Category Archives: 100 Days of Zentangle ® 2019

It’s a String Thing #298

I have surely missed Adele Bruno’s It’s a String Thing challenges every week while my 100 Days of Zentangle project was ongoing! This week, although chronically late, I’ve actually finished a tile! I’m so lost on weekends, now I’m not posting on Saturday and Sunday, I’m glad I have it!

This week’s challenge introduces Zentangle’s newest pattern, Doodah, and pairs it perfectly with KITL by The Ragged Ray’s, CZT, Jem Miller. I’ve had a few tries with KITL now and Jen’s advice really helped me get it right this time! Thanks Jem! She advises to start your stroke at the center cross to help give you a more even looking result! I like the way it turned out! Doodah is a very simple ribbon tangle that doesn’t even need a step out, but here it is anyway!

Thanks for another perfect challenge Adele! If you’d like to join the It’s a String Thing challenge, you can start at Adele’s blog TickledtoTangle.

Next I want to announce a few changes in my upload schedule for YouTube. I have a long-standing Monday appointment and I need to change the live-stream time to 8:00 am CST (GMT -5). I am still doing a trial of my Zentangle Meditation Mondays. If you haven’t tried it out, I invite you to try one out! So far, the feedback has been great and I am thrilled to be able to help you guys relax! Here’s a link to the first week’s live-stream. I’d love to hear your feedback!

Tuesday mornings I will walk you through some new tangles to add to your tangling repertoire. Last week, we did 3 patterns from Brian’s book, and this week, I’m planning 5. They are quite simple and perfect for beginners. Here’s the link for the video.

Finally, join me for our new Zentangle Dingbatz series based on the amazing new book by CZT, Brian Crimmins! This book is a wonderland of ideas and projects for tanglers, experienced and beginners alike! This week we will focus on the very cool “Zine” project in the book, making a Dingbatz sampler for inspiration! We start the project on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:00 am CST (GMT -5).

Thanks for your support! I’m excited about what the future has in store!

100 Days of Zentangle ® Finale!

Hi everyone! I want to invite you to join me live on YouTube to celebrate the 100th day of the 100 Days of Zentangle ® 2019! Livestream will begin Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 0700 CST (GMT -5)! I would love to see you there but I also know it’s short notice. It will be recorded for those who can’t make it!

Don’t worry! We have lots in store for you! Thursday at 0900 (GMT -5) I am doing another bonus livestream! I want to introduce you to a kind of voice-guided Zentangle ® meditation. It will be my first time trying this and your feedback will be essential!

Lastly, I have promised to introduce you to a lovely lady who has volunteered her precious time to help me out around here. She is new but a quick learner and I hope we can all be patient with anything that goes awry! I worked my kinks out with blogging while no one knew me, read me, or cared! It’s a lot of pressure and I very much appreciate her willingness to try! I present to you, my friend, LaJuania Dorman in her own words!

 

Hi!  Let me introduce myself.  My name is LaJuania Dorman.  I have volunteered to try to help Cyndee with her website, getting it updated/refreshed and keep it active. 

If you are wondering about my qualifications for this task – I have NONE😄.  I’m retired, the mother of two outstanding children, the grandmother of 5 exceptional grandchildren, and the greatgrandmother of 4 amazing children.  Life is good.  

In October, 2017 I discovered a book titled The Joy of Zentangle.®️. I bought it then and there, turned to the page of needed supplies, bought those and thus it began.  I was consumed.  Like many, I had always wanted to draw somethingthat made me feel good.  Zentangle gave me that.  I tangled every day for over a year and a half not missing a day.  Some days, I tangled as many as 9 cards-no two alike (you see, it was during the holiday season and I wanted to share my new found love with everyone!). I’ve settled down a bit and limit myself to devoting only 8 hours/day at my workbench.  Some day I would love to attend a CZT seminar.  I’m betting it is a real Zen experience!  

During my working years I was generally in administrative positions and all the while I made it my goal to soak up everything I could about this new fangled gadget they brought in…a computer.  I even went so far as to go back to school to learn about it, DOS, writing code, that sort of thing.  Did me a lot of good huh?  But I do love computers and all sorts of electronic devices, so this a chance for me to learn and possibly take some of the pressure off the shoulders of a fellow Tangler.

