Wednesday, November 2, 2016

2017 Tangle-a-Day Calendars are available

We are happy to say that the 2017 Tangle-a-Day Calendars are now available! This year's theme is fragments. I've had so much fun with Zentangle's new Zentangle Primer, Vol. 1, that I had to include samples in the calendar. I hope you all have as much fun as I did.

Click here to purchase a calendar from Braughler Books.
Order quantities of 10 or more, click here.

Have a great 2017!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fragment Fun

Create a square grid in pencil, then divide each square into four triangles. With pen, draw Poke Root in each triangle, turing your tile randomly to change the direction of each fragment. Let the Poke Root touch the edges of the penciled triangle.

Aura each Poke Root
Puf the corners, close up the outer loose ends, and shade!



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Reticula Fun: Triangles

I have always loved quilting because of the way each square, when connected to the next, creates shapes and patterns that the one square alone did not. In Zentangle, the same fun can be had by connecting the same square or triangular design (fragments) in a grid fashion. There are so many combinations! If you have the Zentangle Primer, Vol. 1, check out the chapter about Reticula.

For the art below, I used a square grid and triangled it by drawing diagonal lines from corner to corner on each square. I did the grid loosely in pencil. I like when things are a little off, so I wasn't at all careful about even lines, etc.

The reason I drew the grid in pencil is so that the edges of each fragment will connect to the next one (or not!). This process makes way for new shapes to form between the fragments. I used the fragments illustrated in the wonderful chart in the Zentangle Primer: K-15 and J-15.

I alternated each fragment when drawing them in the grid. 
As I drew each one, I played off the loose end of the drawn fragment next to it...

I then connected any loose ends to each other. Notice how the outside lines connect to other outside loose ends to create complete shapes...

I then added more auras to the unfilled spaces, darkened some middles and shaded...
As you can see, the results are a little wonky and unpredictable... exactly what I love about the Zentangle process. The more I don't care about the outcome, the more fun it is when I find the many surprises the lines have in store!




Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gommi Tangle

Hey everyone, I had a request to post a tangle that I offered in the 2014 Tangle-a-Day calendar. I realized I had never posted it here.  It's called Gommi. Hope you have some fun with it!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Per your requests...
The 2016 Tangle-a-Day calendar contains tangled art starts and loose ends so you can add to, connect and play any way you like. 


Each calendar day still has a box for you to fill 
with your favorite Zentangle® fun.
Order today! Special bulk pricing is available, too.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

So... almost a year later...

If anyone is still out there, hello!

I can't believe almost a year has passed since my last post. I'm still tangling and beading, but posting the blog has been a little out of my range of things on my list these days. I am a slug at heart, but in the past two+ years, lots of changes have come my way to turn me into a person who is always busy.

Another grand baby came while I was away. His name is Axel Izaac Ohl. He's doing well and we are having a great time loving him up! Of course, he had to right away get his name tangled by his Nana, so here is what hung in the NICU during his first few weeks.



Also in the last year, a new calendar was born, so if you are looking for the 2015 Tangle a Day Calendar, you can find it at Greyden Press. We are still using the same lovely paper that works nicely with the Sakura Micron. You can also get special pricing on bulk orders of 10 or more.


Happy tangling!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A peaceful New Year

The new year is beginning. 2013 ended with new beginnings in our family. Our two sweet little angel grandsons are now home with their parents and finally able to cuddle together as they naturally did before they got here. Because they were premies, they spent 37 days in the NICU, where they were hooked to monitors and contraptions that didn't reach very far. They are doing well and they are, of course, awesomely cute.

I couldn't help but play with this photo of one of their first at-home after-dinner nappies. They looked so content and connected that I had to tangle this image.

Wishing you all love, peace and contentment, even in your necessary struggles, in the coming year!