Down the rabbit hole with Knightsbridge and Echoism

This week on Tangle Time we had fun with the tangles Knightsbridge and Echoism. I hadn’t thought of this until the finishing phases of the tangle, it really made me think of “Alice in Wonderland”. In the PM session, I decided to go “Through the Looking Glass”! View this post from my site by clicking the title so you can see new pictures as they are sent in.

I’m working on a video for my new YouTube Channel – I hope you will subscribe there, to get notice when I have it posted. In the meantime – take a look at all this wonderful work!!!

Thank you all for participating! I will add pictures as I receive them. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Tangle Time: Fife

Fife is such a neat tangle and we had great fun with it on Jan 7, 2021 – Our first full Tangle Time of the new year. This starts as a grid of dots that can be looked at 2 ways – a straight grid where you see squares, but then also if you turn your tile or paper 45 degrees, it looks offset. Molly, from Zentangle®, Inc, talks about it in THIS newsletter edition where Fife was introduced. This is essentially 2 tangles in one step-out. If you stop at step 4 in my step out, you get more of the flower look. Click here for more pictures from the Zentangle® blog.

Tangles with minimal numbers of strokes are great and easy to remember! This one starts with a dot grid and is made up of curved lines connecting the dots, creating seeds. I find doing one side of the seed, then flipping my tile/paper and doing the other side makes them more consistent because my curved lines are all being drawn in the same direction.

I love that while we are all looking at the same step-outs (instructions) everyone adds in their own style and creativeness. We look at each other’s work for extra inspiration and ideas.

Thanks to everyone that sent pictures in!! Here is what I’ve received already – They all are TRULY AMAZING!!! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Tangle Time: Dex

Sometimes, I’m just in the mood for a little 3-D, Optical Illusion (Op Art) tangling fun. Tangle Time Dec 24, 2020 was just the time for it, so we explored the tangle, Dex by Zentangle®. Maybe I was hungry while tangling, but to me, these look a bit like waffles! hahaha!

The thing about Zentangle is that while we are all looking at the same step-outs (instructions) everyone adds in their own style and creativeness. This makes for endless ideas! Look at the fun everyone had with this!!

Thanks to everyone that sent pictures in!! Here is what I’ve received already – They all are TRULY AMAZING!!! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Tangle Time: Mysteria and Quib

After a super fun Tangled Monograms Class, I decided that it would be fun to further explore the tangle, Quib, as I had tossed that tangle in at somewhat the last minute and I only gave an overview of it. So this week (Dec, 17, 2020), we looked at Quib, and knowing it wouldn’t take to long to do, I had to pair it with something… so I decided to also explore Mysteria.

The results ended up quite festive, AMAZING!!! My favorite comment from the Tangle Addicts Community Facebook Group was “Million Orb Challenge” hahahaha! That it was!!!! Here are the screenshots:

Thanks to everyone that sent pictures in!! Here is what I’ve received already – They all are TRULY AMAZING!!! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Tangle Time: OOF!

Mom’s (Cherie) Tangletini!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I was looking for something festive, special for New Year’s. As I’m looking, I run across this tangle OOF by Zentangle® and immediately heard it in my head like “Doh!” and thought PERFECT! I say OOF to 2020! Although, one of the good things this year was gaining so many new tangle friends from all over the world! THANK YOU ALL for the fun times, inspiration and beautiful art we have created together since April.

This is a neat tangle because the pattern can be self-contained, or fill in a section. Then there are the options of decorating it. Just look at what we did!

During the session, I mentioned the origins of this tangle by Maria Thomas. HERE is the blog post introducing it and explaining the inspiration and the name. Thanks to everyone that sent pictures in!! Here is what I’ve received already – They all are TRULY AMAZING!!! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Special Zentangle® Session: Tangled Monograms

December 15, 2020: Words can not describe how much fun this class was – Only letters can – hahahaha!

This is a definite “had to be there” class! No matter how good (or otherwise) your handwriting is, you can have fun with this! First we drew our string framework:

This is Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) at its finest! It also exemplifies the Zentangle® philosophy of “There is no such thing as a mistake in Zentangle” and string theory. We tried not to think to much about it when creating the framework, knowing that there are many ways we can work with things we may not like so much. “Course Corrections”, I call them – just like in life.

Hope you are sitting down for this reveal! You will be enamored with how these tanglers created amazingly beautiful work from their frameworks.

Next we added tangles and color and whatever else struck us creatively to bring this monogram to life! You can use any tangle you wish, but click HERE for a list of tangles that work great!

Ready??? I am still in awe!!

Whoa! Right?!?!?! Here are some close-ups from those that have sent in pictures. I’ll keep adding as I receive them, so check back periodically!

