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Mid-day Monotangle: Tink

A good New Year's resolution for Zentangle enthusiasts: a mid-day monotangle. Practice one tangle during a lunch break!

Student Tangle Sunday: Jacqueline C. (and young helper)

So pleased when students show me practices they have completed outside of class. This one was a group effort as the student introduced Zentangle to a young lady, and together they tangled for a very long time. Everyone was quite impressed with the process as well as the result. Zentangle is definitely something to share with all ages.

Please spread the word to interested parties: Intro to Zentangle will be taught Friday December 12 from 7-9pm at Clayground in Worcester. Call 508-755-7776 to register. BYOB optional and pet friendly.

Intro to Zendalas November 14 at Clayground

There are still a few openings for Friday's Intro to Zendalas class at Clayground of Worcester, MA! This is an example practice with Emingle, Swarm, Marasu, Courant, Snail, and Crescent Moon.

Zentangle Intro to Zendalas class November 14

I will be conducting an Intro to Zendalas class on Friday, November 14 from 7-9pm at Clayground of Worcester. The cost is $28. Those who have taken Intro to Zentangle, or Zentangle 101 are invited to attend. Bring your black Pigma Micron 01 pen, pencil and blending tool. Visit facebook.com/wooclayground and click on "Book It" to reserve your spot or call 508-755-7776.

Zentangle practice with Onamato, Zander, Flukes, and Shattuck

Test driving border tangles as overall coverage. Working "large," too.

Zentangle monotangle of Well

Finally got the lighting right in my little light box at the studio. Here is one of the newer official tangles that was on last year's list. I was not sure I would like doing it but I am hooked. 

Working a rejected Zentangle string with Tripoli and Shattuck

I found this tile with a string on it that I must have pushed aside one day. I thought it was a pleasant surprise when it was finished. Here it seems like "WHITE" was my third tangle!

Back in the SwING of things with Bijou Tiles

At last I found a little time at the Clayground to make a (little) tile for myself. I used a new item called a Bijou Tile which I'm showing with a quarter to give you a clue as to its scale. There is a brand new tangle in the tile called ING, which premiered this month on the Zentangle website. It is very easy to do and it was a great contrast to Tipple.

Announcing a new Zentangle Venue: Clayground in Worcester, MA

It has been a while since my last post, but I have a good reason: I bought a storefront! As of yesterday, I am the officially the new owner of Clayground, a paint your own pottery studio in Worcester, MA. Not only is it a lovely place to paint, but it has the best space for Zentangle classes! Visit www.goclayground.com for more information. We are open 7 days a week and offer Zentangle on demand as well as supplies! More class details coming soon.

Thanks for being patient and stay tuned for more blog posts!

PreZENts Winner of the Zentangle Sounds CD and tattoo!

Looks like everyone is on vacation! The drawing was conducted yesterday and the winning entry was comment 2!
Sandy Hunter August 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM My favorite birthday year was my 18th. It was just me and my mom and we spent the weekend shopping and horsing around in Maine (we lived in CT at the time). We did whatever we wanted, drove wherever we felt like driving, stayed up too late, and laughed a lot. It was a great birthday.
Congratulations, Sandy! Email me with your address information and I will send these goodies out to you. Thanks for playing!

Student Tangle Sunday: Marie P.

PreZENts from inkerbelle - Zentangle Sounds CD and a cute tattoo

It's my birthday month and I want to celebrate with a giveaway!

I've got one of the Zentangle Sounds CDs for grabs as well as a cute temporary tattoo. All tanglers are welcome to enter. All you have to do is:
leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite birthday year was and why.subscribe to my mailing list (form is on the right sidebar). follow me on Twitter (if you already follow, send a tweet about this giveaway)follow me on Pinterestfollow me on Instagramfollow inkerbelle.com via Bloglovin or via RSS You're done!

I will select a winner via a random number draw from the number of comments this post receives.

The draw will be conducted next Thursday, August 7. Good luck!

Student Tangle Sunday (Tuesday Edition): Marie P.

Loving my students! This tangle came via snail mail!

Zentangle Zendala with Mooka, Printemps, Bales, Hollibaugh, and Tipple

Zentangle Zendala with Crescent Moon, Static, Tipple, Braze, Knights Bridge

It's refreshing to see beginner tangles in a round tile.

Zentangle Zendala practice with Sez, Hybred, Betweed, Orlique, Snail, Tipple

Felt a little out of practice today, but I plodded on and ended up really liking the result.

Zentangle Zendala with Paradox, Opus, Swarm, Quabog, Braze, Bronx Cheer

Things got a bit off on the outer Braze/Quabog portions of the zendala...lol. Oh, well. I still like how it came out.

Zentangle Zendala practice with Striping, Tripoli, Betweed

Heading off to my first nighttime Zentangle class at the Clayground.

Zentangle Zendala practice with Purk, Hollibaugh and Pookroot

Happy 79th birthday to Pauline, my mom!

Student Tangle Sunday: Kelly B.

Thank you so much for your submissions!

Zentangle Zendala with Printemps, Knase, Tagh, Betweed, Scena

The string was drawn freehand using the blank Zendala tiles. I will begin offering Zendala classes at the end of this month so stay tuned!

Black tile practice with Beelight, Finery and Huggins

So quick I forgot to initial the front. Oops/

PreZENts drawing day for the Zentangle Keepsake Box!

