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In case you missed Tangle Patterns posting of Tangle Refresher 129,
you can find the link at https://tanglepatterns.com/2016/05/tangle-refresher-129.html It has my B’Twined pattern and links to the step-outs on my blog. Additionally there are tips on creating the tangle on my blog as well. Just click here for the original article or click here for the tips and tricks article.
This is a very forgiving and versatile tangle! After you practice a few times, you will be pro at it. Even Maria Thomas has used this tangle and published it to the relatively new Mosaic App for iPhones and Android devices!
I have lots of examples of the pattern if you are interested in seeing them, just contact me!
Wow… 35 Years of Post-its
I just found out that Amazon is temporarily discounting a bunch of Post-its for the brand’s 35th Anniversary. For nice discounts on Post-its place your order using the links below! If there’s any time to stock up, it’s now! Post-it Flags and Post-it Notes are indispensable. With multiple businesses, there is not a single workday goes by without some Post-its item being used! I know I love Post-its, so I got my order in before I wrote this blog posting. Just click on any/all the links to open window(s) for that product.
Read on to see my top 5 picks for tanglers and CZTs!
In this Zentangle Mosaic Review Part 2, I will be going over how to install the application, using it’s on-screen demo, navigating the software, and – best of all – some tips on the Waterfall. This is a continuation of my ongoing coverage of the Zentangle Mosaic app from Zentangle HQ.
Read on for more…
A Zentangle Mosaic Review of Zentangle Software for iPhone and Android
Looking for the Software for your Phone?
Grab the software and come right back for my multiple-part review with tips, tricks, and techniques for using Zentangle Mosaic!
Part 1: Zentangle Mosaic Brief Overview
The English version of Zentangle Mosaic 1.0 has just been released by Zentangle Books & Creations! It is a cool, new, first of it’s kind inspirational World-wide Tangler’s viewer and sharing app (with a social media approach). Think of Zentangle Mosaic as a window to the global Zentangle community that you can peek into or become a part of any time you want. Zentangle Mosaic is currently available for the Android and iPhone platforms. There are two distinct versions of the app: there is the feature-limited Free Version viewer and, when activated, it turns into the more feature filled Subscription Version. For either functionality, you start by downloading the Free Version. This Zentangle Mosaic Review is done on an iPhone 6S and a 6S+.
Read on for my initial thoughts…
Soluna is a new tangle by me, Pegi Schargel, CZT. It consists of three easy strokes; orbs (circles), straight-ish lines, and a curved line (arc). Create Soluna in just three very easy steps. The inspiration for this new tangle is an outdoor light called Negron 1 that I saw in an online home improvement catalog. This shows that inspiration for tangle patterns can come from anywhere! Keep reading to see the exact steps…
I Found Something New!
I have found new product on Amazon.com that you can order now. It is a Studio Series Artist’s Tile Glass Frames (Set of 4 clip frames) for only $9.99 plus shipping! I have placed an order for several sets! What a cool way to protect and display your artwork. [Read more…]
This is the 2nd part of a series. Be sure to see Zentangle Opus: My First Experience – Part 1 here!
Zentangle Opus Tile Part 2
After having drawn a wonderful string on my Opus Tile, I tangle Crescent Moon. It’s a standard tangle that I often use. I also teach it to all students in my Do More Art Zentangle Basics and Introduction to Zentangle classes at Portland Community College. I decide to give crescent moon a prominent place on the tile, front and center. I decide to draw it large and gave it 7 crescents so that it would not look too crowded. I decide to leave the center as white space to shade later. If I don’t like that, I know I can always fill it with solid black ink, or add the Tipple pattern. I think to myself that it looks naked sitting there on the tile. For a moment I fear that the scale is inappropriately large for the tile size. No worries, just tangle on and see what happens! 🙂
My First Opus Tile
My incredibly talented Interior Designing Mother-in-Law had asked me to create a larger piece of Zentangle art for display in her gorgeous home. I have tangled for years and yet, I was a bit apprehensive about the idea of creating for the large 10-1/2″ square Zentangle Opus Tile format. I have made a couple of 9-tile ensembles in the past and had a lot of fun creating those, so I figured I’d give it a try. I ordered 5 Opus Tiles from Zentangle headquarters.
The tiles arrived quickly and I excitedly opened the package. The Opus tiles were well protected in a glassine bag and were carefully enclosed between two larger pieces of paper board to prevent damage.
Tangle Deck 1 is the brainchild of Lynn Mead, a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT), from Monroe, WA. All CZTs attend extensive training in Providence, RI and are personally instructed by the founders of Zentangle, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. This review assumes that you are familiar with the Zentangle Method and the associated terminology.
Have you ever tried to draw your own reference Tangles and Step-outs on tiles? I have and I could never get enough info on the front of the 3-1/2″ tile. Lynn takes care of that problem elegantly!
Tangle Deck 1 – What Is It?
Lynn has created Tangle Deck 1 to be a reference for named, non-copyrighted, repetitive images as introduced by Zentangle Inc. and as a wonderful source of inspiration for people who draw using the Zentangle Method.
The portable paperboard boxed set consists of fifty-four beautifully illustrated, coated large 3-1/2” by 5-3/4” cards, and an accompanying flat-lying, thirty-five page spiral bound booklet titled Tangle Deck Techniques. Fifty-two of the cards have easy to learn, copyright-free Tangles directly from Zentangle Headquarters.
Thanks to you, I had a number of sold-out Zentangle classes in 2015. My students learn…believe it or not…that they can do more art. And it shows! Many of us seem to have a deep inner need to create art and it starts early. Give a child crayons and paper and they don’t stare at the blank page with apprehension, they begin naturally creating. Now you can take an AM or PM class when the time works for you.