TK Zentangle

TK, 4 x 5 Ink

TK, 4 x 5 Ink

After our Pittsford Art Group meeting, the president set everyone up to make Zentangles.  I had fun making some a while back, and everyone seemed to have a good time.  Here’s the tangle I made at the meeting:


I saw an ad for a Zentangle® kit and was intrigued. I looked up their website, followed the three YouTube videos, and started reading their back newsletters. I’m hooked!

I’ve never worked with ink before, being intimidated that pens don’t come with erasers. But these are fun! I find them to be good for hand-eye coordination. They’re said to be great to teach to non-art groups, such as kids, inmates, and social clubs.

I’d like to play with them more and get to a point where I feel I can plan designs better and control outcomes.  Often the pattern emerges as a complete surprise to me.  I’d also like them to show my own style  – to me they look as though they could have been made by anyone, and look nothing like my other work.