Monday, September 8, 2014

Square One: Purely Zentangle

If you're looking for online Zentangle inspiration, there's a new forum happening on Facebook at Square One: Purely Zentangle ® . This group was created by two CZTs who are hoping to help people keep it simple! There is thoughtful purpose behind all aspects of the Zentangle methodology: the tiles were designed small so that art could be completed in a reasonable amount of time. Traditional Zentangle art is done with only black ink to take away extra choices that might stall a beginner.

Even accomplished CZTs who work with renaissance tiles, zendalas, and larger, colorful ZIAs (Zentangle Inspired Artwork) feel comforted by returning to the simplicity of the white, square tile.

Each week, a focus tangle is suggested to give tanglers a place to start. Everyone and anyone is encouraged to post! Here was my submission for Twing. Below, I combined Verdigogh with the assignment from the Diva's Weekly Challenge: MacDee.

Here is the official description of this new Facebook group. Head on over, take a look, and post something of your own. You can do it! Zentangle people are some of the kindest in the world.

"Square One is designed to bring us back to the beginning. Zentangle® as it originated. The act of focusing on the stroke of our pen on paper to create patterns...patterns placed within a string evolving into beautiful little works of art. Artwork created with nothing more than a 3.5" x 3.5" paper tile, pen and color, no eraser, no distraction. The place where patterns are our colors and planning makes us laugh. A process which can calm the mind by being mindful of the present. We invite all who enjoy Zentangle in its purest form to join with us as we share our own little pieces of heaven created with a white [yes, only white] Zentangle tile, a black [yes, only black] micron pen and a pencil [yes, only graphite]. All artwork posted must be in this form. Posts outside of these parameters will make their way to Facebook limbo. While this page has been created by CZT™'s, all are welcomed."

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