Weekly Roundup #195

RedBubble Tote Bags and more

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #61 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #62 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #30
Tackle it Tuesday S U N results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles Starting with M O N by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #189 "UMT 'Yuma' by Tina-AKUA" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Mandala Outline 1 by Judy West
Mandala templates by Jeannine Schoonaert
TanglePatterns String 126 by Judi Palumbo via Linda Farmer

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
FaveCrafts is having a giveaway of my bead embroidery book
Studying Under the Masters review by Grace Mendez

SHOW and TELL
Circles strings by Margaret Bremner
Coloring Isn't Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress
Zentangle newsletter October 12th, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - E by Judy West
Aquafleur video by Anya Lothrop
Braids video by Ellen Wolters
Curly Bracket Feather by Helen Williams
JoVi, Liefie, Randje, Slonkel, Sneeuwvlokken by José Meeusen
Onion Drops by Shasta Garcia
Opus video by Ellen Wolters
Railwayz, Geerandola, Pin-Will, Drakon by Simona Cordara
Steps variations by Helen Williams
Tangle Refresher 88 by Linda Farmer
Uncorked tips by Adele Bruno

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Weekly Roundup #194

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES
Celtic Challenge 34 by Judy West
It's a String Thing #60 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #61 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #29
Tackle it Tuesday B E R results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles Starting with S U N by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 125 by Cathy Clifford via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #188 "National Coming Out Day" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
New merchandise based on my artwork by Geneviève Crabe
Tangle on Bingo Bags - Guest Post on Tangle Harmony

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Black paper, colored pencils / Colour on Black by Rita Nikolajeva

SHOW and TELL
Amsterdam - 1 of ? from Zentangle blog
Derwent Testing Lab - Graphik Line Painters
Zentangle Newsletter - September 24, 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - D by Judy West
Chartz video by Ellen Wolters
Kuky by Simona Cordara
Loop de Loop by Lila Popcheff
Meringue tips by Adele Bruno
Octoleg by Mei Hua Teng
Roxi by Beth Snoderly
Stazzle video by Ellen Wolters
Steps by Helen Williams
Tofube by Mei Hua Teng
Twiggee by Sadelle Wiltshire
Wandw by Hsin-ya Hsu
Zailz by Loretta West
Znzu by Hsin-ya Hsu

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Tangle on Bingo Bags

Most people have never encountered a bingo bag in their lives, and you can’t really blame them. After all, dedicated bingo players are a dying breed, with revenues declining from $250 million a year to about $50 million a year in Ontario alone.

The bingo bag is also yet another one of those things rendered obsolete by technology. Many of the world’s brick and mortar bingo halls have given way to their online counterparts, which attract more people because of their convenience and rewards system. Free Bingo Hunter reports that online bingo portals offer everything from dancing lessons with the acclaimed Louie Spence to shopping vouchers, and bingo players of old seem to have lost their need for the bingo bag, opting instead for online games they can play from home.

But while the bingo bag has all but lost its use in the bingo community, its economical design makes it perfect for those in the art industry. With various pockets for daubers and other bingo essentials, the bingo bag is great for carrying art supplies like markers, pens, pencils, rulers, and other materials. It’s also surprisingly easy to make, and Tanaria Carey has already launched a website that teaches how to make one on www.FreeBingoBag.com.

As you can see from the pattern, and the video above, it’s extremely easy to customize the bingo bag and create something that reflects your unique style. You can use a plain fabric that you can tangle, either before or after you sew it together.

Before starting your bingo bag project, you can take the time to create a Zentangle pattern that you can use for the bag, or use any of these tangles. The project presents a great opportunity for practice, however, and it’s a fun way to learn how to sew as well.

[This is a guest post.]

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New merchandise based on my artwork

Available now on RedBubble, a collection of merchandise based on my artwork. In addition, some of the items are designed for you to customize.

Click here to go to my RedBubble store.

Part 1. Customizable tote bags.

These tote bags have a line drawing that you can customize with drawing, tangling, or colouring. The bags come in three sizes.

artwork

All bags are printed on both sides. For the customizable bags, it means that you have two surfaces to customize. Here is one of mine:

customized bag

Part 2. Bags with my artwork.

The images below are some of my artwork that is available on tote bags, throw pillows, prints, cards, and cases for smart phones and iPads .

artwork

Click here to go to my RedBubble store.

