Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Zentangle calendar? What?

tangle-a-day 2013 calendar

tangle-a-day 2013 calendar for zentangles, drawing, doodles, to do lists, etc.
I got my calendar in the mail and am over. the. top. happy. about it! CZT Carole Ohl did an amazing job designing this, and I can't wait to get started filling it up! I am in the process of completing a book with a monotangle of every official zentangle® tangle and am 9 tiles away from being done. When that happens, I plan to go to town on this baby. I have two calendars for myself, one to get moving on now and one to do a square a day in 2013.  This 2013 calendar was designed for tangling, but I could use it in so many different ways including zentangles, doodles, drawings, quotes, anything I want to collect or do one day at a time. The paper is close to the color of the official Zentangle® tiles and has been tangler tested to make sure a Micron pen does not bleed through the paper when tangling. Most other pens outside of a Sharpie work well, too. I know because my super zentangle buddy, Alice, tested a bunch and showed me evidence. Thanks, Alice! It has beautiful illustrations in open spaces at the end of each set of squares for a month since each month begins on the left side of a brand new page.
There is a 2.5" blank square block for every single day of the year for you to tangle on, and it also includes a full month calendar at the start of each month which can be tangled on as well.

Here are a few ideas Carole has for using the calendar. My favorite is her first idea because you could use the calendar as a showcase of all the tangles you know, kind of like a tangle portfolio. That is exactly what I would have done with one, had I had the idea before I started my book.
• Practice a different tangle in each box.
• Pencil a string through all the boxes (or beyond the boxes).
• Use the numbers as a string and tangle inside or outside of them.
• Practice the same tangle in each box for a whole week (or even a month!).
• Make notes about your Zentangle process.
• Use it to play with CZT Laura Harms’ Weekly Challenge (www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com)

I also think it would be fun to do a different monotangle square each day across a two page spread until the last square and then use it to do a zentangle that is a combination of all the squares used on the previous monotangles! I think it would be fun to get together with friends from time to time to do a sharing meeting and show our progress in them. If you have one, I would love to see what you do whether you live close by or not!


  1. can't wait to get started using mine!

  2. Where can I order these? Lori in Colorado

    1. openseedarts.blogspot.com/ has ordering info. if anyone else wants one. I sold my extra one yesterday.

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  4. What is the name and author of the book with a monotangle of every official zentangle® tangle? Where do you get it? Thanks!

  5. Mar, It is not a published book. The set of tiles that has every official Zentangle® tangle in it is one I made for personal reference. I put each tile in a see through page with pockets that holds 6 tiles per page.