I had the pleasure of sitting in on an inspiring and educational Zentangle class with Beckah Kruhula, author of One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun.
My friend Maria shot a little bit of video in the class (forgive my whispering... I was a bit excited!) You can read a bit more about the class and the book over at Maria's blog Keep Calm and Craft On.
In this video Beckah talks a bit about what a Zentangle is and shows us how to do a Fescu pattern, a Printemps pattern, and give them a sparkle.
More about the Quarry book:
One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises.
Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes. Each mark is called a "tangle," and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. This step-by-step book is divided into 6 chapters, each with 7 daily exercises.
Each exercise includes new tangles to draw in sketchbooks, teaches daily tile design, and offers tips on related art principles, and contains an inspirational "ZIA" (Zentangle Inspired Art) project on a tile that incorporates patterns, art principals, and new techniques.