentangle concept of no up or down. It also nurtures the practice of turning your tile as you work.  We studied traditional circular patterns and developed ways to incorporate them in a Zentangle way. After...

On the Second Day of Zentangle ...

Rick Roberts

"On the Second Day of Zentangle . . ." Alfie holds a black tile as he sits on a pomegranate. Behind him is a Christmas card Maria created. It reads, "Welcome the wondrous season that gives free rein  To embrace what is worth holding dear."   -----+-----     On the second stroke of Zentangle R and M progressed, black tangled white . . . For years we explored the patterned beauty of black ink on the white square tile. This new art form continued to grow and develop through creative minds all over the world. We started looking at...

First Day of Zentangle 2017

Rick Roberts

"On the First Day of Zentangle . . ." On the first stroke of Zentangle R and M began,  With white squares and simple black lines In the fall of 2003, Rick and Maria developed the Zentangle Method. In these early days of its conception they decided that the method would use a 3.5" square white piece of high quality artist paper.  In the photo above, Alfie holds an example of the first Zentangle tile design. This is the first tile that Molly tangled. They knew right away that they wanted to work small. The idea behind this was to help...