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12/11/14 5:50 P

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Hi Cheri!!!
Welcome to our little group.
Let me know if I can help you in anyway.
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12/11/14 10:09 A

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Hi, I'm Cheri and I learned about Zentangles last year. I'm not artistic at all but had gotten in the habit on working on some basic designs and found it relaxing. I'm not sure exactly what happened but I just stopped. I've been thinking about starting up again for the past couple of weeks and then stumbled upon this group. Seems like the universe giving me a little shove, maybe.

Happy to be here with you all!

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8/13/14 12:22 A

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Chris, happy you are here!!!!

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8/12/14 7:31 P

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So glad you made a Zentangle team. It is a great way to keep the brain and hands engaged so food is forgotten!

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5/6/14 6:11 P

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emoticon seaglass!
Just jump right in:)

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5/6/14 5:32 A

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Hello Everyone! I was drawn (pardon the pun) to ZenTangle in the book store while browsing around but felt overwhelmed by all the 'instruction' books...I thought most of the artwork seemed random rather than planned, similar to doodling I do during meetings at work. Anyway, I bought a blank sketch pad and can't wait to get started! I think this form of creativity will be a good place to deal with my inner perfectionist and help me loosen up a bit and not be so afraid of making a mistake.

My brain in swimming with ideas and questions - should I journal and tangle on the same page? do I want to add color? shading? if I shade with a pencil, is it going to smudge? the idea os a 'string' is something my daughter and I would do on the back of placemats while eating out - one of us would draw some random shape and the other one had to turn it into a recognizable object. Now I see the string idea is kind of like a starting point to add patterns, not turn it into a fish, or a flower...unless maybe I want to?

Feeling overwhelmed and excited...this looks like lots of fun!

If it is to be, it is up to me.


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THREEWHALES's Photo THREEWHALES Posts: 8,467
1/19/14 5:52 P

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On our team links is a zentangle workshop. I would start there.
There are several books out on Zentangle, but I have not personally seen them.
tanglepatterns.com is an excellent resource.
I would also recommend the youtube video on betweed by Maria
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1/19/14 5:07 P

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Aloha ~

I came across this team last night - couldn't believe there was a Zentangle group! I was thrilled. I figured you are just what I need for company to jump into the tangled world!

I'm coming late to exploring my creative side in life - well, in some forms - but being retired now has really allowed me to realize I do have some creative urge that can and will come out in all kinds of ways if I let it. I've been knitting, doing counted x-stitch, and making jewelry but zentangle is so intriguing!

Years ago I found myself copying 'henna' tattoo patterns - that is the closest I've come to doodling or drawing ... I found it relaxing and creative which I needed at that time. It was only a few days I played with it.

Last year I came across Zentangle products at a knitting website and started exploring - but never pursued.

Well this morning I found myself doing a little 'zentangle' while making out my 'to do' list for this week ... and I'd much rather zentangle than do some of those things on my list - ha! Been checking online about ordering some pens ... and maybe a book.

Any suggestions for a good beginner's book?

I'm excited ... just the bit I played with this morning felt SO GOOD! Didn't look too great - but not too bad either - ha!

Looking forward to getting to know you all ... and some unknown as of yet creative zentanglishness that must be buried in me!

dj ~ Big Island Hawaii
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12/14/13 11:04 P

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Good advice, ThreeWhales.
Where's the "like" button?!

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11/29/13 11:23 P

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I would suggest subscribing to the blog here:
zentangle.blogspot.com

The other really good resource is here:
tanglepatterns.com

The great thing about zentangle is there are not any rules.
I use watercolor paper 8x8 pad that I cut into fourths.
I have used an official zentangle tile...I can't tell that much difference between them and my watercolor paper.
I have a sakura pen, but I like my sharpie pens just as much.
I did buy a set of pens from Hobby Lobby...used a 40%off coupon and got a set of four pens for less than &10!
After, I took a zentangle class from a CZT, I added a pencil and a stump for shading.
Be sure to check out the zentangle workshop on our team links.

The best place to start is pick a pattern you like and begin one stroke at a time emoticon

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11/26/13 10:16 P

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I just discovered ZenTangles and it looks awesome! I'm really looking forward to learning more! It is a little overwhelming right now - where to begin. But I've set up a board on Pinterest for it and requested some books from the library. Are there good blogs I should subscribe to as well?

