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.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Catching Up!

Three weeks have passed since my last blog post, and it feels good to be back! I won't bore you with my activities since the inauguration of our "so-called" president, but know that my days have been full...

Enough! On to some Zen...

I've started a new (for me) approach to tangling. As you may recall from my last post, I have a new toy, a random number generator. I had numbered all the tanglepatterns tangles, and then done a separate list of official Zentangle patterns. Every morning, I pick 6 numbers. (Hmm. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket... I digress!!!)  The first is for the string. (These are handily numbered on tangle patterns.com) The next 5 are for official ZT tangles, but I may use fewer than 5. Grab my coffee, and sometimes my glasses--ha!--and off we go. My focus is P R O C E S S, rather than product. I love not having (being able to!) think, but just moving the pen, then shading. Since I'm doing these in a small journal, I usually finish in less than 30 minutes. With a smile on my face.

This morning's act of random tangling. String #63, by Anne Marks, with Xircuss and Quib.

Now for some catching up:

Diva's Weekly Challenge #299: Drawings

Diva's Weekly Challenge #300: Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

Diva's Weekly Challenge #301: Paradox / Diva Dance Duotangle

And finally, I just want to share my new pencil pouch. This was tons of fun! The pouches are available from zentangle.com. I prepped it with ModPodge and used my Identapen with a gray Fabrico marker for shading.

These were all posted on the Mosaic app. I'm @JenniferSparrowCZT21.
Have a fantastic week!


  1. Dear Jennifer, welcome back... I have already missed you ;-)
    Your tiles are stunning. I love the idea of your daily tangles with the number generator... You describe a very relaxing process of tangling. I have found a similar way with my Zentangle calendar where I draw daily ONE tangle which is new to me. Somtimes it is hard to decide which tangle to use- maybe I should grab your idea with the random numbers... Wish you a nice week (despite of Mr.T;-()

  2. Beautiful Zentangle pouches and wonderful tiles, I like them all but my favorite is the last one Paradox/Divadance, absolutely fabylous!


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