We love to tangle on different shape and color tiles, but there are endless surfaces and tools to be explored. For example, with Maria, we often laugh that “no surface is safe!” Whether you are tangling on a square tile or tangling a giant mural on the side of a building, you are creating Zentangle Art.
The other question we often see asked is about which tangles you are allowed to use. If a tangle is not an “official” Zentangle tangle, can it still be used? The short answer: yes. The long answer is: also, yes. There are also no “official” tangles. There are tangles that Zentangle, Inc. have deconstructed and published, and some say those are the “official” tangles, but as you might know, we are not a huge fan of labels and that label can often lead to confusion. There are many tangles deconstructed by Certified Zentangle Teachers and other members of the Zentangle Community that are just as “official” as a tangle deconstructed by Rick and Maria. You may also find that different people deconstruct similar patterns without knowledge of one another. We encourage you to explore any tangle that catches your attention.
Now, you may really like rules. They offer an elegance of limits that is comforting and provides direction to some. So, if you need a rule to help you get started, here is a good one…
1. Have fun.
Reposted with permission from zentangle.com.