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
Have you ever wanted to draw on the wall? TangleatioNZ and Life in Vacant Spaces have joined together for a creative community project over five days in September, to ‘tangle’ some patterns on the wall at LiVS’s site in Waltham. So….. Do you tangle? Have you considered going BIG scale? – If you already tangle, come and… Continue reading Wall Tangling in Christchurch
As New Zealand moved into lockdown having been free for 6 months, I thought I’d head back to making things simple. So a nudge to not making life complicated, something to do when you headspace isn’t quite focused. One tile, one tangle, often known as a Mono-tangle. It’s an ideal vehicle for going back to… Continue reading A simple play with the Method
The Zentangle Method is about reducing the decision making to make it easier to flow, and therefore ‘relax’ as you are drawing. Concentrating your focus on one elemental line, where it is going, here and now, not worrying about the outcome or the bigger picture. However, one thing starts to come up, people love a… Continue reading Tools for Colour Tangling
Have been wanting to get this reference online for a wee while now – hope this list helps you with the ‘plain’ and the ‘quirky’ tangling terminology! Anything is possible…one stroke at a time! ® This is a core Zentangle principle. Concentrate on making a simple line in the here and now. Don’t worry about… Continue reading Glossary
Paper Stumps and Tortillons are delicious tools and both have their own merits, and I will sit on the fence as to which I recommend as I think it depends on the situation – so read on and work out which is better for you and your project! Tortillon – a rolled up short paper… Continue reading Tortillon or Paper stump?
Fantastic fun on a large scale – Anne Toth, Beate Winkler and Ildica Boyd – all got together for this combined works of wall tangling in Auckland.