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A note from Diane Lachance, CZT: Zentangle is a simple and easy key to unlocking the door to creativity for people who may have closed that door for a variety of reasons. By learning Zentangle, students can gain basic drawing skills as well as the confidence needed to be successful in many art forms.
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January 11 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle
Today's tile was actually a scrap of card stock upon which I had been playing with the pattern "Diva Dance" some weeks ago. It has been pushed around on my desk all this time and it caught my eye this afternoon. I thought, "Why not!?" First tracing the outline of an actual Zentangle tile around the swirls I had drawn, I continued to work backwards adding the dots and frame. Then it was time to move forward and I completed the pattern and then quickly decided black blobs would be something fun to try. It then occurred to me to blend the smaller black blobs along the outer edge of the "diva dance" into the blob border, to make it "flow." Shading and highlighting finished it. "Different for me," was my husband's comment.