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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day!

Snow continues to fall here in Whitinsville, Massachusetts at Zentangle HQ. We managed to dig ourselves out a bit . . .

. . . but as you can see here . . .

We will not be shipping any packages today!

As soon as shipping does resume, we will send this Bijou tile in a Bijou frame . . .

. . . to Daniel Lamothe, whom we randomly picked from among the many wonderful folks who commented on our recent enyshou blog. Daniel, please email your shipping address to maria@zentangle.com.

Thank you Daniel, and thank you to all who took your time to write such wonderful comments.


Friday, January 23, 2015


Maria Writes. . . 

I have been really busy with life and all its wonders. But in the interstices (defined as an intervening space, especially a very small one), I have found all I need to keep me focused.

enyshou is a tangle from our very first collection. We haven't said much about it, nor have we posted step-outs. I saw something sort of like it once, and created my interpretation of it. I find it very organic, yet structured at the same time. A few of these were middle of the night meanderings . . . .

It has been my "go-to" or "mac 'n cheese" tangle lately and I thought I'd share a few with our tangle friends around the world.

If you are so inclined, you can contact a CZT near you for a class.

Perhaps you will end up with your own version of it. How cool is that?

Our best to you on this bright, albeit crisp, sunny January morning.

Rick adds:

I love how Maria used a pre-strung Renaissance Zendala tile for that first image . . . and then totally ignored its string! Strings offer a matrix of many benefits, including your ability to go beyond it when you choose.

We will put that Zentangle Bijou™ tile in a Bijou frame and send it to a randomly chosen lucky responder.

What is your current favorite late night tangle?

Click images for larger views.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Welcome CZT XVII !

Please welcome this amazing group of people from all over this world, members of the 17th CZT class of November, 2014:

When we say "from all over this world" it's a bit of an exaggeration, but not by much. We had the most countries represented in a CZT seminar in this class:
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
As we said in the companion newsletter to this blog post, "Wow!"

Here are larger pictures from the newsletter . . . and more.


Student's Zentangle Inspired Art:

Mosaics and more:

Jason Poole regaling . . .

. . . and Jamillah tattooing:

Molly and Maria teaching:

Wyatt & Ramsey, too:

And friendly faces all around:

A wonderful time was had by all!


If you would like to learn more about CZT seminars and perhaps to join us at a seminar in 2015, please see this link

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

200 !

IamtheDivaCZT, aka Laura Harms, CZT, aka "The Diva" has posted her 200th weekly Zentangle challenge.

Congratulations Laura on your "Bi-Zen-Tennial Celebration"!

This week, Laura challenged us to:

". . . use your Mac'N'Cheese tangle in a Monotangle.  Or, in other words: create a tile using ONLY your go to, or favourite tangle.

"And let's take advantage of the WHOLE tile! No borders! Let's extend from end to end, and fill our tiles BURSTING with Tangly JOY!

"And finally - put the number 200 (big or small) somewhere on your tile."

Maria used rixty . . .

I (Rick) used paradox . . .

(Laura, two "C" shapes facing each other formed its string.)

In honor of this special event, Maria (who I think writes awesome limericks) composed . . .

Two hundred is quite a "festiva"
Can anyone hardly believe a. . .
Goddess named Laura
Zentangled an aura
All around us. . . ."Viva la Diva!"

Congrats again, Laura! Thanks for creating such a fun tradition in this wonderful Zentangle community.



Laura would love to have 200+ tiles for this event. So, we encourage you to join this celebration with your tile. And be sure to check out all the amazing tiles already there at this link.


She's got give-aways! :-)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Welcome CZT XVI !

Once again we are thrilled and proud to introduce a new class (the sixteenth!) of Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT) to you:

We are sharing larger images from this newsletter so you can enjoy them more closely.

Images of Zentangle Inspired Artwork that students bring to share:

Jella Verelst, CZT, returns to share her stories about practicing and teaching the practice of Zentangle. Jella was in our first CZT class in February, 2009. Her site is PaperArtStudio in Belgium.

Here's a closer view of those pumpkins we tangled:

And, the Zentangle Collaborative to which everyone contributed:


If you are interested in attending a CZT seminar in 2015, please see this link