Have you ever tangled before? It involves using lines and repetitive patterns to create elaborate works of art.
Take a walk through a garden to see what patterns of nature appeal to you. Then create tangles based on what you see. —Penny Raile
In the Studio
Meet Zentangle© artist and author Penny Raile—one of the talented contributors to The Art of Zentangle© and The Art of Tangling Kit—and get a glimpse into her artist loft.
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.-Maya Angelou
Tangling is a meditative process of creating art, wherein simple shapes and lines combine to make a complicated and interesting final piece of artwork. The focus of tangling is on the process of creation, rather than the end result.
Sometimes, as artists, we get stuck. "Artist's block," we call it. It can last for just a moment or keep us stumped on a piece for days. In The Art of Zentangle our artist offers this tip for blasting that block.
Tangling is such an interesting art concept to me. It mixes sketching and doodling and can turn a plain drawing into an elaborate, textureful scene. I made up the word textureful, but I think it fits since tangling is about building on the realistic to produce something more interesting and dramatic (or at least patterned) than what you might see in real life. So consider that some word tangling.
Making art resolutions is a fun way to explore and make a list of some of the art techniques that you would like to focus on in the coming year. Here is a taste of a few of my personal art resolutions and how I am planning to stay on track:
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