My Zentangle Passion and a New Technique!

Hi everyone! I have been busy working on my daily tiles and tangling at least an hour a day. I take my profession as a Certified Zentangle® Teacher very seriously. I also believe my own mental health is a priority, so daily tangling is extremely important to me. I want to keep anxiety and insomnia at bay and for me, Zentangle is the answer! It is also my passion.

Today I want to share a new technique that I find  fascinating. I plan to teach this technique in at least one class before the holiday season, as I think the last one looks like holiday baubles or Christmas ornaments. Tell me what you think.

This first one below was the first one I drew, and while it’s not great, it was the spark I needed to get my interest peaked.

First one I'd  ever drawn using the 14 Shades of Gray technique designed by Sonya Yencer, CZT.
First one I’d ever drawn using the 14 Shades of Gray technique designed by Sonya Yencer, CZT.

The following tiles are the next ones I drew, in chronological order.

Gray 02


Gray 03

And finally, this is my most recent drawing using the 14 Shades of Gray technique. This is the one I’d like to teach in a class to be used as a holiday greeting card. I’ll let you know when and where I’ll teach it by posting it on the Classes and Events page.

I plan to teach this technique to use for Holiday Cards
I plan to teach this technique to use for Holiday Cards

Lastly, I have created new full-sized brochures explaining what Zentangle is, and what I teach. If you’d like some for yourself or to give to others, just email me your snail mail address and I’ll get them out to you.

Check out the Classes and Events page above, as there is new info there.
Please let me know you came by – just leave a comment!

Keeping my heart untangled through Zentangle,

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13 thoughts on “My Zentangle Passion and a New Technique!”

  1. Hi Kat,
    These are beautiful! The shades of gray are intriguing – shadows and mist. and color could still be added if someone wanted to. So good to continue to try new things. Hope all is well in southwest Virginia – home. From down here on the Mississippi gulf coast, I wish you the best, and remember fondly the one class I got to take with you a year ago at the App. Art Center near Richlands.

    1. Hi Pat! How lovely to hear from you! I, too, have fond memories of that class…and if you. I hope you are continuing to tangle. I’d love to see your work.

  2. These are exquisite! So glad to have found you via Instagram! I recently picked up my pens and tiles again after a (too) long break. Love the inspiration you share.

    1. Oh, Regina, thank you for your kind words! You have made my week, as that’s my desire, to inspire others! Yay! I’d love to see your work! Keep coming back!

  3. Beautiful Zentangles!!! I found a CZT not so far from where I live and I am thinking of taking a class from her..I agree, a shot of red / and also a subtle green for a holiday version…. I would print these on a rag or watercolor paper to make cards…So pretty!!!

    1. So glad you found a local CZT! It makes all the difference. I’m even considering teaching via Skype or Google Hangout.

      Your ideas for the cards are intriguing! I know what I’ll be doing this summer!

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