# Zentangles

Zentangles® are a form of abstract art that consists of patterns, called tangles, and was popularized by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. You can learn more about Rick and Maria by visiting zentangle.com. My name is Sharlie. These pages display artwork of mine that incorporates tangles and/or uses other forms of art.

## Zentangle: Quilt

This post explains my entry into the It’s a String Thing Challenge #294. My route to the world of Zentangles is different from that of most people. Back when I was in high school I took geometry. At the end of the course, each class member had to do a project that demonstrated the concepts

## Zentangle: From Donuts to Flowers

This post is in response to It’s a String Thing (IAST) challenge #293. It has been a while since I have participated in a challenge or posted any tangles. By the way, this is my first IAST challenge. IAST challenges always start with a string. I tend to shy away from strings, because they intimidate

## Geometric Art

I liked this week’s challenge, because I found the pattern HaWy fascinating. I love patterns that have patterns within the pattern, and that was so true for this one. Lately, I have been experimenting with geometric art, which is nothing more than art that consists of geometric shapes. For this challenge, I created three pieces

## Zentangle: Striping

I Am the Diva Challenge #382 The Challenge: Use a striping as your string. Striping is usually done with curved lines, but I could not see any reason why I could not use straight lines. So, that is what I did. I like the result. As I have mentioned several times, I create my tangles

## Zentangle: Circular

I Am the Diva Challenge #380 The Challenge: Use a circle as your string. Happy new year everyone! For this challenge The Diva created a spundala and tangled on it. I use software to create my tangles and the software equivalent to a spundala is a radial gradient. So, for this challenge I created a

## Zentangle: Animated

I Am the Diva Challenge #379 The Challenge: Create a holiday tile. Happy holidays everyone. I hope you are enjoying the season. In the holiday spirit, I have created a blinking image. I usually use software, Inkscape and Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, to create my tiles. One reason I create them this way is because Inkscape

## Zentangle: 123 O’Leary

I Am the Diva Challenge #378 The Challenge:  Use the tangle 123 O’Leary. 123 O’Leary is an interesting tangle. It is a lot like Coil. Just this weekend I spent time figuring out how to draw Coil in the round. So, for this challenge, I drew 123 O’Leary in the round and used red and

## Zentangle: Inktober 2017 Samplers

I enjoyed doing Inktober 2018 so much that I went back and did Inktober 2017. Some of the prompts were the same. I only duplicated them when I wanted to create a substantial variation. Row 1: Bunzo, Disco, Feeling Knotty Row 2: Diva Dance, Marasu, Ponio Row 3: Rixty, Twizted, Hurry Row 1: Flux, Bales,

## Zentangles: Fengle and Poke Root

I Am the Diva Challenge #377 The Challenge:   Use the tangles Fengle and Poke Root. I have never used Fengle before. Be that as it may, here is my entry.

## Zentangle: Found Poetry

I really wanted to participate in Inktober this year. But, I got started late; so, I looked for something quick and easy to do. I ended up creating samplers. Please click here to take a look at them and to tell me what you think. You will find a link to a very helpful reference on