Happy New Year!
workshops and book-signing dates. Our
store is open. And we're
about wonderful potential Zentangle
Rick and Maria
Workshops and Book Signings with Rick and Maria
We have three appearances scheduled in Southern
New England in January and February.
January 26, Thursday, Whitinsville,
Church Street in Whitinsville, MA,
Give storeowner Matt a call at 508-234-
1988 if you're
planning to attend. $3 charge for materials. Coffee
and light refreshments available for purchase.
February 9, Thursday, Boston, MA
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
Boston, MA, 7:30
Workshop and booksigning at Back Bay's last
independent bookstore. Email us if
you're planning to attend. $3 charge for materials.
Full menu with beer and wine available for purchase.
February 20, Sunday, Providence,
Street, Providence, RI, 7:30 pm
Zentangle workshop with Rick and Maria in one of
Providence's finest restaurants. Please email us if you
are planning to attend. $3 charge for materials.
Complimentary hors d' oeuvres and cash bar.
Zentangle Store is Online
Order Online with Credit Cards or PayPal
Our online store is up and running. Navigating and
purchasing are both easy. It's still new, so give us
any comments you have a you explore.
We have a sweet line of custom made metal and
frames to display your Zentangles. Click on the photo
on your right to see more.
New Zentangle Applications
Wonderful New Possibilities
We came across an article written by a doctor in
Bogata, Columbia describing how he used pattern
drawing to help his 10 year old son relieve his facial
Here's the relevant excerpt as translated from his
website (which is not always up):
"That night, after seeing the attractor vortex in the
I was worried when I saw too many tics in the face
of my son.
I suggested he make scrabbles and lines on a paper.
I said to him: "try to feel the energy that is
inducing you to make
grimaces with your facial muscles."
He drew spirals at the same rhythm that he was
his lips, his eyebrows, and his nose.
He passed those energetic forces from his face to his
hand by drawing,
until he became conscious of the field that was
My conclusion is that his tics were like an attractor,
a pulsating vortex for his muscles;
they were like a probability wave that made him
a Fixed Action Patterns-- FAP;
those tics disappeared when his hands and his
the energetic "spiral"
that before were expressed as tics (unconscious
To draw lines and scrabbles on the paper was
pulsating spiral that absorbed the force of his
What a wonderful new area of application this opens
Zentangle. We are looking for qualified folks to do
some clinical studies on how Zentangle's method can
assist in this field. So, if you know anyone,
send us an email.