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Weekly Roundup #193

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #59 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #60 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #28
Tackle it Tuesday T E M results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles Starting with B E R by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 124 by Nancy Newlin via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #187 "String Theory - Blind String" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Watercolor Wednesday with Schut-05 by Sandra Strait

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
5th Week Giveaway by Judy West
Pens Review by Cathy

SHOW and TELL
Pastels on 5th - Sidewalk Art by Sue Clark

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - C by Judy West
Cornman by Kim Cyr
Fizz and Podzles by Chris Gerstner
Jester, Egyp, Illusion by Dorothy Allison
JuJuBeedze by Rosemary Hill
Mills 'n Boats by Lily Moon
Poppie Love by Lila Popcheff
Sqaro by Helen Adams
Wormette by Simona Cordara
Xeni tips by Adele Bruno

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Weekly Roundup #192

Tangle Organizers

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #58 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #59 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #27
Tackle it Tuesday S E P results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday Tangles Starting with T E M by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 123 by Kim English via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #186 "String Theory - Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Flower Outline 1 by Judy West
How to create beautiful color transitions with Gelly Roll gel pens by Anya Lothrop
How to increase depth in a doodle drawing by Eni Oken
More Glitz on Black Zentangle Tiles by Sharla R. Hicks
Sharpen your line drawing skills with six easy lessons from Simone Bischoff

SHOW and TELL
A Tangler's Paradise by Caren Mlot
ABC of Zentangle...I for Interesting, Inspiring, Intuitive, Impromptu, and I... by Dilip Patel
Dear Bijou . . . from Zentangle blog
Facebook groups for tanglers compiled by Geneviève Crabe
Zentangle art video by Dilip Patel

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Alphabet Pattern Series - B by Judy West
Amphora by Lily Moon
Bublz by Lori Byerly
Cassiopeia by Monique Leschner
C-rchn by Joan Delony
Dex video by Ellen Wolters
Obad by Melinda Butcher
Ötztal series by Jeanine Laura
Plezo by Eni Oken
Shocking by Lila Popcheff
Tami by Hanny Waldburger
Uncorked by Adele Bruno
Vano by Hanneke Sieben

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Facebook groups for tanglers

Facebook is a great place to keep up with family and friends, but it can also be a place where you can share your art, and see art created by others. I thought I would share some Facebook groups I belong to that would be of interest to tanglers. If you have any other groups to share, please put them in the comments.

Friends of Zentangle (Michelle May)
As this is a Zentangle® related Group, please keep posts and activity related to the topic. Have fun getting to know the people around the world that are tangling!!

Ornation Creation (Ben Kwok)
A group of like minded people who love to draw/doodle. New templates will be posted on a weekly basis for anyone interested in creating ornately decorated images.

Petal Power (Lila Popcheff)
A place to share your artwork containing flowers or just a place to visit on those days you need some cheering up - coming to you with a sprinkling of petal power to brighten your day :) All types of artwork such as Zentangle ® , Zentangle Inspired Art, Doodles, Line Weaving, Drawings, Paintings, Illustrations, Step-outs and how-to's are all welcome :)

Random Acts of Zentangle (Donna Hornsby)
This group is open to anyone currently practicing the art of Zentangle and sharing their work randomly aka a Random Act of Zentangle. Create a Zentangle and leave it for someone else to find. This group is also open to anyone who happens to find a RAZ (Random Act of Zentangle) and wants to share their find and experience.

Square One: Purely Zentangle® (Chris Titus and Jenny Perruzzi)
Square One is designed to bring us back to the beginning. Zentangle® as it originated. The act of focusing on the stroke of our pen on paper to create patterns...patterns placed within a string evolving into beautiful little works of art. Artwork created with nothing more than a 3.5" x 3.5" paper tile, pen and pencil...no color, no eraser, no distraction. The place where patterns are our colors and planning makes us laugh. A process which can calm the mind by being mindful of the present. We invite all who enjoy Zentangle in its purest form to join with us as we share our own little pieces of heaven created with a white [yes, only white] Zentangle tile, a black [yes, only black] micron pen and a pencil [yes, only graphite].

Tangle Me A Dream (Dennis Cook)
A home for all forms of creativity. Post your Art. Have fun!!

Zentangle (Jillixir Marie)
To explore relaxation and creativity through simple pencil lines and drawings.

Zentangle Artist Trading Card Swap (Willow Bree)
A swapping group for zentangle artists, newbies and experts sharing their fun with this relaxing art form. We are into ATC, and also will try any shape that sounds like fun. We also have done bookmarks, tiles, twinchies, postcards, etc.

Zentangle Explorations (Mildred Galliher)
All tanglers that I know constantly try tangling in new ways, on new media, with new tools. They develop new tangles and tangleations This group will give these adventurers a place where they can record the results of their explorations, both successes and not so successful attempts. Hopefully, this will stimulate exchange of ideas, methods and artwork.

