Taken from The Beauty of Zentangle by Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard

Taken from The Beauty of Zentangle by Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard
1. Tangle - A repetitious pattern that is used to fill a space, they can be simple or complex.
2. Zentangle - A true classic zentangle is created on a custom Zentangle die-cut paper tile measuring 3.5" X 3.5" or round 4.5" diameter. They are drawn with a graphite pencil and your signature should be in a pigment ink. The artwork is created using the Zentangle Method, a series of steps developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas that are designed to focus your attention.
3. ZIA - This is art that incorporates tangles but is not a true classic Zentangle.

How I came to Tangle

How I came to Tangle:
Throughout my middle and high school years, I have always been interested in art. Doodling in the margins of my paper was an everyday occurrence.
In 2010 I remember watching my 3 1/2-year-old son playing on his baby quilt and wanting to get back into making quilts, painting, and drawing. I grabbed one of my sketchpads and remembered reading about something called Zentangles so I thought I'd give it a try. I had read that it was a meditative practice with an "artistic" twist. With two little ones under foot, I knew I needed some meditation in my life!

I drew my first tangle in May of 2010 and haven't stopped. I may go months without drawing and then, in a matter of weeks, I may have a few dozen new tangles. I am up to about 140 tangles so it's going to take me a while to post them all here but I will try to post at least three a week until I reach my current one.
I have another website dedicated to my other artwork, but here I just want to focus on everything tangles.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

#13, #14, #15, #16

#13  In Life... Stop and Smell the Roses


#14  Christ the Lord is Risen Today
This was not drawn around Easter but the three tangles that look like trumpets reminded me of this beautiful song.

#15  Ocean Waves II
I normally can't tell where I started drawing on the page but this one is easy because I colored it blue.

#16  Pink Potion
At this point when I was drawing these (again it was 2010) I decided that, instead of coloring in the designs, I would draw them a different color.  Since my favorite color is pink I naturally grabbed the pink marker which turned into Pink Potion.


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

#10, #11, #12

#10 World's Collide

#11 Tumbling Down

#12 The eye's have it!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

#9 Adding color

#9 Lace
This was my first time adding color


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#6, #7, #8

#5 Is missing but, for a time, I was selling these at an art co-op so I may have sold it.

#6 Fairy Rings


#7 Ring Around the Rosie


#8 Moonbeams


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#2, #3, #4

#2 The Shack


#3 Sunflower

#4 All Mushrooms Aren't Ugly (May 18, 2010)


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

March 1991

This was the drawing that I thought I had done in 11th grade English class but it's dated March of 1991 which was my senior year in college.
I also found this one that I must have started around the same time, I was zen-doodling and didn't even know it!