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Tangle Time: Hemp and Springkle

On Dec 10, 2020 we explored the tangles Hemp by Sandy Steen Bartholomew and Springkle by Zentangle®. (Confirmed – it’s Springkle)

I ran across Springkle, looking through my CZT Zenthology, looking for a new tangle to try. This looks fun, I thought. It’s similar to Fescu and Zinger – super fun and quirky!! Hemp is has an interesting story as my friend Karen and I were attempting to deconstruct a pattern from chair backs at a senior facility where we were sharing Zentangle. As we figured it out, we also realized that the tangle already existed and it was Hemp. hahaha!!

Look at the fun everyone had with this!!

Thanks to everyone that sent pictures in!! Here is what I’ve received already – They all are TRULY AMAZING!!! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Tangle Time: Purk and Florz

On Dec 3, 2020 we explored the tangles Purk and Florz. I was still thinking about how much fun we had with our festive tangles, and Purk, also seems festive. In my mind, I was picturing Purk as a chandelier (or disco ball) hanging above the dance floor(z).

If you are reading this and have not yet joined us, one of my goals in the Tangle Time sessions is to allow us to explore our own creativity as we wish. I introduce the tangle/s and we look at the step-out/s, and also additional samples from the creator of the tangle for inspiration. Then this 👇👇👇 happens:

If you were on the AM Session – I need a picture of your work so everyone can see! Computer died before I saved it. UGH!! Send to heather@tangleaddicts.com and I will add it to this gallery! Here is what I’ve received already – Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Special Zentangle® Session: Festive Tangles

November 17, 2020: We had a LOT of fun and plowed through, maybe, a record number of tangles. hahaha! Rather than creating a tile or a specific project, the objective was to share tangles that lend themselves, on purpose or not, to the festiveness of Christmastime. Click HERE for the collection the – we got to most of them!!

Thank you to those that sent in pictures of things they created during the session and after. AMAZING!! If you didn’t have a chance, or created things after the session, and want to, please send a picture to: heather@tangleaddicts.com and I will add it to this gallery! I love to see what everyone ends up doing. So inspiring!! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

I almost forgot – The cookies!!!! Here are some pictures of cookies that we have decorated and Mom’s Recipies.

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

Tangle Time: Spoken

Today, the Zentangle® tangle, Spoken really spoke to me. Hahaha! Couldn’t resist that! But it did!! It’s such a neat tangle that can stand alone or become a string where you can fill in the sections how ever you wish.

One of my goals in the Tangle Time sessions is to allow us to explore our own creativity as we wish. I introduce the tangle and we look at the step out, and also additional samples from the creator of the tangle for inspiration. Then this 👇👇👇 happens:

A weird thing happened on the way to the PM screenshot. hahaha! Just as everyone was opening up their webcams to share what they did – CRASH! Not just me, most everyone lost connectivity. I reported it to gomeet – but how weird as we had people from all over the globe, made me think it may have been something on their end. We shall see. So if you were on the evening session – please send me pictures so everyone can see! (heather@tangleaddicts.com) and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Click HERE for some extra inspiration from the Zentangle® Blog where this tangle was introduced.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT 20

10/22 Special Zentangle® Session: Autumn tangles and more…

Every year, while others are carving pumpkins, I like to draw on decorative ones – sometimes plastic and sometimes flat wood cut outs. (They last a lot longer!)

Also, every year, when doing in-person classes, I would hold a pumpkin decorating class. Had to get creative this year! So for this session, I offered the suggestion to those attending this special session, that they could tangle on whatever medium they chose. I was lucky to have my Mom, Cherie, on for at least the beginning of both sessions so she could show her wonderful work and discuss pens to use, things to consider in a plastic pumpkin, etc.

What pens work best on plastic pumpkins, you ask? IDenti-pens, other permanent markers and paint pens work best. Test them on the bottom of the pumpkin, not only to see how they write on the surface, but drying time too. For wood cut outs, I found that any pens work great and I don’t have to treat the wood first. I use the Microns and Gelly Rolls by Sakura – especially the Glaze, Soufflé and other’s that create a raised effect. Super cool!!

We went through an amazing 6 tangles in our 2 hour session. I divided them up in to 2 sections:

Autumn Tangles: Afterglo, Pendrills, and Ynix.

Spooky Tangles: Btl Joos, Inapod, and Gutz.

Here are our works in progress:

Now for some finished works: Thank you to those who emailed me their work. If you were on one of the calls, or if you couldn’t make it and want to give this a shot, I would LOVE to share what you have done – Pop me an email (heather@tangleaddicts.com) with it and I will add it to this gallery! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thanks to everyone that joined in on the fun!!! I will add pictures as I receive them, check back by clicking the title of the blog so you see it from the site. Also, for those that have supported these free classes directly or by purchasing Zentangle products from my store, THANK YOU!

Heather Hartwick Gladden, CZT