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32 comments:

  1. Dear Margaret, Could you post your list of tangles so they would be easier to read. It is on a slant it is hard to see them. I have alot of my own but I would like to add to it. Thank Janie

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    1. Hi Janie,
      The tangles page is still being worked on. When I go there, they are all over the page, generally alphabetical, but I don't see anything on an slant. That's a bit of a mystery. You need to click on the tangle NAME, not the image, to be taken to the post with the drawing instructions.

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  2. Hi Margaret, I am trying to find where I can purchase plastic pages with the pockets to organize my finished tiles. Someone wrote about these pages on the Yahoo Group, I thought it was you. I really like your Zendala's, quite beautiful, expecially the Mardi Gras. I am from CZT8. Thank you Diane.
    dmasloroff@comcast.net

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    1. The plastic pages are available from CropStop. There are six pockets per page, so you can store 12 tiles. Go to http://cropstop.com/ and type zentangle into the search box (or scroll to the bottom of the list on the left). You can buy the pages in different quantities. If you type zentangle into the coupon redemption box at the checkout you'll get 10% off.
      I think Laura Harms (the Diva challenge lady) has written about these on her blog, too.

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  3. I love your style! Gorgeous stuff. Can you tell me about a tangle in your masthead above. It looks like conjoined skinny triangles. It's above the "a" in Enthusiastic. I've never seen that before. How do you make it?

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    1. Hi Joanne,
      It's called Y-Not and you can read about it on the Zentangle blog here: http://zentangle.blogspot.ca/2010/06/great-dish.html
      I don't think the drawing instructions are online anywhere.

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  4. Had a question regarding shading possibilities on the white Thermoses. Do you think that the grey Fabrico marker that Zentangle® sells would work? I know that they talk about it on fabric, but I have used it on quarry tile. I was able to heat seal that though so not sure how it would hold up to an acrylic spray or to being wiped down.

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    1. Thanks for the idea Donald. I have a gray Fabrico pen so I'll try it out on the bottom of a thermos and see what happens.

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  5. Hi Margaret,

    I would like to become a certified zentangle instructor, Are there any certification classes taught in Canada? I live 45 minutes away from Toronto.

    Love your work.
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise, sorry for the delay responding. I've been on vacation! :D

      The only way to become a CZT is to attend a training seminar given by Rick and Maria. They do this two or three times a year in Providence, Rhode Island. You're pretty close! Check out this page on the Zentangle website:
      http://www.zentangle.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=113

      I understand the seminars for 2013 (June and October) are full, but you could ask to be put on a wait list.

      I went in May 2010. It seemed like a pretty darn big expense but somehow I just had to go. Frankly, it's some of the best money I've spent. I do hope you'll be able to manage to attend sometime.

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  6. Hi Margaret,
    I love your site, and every time I visit I keep trying to work out what the 'Y' shaped woven tangle is at the centre top of your banner. Could you please tell me what it's called and where I can find the steps to create it?
    Thank you,
    Henny.

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    1. Hello Henny, that tangle is called Y-not. It was deconstructed/designed by Molly Hollibaugh and unfortunately there are no online drawing instructions.

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  7. Hi Margaret,
    I've been looking through your site and have found tons of helpful information, ideas, etc. Thanks so much for putting so much work and effort into it. Now to find time to use some of the ideas!
    Ruth in Vancouver, BC, Canada

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    1. Thanks Ruth (that's my middle name!) :) Time is always an issue isn't it? Oh well, better to busy than bored I think.

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  8. Do you know the answer to this question : https://www.flickr.com/groups/zentangle/discuss/72157642130702553/

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    1. I don't own the 102 tangles reproduction so I'm sorry, I have nothing to locate them on! I pulled up a small image on the internet and the tangle inside Pokeroot looks somewhat like Purk, the same one that's in the dangling oval at the bottom. The other two I can't see well enough.
      I agree with the person who suggested contacting Rick and Maria to ask about this.

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  9. Hi Margaret,
    I'm Goldie and I have a question to ask u... I brought the book "The Art of Zentabgle" and I wanted to know can people use the drawings in that book for personal and commercial use. For instance I created by hand the image channeling Picasso... But mine has some differences. Is it possble for me to use the image on canvas to sell etc... I just need to understand/know the copy rights to the images within the Zentangled Book.
    Thank You :0)

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    1. Hi Goldie. 'The Art of Zentangle' is intended as inspiration so I'm delighted that it's inspired you!

      In my opinion, if the piece you've done (or plan to do) is sufficiently different from Penny's piece in the book, you're good to go. If it's quite similar I'd question whether it was your creation or an altered copy. 'Quite similar' would be, for example, right-facing person, Knightsbridge around the head, mouth separate, simple line face, smaller sections with more detail at the bottom, etc.. If most of that is the same it's more like an altered copy.

      I've heard that if you want to use a photograph or other artwork as a jumping off point for your own work, at least three things need to be changed. These things could include color scheme, scale, dimensions, orientation, medium, etc..

      Hope this helps!

