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:
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".
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.