Suzanne McNeil has updated the information on her zentangle books to show a couple of the patterns that can be found in each. If you are interested to see what you’d get from her books check it out.
I also wanted to let you know that Sandy Bartholomew of Beez in the Belfrey will have a zentangle pattern book available soon. Besides her own patterns, she is including some from other avid zentanglers, including yours truly. I don’t have a date, but her latest tangle of the week, Punch, is one of the tangles that will be in the book. I’m so excited!
I’m posting these together because they are patterns of a kind. They loop and swirl and invite you to fill in nooks and crannies. They fit together or stand alone. There are many patterns of this kind in zentangling.
I’m doing these to show that there is no limit to variation. Almost any little squiggle can become an alluring pattern.
Here’s a lovely zen by Rose Twofeather that uses Hoodwink, Lacy, Xpetal and Crossroads, as well as some other fantastic tangles she’s picked up from others.
There is so much variety in the way tangles can be used. Even if you use a pattern dreamed up by someone else, no one will draw that pattern exactly like you do. If you let yourself zen, and don’t try to copy what someone else has done, your sense of how things fit together will create a unique zentangle.
I’ve discovered another website from a certified zentangle teacher, who is sharing tangle patterns. I was only able to find three, though the last one is numbered 4.
She’s written a couple of zentangle books as well. I’ve used up my budget for this month, but these are on my list. If any one has seen these books, please let me know what you think of them.
And the winner is–HEINANI! Congratulations!
I just got back from the Oregon coast, and I’m feeling so good, I have to give something away!
I’m raffling off two 6×6 drawings on vellum bristol. Done with Koh-i-noor rapidosketch & and white gellyroll over Acrylic wash.
To enter the raffle, please leave a comment here with an email that I can use to contact you, if you win. If you are unable to leave a comment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you would like to be included.
Good luck, and let the raffle begin!!!
I also wanted to show off the cool ATC sized tangle cards I got from Sandra Bartholomew’s zazzle site. They were on sale for half price (not sure the sale is still on, sorry).
They’re an excellent quality–a slick surface that allows a sharp, crisp line. The steps boxes are a little small for complicated patterns. She has a larger size available for tangles like that.
I love ’em. I’ve already used up about 40 of them!
You wouldn’t look at this and say zentangle, but it is zentangle-integrated. Marta Myska has used the tangles ‘Keeko’, ‘Wadical’, ‘Striping’, and my pattern ‘Lacy’ to create a fantastic, whimiscal snowman.
Patterns are everywhere. Zentangles reduce the world to abstract pattern, but tangles can also be used to create a very realistic drawing.
More of Marta’s work can be found at her Flickr site.