Sunday, September 1, 2013

Takin' Care of Business

“The best way to predict your future is to create it”
Peter F. Drucker  

Last week I attended a marketing retreat in Dallas for CZTs, led by CZT Angie Vangalis. It was an amazing three days filled with information and inspiration for moving my Zentangle business forward. In addition to the business information shared, we worked on several fun projects, some of which will turn into new classes that I'll be offering in the near future. I'm sharing photos of a few of those projects here. 

This first one is an illuminated letter that I tangled on the front cover of a journal. The glimmer in the letter "C" is not clearly visible in the picture, but was the result of using Fine Tec paints in one of the golds found in the pearl colors set. A white charcoal pencil was used to create the white highlights.

Here is a picture showing an interesting way to use a tangle pattern as the string for other tangles. To begin, I drew W2 and then used a few other tangles (Hypnotic, Printemps, Dex, and Jalousie) to fill the spaces formed by W2. I also used one misplaced Hybrid which doesn't belong there, but there are no mistakes in Zentangle so I just went with it!

This last picture shows some tangling on a background made with random watercolor paint strokes. It's such a fun, simple way to add a little color to your designs.

I was happy with the way all three of these projects turned out. And happy with my whole experience in Dallas. I hope to get to see my new CZT friends, who came from all over the country, again soon.


  1. Your work is beautiful, Caren, Love, love the watercolor background, and what a gorgeous, creative tangle combo. ♥

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  3. awesome!! I just found your blog via tangle patterns. I want to become a CZT but just can't fit it into my schedule or budget. I am learning alot from different sites though. thank you for sharing your art with the public.