In October I headed off visiting friends and family. First I caught up with the tangling team of 7F5R in Singapore – and how about this beautiful artwork as a welcome present! It was the start of a fabulous and busy weekend of sightseeing, tangling, studio visit, art shop stash shopping, a superb batik textile… Continue reading Tangles, Tiles and Friends
The second time round for my Mindfulness Month on YouTube – a free play list of monthly Prompts The second time round for my Mindfulness Month on YouTube – a free play list of monthly prompts – a set of Mindful Month of tangling videos on my channel on YouTube, last year we did a… Continue reading Month Done!
And finally it has arrived – my Extend your Enhancements! The sister guide to my handy shading guide, both now available to buy on my website, and they can be shipped all over the world*. SO excited to bring this guide out, covering the traditional ones (Aura, Perfs, Sparkle, Rounding and Dew Drops) as well as ones… Continue reading Extend your Shading and Enhancements!
The Kindness Institute and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, launched a mindfulness month for August in 2022 and as I use Zentangle in a mindfulness way, I wanted to share the practice with others, so I have chosen 31 different tangles which I feel work particularly well with keeping your attention to the task… Continue reading Mindfulness Month
This year I teamed up with Debbie New, another CZT based in Singapore, to work on a monthly challenge based on drawing tiny fragments for the duration of January. This is a 31-day journey, created with four Fragment shapes – the Square, Round, Triangle and Seed. This prompt list will let you play with a… Continue reading A Fragment of Your Imagination 2023
In August 2022 I recorded a series of videos to celebrate ‘mindfulness month’ triggered by a project from The Kindness Institute and the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. There are now a series of 31 free videos on Youtube to give you quiet moments of thought, acceptance and tangling penmanship. I have shared some… Continue reading Month of Mindfulness
This information came from the Sakura of America website, but the information is great, so I have replicated it here, hopefully the more you know the more it helps look after your pens. (Note though – I have had success with putting Gelly rolls in hot water for a short while to get them going… Continue reading Pen Care
“The distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing or place”. One of the main enhancement techniques is adding an ‘Aura’ and what a powerful technique it is. It gives a bridge, a gap, a space, a pause between a line or section or tangle. Here’s some techniques/… Continue reading The Aura of an aura
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir One of nature’s grid which influenced a thought or two about grid based tangles. You can have a grid which looks like it’s straight out of a maths exercise book (and has been drawn… Continue reading Grid based tangles – ways to play
Thinking about the wonderful simple strokes that make up Zentangle lines – a dot . a curve C, a double curve S, and a line I. Spend a bit of time thinking about the fun you could have switching them up. A simple way to create some tangleations (variations of the tangle) is by switching… Continue reading Switching the Elements