Saturday, December 16, 2017

Coloring ZIA Tangle Lesson # 235

Using color on a Zentangle inspired work of art is so much fun. It is an easy and satisfying way to finish a wonderful piece of art. I used Prismacolor colored pencils and Odorless paint thinner. I love adding color. December 16, 2017 at 08:00AM

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tangle A Day Calendar preview 2018

Tangle a Day has done something completely different for 2018: they have a guest CZT providing the tangles – Margaret Bremner! This calendar is specially designed for those who love the Zentangle art form. Each day of the year offers a space for creating Zentangle-inspired art. Use the calendar as a tool for some Zentangle relaxation time, a workbook for learning new tangles, or creating a visual art diary for 2018. Each month is illustrated with a step-out that explores the use of fragments and grids. Each 8” x 5” page is printed on cover stock that takes Sakura Micron pen with ease! The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. If you are a returning customer of you can get a discount by entering the code "tangleaday" in the store. December 14, 2017 at 06:13PM

Locar and Bumper Tangle Pattern Lesson #234

Locar and Bumper are two wonderful tangles from Zentangle HQ. I love the easy way these tangles go together. How fun they are to draw and how they look like evergreen branches. Enjoy and have fun tangling. December 14, 2017 at 09:01AM

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Frost Flower Tangle Pattern Lesson #233

Frost Flower by Karry Heum is a beautiful tangle that can be used for snow, frost, and just a fun tangle to fill in any space you need something easy and beautiful. Enjoy Frost Flower December 12, 2017 at 08:30AM

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Ynix Tangle Pattern Lesson # 232

Ynix is one of Zentangle HQ's tangles I don't believe the stepouts have been published. You will find this one of your go-to tangles in no time. Why have I overlooked this tangle and its great potential? I am sure you will find this a tangle you will return to over and over. November 25, 2017 at 08:00AM

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

U Too tangle Pattern Lesson # 231

U Too tangle by Ann Bartro Dahi makes a great border tangle you will find that shading makes all the difference in this tangle. I love doing it in opposite directions to give a different look to my tile. Support this channel by shopping at November 22, 2017 at 08:00AM

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Danzer Tangle Pattern Lesson # 230

Danzer tangle pattern is an easy tangle that you will find you can do lots of fun variations with. Great for adding to big spaces to fill up your tile quickly. Enjoy this tangle lesson. Pattern by Paririe Kitten November 21, 2017 at 08:00AM

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Crazy Huggins Tangle Pattern Lesson #229

Crazy Huggins is so much fun, I love the freehand tangles. You will see it drawn on a black tile, a white tile, and a brown tile. Lots of possibilities with this tangle pattern. November 16, 2017 at 08:00AM

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Meriberries and Holiberries Remake Tangle Pattern Lesson #228

This lesson is a remake of Meriberries but this time I am calling it Holiberries you will see why. Watch to the end to see how to add color to your tangle. Enjoy this is a great start to your Holidays Black tiles available at my store

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

TranZending Tangle Pattern Lesson # 227

You are going to love this new technique called TranZending from Zentangle HQ. It will take your tangling to a new level, and it is so fun. Support this channel by shopping at October 31, 2017 at

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Plume ar Tangle Pattern Lesson # 226

Plume_ar tangle pattern is beautiful and easy. You will want to color this one for sure. I loved adding color see how I used a simple art tool to blend my colored pencils. Shop for supplies at store tab.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Well, Well, Well Tangle Pattern Lesson #225

Well, Well, Well, is a tangle you will get hooked on. Easy and dramatic at the same time. Just like all the tangles from HQ. I know this is one that will inspire me to look for more ways to fragment tangles that I love.

Beware of pride, lest you become as the Nephites of old. 
D&C 38:39

In my journey through the scriptures, I have encounter men and women of many kinds, some of whom are examples, and some of whom are warning.

I behold the examples; I hold on to what they did and to the principles they taught by their lives and their actions.  But I beware of the warning.  I have been encouraged to "be wary" of the temptations that seduced them, for the same temptations might also seduce me. 

