I accidentally left 3 tiles behind at the CZT Seminar. While I’m sad about that… I decided to recreate them! This one is done on a Zendala tile, but it’s not perfectly symmetrical. Working in the round isn’t something that I do very often. But I was very surprised at how relaxing this was. I think not having to make everything match from side to side takes the stress out of this type of design.

River of berries. Adding a bit of graphite, using a simple pencil and a tortillon, transforms tangles on a tile into a small piece of art and fills it with life. Don’t fear the pencil! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Fife Flukes Poke Root

This beautiful Spundala was created by CZT Amanda Higbee! I am blown away that she used Pea-nuckle in the round. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen anyone do that before! It certainly never occurred to me to try it! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a purple and pink, Sakura Pigma Micron pens. Shading done with watercolor pencils. Tangles: Crescent Moon Emingle Keeko Pea-Nuckle

Difference. These two little Bijou tiles both have the same tangle, Munchin. The first tile, in the upper left, was done by scattering dots on the tile and then drawing the tangle in the traditional way. I added shading at the convergence of the lines for each small triangle. For the second tile, I started in the center of the tile with one triangle. Then, I added each new triangle, growing off of the existing ones.

Tiny bubbles (tiny bubbles) In the wine (in the wine) Make me happy (make me happy) Make me feel fine (make me feel fine) - Leon Pober Sorry, I just couldn’t resist! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle Tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Highlights created with white colored pencil and white acrylic paint pen. Tangles: Tipple

We have learned to appreciate and focus on each thing, one stroke at a time. I love this frame made from an Apprentice tile. I also really love the bijouism that was added to it by our guides! You can get your own collection of 24 bijouisms by following the link. The little tin actually contains two of each… one for you to keep and one to give away!

What are these creatures we found hiding under the leaves? Each one is different, bearing fragmented patterns creating their own interpretation? It is our third day along this path. We’ve grown bolder, looking here and there and finding new things or changing the old. Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Articulated Molygon

Remembrance. As we walk on this path, I am reminded to spend time with others I’m walking here with. The time will go so fast and we will, literally, be scattered to all the corners of the earth. But we will remember each other, and this special time here. This beautiful, rosemary stem is drawn using the tangle Verdigogh. Rosemary is for rememberance. I wanted to add something to it, but I couldn’t decide what.

As our raft came to an island in the sea, we looked up and saw how close the stars appeared, twinkling through the openings in the tops of the giant plants. Looking down, I saw the small eddies and swirls left in the sand by the waves and small creatures. I think I’ll explore this island further. Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Pigma Micron pen.

We’ve traded yesterday’s spacial vortex for an ocean raft which we’re riding across the waves. So many ways to travel on this journey! I wonder what we will discover on the other side? Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle Tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Cadent Knight's Bridge Shattuck

I think we’ve found a special dimension that warps time and space. As we go along for the ride, the plants along the side of the path start poking through here and there to remind us of where we’re going. Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Highlights done with white colored pencil. Tangles: Flux Striping

The second day on our path we’re walking fast… faster than I am used to. I feel like I’m running to keep up with everyone else. Kind of out of breath and unable to slip into a rhythm. This is our second tile. I’m so excited to see the mosaic we create together! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron PN pen. Shading done with graphite pencil.

We all came to this particular path from different directions: locations, desires, experiences, expectations, dreams… Now, we will travel together for a while. Each doing the same thing, but each doing it their own way. This is our first step on this journey. My first tile from the CZT30 seminar! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Crescent Moon Florz Hollibaugh Printemps

This little Bijou tile is going into my tangle index book. It shows a hybrid between Well and Florz. I like the way, when it is shaded, it looks like it is woven! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle Bijou tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: florz well fwell

Getting Ready

  CZT classes

Unfortunately, no time for tangling yesterday. I spent the day putting together kits for teaching classes! I’m really looking forward to sharing Zentangle with new students. Even after 8 years, teaching still excites me. I love watching the students discover that they CAN tangle and create beautiful works of art, even if they thought they couldn’t. It always surprises and delights.