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  10. Hi Margaret!

    I am a newbie Zentangle artist and I chanced upon your site and tutorial. I love the one on Paradox, however the one with the curved lines #5 - I have not been able to figure out where to start...is it possible for you to sketch in the initial lines and then I can take it from there...I end up with the regular pattern but the curved one you have shown in the tutorial. Thanks
    Sujatha

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    1. I'm glad you found the Paradox tutorial helpful!
      Regarding the curved lines, simply start in a corner as with any Paradox. Without being beside you, drawing, I think the best advice I can give is to say, follow the curves of the outside edges of the shape each time you go around.
      Hope this helps a bit. If you still have difficulty, write again and I'll try to draw a diagram of sorts.

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  11. Hi,

    I love your tangles and writing. Do you have a newsletter that you send out on occasion? I'd love to get it.

    Also you mentioned a tangle called "th@" and I can't find it.

    Much appreciated,

    Sylvia

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    1. Hi Sylvia, I'm not sure if th@ is really a tangle, but it's fun!
      Here's the link: http://enthusiasticartist.blogspot.ca/2010/12/lilypads-and-th-two-new-tangles.html
      Read through the Lilypads info and at the end I describe th@
      Enjoy!

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  12. Oh, how I have fallen in love with your tutorial on Rick Roberts' Paradox - that is the first tangle I learned and am working to refine variations - I refer to it in helping to teach classes. (I go Novem. 2014 for my CZT - am over the moon.) Reason for Q? Is there a particular "preparation" for Zentangle on dominoes? I have old and new boxes of them (shows my age)......and they seem slick to the touch. I've done one - Micron 005 applied smoothly, but took "forever" to dry. I'll reach across the border for your help. Thank you in advance.

    Marcia (Marty) McCarter - central Illinois, USA
    CZT (to-be) Novem. 2014 class

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    1. Hi Marty, you'll love the CZT seminar!
      I've never done anything on dominoes but I'll offer two comments that may help. I've heard people talk about sanding dominoes to draw on them. Also, you might want to try a Microperm pen, made by Sakura and in different sizes. I've used it on a shell and a hard plastic phone case with happy results.

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    2. Margaret - thank you so much for a prompt response. Shall try the microperm pen.
      My daily mantra is and I'll share with you because you did
      Make a difference !!! Hugs, Marty

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  13. hello Margaret,
    I have registered for your day of Tangled Decoration at the Refinery and, as I am new to this, was wondering if I need to bring any supplies along with me.
    Thank you,
    Ally Harms harmsway@sasktel.net

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    1. Hi Ally. Any relation to Laura?
      I will send an e-mail about a week before the class about what to bring and what I'll supply and what to expect.

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  14. Hi Margaret! I'm in the planning stages of publishing a book with my favorite tangle patterns in it. I'd like to include your pattern Ionic in it. I would include a link to your blog and credit you. I would also, with Linda's permission, include the blurb on how you created it. Does this sound acceptable to you?

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    1. Suzy, would you e-mail me please, so this conversation remains private? Thanks.

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  15. Hi, Margaret,
    I`m having a show of my doodles and ZIAs in a "small but trendy" restaurant for the whole month of September in the Monkland Village of N.D.G. Montreal. I was wondering how you sell your work. Do you sell you originals or just "prints" - I`m just a beginner (last June) and don`t have a CZT to add panache to my work, but at least some people seem to like it! I have thought of making groups of four similar tiles on one page and making prints of them for $5.00 a page, likewise of prints of 8-1/" x 11" ZIAs, because the manager of the restaurant doesn`t want to handle complicated sales -- and I don`t blame her. Any ideas to offer? I don`t think I want to sell my originals - a few early ones have replaced sections - and they took from between about 2 and 8 hours to do. I`m unsure as to whether I should be charging for my "labour" (loved it!) or my artistry or what!

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    1. I have only very rarely sold reproductions. These days I sell only my original work.

      Pricing is probably the most difficult aspect of an art career! I've heard that from many artists. Any of my work generally has as much detail and time-investment and any other piece, so I've found the simplest way to price things is to set a price per square inch. Then, of course, some adjustments happen! Add on the price of framing. But I also keep similar sized pieces similarly priced.

      If what you want to sell is black-and-white, and you plan to photocopy it, use a slightly heavier paper than normal. It will feel like it's worth more.

      Also, if you do make copies of your work, please market them as reproductions, not as prints. Printmaking is an artistic process resulting in multiple originals. A reproduction is a mechanically reproduced copy of an original piece.

      Hope this helps, and good luck!

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  16. Margaret, I've visited your site so many times, always with delight and amazement. I recommend to all my students that they visit also, in particular to drool over your "and them some" posts! Just now I've had a smile-producing thought ... I am going to START AT THE BEGINNING to view and read every single post you have shared! It may take quite some time ... but I'm a patient woman. :) Thought I'd give a "heads up" so you'll know why my name keeps popping up in comments! Thank you for the WEALTH of inspiring art and thoughtful posts I am eager to enjoy. <3

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