Monday, July 16, 2012


Recently I have been so involved with my stitching projects I have had little time to create Zentangle tiles just for my own enjoyment.  My tiles are not as fancy as many beautiful ones I see, but I enjoy drawing them nonetheless.  Today's ( July 16, 2012) Zentangle blogpost from Rick and Maria  was certainly the boost that I needed.  See the link to the Blog Zentangle website under Zentangle Sites (at right below).
None of the tangles in the tiles below are too involved.  Several of them I had never drawn before (as is evident) but each finished tile is pleasing  to me.  I usually don't have a problem with deciding on tangle patterns to draw, but what type of string to use can cause me pause.  

The string on the top one uses the basic "Z" string, while the two above were drawn  entirely curved with lines.
This one is just 4 curved lines, approximately equidistant.....with no border.   This was something I don't do ........very often.  Maybe it is because I generally stitch on needlepoint canvas?......on a grid?  Probably.  Well, I think I just don't want to many defined areas to be created by the strings on my tiles, as I like to "see" the tangles, and not have them too tiny.  

Most of the tangles are original Zentangle Tangles.  A few were created by Suzanne McNeil and Sandy Steen Bartholmew via their wonderful books.

Just a reminder, if you are in the Santa Rosa, California area, my next Zentangle 101 workshop will be held on Saturday, July 28th from 10-12:30 pm.  PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.

Enjoy your tangles,

Sunday, June 24, 2012



Have you been hearing about Zentangle recently.  Lot's of people are talking about.  If you are interested in finding out more,  consider an introductory class.  My next class is Saturday, July 14th fro 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  The location is at my Northwest Santa Rosa, CA studio.  Please see more details to the right at "Zentangle Workshops". 

I hope you can join us!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Change in April 1st Classes

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The Zentangle 102 class scheduled for April 1st has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.   The Zentangle 101 morning class is still open for enrollment.

And here is a new tile.  Only four tangles:  OOF, Mooka, NZeppel and Printemps.

I am visiting Wine Country ANG this Saturday for a Zentangle workshop.  Should be a fun class!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Zentangle Spring Workshops

Zentangle Workshops are now scheduled for Sunday,  April 1st in northwest Santa Rosa.  Check out the link at right which provides details for each workshop.  Zentangle 101 will be presented from 10 to 12:30 and Zentangle 102 from 1:30 to 4:00.  Minimum class size is 4 students.  Maximum size is 8.

The focus of Zentangle 102 is to learn additional tangles and shading techniques.  In addition to learning more tangle patterns there will be demonstrations on using colored pencils to add another dimension to your tiles.

You can take one class or both.  Sign up for both workshops and the total workshop fee is $65.00 for both (a savings of $5.00).  There are several fast food places close by, or bring your lunch and eat with stay all day if you like!

If you are interested, please email me for more info or to reserve a space. 
Hope to see you in class!