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"Paradox" Examples
Zentangle Events
En français
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March 2008

In this issue we have:
  • "Opus"
  • Examples of what some folks did with "paradox"
  • Some exciting Zentangle events
  • French translation
  • Zentangle Kids
Opus is a simple tangle that can take you in many directions.

"Paradox" Examples

In our February newsletter we showed how to do a tangle called "paradox."

We received some great images that took paradox a step (or two) further. When several paradox patterns are next to each other a wonderful new pattern shows itself. We love it!

Darla sent us these. Her second one is the flip side after using a scoring tool as her pen.



Jhone sent us these (among others!) and wrote, "I want to thank you for putting the instructions for Paradox in your last newsletter ... I had tried to copy one I saw somewhere and was horribly unsuccessful.  Your directions were easy and clear and I've gone crazy doing them."


Nancy used curved lines in her paradox which gives a beautiful floral result:
nancy paradox
Thank you all.
Zentangle Events
We're enjoying some exciting and diverse Zentangle events this spring.

Boston University
We've seen how Zentangle supports a relaxed focus with positive feedback, and we feel that Zentangle has important value as a wellness resource. We've also heard many stories of benefits people enjoy while creating their Zentangles. You can imagine how pleased we were to be asked to speak on this aspect at BU's "Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation." We received amazing feedback at this recent event and we'll keep you posted on future developments.

Women's Caucus for Art
We are honored to be asked to present a Zentangle workshop at this April's spring meeting of the New Hampshire chapter of Women's Caucus for Art. WCA was founded in 1972 and
is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals. We are excited to meet these WCA members, some of whom are active "Tanglers."

Project Renaissance
Project Renaissance is an "annual conference on creative problem-solving and enhanced/accelerated learning" held in May each year in Maryland. It is hosted by Win Wenger, Ph.D. who is "a pioneer in the fields of creativity and creative method, accelerated learning, brain and mind development, and political economy." Mr. Wenger's most popular book is The Einstein Factor. This year's theme is "Finding New Ways to Benefit the Human Condition -- Improving Your Tools for Helping Others, and for Helping Yourself." We are thrilled that Mr. Wenger has asked us to present Zentangle at his forum.

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations has invited us to help create a graphics theme for this year's annual Ellis Island Medal of Honor ceremony. Zentangle is a wonderful metaphor for NECO's celebration of diverse individuals who contribute to this country's "mosaic." We are looking forward to sharing some wonderful results with you in future newsletters.
En français

A dear friend is translating our Zentangle site into French. Here's a sneak preview of some pages you can share with francophone friends.

Qu'est ce que Zentangle?  (What is Zentangle?)

Créer un Zentangle  (Creating a Zentangle)

La théorie de Zentangle  (Theory of Zentangle)

Zentangle Kids
Just in case you think only adults create Zentangles, take a look at this.

Deena D. helped her mom, Shirlee with these beautiful Easter creations . . .

. . . and fifth-grader, Joseph M. created this Zentangle for the cover of his school's "Celebrate the Arts" program.


Beautiful work!
Maria wanted to find out how many Zentangles she could create with one pen. So far, she's up to 30! We'll put them in our next newsletter (if the ink runs out).

Thanks again and see you soon!

Rick and Maria
About Zentangle
Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

email: rickandmaria@zentangle.com
phone: 508-234-6843
web: zentangle.com