- Arts and Design
A Tangle of Blogs
There are so many wonderful Zentangle artists around and they are very generous in sharing their art. I am making this collection for my own benefit... it's my easily accessible pathway to inspiration when I am bereft of ideas. They were going into a boring old bookmark folder when I thought I may as well put them on a lens to share with anyone who cares to tangle alongside.
I have lots of potential blogs to add so do check back now and then. They will be grouped in blocks of five so you will be able to see the new ones right away.
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Zentangle Blogs 1
The official Zentangle blog. Check here regularly for new of events and happenings in the Zentangle universe.
Jane is a Certified Zentangle Teacher from Tasmania, Australia.
Carol is another CZT and her blog displays her students' work as well as her own.
Molossus, aka Sandra Kay Strait, has a different take on tangles and her art is stunningly original.
'I am the Diva', Laura Harms CZT, runs a weekly Zentangle challenge. Go sign up via the image below.
Zentangle Blogs 2
See Suzanne's Zentangle books by clicking on the Z image to the right.
Inspiring blog and enthusiastic 'tangler'. Shelly's blog is a must-see.
Rhani shares her art and her Zentangle journey.
Sue Clark's lovely blog. Sue is a CZT and Van Morrison fan.
Doodle Daisy's Doodles & Zentangles. Kellie has a Zentangle obsession. Just like the rest of us then!
Zentangle Blogs 3
Zentangle Harmony by GeneviÃ¨ve Crabe, artist, writer, teacher & CZT. There is definitely something harmonious and relaxing about this lovely blog.
Kit @ Dreamscape Designs. I love the way Kit breaks down each Zentangle on her blog with a story about why she chose it and the process of its creation. I also love the way she finds the time to leave nice comments on my blog. Thanks, Kit.
Tangle Tangle Tangle is Penny Raile's lovely, clean-looking blog.
Alphabee Tangles is a blog by calligrapher, Catherine, who has a passion for Zentangles.
Beez in the Belfry is the home of celebrated "Totally Tangled" author, Sandy Steen Bartholomew. Sandy is a Certified Zentangle Teacher who is happy to shade the boundaries between Zentangle and other art forms.
Zentangle Blogs 4
TanglePatterns.com "An index and graphic guide to ZentangleÂ® patterns on the web and how to draw them", Not just a blog but a fantastic resource for Zentanglers. Linda Farmer has archived and catalogued a vast number of tangles.
Pattern Play With Pens. Joni Feddersen CZT has a great page on her blog where you can download mandala outlines to create your own 'zendalas'.
The Path Untangled is a quirky little blog by CZT, Kelley Kelly.
ZenBliss (what a great blog title) is the creation of CZT, Julie. Her passion for teaching and inspiring shines through her posts.
Poppies Pen Pics Inspiring blog by Lila.
Want to Create Zendoodles?
Zentangle Blogs 5
What Tangled Webs!. Heather Stevenson shares her creative journey through the land of tangled Zen.
Studio ML. MariÃ«t is a calligrapher, bookbinder and teacher who lives in the Netherlands. She's willing to experiment with the Zentangle art form.
My Rainbow Elephant. An exuberant and lively blog by Cindy. See her cool invented tangles!
My Invisible Muse. Just an all round nice blog which has morphed into a mixed media fest. I'll keep it here anyway so that you can explore it.
Kai-Zen Doodles Beautiful art incorporating all kinds of Zen and tangles.
Do you create Zentangles in the UK? You can search for books on Zentangles right here:
Zentangle Blogs 6
Cookie's World. Not just a glorious display of Zentangles, but polymer clay art too. I love the frogs!
cukipok doodles is the blog of a Zentangling violinist who finds inspiration in food.
Zendoodle-Wege is a German blog. I can't read German but the art is fantastic.
Zendoodle Facebook page - not a blog but a place where people share their Zen creations.
Sue's Tangle Trips by Sue Jacobs CZT
Zentangle Blogs 7
Enthusiastic Artist, Margaret Bremner's delightful blog offering. Margaret is a CZT in Canada.
Daniele O'Brien Design is a charming blog with lovely Zentangles and the art and life of a graphic designer and Zentangle teacher (CZT),
See Jane - not just Zentangles but it's full of them anyway. All round, multi-talented teacher and artist, Janee, shares her passions. She is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher.
Simple Pleasures. Holy Treasures - Sandra LaFaut combines her spirituality with her art. Enjoy her tangled gourds and fabric.
stArt - Interesting Zentangle blog by another Canadian CZT. She is also an artist, designer and writer.
Zentangle Blogs 8
LeeAnn's Zentangle-ing Fun One word for this: Glorious! Beautifully crafted Zentangles with subtle color. The blog section is under the Gallery tab.
Tangle Tangle Tangle! Penny Raile, a CZT tangling in Los Angeles.
Zentangles and Stuff by ptrish40, teacher, art lover, Certified Zentangle Teacher.
Art of the Tangle No info about who runs this blog. It lists courses available in Lowell MA and Sterling MA. Also displays lots of examples and videos.
Out Of Boredom is a nice personal blog full of doodles, tangles and musings.
Not-So-Much Zentangle Blogs
This section is for blogs that bear some similarity to Zentangles but whose creators have distanced themselves from them. There is a heated debate happening at the moment between pro-Zentanglers and those who say the creators of the name Zentangle have no right to patent a method of drawing that has been around for a very long time.
I stand on the sidelines. On the one hand, I can see their point. On the other hand, I wouldn't have known about this art-form (other than my own scribbles) if it hadn't been for bumping into Rick on an unrelated Yahoo Group many years ago.
Peace Tangles by Lori has some beautiful pen drawings and instructions how to create your own.
Zen and Ink by me. As I explore more possibilities in this kind of drawing, I realise my own art is moving away from Zentangle - although I do acknowledge that the drawings are 'Zentangle-inspired.
Draw Doodle and Decorate: Nice collection of artwork incorporating tangles, sketches, pencil studies and photography. Get inspired!
The Doodle Daily: Lots of tangles, black & white and colors galore!
Do leave a comment and please leave a link to any really good Zentangle blogs right here.