Thursday, December 27, 2012

January Tangle Time and Zendala Workshop

As we settle into the coldest months of winter in New England, we will shift our focus to the quieter, introspective, meditative side of Zentangle.  On January 20th we will welcome guest CZT, Karen Keefe, who will be teaching 'Into the Zendala Zone', a workshop encouraging focused breathing and centering while using the Zentangle method. Karen will show us how to use the Zendala format to create beautiful, circular, mandala-like designs. Click on the 'Class Information' tab at the top of this page for more information about the workshop and to see images of zendala designs.To prepare for the workshop, this month's Tangle Time classes will use mostly familiar tangles and we will concentrate on slowing down and relaxing and truly appreciating the creation of each zentangle ' stroke at a time...' Participants in Tangle Time classes may choose to tangle on paper which can be used as a transfer to apply their original artwork to a candle to bring warmth and ambiance to their zentangle practice at home.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Weekly Challenge #97: String Theory v. XX -"No Strings Attached"

The Divas challenge this week is to create a tile using NO string, and this month in Tangle Time classes we are exploring tangles that create star or snowflake patterns! So here are some tiles where  the tangle itself defines the shape of the design.

Tangles: Betweed, Tipple, Speckles

Tangles: Fengle, Flux

Tangles: Auranot, Knightsbridge
 And just for fun, here is a seasonal suggestion for displaying zentangles...

Happy Holidays!

December Tangle Time Projects

Zentangle can be used in all sorts of ways in the holiday season for cards, gift tags. Even just a tile can be a beautiful gift in itself. And of course you can tangle on all sorts of surfaces to create wonderful decorations and gifts. During December Tangle Time classes students can create paper or wood ornaments or decorate a large ball ornament.

Zentangled Envelopes

If you are going to tangle cards then you really have to tangle matching envelopes too...