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Tangle Refresher 141 – Veterans Day and RIP Leonard Cohen

The Legendary Leonard Cohen

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Veteran’s Day, Remembrance Day, and RIP Leonard Cohen …

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Inaugural CZT-Asia seminars graduate 270 new CZTs!

The first two of the inaugural CZT-Asia seminars have just wrapped up in Taipei, Taiwan with resounding success. As a result, 270 more Mandarin-speaking CZTs will be teaching the Zentangle Method™ and Artform within their communities.

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TanglePatterns needs your financial support to help it thrive

Help keep TanglePatterns.com going and growing

Each year at this time it’s necessary for me to ask every user of TanglePatterns for help to keep this unique Zentangle® resource going and growing …

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Tangle Refresher 140 – Featuring inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts for the holiday season

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring inexpensive Zentangle®-inspired DIY crafts for the holiday season …

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Tangle Refresher 139 – Featuring a step-by-step tutorial on how to tangle on glass ornaments …

Tangled Ornaments Tutorial by CZT Anna Houston

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring a step-by-step tutorial on how to tangle on glass ornaments …

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Hurricane Matthew and Florida

In response to emails of concern about our safety, I thought I’d give you an update of our situation today. I’m sure news reports of this storm will be widespread given the strength and size of this very scary storm approaching our coast today.

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2017 CZT Certification Seminar registration now open announces Zentangle® HQ

Linda Farmer CZT certificate, October 2011

Zentangle® HQ has just announced registration is now open for the 2017 CZT certification seminar dates. The seminars fill up very quickly, so be sure to register ASAP to ensure you get a spot. Dates and links are as follows …

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Tangle Refresher 138 – Featuring a video demonstrating how to tangle a pumpkin

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring a video demonstrating how to tangle a pumpkin …

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Tangle Refresher 137 and seeking advice for left-handed tanglers from the Zentangle® community

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! “Does being left handed affect how you draw the patterns?” Seeking advice for left-handed tanglers from the Zentangle® community …

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Tangle Refresher 136 – Featuring hurricanes and the brave ibis

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring hurricanes and the brave ibis …

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Tangle Refresher 135 and Zentangle, a piano, and Life & Art Entangled

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring CZT Esther Piszczek’s inspiring video “Life & Art Entangled” …

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Tangle Refresher 134 – Featuring tangles for beginners

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring tangles for beginners …

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Zentangle HQ announces historic milestone: CZT-Asia certification seminars in Taiwan

Zentangle has been growing internationally and in an exciting development HQ has just announced an agreement with Taiwan CZTs to begin offering Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminars in the Mandarin language. Seminars being this Fall in Taipei.

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Tangle Refresher 133 and “Nancy’s Voice Box”

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring Maria’s brilliant idea, “Nancy’s Voice Box” to help ALS patients communicate …

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Tangle Refresher 132 – Featuring don’t give up on a tangle …

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring don’t give up on a tangle …

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Tangle Refresher 131 – Featuring what to do if you get stuck completing a Zentangle®

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – featuring what to do if you get stuck completing a Zentangle® …

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Tangle Refresher 130 – Featuring an exploration of the possibilities of the aura

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring an exploration of the possibilities of the aura …

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Tangle Refresher 129

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring …

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Tangle Refresher 128 – Featuring a tutorial on making unique wearable art with paper beads

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring a tutorial on making unique wearable art with paper beads …

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Tangle Refresher 127 – Featuring some excellent online guides to gel pens, calligraphy pens, drawing inks … and more!

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring some excellent online guides to gel pens, calligraphy pens, drawing inks … and more!

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Tangle Refresher 126 – Featuring thoughts about contrast

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring thoughts about contrast …

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Tangle Refresher 125 – Featuring Mark Twain …

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring Mark Twain …

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Tangle Refresher 124 – Featuring thoughts from Maria about what it means to draw your tangles with deliberate strokes

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Featuring thoughts from Maria about what it means to draw your tangles with deliberate strokes.

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TanglePatterns STRINGS GUIDE, Volume 4 now available!

The fourth volume in the “TanglePatterns STRINGS GUIDE” series, containing Strings 151-200, is now available at STORE > EBOOKS for instant download.

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Exciting news from Zentangle HQ!! Their second book is now available and you can order it here!

Zentangle PRIMER Volume 1

For the last two years the founders of Zentangle®, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, have been quietly working behind the scenes on their second book, a companion to “The Book of Zentangle”. Introducing “Zentangle PRIMER Vol 1” !! And it’s only available for purchase from CZTs for the next few weeks. Read all about it and order your copy here …

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Tangle Refresher 123 – And revisiting your own Zentangle® history

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! And revisiting your own Zentangle® history.

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Tangle Refresher 122 – Featuring Sakura Micron surgery and making your own tortillions

Sakura Micron 01 Pen

I hope you are in the habit of taking a moment to check out the Tangle Refreshers because, in addition to the five tangle gems from the past (many use these as their Zentangle® prompt of the day), I usually share tangling tips and/or advice that’s well worth reading.

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Tangle Refresher 121 – And “Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century”

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure! And “Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century”, a TEDx talk. Master Penman Jake Weidmann explores the connections between the pen and how we learn, think, and carry our cultural heritage at a time when the very act of writing is being dropped from school curricula across the country.

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Tangle Refresher 120 – “Tangled connections” of our Sun, and more about the deliberate process of the Zentangle Method of mindfully creating unplanned, abstract art

Buried Treasure! “Tangled connections” of our Sun, and more about the deliberate process of the Zentangle Method of mindfully creating unplanned, abstract art.

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TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE, 2016 Edition is here!

It’s Here!! The 2016 Edition of my “TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE” is now available for instant download in the Store!

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