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11/26/13 9:00 P

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11/26/13 7:41 P

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Welcome! I'm glad you found SparkPeople and Yourself again!
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11/26/13 5:33 P

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Hi, I'm also a new member. Actually, I was a member a few years ago, but I kind of got lost. Now that I've found myself again I'm giving SO another try--it really is a great program

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10/13/13 3:35 P

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emoticon to the team!
I just love zentangles to help me relax and reconnect with myself. Plus I feel like a bit of an artist emoticon I look at my tangles and can't believe I actually created it emoticon

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10/8/13 1:35 P

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Hello,
I've been using SparkPeople off and on for several years but never stuck with it. I'm hoping to commit this time. I was excited to see this Zentangle group so I'm looking forward to becoming more involved. I have several health issues and am hoping by using SparkPeople to help me lose the weight I can regain who I want to be!
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8/17/13 10:48 P

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I had never heard of Zentangle until about a month ago. I had just bought a sketch book even though I don't sketch. I just loved the cover. My sister asked me about Tangling and I looked it up. So pretty and so creative. I have started my first one, but life has been so crazy that I haven't finished it yet. Of course, that is all the more reason to finish! I'll let y'all know when I do.

Happy to be here - Susie

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5/29/13 10:39 A

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Hi, CatMarie1960! Welcome back to SparkPeople, and welcome to our Zentangle group. I haven't been real active lately either, so I need to get back to work, too.

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5/28/13 10:15 A

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Hi,
I am new to tangling, and new to this group. I have been away from SparkPeople for way too long.

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1/1/12 11:14 P

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So glad you're back, Chrissi!
Hope things go well for you -- and everyone else -- in 2012.
Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

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12/31/11 11:30 P

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Happy New Year's Eve!!

Thank You to all of you for being part of this team. I'm sorry I have been MIA - lots of things have been going on in my off-line life and I've neglected my Tangles. But, with a new year comes new intentions and dreams and I will be back here more often.

Happy Tangle-ing to all of you in 2012!!

Happy New Year!!!

In Gratitude & Love,
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12/30/11 3:34 P

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12/30/11 2:48 P

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Welcome, 2BeMyBest and ThreeWhales!
Hope to join you in the Huddle each day!
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12/30/11 11:52 A

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I have made Zentangles part of my new years strategy and wondered if there was a spark team for Zentagles and here you are!


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11/6/11 7:42 P

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Hi! My name is Polly. I emoticon Art. I ran across this team on someone's page and peeked in. I am not acquainted with Zen Tangle. It looks interesting and fun. Reminds me a little of Celtic Art. I am here to learn what I can. I assume there are books wrote on the subject and hope I can find one.

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10/5/11 4:16 P

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Thanks, Everyone! I'm still trying!

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9/30/11 6:13 P

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Louise you silly girl your Zentangles are awesome. Here I thought mine weren't good enough but I'm back at it. DUH -

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9/28/11 11:16 P

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Hello Everyone!!

So pleased to see others here finally! Woo-Hoo!! :-)

ImprovingMe ~ I know *exactly* what you mean about deciding that your own ways aren't "good enough" after seeing the amzing Tangles others can make. To combat that I simply tell myself that "Fine. You're not that good... YET! Keep drawing and working and you will be!" :-)

I'm looking forward to seeing what you each have to share!

Thank You For Joining!!

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9/25/11 5:26 P

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Hi -- I'm Louise, a retired librarian and collector of art supplies! I got started on Zentangles a couple of years ago and especially enjoyed the meditative relaxation they gave me while attending to my elderly aunt in the hospital for several weeks in 2009.

For the past few months I've been subscribing to email instructions from TanglePatterns.com. And since then I haven't drawn one single Zentangle! I think I was content just merrily rolling along, making marks and patterns that I wanted to make -- and then when I started receiving these emails I guess I decided mine weren't good enough. Irrational thinking, I know.

Anyway, I joined this team so that I'd get back into enjoying them again.

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi
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9/19/11 2:24 P

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I'm going to get my sketch book out and get started ZenTangle-ing. Lets see what's in my mind?

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I am Carol and I am both a photographer and an artist. I got involved with Zentangles while looking for some different venues for my ATC's on the Artist's team. Now I am so hooked. I am a novice but it is such great fun.

Thank you for the invite.

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8/23/11 2:49 P

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Please feel free to introduce yourself here so we can all get to know each other!

If you're a Certified Zentangle Teacher please feel free to let us know that - perhaps you'll gain a few more students from here :-)

If you're just a ZenTangle addict like me, have no fear, you're more than welcome here!! I have had no official training and I've yet to order the Zentangle Kit for myself but I've had lots of fun learning by looking at what other people have created.

Welcome to ZenTangle SparkPeople!! Happy Tangling!!

In Gratitude & Love,
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