I had twenty-six comments on the Zentangle Keepsake Box Giveaway. Thank you for sharing all of your summer fun faves. It's so hard to focus in on one, eh?
So, without further adieu.... Drum roll, please! The True Random Number Generator widget has selected comment entry #6:

Sherry June 19, 2014 at 12:02 PM My favorite part of summer (besides the warmth!) is the lush greenness of the trees and bushes, instead of the stark grey limbs I've lived with for 5 months, LOL.
Congratulations, Sherry! Email me at apbelair@gmail.com to give me your mailing details. Enjoy the keepsake box!


Thank you to all who participated and stay tuned for the next giveaway!

Black tile practice with Pepper, Tipple, and Patena

Made with the new Black tile class kit

Black tile practice with Munchin, Twing, Tipple, Snail and Fescu

Working with tangles of high contrast

Black tile practice with new class kit: Raddox, Tagh, Opus. and Strickles

The new black tile class kit is working better with high contrast tangles.

More PreZENts from inkerbelle! Zentangle Keepsake Box

Summer is almost here! Why not celebrate with another Zentangle giveaway?



I've got one of the soon-to-be-retired Zentangle Keepsake Boxes up for grabs. All tanglers are welcome to enter. All you have to do is:
leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite part of summer is.subscribe to my mailing list (form is on the right sidebar). follow me on Twitter (if you already follow, send a tweet about this giveaway)follow me on Pinterest follow me on Instagramfollow inkerbelle.com via Bloglovin or via RSS You're done!

I will select a winner via a random number draw from the number of comments this post receives.

The draw will be conducted Thursday, June 26. Good luck and go work on that tan!

ATC with Betweed, Braze, Flux, and Zinger

Border-free with more silly strings

ATC with Braze, Knase, and Eke

Border-free with silly strings

String study with BB, Eke, and Quipple

More superimposed strings here

Double string study with Purk, Squill (broken), Nekton, Flux and Fescu

Superimposing strings.

String practice with Ibex, Tipple, Drupe, Knase and Pepper

Here I am using tanglepatterns.com String 107 layered with a Z-string.

Student Tangle Sunday: Jess W.

Thank you for continuing to send in your Zentangle practices!
I'll be doing another Intro to Black Tiles class at CC Lowell on Saturday, June 28. Choose 10-noon or 1-3pm. Watch for an Intro to Zendalas class coming in July!

Testing out Marasu, Orlique and Raddox

There are still many tangles that I have not taken for a test drive. I used these along with Fescu, and Jonqual and Knights Bridge.

I was wondering how so many tangles would come together, but again I had to tell myself, "focus on the process, not the outcome." Good things happened from there forward, especially after shading with a 2B pencil.

Zentangle String study with Striping

Striping makes a great monotangle practice.

Some Lawn Fawn Thank You cards

In celebration of their Summer 2014 new stamps launch.

String study with Betweed, Rixty, Courant, Static

String study with Eye-Wa, Finery, Nipa, Knight's Bridge

From the string suggestions in the Official Zentangle Kit.

String study with Cadent, Flukes, Keeko, and Shattuck

Settling in with some new scanner settings. Also, a reminder that beginner Zentangle classes resume at CC Lowell next Saturday and Zentangle Special Projects: Intro to Black Tiles returns on Saturday May 31!

Student Tangle Sunday (Monday Edition): Elayne F.

I hope everyone celebrated Mother's Day in fine fashion yesterday. This morning is another piece by Elayne F. which I am sure you will all enjoy as much as I do. Stay tuned for more tangles this week!

The first PreZENts drawing is here!

I had fifteen comments on the Zentangle Puzzle Coaster Entry. Thank you and thank you even more for the eloquent and heartfelt memories that you shared about mom. It is definitely a time to reflect, eh?

So, without further adieu.... Drum roll, please! The True Random Number Generator widget has selected comment entry #5:
Lana DanielMay 1, 2014 at 11:27 PM My mother was a wonderful artist. She gave me the tools and the instruction to develop into the artist I am today. But most of all she passed along her genetic art/science ability that seems to "run in the family"
Congratulations, Lana! Email me at apbelair@gmail.com to give me your mailing details. Enjoy the coasters!
Thank you to all who participated and stay tuned for the next giveaway!

May Tangle of the Month: Rixty

Rixty is an organic tangle. That is a tangle that you can twist and turn all around your tile. It also has a number of modifications to explore. This is a monotangle using a basic Rixty. It required increased focus, but at the same time was very relaxing to practice. I started at the outer corner and worked inward, so you may be able to see tiny tweaks that I made as I continued. I actively turned the tile to keep pulling the lines straight towards me with the pen. That worked best for me. More to come.

Announcing PreZENts from inkerbelle! Zentangle giveaways!

Happy May day! How about a little giveaway contest?


If you love Zentangle goodies or just cool looking items in general, I invite you to participate. These are the official Zentangle Puzzle Coasters that I show at my classes. Well, now I have one set up for grabs right here. It's a $40 value and of superb quality and durability. Maybe you'd like to win them for yourself (or maybe mom)!
To enter to win, please: leave a comment in this blog post. In honor of the approaching Mother's Day, share in your comment what you love about mom.subscribe to my mailing list (form is on the right sidebar). follow me on Pinterestfollow me on Twitterfollow inkerbelle.com via Bloglovin or via RSS You're done!

I will select a winner via a random number draw from the number of comments this post receives.

The draw will be conducted Thursday, May 8. If you win and you want them for Mother's Day, we'll see what I can do, okay? Either way, get crackin' on your plans for mom! :-D