Weekly Inspiration for Zentangle India


In the month of August 2019, I will be sending out two String Prompts for the Zentangle India Community. For the first timers here, who do not understand the string component - String is something we draw with pencil on the Zentile(R), that divides the tile into the sections as we want to tangle and not tangle. The whole point is to have fun and enjoy the intuitive process of tangling.


Zentangle Community in India - Part 01

This whole week, I worked on the tangle-patterns created by the Zentangle Community in India . For many, who are first time reading this blog, I would like to let you know, that we have a wonderful online Zentangle Community India, wherein each week, we create Zentangle Artworks on the prompt patterns and strings. In past few months, we have been playing with all the patterns deconstructed by either the CZTs (Certified Teachers) or the Tanglers of India. Due to time constraint and other distractions, I have not been able to keep up to in consistent manners. And so, this week, I just wanted to dedicate my Zen-Time only in creating artworks by the tangle/string prompts from this community.

Clicking on the image will take you to the site/file of the TanglePattern step-outs.

Art Journal Pages 01 WIP

I have started to tangle and paint on this versatile Indian Handmade Hotpressed 100%cotton sketchbook by FurryTails (check them on Instagram). 

I make no set of plan for my Zentangle, though very often, artists say that plan your drawings, colours, subject, etc. But Zentangle eliminates all major decisions, plannings, etc. It sets one to the freedom of painting and tangling out of his individual intuition.  

 I shall explain the whole process of how this piece started building up once I complete my work here. Posting picture of the work-in-progress... 


OFloat Tangle Pattern

I finished my tan tile and excitedly showed it to my mom and asked her what it resembles to, and in an instant, she said, that it looks like Oil Floating over water and we both agreed on how some patterns appear over our Indian Curries, when oil mixes with the water. So, that inspired me to keep this tangle named as OFloat for “Oil Float”.

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Zentangle T3

Some Tuesdays of the month, we tanglers from India, post our half-done tiles in the Zentangle India Facebook Group, so that others could pick and chose for SWAP. Then, we physically post our Zentiles to each other, and when, we are inspired, we complete it and post the finished piece in the group. 

This Tuesday, today, I posted my 3 Tiles for the pick. Here's how it goes -  



Now I am anxiously waiting for how everyone shall add the magic!🥰

Holi Fun

This year in Holi, I just gave a twist to one of my Tangle Pattern AkiChain. I kept this name after my daughter's Akshara, as we both accidentally hopped on this pattern while trying out some other design. When I think of Tangle, I see it more like a fun than some pattern or design, so all my patterns have some fun to it! And ofcourse, repetitive strokes turn the tangle into a pattern.



Kids Beginner's Zentangle Class

Its 5.40am here in India, and I just finished my very first pilot Online Zentangle® class for a 6 year old living in PA. She so enthusiastically participated in the one hour long session. Here's her finished piece! 


To book an online workshop with me for, you can email me at cztaish@tangleandinspire.com or call me at my provided number on the Contact Page! 

#ifyoucanWriteyourName, you can draw a Zentangle! 😍