Monday, March 31, 2014

More Minions

I had so much fun doing my despicable me post - thought I'd do another Minion tangle.
You try it......

Diva Challenge

 My first "Diva Challenge" with Quandary pattern. 
Diva challenge is a weekly challenge to use a pattern that is posted and boy does everyone come up with different ideas.  The beauty of this art form - very individual. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014


My first attempt at a pineapple... This is a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art)

Rules of Zentangle

The first rule is there are no rules.  It isn't like other art.  If you can hold a pen, you can create tangles.  Every tile is made up of three things. 

1.  Tile - a tile is a square (3.5 x 3.5) or circle that you apply the patterns on.


2.  String - the string is the line that divide the tile into smaller pieces to be filled with patterns. 
It is random how you draw your string. 

3.  Repeating patterns - the patterns fill the spaces created by drawing a "string".  There are hundreds of patterns to draw (with step-by-step instructions) and we encourage you to make up new tangles.  Example:

  Remember there are no rules !!!

Super Saturday

Gotta cut some hair today at the salon... so this was inspiring today !!!

Sometimes leaving a area blank, or unfinished gives it a whole new look.
Can you find the two areas?

Friday, March 28, 2014

What will my first tile look like?

This is what your first Zentangle lesson might look like. 
I know, yes, you can do that !!!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

What pen should I use?

Sukura Micron pens are the best. 
You will be using mostly the number 01

Where will you find Zentangle?

You can find this new art form anywhere.
This is on an electrical building in Canada. 

What is a string?

Strings are the foundation that helps us create our Zentangle without thinking or planning. 
Strings are always drawn in pencil. 
 They usually disappear on their own once a tangle/pattern is drawn.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hump Day Tiles

My friend, Lynn likes taking pictures of doors.  So I made her a tangle.
I have 26 plumeria plants and they are starting to get blooms
Gotta love San Diego weather !!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Despicable Me

My grandkids like the Minions from Despicable Me movie...
so I thought I'd do a tile for Chloe(7), Elle(5) and Lilly(2)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Difference between doodle and Zentangle

   Doodles are mindless drifting scribbles  (aimless, unfocused, done while doing something else, unstructured/chaotic)  and tangles (the patterns of Zentangle) are deliberate and thoughtful (mindful, done with intent, focused, purposeful, sole activity, attention in the moment, helpful activity) and take you to a place of calm, and redirection your  thoughts to a better place and let you Zen out away from stress, fear, anxiety, sad, bored, etc., and/or just let you create something beautiful.

Flower are always a good thing
My tangle today was inspired by Helen Williams. 
 Happy Monday, I know for most of you, Monday is a reminder that the weekend is over...
 but for me (being a hairdresser), it's my Sunday funday
and everyone else is at work so it's my favorite day !!! 

Try to tangle this picture.                                       This is my interpretation...
 This is what I meant  "you will start seeing tangles everywhere". 
Can you see it?

Friday, March 21, 2014

My Favorite Shoe

When you are on the Island... do as the locals do, wear slippa's - my favorite shoe. 


This tile is called a Zendala (round in shape). 
You can design more of kaleidoscope images. 
I like to give as gifts for coasters
 (you can cover with contact paper or laminate)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What is a CZT?

 Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)

     What does CZT mean?  A CZT has travel to Rhode Island and completed several day workshop with Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas (founders of Zentangle).  They have studied the patterns and understand the philosophy behind the art form.  There is a big difference between Zentangles and doodles (See my post). At the closing of this workshop, you are certified to teach the method.

How To Learn?

Attend a class with a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher). 
 Find one in your area by going to
You will be given a beginners kit and shown the basic method. 
The rest will be a love for the rest of your life. 


 It's lighter later, my plumeria plants are getting leaves,
and the stores are selling Easter Candy. 
This is Rick and Maria (co-founders of the Zentangle Method).
Just to show you - you can tangle anything !!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Funday


My daughter showed me a picture. This is my attempt to duplicate in a tangle kind of way.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sunny day Saturday

Who would have thought that this little 3.5 x 3.5 tiles could bring such joy
to a non artistic person.  I don't draw... I call them stick people. 
Being a hairdresser by trade, one of my friends was surprised
when she found out I didn't know how to draw hair.
 I told her I cut hair, not draw it - big difference. 
 Rho Densmore and I did found some tangles to represent hair on my tangle folk.
Now I can draw hair. 
Thank you Zentangle for letting me create art. 
So simple and easy to do when you are just connecting lines.

2003 I traveled to Hawaii for the first time and have been back every year since.
 That is when I began playing the ukulele. 
 This piece joins my two found loves -
 Zentangle and ukulele
 What's better than one ukulele?  Two!!
Inspired by the book "The Art of Zentangle"

Friday, March 14, 2014


Tangling makes the world go round and around and around
Try a tangle for a border!!! 
TGIF my Zentangle buddies
Aloha.......Another tangle in paradise. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hump Day Tangles

All tangled up tangle folk

What could be better than flowers and purple?

Heart tangle folk -  Ahhh sweet

This piece was taking patterns and putting on round sphere not using Zendala classic idea

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday Project

This project at Zentangle Monday Club was cool. 
 Four of us took one "string" and each of us chose a favorite tangle.
We applied the four favorite tangles. 
Same string, same patterns but totally different results. 
Tangles used were bales, 'nzepple, poke leaf, printemps, and one other of our choice.

Got a couple minutes at work? today's piece
Patterns:  flux, hollibaugh, chainlea, bead by bead & poke root

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Color My World

 Make the world a better place with a splash of color !!
I got this idea from my living room rug.
 Today was Zentangle Club at my house. 
 Project of the day was to tangle on a vase I found at Michael's 
and they all came out so different. 
We used an IDENTI PEN.  Fun project. Good job girls !!!
 I just love these little "tangle folk".
Billie Lauder is the proud designer of the idea.  
She has a book coming out soon.  Hurry Billie, hurry !!! 

Saturday, March 8, 2014


 This tile was given to a couple on their 70th Wedding Anniversary

Friday, March 7, 2014


My sweet sister-in-law is battling cancer. 
 I designed a tile for her about the Islands because we have spent so much time together there. 
 This one's for you Barb !!

More or less?

            You decide, more or less?

Purple Swirl

What do your tangles say about you?  I like purple !!!

All bottled Up


  So many ideas, so little time.  Trace an item and fill your tile with tangles.  Tell a story


Portrait of my daughter.  Crystal loves softball !!!