Tag Archives: Suzanne McNeill

Zen-Notans and New Techniques for Zentangle®

View a YouTube, Zentangle Notan – Black and White, Cindy Shepard CZT shows you how to incorporate the art of Notan with tangle patterns.

Bring your Zentangle Art to life!  My talented mixed media friend Cindy Shepard CZT  mixes ‘Notan’ with Zentangle patterns for a great new look… ‘Zen-Notan’ designs in black&white. I am hooked – it is a perfect and beautiful pairing for Zentangle.
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Notan is the Japanese word for dark/light, it celebrates the beauty of black and white and the interaction between the two. The Yin and Yang symbol is an example of this mirror image… one black and one white.

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So how do you get started?... All you need is paper, scissors and a glue stick. The simplicity of Notan paper cutting combined with Micron black pens is addictive (a calm, positive, and good addiction, I might add).

Notan with Zentangle

The latest release in the Zentangle book series… ‘Zentangle 12 – New & Advanced Techniques in Black and White’ is available on  Amazon.com. Cindy and I share great ideas for Zen-Notan, punching, torn paper, stencils, masking, forks, scratching, ink blots, new looks, and activities for Zentangle art. You won’t want to miss this fascinating book filled with 30 new tangles as well as creative ways to tangle in “black and white.”
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Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

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Artwork by Darla Bostick

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Tree Rings

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.  and is used with permission. Learn more at zentangle.com

Zentangle® and Gelli Arts®

View a YouTube, how to combine Gelli Arts® printing and tangle patterns.

No trip to Santa Fe would be complete without shopping at the Artisan store… their selection of art supplies is totally inspiring.

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Zentangle books… authored by me!

When I walked in the Artisan store, they had a display of my books laid out on a table. Even I was impressed with the selection. Since I work on designing one book at a time, I rarely see the collection laid out together. It seems unbelievable that I have authored over 12 books on the theme of Zentangle.

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Tangled birds with Gelli printing.

I love the enthusiastic students who attend my classes. This year we had fun using Gelli Arts printing plates to add color and texture to paper tiles. Then we added Tangle patterns in the white bird. It is always fun to see how student artists draw the patterns… each bird is unique.

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Little window cards with Peek-a-Boos.

Ever since I developed the Peek-a-Boo Tangle cards, they have been one of my favorite projects to teach. Every one of the designs is a fun and colorful surprise.

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Enthusiastic Zentangle students.

The smiles on the faces of students make teaching classes worthwhile.

Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

Zentangle #151

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by Magdalena Muldoon CZT

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 Interweave

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. and is used with permission. Learn more at  zentangle.com.
Gelli Art® is a registered trademark of Gelli Arts® LLC  and is used with permission. Learn more at gelliarts.com.