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January 17, 2012

My Zentangles

Zentangle, if you haven't heard about it, is an art form created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  It is completely addictive.  Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. and more information about this fascinating art is found at zentangle.com.  I cannot even attempt to tell the story as they do, so I encourage you to visit their website.  You won't be sorry you did!

It started with me when I saw an ad in my local paper for joining a class.  I was intrigued, so I signed up and took my then 20 year old daughter with me as a birthday present for her.  I knew it would be right up her alley.  We had a blast and then we were completely hooked.  Needless to say, all 3 of my children, who I've always encouraged in art as they see it, received a beautiful kit for Christmas from Mom.  I'm happy to say, that we're all thoroughly enjoying each others' art and the special peace that tangling brings.  As it turned out, Rick and Maria are from the same small town I grew up in and went to school with my brothers and sisters.  I was completely overwhelmed by their hospitality, sunny dispositions and general good will, that I wish them all the success in the world.  It's quite an amazing thing they've created and chosen to share.

Try it...you'll see.

Here are a few of my tangles





And here are some from my 2 daughters and my son




Theirs are done on actual Zentangle tiles, while mine are done in a small sketchbook, hence the color variation in the pictures.  They are quite remarkable aren't they?

And you don't need an ounce of artistic ability to be able to do this!  ANYONE CAN DO IT!

Give it a try and have fun!!!




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