Triangle Tile (Cheer:) and Happy New Year!

Zentangle Inspired Art

Yay! I must admit, I did a little cheer when these new 3Z art tiles arrived… (I know it’s an art-thing.) Still don’t you remember as a kid the excitement of a new box of crayons? Wait, I still get excited over a new box of crayons…

So, yes, I opened the new 3 Z triangle tile box with that kind of child-like anticipation. I wasn’t disappointed. The new Zentangle tiles are made from the same lovely Fabriano Tiepolo paper as the square tiles. The petite triangles measure (3.5 x 3.5 x 3.5.) 

For the holidays, I experimented with making ornaments and bookmarks by punching two holes in the top corner and looping in a piece of cord…and violà there you have a little gift:) In the new year, I want to try the bookmark idea with different types (less holiday looking) cord. Maybe a pretty green or blue?

  • For the ZIA designs, I used a bit of gold gel pen, water color paint, and red Prismacolor pencil and the tangles include: Verdigoh, Icanthis, Tipple, Semoj, Scrolled feather(ish)

I look forward to seeing what other Zentangle art enthusiasts create on these new little gems. Also, take some time to check out the lovely 3Z triangle tiles on Maria and Rick’s Zentangle blog.  

Happy New Year!  Jill



Candy Corn Zia

Diva’s Challenge 291: A Halloween theme tile


Tangles: Betweed, Fracas and Fescu

We live near a school and had so many Trick or Treater’s on Monday night, my feet hurt giving out the candy LOL:)  Quite a parade of ghouls, super heroes, princesses and characters stopped by for treats!  It was fun to break out the Moonlight gel pens and color pencils for this challenge and tangle a candy corn:)

Check out more Halloween challenge tiles on the Diva’s link:





Dreamcatcher Tile

Love a good challenge and drawing symmetrical lines kept me on my toes:) But Dreamcatcher is such a lovely tangle! (Designed by CZT Daniel Lamothe.) I think what helped me with some semblance of symmetry (whoa, say that 3 times fast:) was to keep thickening the black lines and slowing down (another challenge.)

Thank you for stopping by the blog and check out more Dreamcatcher tiles on the Diva’s Challenge blog link:

Diva Challenge 287

Dreamcatcher and Checkerstar




Angle Tangle

My Straight (sort of) “Angle Tangle”

  • This challenge was definetly more of a personal challenge for me because I tend to gravitate toward tangles that are curves. I had to keep reminding myself to keep it straight:) Check out more straight tangles on the challenge link, “Straight to It” 286:  Thanks for stopping by the blog and happy tangling! Jill


  • Hollibaugh, Betweed, Munchin & triangle tangle enhancers



Just Tangle…

Tangle Challenge 285  (

  • Sticking to the basics was the idea behind this week’s challenge. A few shells in my art space inspired me to go back to some round and swirly tangles. A heart string popped up, so I emphasized it with a little bit of shading. Tangles: Printemps, Pokeleaf, Hamail(tangleation), Cadent, Bubbles, Aloha:) 

I hope you relaxed and enjoyed this week’s challenge too:)







Centre ZIA


Diva Challenge 283

Apprentice Tile        Tangles: Cack, Centre, Disco and Jax

This tile was a bit of a wanderer…it resisted strings and kept expanding its borders. I started with a few strings that I think were too equal in size and then the design just started to float away:) Tried to add some “pizazz” with the three circle elements and the General’s Lilac chalk, which was a fun experiment.

Hope you are having a wonderful week:) Experiencing a mini-heat wave again in New England. In an attempt to get organized for the fall, we took out our window air conditioning units last week (big mistake) so dinner just may be in a nice air conditioned restaurant.


UMT challenge link: