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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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Tangle Refresher 119 – Featuring suggestions for Beginners on some tangles to get started …

Tangles for Beginners

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! And a long post featuring advice to Beginners on some tangles to get started …

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Coming Soon! The 2016 Edition of my TanglePatterns.com TANGLE GUIDE

Let's discuss it!

Many of you have been asking and I’m busy working on it now! I expect to have it ready by the beginning of the week on Monday January 11th, 2016. I will let you all know when it’s ready! Thanks for all your wishes and emails of anticipation.

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Tangle Refresher 118 – Featuring a couple of seasonal tangles …

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world including a couple of seasonal tangles …

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Tangle Refresher 117 – Featuring how to make lovely Zentangle-inspired ornaments using Zentangle tiles

How to make holiday ornaments with Zentangle tiles, by CZT Dorian Eng

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! AND how to make lovely Zentangle-inspired ornaments using Zentangle tiles, a Sakura video with CZT Dorian Eng.

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Wishing you bountiful blessings this Thanksgiving Day and every day

Tomorrow in the U.S. we will be enjoying Thanksgiving Day traditions with family and friends and giving special thanks for all the reasons we have to be grateful every single day of the year.

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Tangle Refresher 116 – Featuring how to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles

Zendala gift boxes

Buried Treasure! AND how to make beautiful Zentangle-inspired gift boxes from Zendala tiles, a Sakura video by CZT Dorian Eng.

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Tangle Refresher 115 – Visiting the core of Zentangle, links to How to tangle on glass Christmas ornaments …

Tangle Refresher!

Buried Treasure – 5 tangle gems from a year ago in the Zentangle® world! Visiting or revisiting the core of Zentangle, links to How to tangle on glass Christmas ornaments and “more good stuff” …

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TanglePatterns needs your financial support

Heartful thanks!

An open letter to all Zentangle® artists from an enthusiastic tangler, Lee Ann Elliott.

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CZT Michele Beauchamp’s “Today I Will Tangle” book is now available!

If you’ve been wowed by the covers of my Tanglepatterns.com TANGLE GUIDEs, and loved her “It’s Spiralicious” and “Exploring the elegance of Zentangle® in a larger format” tutorials, then prepare to be blown away by Australian CZT Michele Beauchamp’s new book, “Today I Will Tangle”.

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