Joy of Zentangle

View a YouTube – Create your own Zentangle® Puzzle Collage ensemble.

     Zentangle has been such a wonderful addition to my life and my art. I was very
pleased to be able to work recently with Fox Chapel Publishing as well as other Certified Zentangle Teachers to publish the ‘Joy of Zentangle’. Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas have
now graduated over 500 CZT’s. These CZT’s go out into the world to
share their own personal “joy of zentangle”. Many of the
teachers being certified  are coming from all walks of life. School teachers, artists, mental and physical health professionals are all finding unique ways to add Zentangle to their art, school curriculums, counseling sessions and work environments.

     ‘The Joy of Zentangle’ book has more than 100 tangle patterns, advanced tangle techniques, Zentangle Inspired Art, instructions for how to add color to your tangles as well as ideas for jewelry, fabric and 3-D objects. It is an inspiring read as well. I love the many personal stories shared by Zentangle enthusiasts from all over the world. They share how the Zentangle practice enhanced their lives and creative process. 

Collaborative Tile Ensemble from Fox Chapel employees.

      Cindy Fahs CZT, one of the editor’s for Fox Chapel, recently led a group of fellow office workers in a collaborative Zentangle drawing ensemble. Work environments can be stressful at times and taking a moment to relax can really change the mood of the office. Zentangle offers a way to calm the mind and quiet your thoughts. When done in a collaborative setting it produces a shared sense of accomplishment. Cindy used the Zentangle Tile Ensemble Kitwhich consists of 9 pre-strung tiles.

Proud Fox Chapel tanglers.

    The simple joy of zentangle stems from the ability of anyone to create these wonderful little masterpieces. The minimal materials and limited space required make it very portable. Zentangle opens your mind to the world around you and the thoughtful intention of making one mark at a time can be very valuable. In this busy, busy world it is a genuine pleasure to be able to share such a positive and purposeful experience with others.  

Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

                                  Zentangle # 114


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