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: Diva Dance

Joey’s Weekly Tangle Challenge #209 The Challenge: Finish my tile. Start with the pattern Diva Dance. Make it front and center. I guess this tile falls in the category of better late than never; so will the next few. You see, Joey no longer issues challenges, but I am still trying to finish mine. The Diva Dance

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Zentangle: Pais

Joey’s Weekly Tangle Challenge #221 The Challenge: Finish my tile. Start with the pattern Pais. Make it front and center. Like most of my work, this tile was drawn in Inkscape. Color and other effects were added using Photoshop. I found Joey’s start intriguing, so finishing the tile was a pleasure. In addition to Pais, I used

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Joey’s Final Challenge

Boy was I disappointed this Monday when I read that Joey was no longer going the post challenges. But after 222, I understand. I tried to post my thanks to her on her website, but for some reason I am unable to post to any Blogger site. So, Joey, if you read this, thanks for

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Zentangle: Maryhill

Joey’s Weekly Tangle Challenge #222 The Challenge: Finish my tile. Start with the pattern Maryhill. Make it front and center. Maryhill begged to be a mandala, so I obliged. The outer ring represents real growth for me as an artist. I have never been able to successfully achieve the effect before.

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Zentangle: Cadent

Joey’s Weekly Tangle Challenge #217 The Challenge: Finish my tile. Start with the pattern Cadent. Make it front and center. This is a plain very traditional Zentangle. But, I am always experimenting. This time I used a page from an old book written in what I assume is Latin as a background and gave the image a

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Zentangle: Another Puf

I drew this piece using Inkscape; then added special effects using Photoshop.  I drew it using a black stroke and fill. I then added a gold outer glow and a black shadow. I created the background by blurring a lot of colors together and then giving them a pattern overlay.

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A Mandala that Uses the Pattern Disco

You can never go wrong with a mandala. This one uses the patterns: Retro, Jaxs, Abeko, and Disco.

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Zentangle: Puf

Some design elements, such as the hexagon, are magical. This post uses the tangle Puf and creates several patterns all based on the hexagon.

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Zentangle: Ta-Da

I was really surprised and pleased by this result. As I was developing the tile, I felt like it just was not working, but something kept telling me to persevere. So I did, and I love the chalky stone-like result.

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Zentangle: Somnee

There are so many things to experiment with. So, for this tile, I thought, why not color? And, I allowed myself to go over the top. The tile uses a simple design, accentuated by the use of bright neon colors.

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