The creators say:

"Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun, and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being."

Anything is possible.... one stroke at a time™

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Here are examples of some things that I have done.  

These were some of my first attempts. They are examples of the gifts to some of the ladies in my office for Administrative Assistants Day.

These are some tiles that I did. I have put the name of the tangles used under each picture.

Cadent, Exed, Scrawlz, Keeko, 

Auraknot, Frillee, Tipple 

Cat-Kin, Featherfall, Demi, Florz

    Eyelet & Ribbon, Dooleedo, generic floral/leaf patterns

Japonica, Pendrills, Purk, Verdigogh

  Arc Flower. Wood-burned on a 3" circular cork. Color fill - Identi-Pen  

 3" circular mirror. Scrawlz(variation) done with Uchida DecoColor Glossy Oil Base Paint Marker.


5.5" Square Tote. Demi, Betweed. Tangles done with Pentel Gel Roller Fabric Pen

            9" x 11.5" tote. Paradox, Exed, Boing(variation), Laydee(variation), Tipple, Fescu,Heart Vine, Spirals, Loops(variation) Ramy. Tangles done with Pentel Gel Roller Fabric Pen.

Here are some wood burned cork that I did with Mono tangles. Liked the way they looked and did not add any color to them.


Started out to do Chard but when finished the first set of lines, stopped because I liked the way it looked.


Here are some examples of other ways you can use tangles to create Zentangle inspired Art (ZIA). 

Here are some cards 

Here are some Christmas decorations

Here are some ZIAs that can be presents

These are stone tiles. Most are 4"x 4" with cork on the bottom. They make great coasters.

These are 6" x 6" tiles with cork that can be used as trivets

This is a 16 oz travel mug. Underneath is a picture of an insert. It is personalized. Under that is an example of an insert on white paper.

Here are some different size key fobs. The largest is about 2.5" x 1.5"

Here are some picture mattes

These are circular leather blanks that can be used as coasters.

These are leather wrist bands. The tool on the top is what was used to make the patterns. Were done free hand.


  1. who would have thought on leather!! Have to introduce my brother who loves doing leather work..the zentangle art form!!

  2. I really like your zentangle picture mattes. Very creative ideas for zentangling on common household items, thanks for the inspiration.


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