Zentangle Class

I took a beginning class with Grace Mendez on the art of zentangle. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. The tools we used to create the drawings include a pencil, a smudging stick, Sakura micron pen 01, and paper tiles which are mould-made, acid-free, 100% cotton, heavy-weight  print-making paper with a vellum surface. The paper is die cut and has a deckle edge. The kit came in a canvas bag so I’m ready to travel with tangles!

Here is the first tile with four designs.

The second tile.

I took this class thinking that it could open my mind to new designs that I could use for quilting. The class was fun and relaxing and I can definitely see the possibilities for translating this into needle and thread work.

Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are the founders of this registered teaching method for designing one stroke at a time. Learn more about them and their designs here.

9 replies
  1. patsy monk
    patsy monk says:

    Now you know just a smidge of the possibilites of Tangling :>
    With Creative Meditation, you have de-stressing and fun rolled into one.

    patsy CZT2 Florida

  2. Thera Papa
    Thera Papa says:

    Hi Franki.

    The designs look very much like those of M.C. Escher (1898-1972) a Dutch artist. Google his name and you will see how similar his work is. Just beautiful.

    Love Thera

    • Franki Kohler
      Franki Kohler says:

      I’m familiar with Escher and like him a lot. That’s probably one reasons why I like this drawing method so much.

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