Reef, created by Judy Lehman, is a simple but fun tangle. The tops of the shapes provide a nice distribution of dark areas across the tile and help to balance the large white areas. I chose to further embellish each shape, but the tangle is equally effective just plain. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Reef

It‘s complicated. When I‘m stressed, taking time to tangle becomes even more important. It allows me to decompress and step away from the chaos. However, my tile often reflects what‘s going on around me. This tile is a case in point. I‘m not feeling good, and there is a lot of “stuff” going on that has me not following my “normal” routine. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen.

Blue. I decided to experiment with a blue pen for this tile. I also shaded part of it with a blue colored pencil… after I did the Cirquital with a regular pencil and realized it looked a bit odd. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a blue, Micron pen. Tangles: Barbd Cadent Cirquital Criss & Cross Dex Printemps Sedgling Sez Worms

Distress Inks. This tile is a combination of techniques beginning with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Spray Stains, and markers. In addition, several other products were used including Polychromos colored pencils, a variety of gel pens, Sharpies, and Zig markers. The techniques used are from Eni Oken‘s ebook, “3D Tangle: Tangling over Distressed Tiles.” While this technique still involves drawing tangles on a small piece of paper, it is far from the original Zentangle Method.

Butterfly bones. Every time I look at this tile, I feel like it‘s a drawing of the remains of a butterfly or a moth. This tile includes one of my original tangles: Barbd. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Barbd Black Box Bridgen Carrés Caterpillar Cheesecloth Circfleur Five Oh Florz Keeko Locar

A party on a tile. Beads, flowers, bold costumes and wild music. To me, this tile feels like a party! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Chillon Cyme Ixorus Poke-Root Raddox Rain Scoodle Warble

Through the window. We peeked around the curtain to see how they lived. All we could see, though were some flowers in a vase and the corner of the over-stuffed chair. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Becki Fife Jalousie King‘s Crown Shing Opus

Earth Day. Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. I drew this Zentangle years ago, but every time I see it, it reminds me of the earth and nature. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Nzeppel Pokeleaf

Movement. I love the way the string used in this tangle conveys movement while the Marasu anchors the viewer. It‘s as if the other patterns in the tile are flowing around the spiral design. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Botto Courant Marasu Mi2 Mixed Signals Munchin Socc Wildwood

Textiles. This tile makes me feel like I‘m peeking into my sewing room and seeing fabrics and trims ready and waiting on my cutting table. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Beeline Courant Flooka Flux Patena Ruflz Sez

You can find the instructional video for Zingo here. Indy and Mazzy, show you how they draw this tangle. I decided that the design could handle some delicate coloration, so I chose to draw it with several different-but-neutral Copic mulitliner pens. I did nestle on a bed of Spirals, which technically would be a second tangle, but the point of this tile was to draw Zingo in all of it‘s glory.

Bunny. I love bunnies! Real or plush, both are fine with me. It‘s the bunny time of year, so I just had to draw one! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum tile using a black, Micron pen. Coloring done with various markers, metallic and glitter gel pens. Shading done with pencil. Tangles: Grass Border Palrevo

Symmetry. Not really, but this string gives you an illusion of symmetry because of the repetition of patterns on each side of the tile. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Centipede Florz Kule Meer Scallops Shard Tink

Angles. Apparently, I‘m being drawn to angles and straight lines as opposed to curves. It‘s interesting that I tend to fill those angles with softer, rounder patterns fairly often! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Aah Antidots Apollonian Waves Ballot Beedz Bulb Lantern Buttercup Jonqal Nymph

Red. I recently saw a Zentangle tile that someone in a Facebook group had drawn in red. That was the first time that I‘ve seen a completely red tile. I thought it would be an interesting challenge to try my own. Shading with regular pencil looks a little strange, so I decided to try a red colored pencil. I chose a color that was a bit darker, and I think it worked very well.