Zentangle Tiles And Tangles (Faith Kaminsky Cohen)
This group is a little different than other Zentangle groups out there, so please read carefully. The goal is to share your Zentangle tiles and step-outs in an environment that encourages the practice of Zentangle in its original/traditional/standard format.

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Weekly Roundup #191

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #57 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #58 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #26
Tackle it Tuesday new series by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 122 by Adele Bruno via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #185 "DuoTangle - Phicops vs DivaDance" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Ghost Post by Alice Hendon
Ghost Post #2 by Alice Hendon
Ghosty Postie #3 by Alice Hendon

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle...H for Healing, Happiness... by Dilip Patel
Ask the Diva Episode 1 by Laura Harms
Bright Ink, Dark Paper by Colette Horsburgh

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Bumpkenz video by Ellen Wolters
Cruffle video by Ellen Wolters
Curv-ING by Margaret Bremner
Gridy tips by Adele Bruno
Ing stars by Margaret Bremner
Jay by Sandra Strait
Leaflet variation video by Ellen Wolters
Nuwave by Beth Snoderly
Vega video by Ellen Wolters
Tangle Refresher 86 by Linda Farmer
Weekly Alphabet Pattern Series - A by Judy West
Yuma by Tina Hunziker

 

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Weekly Roundup #190

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #56 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #57 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #25
Tackle it Tuesday "Z" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 121 by Didier Gervy via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #184 "New Official Tangle: ING by Molly" by Laura Harms

BOOKS, CLASSES, PRODUCTS
Life Book 2015 organised by Tamara Laporte
New Zentangle video workshop (in German) by Anya Lothrop
Seazenings 1 and 2: Add spice to your designs by Joan Delony

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Stamp to Start by Rita Nikolajeva

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
Review of the Life Vermilion A6 notebook by Sandra Strait

SHOW and TELL
STORIES: How Zentangle helps an “almost-teenager” with ADHD and anger management issues
The Creative Progression of the Art of Zentangle by Suzanne McNeill

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Cadent with a Twist by Norma Burnell
Curlique by Dorothy Allison
Drupe tips by Adele Bruno
Konk by Joan Delony
Meringue video by Ellen Wolters
Ney, Ontianys by Olga
QT by K.N. Malathi
Snail steps by Sayantika Ray
Snapdragoz by Norma Burnell

 

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Weekly Roundup #189

Mandala Stencils

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #55 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #56 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #24
Tackle it Tuesday "Y" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "Z" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 120 by Beth Snoderly via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #183 "UMT - X-Did by Annette Carlo" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
New Fairy-Tangles™ Digi Stamps / Coloring Sheets Released by Norma Burnell
New iOS app: Coloring Advanced Tangles

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Build a Basic Art Journal Page by Alice Hendon

REVIEWS and GIVEAWAYS
Review & Giveaway - Grandluxe Monologue Sketchbooks by Sandra Strait
Sketchbook Skool - Review by Geneviève Crabe
Tangle Stitches by Jane Monk - Review and Giveaway by Geneviève Crabe

SHOW and TELL
Laniakea Tangles from Zentangle blog
Merci from Zentangle blog
Zentangle newsletter, 3 Sept., 2014

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
4 by Mei Hua Teng
72 by Mei Hua Teng
Ba ba ba by Mei Hua Teng
Balo by Hsin-ya Hsu
Brayd video by Ellen Wolters
Cabana by Milde Weiss
Come and go by Mei Hua Teng
Contix by Mei Hua Teng
Eddyper by Mei Hua Teng
Eneviys, Ust by Olga
Fairy tale by Linda Rea
Fires by Mei Hua Teng
Flameta by Hsin-ya Hsu
Fynn, Marida, Kiont by Olga
Gyro by Mei Hua Teng
Habl, Agunap by Olga
Ing from Zentangle
Ladder by Hsin-ya Hsu
Lolo by Hsin-ya Hsu
Na Lu Wan by Mei Hua Teng
(O) by Mei Hua Teng
Ohoho by Mei Hua Teng
On target by Linda Rea
Ououo by Mei Hua Teng
Rocco by Mei Hua Teng
Sacura by Mei Hua Teng
Sigius, Wya, Nanartic, Nercarini by Olga
Slipoff by Mei Hua Teng
Tangle Refresher 84 by Linda Farmer
Turned over by Linda Rea
Turnstile by Linda Rea
Twile tips by Adele Bruno
Waterstals by Mei Hua Teng
X2 by Mei Hua Teng
Yuu by Mei Hua Teng
Zander video by Ellen Wolters

 

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