Hence you see my ZIA Beware of pride...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ukkeflow Tangle Pattern Lessons # 224

Ukkeflow is the last of the flower patterns by Nichole Dryer. She did a wonderful job with these patterns. I love every one of them. I hope you have as much fun as I have with the bouquet of flower tangles. support for this channel comes from shopping at

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Citronella Tangle Pattern Lesson #223

Citronella tangle is also another tangle by Nichole Dryer she was on a roll and I fell in love with them.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Splashies Tangle Pattern Lesson # 221

Splashies is a great tangle for all who love to do floral tangles. You will love how easy this tangle is to do. Nicole Dreyer has done a great job creating this tangle. Support this channel by shopping at

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Be Still and Know that I am God Tangle Lesson # 220

I love to do Zentangle Inspired Art. I was reading the Bible and came across this verse and was so moved by it that I just had to tangle it. Life can be hard and we can feel alone and afraid we need to remember that God is with us. Be Still and he will help us. Just like tangling we can find peace in the small and quiet things. 
You can find videos on some of the patterns I used in my playlists.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Zentangle Inspired Art ZIA Emily Tangle Lesson #219

I love doing Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) this one is for my granddaughter. I just do them when I feel inspired, not on any special day. I used some easy tangles and gray paper. Love the look. Support for this channel comes from shopping at Hoping to have 10k subscribers by October 31, please help me out by sharing this with our friends.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Swarm Tangle Pattern Lesson # 218

Swarm, good for tangling not so good if you are a beekeeper. I love this tangle easy and fun. I am a hobby beekeeper and this is the last thing you want to have happened to your bees. No one whats to lose their bees to a swarm. Now if I can find a swarm that would be great. I do enjoy playing with this tangle. Have fun! Support this channel by shopping at the inkidoodles Store.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Squill Tangle Lesson Pattern #217

The Squill tangle comes to us from Zentangle HQ. I love the simple way that this tangle comes together. So beautiful and easy. You can do this with 4, 6, or 8 sections. I love the way it looks with six sections. So flower like. Try adding color to this tangle for a great out of the box tangle. Support this channel by shopping at

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Eddyper Tangle Lesson Pattern # 216

Eddyper what can I say this one is just what I needed to finish off my Compass Rose ZIA. I was very happy I found it. I am sure you will enjoy this tangle and will add it to lots of your work. Support this channel by shopping at

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mooka 3D Tangle Lesson Pattern # 215

Mooka is one of my favorite tangles. So when I saw this one I just had to try it. What fun, I have not been a fan of Maria's style of Mooka until now. Love this one now, I am sure you will see it in a lot of my work.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

DMMC Daisies Make Me Cross Tangle Lesson Pattern # 214

Daisies Make Me Cross by Helen Williams is a fun tangle. Great freehand tangle. 
I have to give this tangle a different name though, I am calling it "Daisies Make Me Crazy" When I started this pattern I thought this will be easy, well not for me.
 I will link you to the step outs and let you try Helen's original tangle for your self. Here  
I do how ever love the shortened name "DMMC" Now I call this tangle Daisies Make Me Crazy or DMMC. 
Thank You Helen for this fun tangle.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Opus Tangle Pattern Lesson # 213

Opus a tangle from Zentangle HQ has many possibilities, with this simple two step tangle you add an aura, then sparkle, shading, Perfs and even rounding. This tangle will soon be your go to tangle. Have fun and enjoy the process.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Evoke Tangle Pattern Lesson #212

Evoke tangle pattern is another one from Zentangle HQ. Lots of movement in this tangle. Another one that has a nice blend of Fescu and Mooka, with a little aura. When you aura a tangle you have a simple yet complex look. Enjoy the process.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ibex Tangle Lesson Pattern # 211

This tangle is from Zentangle HQ an easy and beautiful tangle. You can use to fill in lots of places. I like to use this one as a tangle coming out of the Compass tangle. Looking like a gust of wind. In the next few videos, you will see more tangle you can use with the Compass tangle. Enjoy! Support this channel by shopping at store.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Compass Tangle Pattern Lesson # 210

Compass is a new tangle I came up with trying to draw a "Compass" for a quote I was working on. I love how it turned out simple and quick very few strokes. If you like the blue one shop for supplies at it helps support this channel.

Find the template here

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Spoken Tangle Lesson Pattern # 209

Spoken is a beautiful tangle by Maria Thomas, I always love the simple tangles that come from Zentangle HQ. They are so elegant and fun to do. Easy for me to remember and reproduce.

Pictures to come,
Today is my moms Funeral, I have had this filmed for a few weeks.  I could not post until Zentangle HQ posted it in the general newsletter.  It just so happens it was on the day of my moms funeral. I do have some great examples to show you they will come later along with the stepout link.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

What's In a Name Tangle Pattern Lesson # 208

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." by William Shakespeare is a wonderful concept that Molly from ZH talked about in her blog last week.

