Monthly Archives: September 2016

Zentangle: A Bit of History

Zentangle is only twelve years old, according to a 2013 story in a local Worcester, MA, article.  [http://m.golocalworcester.com/lifestyle/maria-thomas-and-rick-roberts-zentangles-a-worldwide-phenomenon/]. The article talks about “just nine short years ago.” Using some quick subtraction from the publication date of the item, I came up … Continue reading

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The Fix Is In!

Yesterday I wrote about correction as part of any artistic endeavor. One thing I don’t like is being told I can’t erase or fix. For example, with Zentangle, the philosophy of “There are no mistakes” is a bit hard to … Continue reading

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How To Write a Compelling Title For Your Book

Having trouble with your book title? Read this piece by Matthew Wright, posted on ryanlanz.com. Re-blog.

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Draw, Erase, Shade, Erase…

Lots of new toys arrived in yesterday’s parcel delivery. Two books I ordered from Amazon over a month ago were finally published and shipped. The Official Zentangle beginner’s kit ordered from Zentangle.com arrived, along with the book Zentangle Primer. And … Continue reading

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Fragile — The Daily Post

For those of you who still don’t know about WordPress’ Daily Post prompts, here’s the link you need to check it out and get started. I am re-blogging this from the DailyPost’s post that appeared in my Reader today. Note … Continue reading

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My Weekly Writing Challenge

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Looking for a writing challenge? Here are three for you: OPTION ONE: Write a fifteen-word story with the words THUNDER, TRUMP and TIARA in it somewhere. OPTION TWO: Write a poem or limerick on the theme…

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
This week’s market gives all you budding novelists out there the opportunity to have your synopsis and the first 3000 words of your book read by editors at Crooked Cat Publishing. The annual Flash 500 Novel…

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Community Pool

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
The Community Pool will be closed for maintenance next Monday, September 19. We look forward to seeing you on the pool deck the following Monday, September 26. Have you just published a new post and…

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Monday Motivations

Originally posted on estherchiltonblog:
Happy Monday everyone! Yes, it’s that time of the week again – the time to get your creative brain working. Here’s a challenge for you. Write a flash fiction piece of between 50-200 words with the…

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Learning and Gemstone Art

After a busier-than-average Saturday, I found sleep elusive. For several weeks, Zentangle artists have been posting drawings to the Mosaic app of beautiful gemstones. At first, I thought they were gluing gems–loose or set–to their tangle tiles. The comment sections … Continue reading

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