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: 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

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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

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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,

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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.

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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

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Zentangle: Inktober 2018 Samplers

In the words of Stephanie Jennifer “Inktober is an online event where artists all over the world challenge themselves by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.” My time this month is limited. So, my drawings are simple. Based on Stephanie’s prompts, I have put together the following set of samplers. The tiles

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Zentangle: Dewd

I Am the Diva Challenge #372 The Challenge:  Give Dewd a whirl. I had no idea what to do with Dewd, but I do like what I finally came up with. The background is one of my favorites, but I have not had an opportunity to use it lately. I created the tile in Inkscape

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Zentangle: Basic

The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #365 The Challenge: Create a basic tile using simple tangles. I recently fell in love with the found poetry done by Jo in NZ. She takes a page from a book, creates poetry by highlighting words, and then tangles. I was thinking about doing the same when I noticed The Diva was

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Zentangle: Drogon

Joey’s Weekly Challenge #201 The Challenge: Tangle in a string. Use string number 157 and the tangle Drogon.

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Zentangle: White on Black

Joey’s Weekly Challenge #197 The Challenge: Start by dividing the tile or page in half either vertically or horizontally. Then draw the string on both sides of the line. Tangle inside the string on one side and outside of the string on the other. The tangles are up to you. .

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