Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Treasure Trove - Kelly Barone

Today I got a gorgeous package in the post.

Kelly Barone has created a new product which, I think, is a great idea. It's a box of Tangle items that is delivered to your home on a monthly basis.

Check it out here:

Here are some pics from this lovely Treasure Trove.

Of course, Shanti and Prakriti had to help me unpack - they really wanted the box!

Loved this adhesive colouring paper! and the pen she sent as well

This is so cute. A doily with bats on it. I did the tangles...

Got a bunch of Bijou tiles and a new tangle! So I did the tangle and then put it in the little fridge magnet frame!

There was many more special items... a message in a bottle, a Zendala holder, Zentangle pencil and a brown 'milk carton' that I'll tangle later and show you all. 
Really wonderful gift - think about it - you could have her send out your Christmas presents for you!

Order one today!
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Friday, October 23, 2015

NEW Tangle Me This Sketchbook

This is one option on how to use this sketchbook. 

It's finally here! The project I've been working on for a few months is ready to be unveiled.

I have created a sketchbook... called Tangle Me This! Sketchbook. Each book has approx. 25 pages (there may be one more or less due to human error while counting the pages as this paper is very difficult to hand count and due to the nature of the paper it had to be hand counted). On each page there are three tiles: one regular sized tile 3.5" x 3.5" and two Bijou® tiles 2"x2". The front and back of each page has been hand-stamped using acrylic paint and stamps that I crafted myself.

These are special edition sketchbooks. In the next 'batch' the pages will not be hand-stamped they will be printed instead.

The lovely thing about this sketchbook is how organic it is. Every page is unique with deckle edges. The soft colours allow you just fall in to the page. The books come in a choice of seven colours: sky blue, mint green,  honey yellow, blush pink, lavender, butter cream, and nutmeg.


sky blue, mint green,  honey yellow, blush pink, lavender, butter cream, and nutmeg

In between every page is a blank grey page. The purpose of this page is to reduce smudging from your shading but, if you want to use this sketchbook as a journal you can write a few words describing your feelings while you were drawing. This journal is perfect for anyone who wants a little more privacy while still releasing their feelings from their day. Simply draw your tangles and then write a few words. If anyone else sees your journal only you will know what it means. Everyone else will simply see some gorgeous art!

You can also use this sketchbook as a daily exercise - creating a regular-sized tile in the morning or before bed and creating each of the two smaller tiles during the day. You can use the grey pages to create step-outs of your tangles so you remember how to do them later.

However you choose to use it this book is 7" x 4.5" so it fits nicely in your purse, pocket, glove compartment of your car... etc and it keeps all of your art in one lovely book.

There are approx. 50 regular sized tiles and 100 Bijou® tiles in every book.

The paper we used is gorgeous soft Etrusca paper. You can use markers on it, watercolours, ink, graphite - but always be sure to test out your medium before using it so you don't end up bleeding or leaking through. On all of my tests, nothing ever leaked through.

There are approx. 50 regular sized tiles and 100 Bijou® tiles in every book.

7" x 4.5"

There are limited amounts of each colour available. Every sketchbook is one colour. $39 CAD each plus tax and shipping.

Please visit to purchase.

Aleesha Sattva CZT
Tangle Me This!

UPDATE: The process of hand stamping each page for these Special Edition Sketchbooks has begun. It's very time consuming to apply the acrylic paint with a little brush on to each stamp and then wait for it to dry before doing another page but I believe the end result will be unique and very organic. Here's a photo to give a view in to my world...

Every page is stamped differently... so you can use the stamped area as a string on some pages!

This paper is simply gorgeous... not only to look at but to work with!
Used charcoals and gel pens with this one.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Renaissance Love

I am having such a good time doing these Renaissance Tiles. I love working with the brown paper.

Here's today's zen:

I have a class teaching you how to work on this tile... and giving you a bunch of new pens (and tangles) on the 31st of October - if you've taken a Basics Class you can come to this one!

'till we tangle,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Zentangle becomes a wall hanging!

A student of mine - who was four years old when she took my Basics class with her Mom - has a very talented Grandmother.

Her Grandma is a wonderful fabric artist and a friend of hers took this little girls tile from her class (she made a lot of tiles in the class but she chose one) and turned it into a wall hanging for a competition.

Then on her fifth birth day... they gifted her the wall hanging!

Here are her original tiles from the class: click here to see the entire class mosaics and read about the class.

and here's her wall hanging!

Ahhhhh the wonderful things you can do with tangles!

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Monday, October 19, 2015

BodyTalk Zentangle Homework!

I had a BodyTalk session the other day and my homework from the session was to tangle my pancreas, bronchi of the right lung and my claustrum (brain).

So... here's my finished project.

I'm very pleased with how it turned out!

I began by drawing in my string in the shape of the body parts needed... and then... I allowed my flow to happen. Not planning anything out, just allowing it to take form.

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Another really great class

I bet you are getting bored... hearing me say class after class... "Wow, what a great class" but I have to be honest... they are all great classes! You see... I am blessed. I get to do what I love (which is teaching) and I get to be creative (via Zentangle) AND... I get paid to do it!!! How cool is that?

So... here are the gorgeous mosaics from today's Basics Zentangle Class.

'till we tangle,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Black Tile Zentangle Class

Today I taught a Black Tile Zentangle® Class. It was my first opportunity to teach a black tile class and we all had a great time. It's so much different than a white tile and black pens!

So... here are our mosaics!!!

We started off playing with Mooka and getting used to the new tools. 

Then we jumped in and created some gorgeous tiles!

And then we all expressed ourselves - either using our favourite tangles, or learning my 'signature' tangles. 

Didn't everyone create some gorgeous tiles?

If you are interested in a class... please contact me

Happy Tangling,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Friday, October 16, 2015

A bit of art

Here are a few pieces that I've completed recently:


This is my "in the car sketchbook"

Played around with some different uses with graphite shavings

Had fun with this one

I'm loving the white on grey!

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Friday, October 9, 2015

Postcard from Tangle Island

I completed a postcard that we were creating at Tangle Island.

I did the Tombow markers portion at the retreat/conference - and I did all the tangles today.

Love how this one turned out.



It's been a busy time for me but I did manage to finally complete a piece I've been working on here and there for awhile now.

'till we tangle,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Opus demo/class 10-3-15

I had such a GREAT time teaching today at Opus in North Vancouver. What a great group of people!!! I loooooove it when I have a man in my class. Makes me so bliss-full as it happens so seldom.

Here's our gorgeous class mosaic:

click to enlarge

Tomorrow I teach a class at Colours Art Store in Coquitlam. Hope to see some of you there!

'til we tangle,
Aleesha Sattva CZT