December 12, 2017

Welcome to day two in our 2017 Twelve Days of Zentangle Series.

Today's project has two videos. You will also need an X-acto® knife and a pair of scissor.

And to all you posted tiles to the app and commented on   our blog, Thank you!

We will leave these videos online for the foreseeable future. So no worries if you don't get to it right away.

Alright, let's get tangling . . . 


"On the Second Day of Zentangle . . ."

Alfie holds a black tile as he sits on a pomegranate.
Behind him is a Christmas card Maria created. It reads,

"Welcome the wondrous season that gives free rein 
To embrace what is worth holding dear."


On the second stroke of Zentangle
R and M progressed, black tangled white . . .

For years we explored the patterned beauty of black ink on the white square tile. This new art form continued to grow and develop through creative minds all over the world. We started looking at new and fun ways to continue our exploration of tangles. We were not ready to introduce color, but what about using white ink on black paper?

We went to work immediately on our new idea and soon our home/studio/office was a symphony of black pieces of paper covered with white tangles. This reversal of roles opened up a whole new way to look at tangles. 

In June of 2011, after much searching for the right paper and pens, we unveiled our first Black Zentangle Tile. We cut the rich, black 100% cotton mould made paper from the same die as our white tiles. We chose a Sakura® Gelly Roll white gel pen and buttery smooth white charcoal pencil from General Pencil to illuminate this beautiful new paper. 

At first we assumed this reversal in roles of the traditional tangling materials would be exactly the opposite, but to our surprise it opened a whole new world of opportunity and discovery. 

Tangling on a dark surface was uncharted territory and we realized we were seeing old tangles in a a new light. To see some recent explorations on black tile tangling enjoy the video tutorials from Project Pack #01

Today we have a fun lesson using both black tile tangling combined with some white tile tangling.


Second Day of Zentangle - Part 1
Second Day of Zentangle - Part 1

Second Day of Zentangle - Part 2

Tangle Along with us for  the
Twelve Days of Zentangle!
Project Pack #02

As we noted earlier, you do not need this pack of supplies to enjoy the Project Pack #02 videos. However, this Project Pack includes everything (except a few household items like scissors and tape) you will need to play along with us for these twelve days of tangling fun.   
Project Pack #02: $32.95


Project Pack #01

If you missed the fun in Project Pack #01, find it here along with a link to nine YouTube instructional videos for Project Pack #02. 

If you want to see what tanglers around the world created, you can see that for free on Zentangle Mosaic (app for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone).

Project Pack #01: $19.95


Upcoming Zentangle Events

Kripalu in December
Warm up your winter at a Zentangle workshop!


In one of Zentangle HQ's rare teaching engagements, we are once again invited presenters at the renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Western Massachusetts. Join Molly and Martha on December 15-17, 2017, for a "Zentangle Weekend" at one of the most delightful retreat centers around.

Zentangle Weekend Info and Registration here.


Thank You . . .

. . . for tangling along with us and with tanglers around the world.

Be sure to check out what people are doing and posting on the Zentangle Mosaic app. Thanks to all who have already posted some awesome tiles from Day One!

Remember to stop by our website's new blog and leave a comment.  We will do our traditional give-aways to one person a day who comments on the blog. 

Have fun!

With all our best wishes,

The crew at Zentangle HQ

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