Zendala FUN




Zendala FUN:  Keeping it Zen on a sunny afternoon

Four tangle patterns

Unconstrained by symmetry

N No worries, let it flow one stroke at a time!

As you may know the “Zen,” in Zentangle is the idea that there are no mistakes, just artistic experimentation, fun and flow. So, on a beautiful summer afternoon in New England I had the bonus of a little creative time on my hands (love when this happens:) and I enjoyed creating an asymmetrical Zendala using four patterns Abundes, Poke Root, Sanibelle and Squid, with a Sakura micron 01 and a graphite pencil. B.t.w., Zendala tiles come blank and pre-strung with grayscale strings. I chose a pre-strung floral style pattern for this design.

If you find yourself with a little creative time, why not give a free-flowing Zendala a try:)

Have FUN!






















Beads of Courage ZIA


Diva challenge #271 

This is my first official tangle challenge from the Iamthedivaczt  blog. It’s a fun one to try and has the bonus of being inspired by a great cause.

The ZIA challenge: Paint splotch the 3.5 tile and tangle beads:) I used:

  • Water color pencils for paint splotches
  • 01 Sakura black micron
  • Gelly Roll gold pen

About Beads of Courage…

I am just learning about Beads of Courage. The Diva, Laura, shares her poignant family stories on her website (http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com), along with her creative and inspiring weekly tangle challenges. It feels like participating in this tangle challenge is a supportive cheer for this good cause that helps children cope with treatments for their health conditions. Beads of Courage: What a beautiful thing to acknowledge courage, give hope, and support to kids (and their families) as they tackle the personal challenges of illness.

Also, what a generous and beautiful thing, Laura, the Diva does every week to inspire art and creativity! Since I am “newer” to the Zentangle method, weekly challenges at once inspire and scare me, but I know I will be back to try some more.