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Sunday, December 4, 2016

On the Second Day of 3Zs . . .




On the second day of 3Zs
Bijou drew for me
A fetching diva dancing . . .


. . . and a tile full of tripoli.


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We are SO enjoying reading everyone's comments and the posts on the Zentangle Mosaic app are exquisite!

Today's hashtag for posting to the app is: #2nddayof3zs

To see all the guidelines for these 12 days, go here.

Remember, we will give out a prize for one randomly chosen poster of each day's tiles on the app and also for one randomly chosen commenter on each day's blog post.

Oh yes . . . here's the stepout for diva dance:




For more fun insights into diva dance, check out this newsletter!

Molly and Rick each tangled one of today's 3Z tiles. Neither saw what the other was doing, but each did something similar. Fun synchronicities like this happen a lot around here.

See you tomorrow!




Saturday, December 3, 2016

On the first day of 3Zs . . .

It's back . . . for a third year . . .
. . . our Zentangle "12 days" series!

We have used this traditional holiday song as a fun way to explore and create some inventive, beautiful and festive Zentangle-inspired creations.

If you missed the previous two series, feel free to check out, "The 12 days of Christmas with ATCs" and "The 12 days of Christmas with Bijou" in our archives.

This year our series, "The 12 days of 3Zs" celebrates the fun new three-sided tiles we are so excited to explore with you all.

This year we'll work with twelve different tangles as we tangle our way through these twelve days of posts. We have set ourselves up with a quite challenge. And if you're up for it, we invite you join us or, just sit back and watch. It's gonna be fun!

For twelve days we will focus on one tangle a day. Each day we will create a tile using that day's tangle plus any of the tangles we used on previous days – just how the song works! Once we get started, you'll get the idea.

Here are the details:
  • We will create as many tiles as the number of the day we are on. For instance one tile on day one and two tiles on day two, etc. But if you are tangling along with us, one tile per day is just fine. (We have more than one tangler here!) 
  • We will supply a step-out for the tangle of the day. That day's tile must feature that tangle. It can also include tangles from any of the previous days, but it does not have to. 
  • We will limit ourselves to only the tangles mentioned. 
  • We will only use our Pre-strung 3Z tiles, but you can easily use any tile or surface that you have available to you. 
  • We will limit ourselves to a black pen, graphite pencil, and white charcoal pencil with one exception . . . for day five's tangle, we will use a brown Micron and a gold gel pen.
  • We will post our creations here and also on our Zentangle Mosaic App with corresponding hashtags. We encourage you to post yours, so we all can see the amazing tiles you create.*
  • We will give away prizes . . . YAY! After each day we will award 2 prizes. We will draw one name at random from all the comments here on the blog and one name at random from all the tiles posted to the app using the  hashtag of that day. 
  • We will announce the winners shortly after the twelve days on the blog and on the app.
  • There will be some fun surprises with this series, so stay with us. 
So, from the Z-crew at Zentangle HQ . . . and Bijou, too, here we go – the "12 days of 3Zs" is about the begin!

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On the first day of 3Zs
Bijou gave to me
A tile full of tripoli.






Each winner will receive a box of 3Z Pre-Strung Tiles and a 3Z Multi Pack!

We look forward to seeing what you create and reading your comments as we have fun sharing together over these next few days.
  
Today's hashtag: #1stdayof3zs

See you tomorrow!

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* You can download the Zentangle Mosaic app for free. There is no charge to look at the images or to search for tangles, artists or hashtags. Other functions such as posting a tile or leaving a comment requires a subscription. Zentangle Mosaic is available in Google Playstore for Android smartphones and in iTunes for iPhone and iPad.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Welcome CZTs from Seminar 25!

Once again, it is our honor to welcome and introduce to you these amazing new Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) from around the world.


Above you see people from:
  • Australia 
  • Canada 
  • Germany 
  • Hong Kong 
  • Italy 
  • Japan 
  • New Zealand 
  • Switzerland 
  • Taiwan 
  • UK 
  • USA
And here, for your enjoyment, is some of the creativity they shared with us in seminar that we highlighted in this newsletter [link to come].














Please check out this page to find a Certified Zentangle Teacher near you and enjoy the camaraderie and creativity that you will discover in a Zentangle class taught by a CZT.

See you soon!

Rick and Maria 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Welcome CZTs from Seminar 24!

Once again, it is our honor to welcome and introduce to you these amazing new Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) from around the world:


In the photo above are people from:
  • Austria 
  • Canada 
  • Germany 
  • Hong Kong 
  • Ireland 
  • Macao 
  • Scotland 
  • Switzerland 
  • Taiwan 
  • UK 
  • USA 
Enjoy some of the creativity they shared in these images that we mentioned in this newsletter.















Please check out this page to find a Certified Zentangle Teacher near you and enjoy the camaraderie and creativity that you will discover in a Zentangle class taught by a CZT.

See you soon!

Rick and Maria

Monday, April 25, 2016

Welcome CZTs from Seminar 23!

Please welcome these amazing new CZTs from around the world:


Once again, people came from all over . . . thirteen countries and thirty (US) states!

We keep trying to come up with words to describe the camaraderie, gratitude and shared passion for creativity that we experience at these seminars. Words always fall short, so we offer this (small) sampling of the Zentangle Inspired Art that was shared to give you a visual hint instead.

Here are larger images from this newsletter of some of that beautiful artwork. 
















You can find a CZT in your area at this page on our website.

See you soon!

Best,
Rick & Maria