Zentangle is...

The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

What a busy week! And a long one, as I went 5 days without tangling or blogging or looking at your blogs! I spent three days with my three "granddogs" while their parents enjoyed a much needed and well-deserved break. All three "pups" are, much like "grand-mère", in the geriatric, over-the-hill crowd, with all that entails! We enjoyed our time together, as always, with lots of cuddling and even a little playing chase!
Before heading off to my pups, I had been working on an ensemble project using a water-color wash. (Thank you, Michele, for your invaluable tutorial and your constant inspiration!) As she recommended in another post, I "washed" a larger sheet, drew my string, using jar lids and tiles, cut it into 3 x 3 squares and tangled them. I "mounted" them on some artisanal paper.I'm really happy with the results and will definitely do another one.

Once I had finished this project, I had a look at this week's challenges and thought I'd skip them! However, when I was getting ready for V-Day, and starting making a card for my beloved Lar, I thought, "Oh! This works for the Diva!" (I hope Lar won't mind that I've posted his card!)

Having finished THAT project, I had a look at Joey's challenge. This one really spoke to me, as I love anything that's yin/yang. I thought, "Lar and I are very different and complementary. Why not do this one together?" He good-naturedly grabbed his Zentangle kit and humored me, once again. (How did I ever get so lucky?) We were both happy with our jointly drawn tile.

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful week! 


  1. Dear Jennifer, I have already been missing you!! ;-)
    When I came home from a soccer match of my team Dynamo Dresden (we won!) I found your lovely comments on my posts (thank you so much) and I thought... "She is back" . Now I found your posts of this week and I am impressed!!
    Your first project is so inspiring... So many things to see and all tilen ,colours, patterns workso well together. I understand, that you are happy with it!
    The Valentines card is so lovely I love the powerful back backround and the tangles in white.

    And the last one is just amazing... I also love Ying/Yang and the idea to tangle it together is great. I will show it my husband. Perhaps...
    I wish you a great Valentines Day (for us is already 6pm), Regards, Simone

  2. omigosh! That ensemble piece is absolutely stunning (and thanks for the shout-out). I want to make one. My nephew is getting married in October. Thanks for the inspiration as well as the lovely comments you leave on my blog;-)

  3. Love that ensemble; it looks so great if you leave a little space between the tiles, that's what we did with our latest ensemble too.
    The others are lovely as well. Have a great week.

  4. Wow! this is incredible! Your ensemble is so beautiful- and so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  5. All are wonderful! Especially I like youe ensemble project... it´s gorgeous!

  6. Wow, perhaps you ought to take a few days off once in a while if this is the result. Your ensemble is fabulous, I love the way all the patterns seem to fit together and yet are all different, and mounted on that special paper is the icing on the cake. What a brilliant idea to do half each of the yin/yang string. I wish my other half would take an interest in Zentangle but it is not to be.

  7. Yes, you are a lucky one to have someone to share your tangling with. I'm sure he didn't mind you sharing your pretty Valentangle. Glad you did as it is really nice!

  8. Your Yin Yang tile is so well balanced with a great choice of patterns! Very nice (as is the other work ;-) ).


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