Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Good morning everyone.....

I have been busy and having loads of fun
lately with an awesome art form....


What is ask!

From the "Tangle Patterns "
website here is their explanation.

"Zentangles" are miniature pieces of black and
white art that are not only exquisitely beautiful,
they are fun and relaxing to create."

"The process of creating a Zentangle® is a form of
“artistic meditation”, as you become completely
engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately
focusing on “one stroke at a time”®.
The creativity options and pattern combinations
are boundless."

The Zentangle® art form and method was
created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
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I started with the small 3 1/2" tiles and
practiced the different patterns. Once I
was confident I created a few pieces that I
want to share with you today.

I drew this butterfly outline and then proceeded
to add the patterns inside. The first one I did I
made a mistake and ruined the background.

So here is the one that turned out ok.

It's hard to see the shading in the pic's
so if you click on them it is easier to see.

Now I didn't want to throw the first one out so I
decided to cut out the butterfly and use it
for another project. This is what I came up with....

I created a base with a tangle pattern
and added some flat backed pearls to it also.
It looks great sitting on a shelf above my desk!

I traced my hand for this next project and
then added tangle patterns to the inside.

I have always been a "doodler" and am really enjoying
this amazing art form. I am learning a lot about
how to curve lines and add the dimension
with the shading.

I am working on a "Tangle Journal" to keep
all my creations in and more projects to
share with you soon.

The Zentangle website is a fabulous place
to start if you are interested in giving it a try.

There are a ton of free patterns and information
so check it out here.....

Have a great day
Thanks so much for stopping by....



Mary Bergfeld said...

Karen, your projects are always so interesting. It is fun to visit here. You have some really great ideas. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS karen!! This is amazing!

Shirley said...

All I can say is wow! I love what you have done with the different Zentangle images!

Riet said...

So beautiful Karen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a stunning creations Karen, they are so wonderful!
Hugs Jacqueline

Elizabeth Allan said...

Karen these are FABULOUS! I've been wanting to try this and your images are truly inspiring. Can't wait to see what happens when you add your terrific coloring!

Cindy Haffner said...

Karen these are STUNNING!!~

The Rubber Maid said...

This is so interesting and you did a beautiful job. Love your butterfly one especially. Will check out this sight. Pat

Curt in Indy said...

You excel at anything you try. This is absolutely amazing. My friend Nina is doing something like this too, and I'm going to forward the link of your work to her. She is going to be amazed. Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Curt

Lacey Stephens said...

WOW!!! These are AMAZING!!!

theartandcraftgallery said...

Hi karen,

Thanks for spreadin the information about Zentangle... I also love doodling and will surely try to incorporate this technique in future.