Sandra Bartholomew’s Tangle of the week and Alphatangle book

Sandra Bartholomew is incredibly generous in sharing new patterns.  As a certified teacher, she shows some of the official zentangle patterns and some of her own incredible patterns. This week, she has incorporated the tangle-of-the-week in a slide show of her studio.  Her studio is funky and lots of fun.  Well worth a click awayContinue reading “Sandra Bartholomew’s Tangle of the week and Alphatangle book”

Upwall: Non-official Zentangle/ZIA pattern

UpwallOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas The mind is a funny thing. It takes clues from shadow and shape, size and detail, and interprets how big, how far, how deep. You can fool the mind into believing there are three dimensional shapes and distance between objects by using shadow and detail. Upwall is a funContinue reading “Upwall: Non-official Zentangle/ZIA pattern”

Gasket & Carpet: 2 non-officialZentangle/ZIA patterns

Gasket & CarpetOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas Triangles and Squares and Circles, oh my! The most basic of shapes become fragile and beautiful with fractal geometry. Waclaw Sierpinski was a Polish mathmetician who described the properties of these two fractals. They are interesting both mathmatically and visually. You can create a delicate, lacy effectContinue reading “Gasket & Carpet: 2 non-officialZentangle/ZIA patterns”

Peacock Pride: Zentangle Inspired drawing

NFT-Peacock PrideOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas Peacock Pride by Sandra Kay Strait aka Molossus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.Based on a work at I varied my peacock pattern for this zentangle inspired drawing. 8.25 x 5 moleskine sketch journal. Various artist and brush pens. I’veContinue reading “Peacock Pride: Zentangle Inspired drawing”

Peacock: non-official Zentangle/ZIA pattern

PeacockOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas Peacocks are such silly birds but they know they are beautfiul, strutting slowly so all can admire their radiance. This peacock feather isn’t true to life, but it’s frilly and soft and perfect for that last embellishment in a zentangle. 2 FeathersA beautiful ATC by Carolion. You can see moreContinue reading “Peacock: non-official Zentangle/ZIA pattern”

Xpetal: non-official Zentangle/ZIA pattern

XpetalOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas Fractal Geometry–math and image combine to crystalize patterns in rare and elegant designs. Each image twisting itself into spirals of mathmatically perfect repetition, over and over. You don’t need to be mathmatically perfect, or even understand the math, to use fractal designs in your zentangles. Just repeat an imageContinue reading “Xpetal: non-official Zentangle/ZIA pattern”

Leopard or Jaguar: non-official Zentangle/ZIA Pattern

Tangle Pattern -Leopard or JaguarOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas Big cats are the embodiment of grace and power. They glide through the jungle, their coats rippling over muscle. The spot pattern of the leopard or jaguar makes a simple, but striking tangle that provides movement and power to a zentangle or Zentangle Inspired ArtContinue reading “Leopard or Jaguar: non-official Zentangle/ZIA Pattern”

Jay-non-official Zentangle/ZIA Pattern

Tangle Pattern -JayOriginally uploaded by molossus aka rooibas Bird’s feathers are beautiful things. They flow, they’re frothy and full of hypnotic detail. You could zentangle forever using nothing but bird feathers as inspiration. The striped pattern can be used alone, without the feather shape, but the feathers are a nice embellishment for nooks and corners, orContinue reading “Jay-non-official Zentangle/ZIA Pattern”