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Zentangle’s 20th Anniversary Journal Project – A Chronology

In celebration and recognition of Zentangle’s 20th Anniversary, Zentangle HQ has launched a year-long project as described in their newsletter:

We will be journaling our way through the 20th Anniversary celebration. Each month we will fill our pages and inspire you to do the same. Together we will highlight thoughts, ideas, tangles, and tiles – there is so much to celebrate! In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we are offering a special journal bundle for you to journey through this year with us. We have created a special 20th Anniversary Journal Bundle. ($47.00) Available for a limited time:

Join us as we tangle and journal our way through the monthly themes of the Zentangle Method’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration. This bundle contains a blank Zentangle Journal filled with beautiful pages of ivory drawing paper. The journal is accompanied by a Zentangle branded tool pouch with Micron 01, Micron PN, mini graphite pencil, and a tortillon. Also included is an 8-Steps Bookmark and a pack of photo corners. Keeping a tangling journal is a great way to explore new tangles and tangleations, mount finished tiles, and experiment with other mixed media or scrapbooking techniques to capture all your tangled expressions on your creative journey.

BTW – here’s the link if you’d like to get just the blank Zentangle Journal ($32.95) to follow along through the year.

This page on TanglePatterns will be updated with links to the Zentangle posts and YouTube videos as they appear, so bookmark it and return frequently to see the latest updates and keep track of the overall Journal Project chronology.



1. January 16, 2024 – Introductory Video (12:39) – Zentangle’s 20th Anniversary Journal Project – with Molly and Martha.

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Molly and Martha introduce the year-long Zentangle Journal Project. Below is an edited summary describing an overview of the project. Also shown are a variety of journals and innovative ways they’ve been used to incorporate tangles, tiles and journaling techniques.

It’s been 20 years since the first official Zentangle class and we wanted to start on the first of a new year to honor this. And why not celebrate for a whole year!

So one of the things we’re going to be doing for all of 2024 is presenting a theme for every month starting with January. And then flowing through all these really fun themes and we’re going to be honoring different aspects of the Zentangle Method, Zentangle history and everything in between.

Every month there’ll be newsletters and blogs, and maybe tutorials, special products and things like that.


2. January 16, 2024 – The 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method

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Blog Post: The 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method: A Tutorial

YouTube Video (11:30) – The 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method – with Julie Willand. NOTE: “As an homage to the lessons from the Original Kit DVD, this lesson has no sound/spoken instruction.”

Today we are going back to basics and taking a moment to savor the 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method. In this lesson, we slow down and work deliberately through the 8 foundational steps and explore the roots of the Zentangle Method.


3. January 23, 2024Journal Prompt

Journal Prompt: Create a page in your journal dedicated to then and now. Add an early tile of yours and a more recent one and reflect on how your practice has evolved over the years and what has remained the same.

4. January 30, 2024Blog PostIt is Just a Suggestion, Not a Demand. A blog post from Molly.



5. February 1, 2024 – Newsletter

If you are journaling along with us, we encourage you to turn to a new page and take a moment to reflect on what fills your heart and surround those things by your favorite tangle.

6. February 13, 2024 – Blog PostHeart Strings. Blog post with video (26.55), Molly and Julie explore a heart string and 5xPhive tiles.




7. March 1, 2024Newsletter

This month, as we begin to look back at the beginning of the Zentangle Method’s journey, we invite you to look back at the beginning of your Zentangle journey. Open a new spread in your journal and reflect on when you first found the Zentangle Method. Are there tangles that remind you of your early journey? How does it feel to explore those tangles now?



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1 comment to Zentangle’s 20th Anniversary Journal Project – A Chronology

  • Jenn Brayton CZT36

    Thank you very much for giving us a dedicated page to the 20 year anniversary posts and prompts! So easy when it’s all in one place – great for checking what I’ve worked on and what I am still reflecting upon haha <3

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