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

One of the things I love about tan tiles is the ability to add both shades of grey and white highlights. In addition, these tiles are perfect for both brown, black and even white ink, creating lots of variety. All of these factors, added together take simple tangles to a much more sophisticated level! Zentangle drawn on a tan Official Zentangle 3Z tile using black and brown, Pigma Micron pens.

Now, it’s a stroll along the path. This tile is simply Purk. It’s like finding a familiar stone along the way. Comfortable. Fun! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle Bijou tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Purk

This amazing Zenbutton was created by Amanda! I love the tangle she used around the outside edge! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile, using blue and black, Micron pens. Shading done with colored pencil. Tangles: Fragment C15 Fragment L16 Fragment B11

This tile has been sitting in my drawer, partially done, for months. I found it when I was looking for unfinished tiles. For some reason, when I first added the Squirmy tangle to a few sections, I really didn’t like it, and felt like I had ruined it. When I pulled it out yesterday, I thought, “Why didn’t I finish this? It’s not bad!” So I added more Squirmy and finished filling in all the sections with Hypnotic.

Sketchbooks. Do you use a sketchbook? If you do, is it big? A favorite size is 9” x 12”. They are great, if you generally draw in a larger format. But I think a smaller size works much better if you regularly tangle on standard-sized tiles. The reason why is because you can turn the sketchbook easily, just like you turn your tile as you draw. I also like the smaller size because it fits in a pocket or my purse, so I always have one with me!

When you use a grid-type tangle, you don’t have to do it in a perfect grid shape! Here, I wanted to see what it would look like to use Bales, but make a fairly wonky grid, possibly with some perspective to it. So I made part of the lines curved, and varied the distance between the lines, just to see what it would look like. This type of exercise is good to do every so often.

This beautiful Zenbutton was created by Amanda. I really love all the different fragments that she chose. I think there’s a great balance of light and dark! She’s tried some that I haven’t been brave enough to tackle yet! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile, using a black, Pigma Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Fragment D1 Fragment K5 Fragment G7 Fragment U3

I’m building a library of tiles done with a single fragment from the Zentangle Primer. Today, I decided to tackle J15, using blue and brown ink. I love the effect this tangle produced when used en masse. The large, interlocking circles receded to stand behind the blue, web-like shapes, so I simply accented the illusion by shading with the appropriate colored pencil. Creating tiles like this, with fragments, is kind of like discovering buried treasure.

Wevuz fever. She was tired of being grounded because of the illness. She never should have gone to the liquid planet. But watching the merfolk swim, with their beautiful coloring fascinated her. It was the height of tourist season while she was there. So many beings from so many strange places, all sharing the pathogens from their home worlds. Something was bound to happen. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen.

Do a little. I’m still have a little trouble getting back into the swing of my daily routine. So I did this first thing yesterday morning, just so that I would accomplish something. I find that I can always fall back on the basic tile, that we all make in our first Zentangle class for a comfortable, meditative experience. In this case, I changed it up a little by using a black, 3Z tile.