There are hundreds of Zentangle Web resources if not thousands. Where does a Zentangle artist start looking? Of course, there are the search engines to help, but they can be quite overwhelming. There are websites, pages, groups, blogs, walls, pins and more to sort through. This is part one of several parts that will help you put together a sweet suite of Zentangle Web Resources. This first group is so rich that I am limiting it to just 5 resources. They are sure to keep you busy all week!
Zentangle (the company)
This website is the home of Zentangle HQ where the co-founders of Zentangle Inc., Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts keep all official information. This is also where you can read all about the Zentangle Method, review current and past newsletters containing stories about, and step-outs for many tangles, you can also buy all of your Zentangle supplies here. If you don’t have a CZT, you can find a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) here, and more! You definitely want to bookmark or otherwise store this website for your reference. Don’t forget to sign up for the free email newsletter!
This website is from Linda Farmer, CZT and contains a wealth of important information. It is one of my top 5 go-to resources to look up indexed graphic patterns with links to the step-outs from each patterns’ creator. There are Zentangle Book reviews here, including Linda’s annual Tangle Patterns.com Tangle Guide. You can purchase the eBook online in her Store along with other books and supplies. I highly recommend the Tangle Guide, as it is a lovely resource of the previous year’s tangles that have been added to her site. I also recommend donating to the site to help support it and keep it running – it is a very worthwhile donation to a very worthwhile resource. Don’t overlook the Downloads tab! You can download free blank tangle templates to print in a variety of configurations. If you come up with a genuinely new tangle you can upload it to this website for inclusion! Note that there is a sister site for Strings as well. See the site for the link.
This blog is by Laura Harms, CZT and hosts the original Zentangle Weekly Challenge! It is a great blog that will inform you about Laura’s life as well as all things Zentangle. She posts the archives of weekly Monday challenges from 2011 onwards. Another cool part is that you can post 2 of your entries to the website weekly! The weekly challenge seems to be designed to help you become a better tangler by having you step out of your comfort zone and try out more tangles, and to show you what others are doing with the same tangle. There are also tutorials to help you learn. Don’t forget to subscribe to this one! Monetary support of the site is also appreciated and again, quite worthwhile.
Definitely sign up for the Square One Purely Zentangle group! This site is purely Zentangle all the way from novice to advanced tangler. Be sure to read the ‘rules’ before uploading your tiles because Bijou tiles, ZIAs, etc. are not to be posted here. See what other Zentangle Artists are doing; participate in the ONE weekly tangle. There is a lot to learn here! See my review at: https://domoreart.com/facebook-zentangle-group/
This blog is by artist and author Helen Williams, from Victoria, AU has several more advanced eBooks for purchase and download. Her blog includes information on ZIA’s, her original patterns, videos and more. Helens’ beautiful minimalist style is lovely to look at and also shows just how effective leaving plenty of whitespace can be! Don’t forget to subscribe by December 1st 2014 to receive Helen’s free 2014 Pattern Folio free of charge. Subscribing is a two-step process so be sure to read about it. This year Helen will not be sending out the Folio retroactively, so don’t delay… sign up today!