 I so understand the trouble with names of tangles. For one I can't remember them and second I see so many that are so much alike.

 Love the world of tangling so "What's In a Name? Enjoy the lesson.

Template available in the store.  

Template available in the store.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fluxeed Tangle Lesson Pattern # 207

Terri Delaune is the creator of this tangle she states here: Hi Melinda, I created a new Pattern, or a tanglation. I have it deconstructed into 3 steps but it is easily drawn the way you teach 1,2,3. I'm sending this to you simply because your Mooka and 1,2,3 is one of my favorite videos I called it Fluxeed because it is Maria's flux in a seed. Thanks Terri I hope I did it justice I love it also. 

Step outs by Terri Delaune 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cross Ur Heart Tangle Pattern Lesson #206

Jenna Black has another wonderful tangle, adding the black made all the difference to me in this tangle. I love the meditative quality of this tangle. I was able to "Zen" my way right through this one. It makes a great focal point on any art work of tile.

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Thank you! Janna

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

M Anning Tangle Lesson Pattern #205

M-Anning by Teresa Clerc is one of those tangles you just fall in love with. When they happen by accident you love them even more. Mary Anning was a self-educated fossil hunter and collector. Thanks Teresa for this tangle.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Trisnail Tangle Pattern Lesson #204

Trisnail by Janna Black is an awesome tangle, one you can use in a spiral or any shape you like. I love how simple and yet elegant this tangle is. I was presently surprised with my tile when it was completed.

(Backup) Tripoly Made Easy Tangle Pattern Lesson # 199

Tripoly is a wonderful tangle from Zentangle HQ, You will love how this tangle just flows from your pen. At first I had a hard time with this tangle then last week Maria and Rick posted a short video of how Maria does this tangle and it fell in to place for me. I love her take on almost every tangle. What can I say she is a master and the co-founder of Zentangle, she should be the masster. You can see more of her work at Support for this channel comes from shopping at

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Phil agrees Tangle Pattern Lesson # 203

Phil-agrees by Karri Pelikys is a fun flowing tangle. You will want to draw it on everything you do. Support this channel by shopping at 

You can find the step outs


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Embedded Letters Tangle Lesson # 202

Embedded Letters is the most fun I have had with Zentangle. I love adding them to my work. Maria was right when she said how much fun she had with them. I hope you enjoy this lesson also. Support this channel by shopping at

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mooka Hummingbird Tangle Pattern Lesson # 201

Mooka Hummingbird is so much fun to draw, I love using Ben Kwok templates you can find on Ornation Creation Facebook Group. The Hummingbird is template 55 I am not sure if the link will take you there if you are not using Facebook but here we go.  Have fun 
Mooka on the humming birds' wings so much fun.

Here is the template I downloaded from Ben's Facebook page. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Narwal Tangle Lesson Pattern # 200

This is my way of drawing Narwal, a fun tangle by Sam Taylor. I have a habit of changing tangles to make them easier for me to draw. Not that Sam Taylor's Narwal is hard, I just find a simpler way for me. You can use this to make a great border tangle.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tripoly Made Easy Tangle Pattern Lesson # 199

Tripoly is a wonderful tangle from Zentangle HQ, You will love how this tangle just flows from your pen. At first I had a hard time with this tangle then last week Maria and Rick posted a short video of how Maria does this tangle and it fell in to place for me. I love her take on almost every tangle. What can I say she is a master and the co-founder of Zentangle, she should be the masster. You can see more of her work at Support for this channel comes from shopping at

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fairchild Company Dingbatz Gone Wild Tangle Pattern Lesson # 198

Fairchild company published a darling book in 1910 with these wonderful patterns in it. I love how you can get inspired by such simple things. 
Here is the link to the book.
Check out my website for supplies for tangling.

This is just one of the pages that I think you will find enjoyable! 
Have fun!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Barb U Tangle Pattern Lesson # 197

I just love the organic look of this tangle. Barb U has lots of possibilities. Try it in the round, on a vine, or just random on your tile. Step outs here:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Breach Tangle Pattern Lesson # 196

Breach, is a pod tangle that will just flow from your pen. You will love adding color to this tangle. I loved it on gray paper with a little white added. Step outs here: