Do you look for Zentangle at Used Goods Stores? I do, here are some of my most recent finds… The Photo Album below had a cover of plain craft paper. I tangled all available surfaces and now keep some of my tiles in it! Do you want to guess how much? [Read more…]
Zentangle Bijou Part 2 of 2
There are currently 24 Bijouisms.
Zentangle Bijou seems to be a hit! The Bijouism’s are darling! They relate to the Zentangle Method for the most part. To learn more about these, just go to Bijou’s Bijouisms page and check it out!
The list of Bijouisms so far is as follows:
1 No mistakes
4 Come out of your shell
9 Be present
11 The string’s the thing
12 Choose your tangles
15 Deliberate strokes
16 Beautiful and beyond
22 Slow down
23 Enjoy the shade
24 Relax [Read more…]
Zentangle Bijou Unveiled!
Zentangle Bijou was just unveiled to the public by Zentangle.com. So what is a Bijou? Bijou in French means ‘jewel.’ The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Bijou as a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship, and as something elegant, or highly prized. Want to know more? [Read more…]
I have been looking for products to help with Zentangle Tile storage and related documents storage so that I can easily see them. Part of the problem is that repetitively handling the tiles spreads the graphite all over, thus dulling the light areas and smearing graphite onto the back of every tile in the stack. I have recently been storing standard 3.5″ square tiles in an vintage floppy diskette holder and in the Zentangle Keepsake box. If only there was a way to put all of my Zentangle Tiles and documents together in a binder to be easily flipped through and protect them from further damage at the same time. Hmmm…I found some great solutions! [Read more…]
I had been working on my first Zentangle Vessels for some time, and I think I’ve come up with a new tangle. It is created solely with a parenthesis stroke! I did find a somewhat similar tangle in Huggy Bear, but I think Vessels is different enough to be a new tangle. Do you know this pattern by another name? Tell me what you think! Thanks for your input.
When I saw the 3.5 inch photo cube, I got excited! What a perfect item for what I will call a ‘ZenCube’. It’s been 6 months or more since creating it, and my skills have improved substantially, but I think it is worth sharing now. I first shared it at CZT-14 in Providence, RI., where it seemed to be well received. How to make the Zentangle ZenCube Purchase an acrylic 3.5” photo cube at Michaels in the framing department. I got it for about $4.00. I notice similar cubes online are much more expensive. Get 6 blank 3.5” square Zentangle tiles and number them on the back in pencil as shown in the photo below. I found numbering the tiles extremely helpful when drawing the string and tangling the tiles, especially when matching up how the top, bottom and sides interplay with each other. The numbering was also helpful when assembling the ZenCube. (By the way, T = Top, B = Bottom in the numbering scheme.) Be sure to retain the void-fill paperboard that comes in the cube, you will need it to hold the tiles in place. The next steps are to draw your strings, then tangles using the Zentangle Method, add coloring if desired, then and shading. In the photos below, I had colored the tiles before adding shading, using Tombow dual brush tip markers that I purchased from Amazon.com. The ZenCube can be used in many ways, for example, you might want to adorn it with a hand lettered poem. I spent a little time thinking about what I wanted; an undulating band that wrapped around the cube separating the top and bottom halves, with the border just tickling the top tile. So I laid out tiles 1-4 and drew the undulating stripe’s center band. making sure it had enough space for some pea size ‘pearls’. I made a few aura lines surrounding that initial band. Some solid, some with tangles, some narrow some wide. I ended up with 5 bands on each side of the pearled stripe. It will be fun to see what you come up with. I hope you find this idea helpful! Let me know how it goes by contacting me. Here are some photos of my first ZenCube while in the process of doing it…
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(containing great Zentangle Patterns)
eBook: The Tangled Tropical Garden
(Part 1 of a 4-part The Tangled Garden Series)
The lush, tropical foliage of Maui is the inspiration for The Tangled Tropical Garden. You’ll find step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of leaves, flowers and ferns using simple botanical forms and their favourite tangle patterns. This ebook is overflowing with vibrant colour and verdant greens, encouraging watercolour and colored pencil enthusiasts to add a splash of visual impact to their work. Cherryl Moote is an experienced book and paper artist and author of a series of Zentangle books and DVDs known for their clear, thorough, studio-tested instruction style. Cherryl is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and has revelled in the opportunity to richly illuminate this book with tangles and Zentangle inspired artwork of her own.
eB-TTG-ePub © 2013, 28 pages, eBook, Full Color. Retail: $9.99 US. This 24-page booklet is only available in epub format for viewing on a screen and not printed.