One of the things Cyndee and I both hope, is that you will submit ideas of things you are interested in.  With your help, #thetirelesstangler will be the best destination on the web for Tanglers of all experience levels!

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100 Days of Zentangle ® 2019

I feel like I need to welcome myself back! It’s been months since my last post and I have really missed the writing process! Let me take a minute and catch you all up! I have been absorbed both with the #the100dayproject and with things at home. School is out and extra time and effort has been needed at home. Things have been stressful but we are hoping that God has His hand on our situation and that things will happen as they should. We are so grateful for everyone’s prayers and positive thoughts for us! I sincerely believe it’s been a great help! Thank you!💜

Now, the 100 Days of Zentangle ® Project I started this year for #the100dayproject has been a revelation! I’m telling you now, I never, ever could have foreseen the many, many blessings I’ve recieved directly because I started this project! It started with a simple idea from a picture on Pinterest. I mapped out a simple project template and got in touch with Liz Drake, administrator of the Facebook group, ZIA’S, Tips, Tricks and Techniques. Working with Liz on the daily prompts, I then posted my proposed idea in the ZIA group as well as the group for Certified Zentangle Teachers. I was very pleased with the warm response the idea got and I took a huge step and went daily on YouTube with pattern explorations and adding the daily patterns to the 100 Days of Zentangle template. Almost as soon as I went to daily uploads, I saw my YouTube channel numbers steadily starting to climb. On April 12, I had 700 subscribers, and today?

1247!! Wow! YouTube now requires 1000 subscribers and a total of 4,000 hours of watch time on your videos in order to allow you to join their Partner Program and add monetizing (like ads, selling swag and such) features. I was chasing this goal but it wasn’t the reason I chose to do the project. I feel this project will be repeated many times and is timeless beyond this project. The number of tanglers interested in having their own inspiration piece they can frame and hang is around 300 that I am aware of. I think when they post their art, their friends will want to create one of their own! I never thought it would gain such momentum. This is where we are on day 85 (which was last week). Today is day 90 for me.

Here are some close ups of the progress.

I’m pretty proud of the art! I’m even happier about the warm community we have developed around my YouTube channel. I’ve made friends all over the world! They have become a part of my family in a way, like dear friends. It may sound strange, but it’s true! I feel my day would be less without the warmth and comfort of this beautiful group! I’ve recieved some wonderful comments from viewers saying that they feel the same way. I hope, if you haven’t joined me yet for the fun and friendship, and the tangling, of course, that you will check it out. Make a gorgeous piece of art and enjoy community!

Next, speaking of community and new friends, I want to introduce you to a very special lady! Her name is LA Juania Dorman. She is becoming very dear to me and I am blessed daily by her willingness to help. She is compiling a list of the tangles used on the 100 day project. The list is not yet available as we don’t know the last 9 tangles yet. As I write this, I am waiting to hear what Monday’s tangle will be. It’s Sunday evening! 😊 La Juania is going to give blogging a try and help out by sharing information here when I don’t have enough time to fit everything in! She is an awesome lady and I can’t wait for you to meet her! You’ll be hearing from her right here very soon!

I want to finish up by sharing the amazing news that, thanks to all the viewers on YouTube, my channel has been monetized already earning a small amount. (I do mean small!) but it’s a great start! I also crossed 1000 followers on Instagram! This will allow me to upload my longer videos to IGTV and not be forced to keep it under 10 minutes. I’ve learned a lot in the last couple of months! I have learned that you all want to know the quirky person I am, and a lot of you like me! Thanks! I have needed your support so much! I feel a lot more confident today about the future than I did a few months ago! I have proven to myself that I can do it! And not alone! As I tell y’all in the videos, “Y’all are the Best!

This is my tile from a game of Tangle Tag with my CZT32 class! Thank goodness I was third and not 16th! 😂

#tangletagczt32 featuring Cirque, Fengle and Mooka!

Finally, I just wanted to thank you all for your continued support! This is a very tough time of year for me and knowing that you are there makes a huge difference! 💜