The Zentangle method of drawing is easy to learn, relaxing, and fun.The results are fast and beautiful. Although the amazing abstract images may look complicated, you will discover that they are achieved quite simply and are highly individual. As you grow in this practice, you may find surprising wells of creativity you forgot you possessed. It is a wonderful means of artistic expression for artists and "non-artists" of all ages.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mary JJ

Mary JJ

Jenny and Jesse, darling nieces of the divine Katie Wolff, came to visit and tangle for a while.  As we tangled the morning away, Jenny or Jesse (?) said, “Remember when Mom showed us this one?”
She sketched the one I have for you here. It seemed so simple, so basic, and so necessary that I just knew it was already in the collection on Tangle Patterns.com. I searched for it and did not find it. My apologies if I am mistaken.
I named it for their mom, Mary, and for them, Jenny and Jesse: Mary JJ.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sunday, October 14, 2018


#inktober 2018.03
ink on bristol artist trading card
zentangle, steampunk dingbatz
whirlee, strutz

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tea and Tangles

Ink on paper
teacup rings of tea stains
florz, fengel, phicops, 
printemps, ixorus

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Ink on Paper
3.5 x 3.5"
"It's a String Thing" #247
kaboom, knightsbridge, jester

Monday, August 28, 2017

Ink on Paper
3.5 x 3.5"

string 140
beadlines/arukas, crescent moon, kinghtsbridge

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ink on Paper
3.5 x 3.5"
string from "It's a String Thing"
curly q, apicore, narwal, andromeda, fassett

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ink on Paper
3.5 x 3.5"

string 223
remo, leaflet, zonked, gneiss

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ink on Paper
3.5 x 3.5"
strutz, noom, tipple

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dear Zentangle Artists,

Tangle Time for January happens at

ASIF, January 6, 2017, and
Ben Franklin Crafts, January 8, 2017.

Place: ASIF Studios
           940 Idaho Maryland Road
           Grass Valley CA 95949
Time: 10-12:00
Cost: $30 per two-hour session

Place: Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames
598 Sutton Way
Grass Valley CA 95945
(530) 273-1348
Time: 10:15-12:15
Cost: $30 per two-hour meeting. Ben Franklin requires cash, no checks or credit cards.

Ben Franklin
Cheryl Wilson:

Thursday, December 8, 2016


I did not set out to create a new tangle, but I found that as I continued to draw, it created itself. I reminds me of holly, thus the name. This tangle grows randomly and is built on itself, but it could easily be used as a border or ribbon. I have shaded and embellished a few different ways in my sample tiles. That, of course, only leads to more ways yet to try.


Tangle Time Class Change

Dear Zentangle Artists,
If you are interested in attending Tangle Time at Ben Franklin in January, please note that the First Sunday is New Year’s Day.
Ben Franklin has been kind enough to let us have the classroom the following Sunday, January 8.
The class time has been changed to 10:15-12:15 to allow you time to buy materials before class if you need to.
Bye for now.
Cheryl Wilson CZT

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Zentangle Class

Tangle Time with Cheryl Wilson, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)

Zentangle ® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Tangle Time is an on-going two-hour class that sets aside time to receive Zentangle instruction and to tangle with other Zentangle artists. It provides the opportunity to explore the many sides of Zentangle and the time and place to allow you to practice this small beautiful art form that is so intimate and individual.

Zentangle tiles, 3.5 x 3.5”
Micron Pigma Pen .01.
Blending stump

Feel free to bring your own materials.
You may buy introductory materials at class, $10.
Ben Franklin carries many of the materials you will need.
Web Resources will be provided.

Cost: $30 per two-hour session
Place: ASIF Studios
Date: Every first Friday of the month
Place: Ben Franklin
Date: Every First Sunday of the month
Time: 10-12:00

Cheryl Wilson

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Diva Challenge #277

Ink on Paper
3.5 x 3.5"
Diva Challenge #277
bunzo, paisley boa, niurodo, heartswell, antidots

Monday, June 1, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

3.5 x 3.5"

string: outline of scissors handle
flux, shattuck, printemps, emingle

Monday, April 27, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Diva Challenge #204: Valentangle

3.5 x 3.5"
Diva Challenge #204: Valentangle
knightsbridge, shattuck, chard, betweed, printemps, beadlines

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Diva Challenge #198

3.5 x 3.5"

Diva Challenge #198
KISS: Keep It Simple, Silly.

trenthwith, leaflet

Friday, December 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Diva Challenge #195

3.5 x 3.5"

Diva Challenge #195
Set the elements of a grid pattern free; round up a free flowing pattern into a grid.

flux, pillows