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October 7, 2015


In this newsletter:

  • Tangling on black Zentangle tiles
  • Readers share ideas and comments
  • Kripalu Weekend Reminder






Tangling on Black Zentangle Tiles


Rick writes:

Every now and then you re-discover something and it feels new all over again. That's what happened when Maria "rediscovered" tangling on black Zentangle tiles. You should see our kitchen table. It's covered with black tiles!


Maria describes her experience and shows her results in yesterday's blog post. 

When you finish reading this newsletter, come on over to BLOG Zentangle to see the rest of the images and read the story. Make a comment to qualify for our traditional random give-away to commenters. (link at bottom of this newsletter).


Readers Share

Hi Rick and Maria,

I am proud to share with you the very first Zentangle Mural that I helped to create in my town of North East, Pennsylvania.

I started teaching Zentangle classes in the fall of 2014 and haven't stopped since!

Christine French, CZT

The North East Arts Council is proud to present the unveiling of the Mindful Mural on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 at 25 Vine Street in North East.

Christine French and Deb Phillips used this opportunity to introduce community members to the arts of Zentangle (Chris) and Yoga (Deb) as meditative practices available to everyone. They welcomed students of all levels and abilities. The classes were held on Feb 28, March 28 and April 18, 2015, with 51 students in attendance. 

Sixty Zentangle tiles were selected to be in the mural and everyone in attendance has at least one Zentangle tile in the mural. Ehren Knapp helped with the layout and 
he completed the installation of the mural. He is well-known for his murals throughout the Erie area. This is the very first public art mural to be displayed in North East and the North East Arts Council is pleased to have facilitated this project.


Hi Rick & Maria! 

For the past few weeks Ive been the Artist in Residence at a local elementary school. The third, fourth, and fifth grades LOVE Zentangle! 

This is paradox done by a fourth grade boy who sat quietly until he completely mastered it! 

Talk about IMPRESSIVE!! 

Love to you all!!!
Karen Izzi, CZT


"Zentangle art is a puzzle of your own creation and only you know how to solve it. Highly recommended creative escapism."

-- Seen on a Christchurch, New Zealand, library blog


Good morning again, I thought you and Rick might like to see the result from one of my students in a recent Zendala class. It was the first time I've ever taught Zendala and this gal really took what she learned in just one class to new heights, right out of the box.

Thank you for teaching us how to teach. It is enriching my life, Joanna White, CZT 17


Dear Maria & Rick,

You've done it again! I placed my order on Friday Sept.18 & the package was here on Tues the 22nd. I can't believe how quickly you process my order & probably everyone's orders.

I can hardly wait to try the Renaissance tiles with the brown Micro pens; just a bit hesitant. Want to be in Zentangle mode of mind. I'm always tangling. I love it. I'll be in hospital soon for a trial for an implant for severe chronic pain. I'm already planning to take my box of Zentangle tools to help me through the 2 or 3 days I'll be in ICU during which time my doctor & I will decide if the pain pump can work for me. I so hope & pray it does.

I'm very grateful to have discovered Zentangle last September. I can't begin to tell you how helpful it's been to calm my mind & by doing that also relieves the pain. I apologize for the length of this email. I'm sure you're very busy but I wanted to let you know how Zentangle has helped me for a year now & just keeps getting better.

Thank you both so kindly & deeply. Have a good one. XXX & OOO to you both!


A walk in the woods....

Beginning of the year K-6 project, each student created a Kandinsky or Zentangle leaf!

Kim Nernberger, CZT

Rick comments: 
Ah, Kandinsky . . . What a perfect combination! When you have a moment, do a search on 'Kandinsky quotes." A few gems from Wassily Kandinsky:

"There is no 'must' in art because art is free."

"Everything starts from a dot."

"The artist must train not only his eye, but also his soul."


Hi Molly,

My husband and I spent two weeks in Germany and France. Needless to say my house cannot use any more souvenirs. If it can't be eaten it doesn't come home. 

While in Germany we went to a restaurant that has been around since 1628 and supposedly Napoleon ate there (his table is roped off with a bust of him in the corner) In any case it was a very traditional German restaurant. 

There were neat heavy cardboard coasters on the tables. A Zentangler cannot leave a white space blank. I tangled a few, Modge Podged and varnished them when I got home. Real cheap souvenir, with good memories. I love them. 

Sandy Philips CZT 21

 Zentangle Weekend Reminder . . . .

We are so looking forward to a relaxing Zentangle time at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health on October 16-18, 2015, at Kripalu's world-renowned retreat center located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, USA. 

This date is right in the middle of peak foliage viewing season in the Berkshires and Kripalu is in a perfect place to experience nature's fall grandeur in New England.

If you would like to take a break at a beautiful location, tangling to your heart's content and getting a wonderful Zentangle re-charge with like-minded folks . . . well, we look forward to sharing that time with you!

You can register online with Kripalu at this link.
See you there!
2016 Seminar Update 

We recently announced our 2016 schedule for Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) seminars.

Over half of the seats are now taken. If you are interested in attending, we encourage an early sign-up to secure your space. 

For additional information see this newsletter

We look forward to meeting you and working with you.

Thank you for sharing this amazing adventure with us and with each other.

Please visit our recent blog post about tangling on black Zentangle tiles and leave a comment.

AND . . . In another example of synchronicity (which seem to happen more and more these days), on the same day we posted our blog, Sakura posted this video (starring our very own Molly Hollibaugh!) in which she teaches how to tangle munchin on a black Zentangle tile! 

We love when that happens! 

Best from us all,

Rick, Maria, Bijou and everyone at Zentangle 


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