Saturday, December 20, 2014


Lighting a lamp in India is considered very auspicious. The light of the lamp is believed to drive away the evil and darkness in life and bring happiness and  goodwill. Here is our tangled lamp.

Hope you like our tangled lamp.

Keep tangling & connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1st Monotangle

Along with Zen drawings, I have been trying my hand at tangling coloured square tiles with strings from Tangle Patterns. Zentangle for me is all about the state of mind I am in while tangling. Today, I decided to use the TanglePatterns String 002 on a 4.5 by 4.5 inch yellow tile.

This string divides the tile in 8 parts and provides an opportunity to use 8 different tangles in each section. I had initially decide to tangle in each of these sections that the strings form. I first tangled Crescent Moon in the smallest section of my tile. As I progressed through this section, I realised I wanted to use Crescent moon as the solo tangle for this tile. I also realised that filling up all sections with the tangle pattern may make it look clumsy. So in the end, I tangled 4 sections with Crescent moon and left the other 4 blank.

I love the final look of my tile. Hope you all like it too

Keep tangling and Connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sweet treats

December is all things sweet. With Christmas & New Years, December is synonymous with cakes & treats. Here is a sweet treat for all our readers. Tanglicious Cupcake.

Hope you all love this sweet treat.

Keep tangling & connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Tangling String 125

Strings are an integral part of Zentangle Art. South African tangler Cathy Clifford shared the TanglePatterns String 125 on I have used it on a light blue 3.5 by 3.5 inch tile for this tangle

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Friday, December 5, 2014


An amazing tanglicious umbrella for you. Hope you love it

Keep Tangling and connecting with us

Tanglicious Connections 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Zen Tortoise & Snail

Tortoise & Snail both are known for their slow walk and they signify the old age saying that "Slow & Steady Wins The Race". 

The famous "Hare and Tortoise" story has a sequel with a snail in it (Read: Snail in the "Hare & Tortoise" Story) which further signifies that one should not be arrogant and over-confident rather one should be humble and work towards his goal without fear of failure. The Snail and Hare story also gives out the same valuable lessons that "Slow And Steady Wins The Race"

Hope you love our Zen Tortoise & Snail

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tanglicious Coloricious

Colours add a new dimension to ZIA and its a lot of fun to make a coloured ZIA. For this one, I  drew shapes and tangled within them.  Thereafter, I coloured the entire ZIA using Staedtler Water Soluble Colour Pencils - 137 C48.

Hope you love this coloured ZIA.

Keep Tangling & Connecting With Us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Breaking free

Butterfly symbolizes personal transformation. A secondary meaning of butterfly is to find joy in life and lightness of being (Source: Butterfly Symbolism). 

As Zentangle® is all about rediscovering the inner peace or meditation through art, the tanglicious butterfly symbolizes breaking free from the stress and achieving the inner peace. 

Keep tangling & connecting with us.

Tanglicious Connections 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Good luck charm :)

Turtles are a symbol of good luck and divinity in many cultures including India. Turtles are considered as ancient symbol representing order, creation, endurance, strength, stability, longevity, fertility, and a gentle innocence, these creatures are said to offer protection, good fortune and have the power to bring forth happiness and good omens. Turtles have special significance for Indians, as the 2nd incarnation of Lord Vishnu was Kurma - the turtle.

With this tanglicious turtle, we hope to bring some good luck and divine blessings of the almighty. We also hope that this tanglicious turtle helps us establish a long and strong connection with all our readers

Another angle of the same tangle :)  

Tanglicious Connections 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Initial Zen Tiles

We have been sharing ZIA with you in our initial posts, so thought of sharing 2 actual Zentangle tiles (black on white and white on black) and one colourful tile (black on yellow). These are my very first Zen tiles and the process of learning has just begin.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tanglicious Paradise

I love flowers. Over the past few years, I have indulged in various crafts related to flowers like making stocking flowers, making paper flowers, quilling flowers or simply doodling them on the back pages of my books. I find solace in them. They are so colourful and are serene to look at.

I decided to do a colourful ZIA of flowers :) I first drew the floral outline on the background.

I coloured the flowers using Staedtler Water Soluble Colour Pencils - 137 C48 

Then water washed with a wet brush :) 

Colouring was followed by the most important part, tangling. I used simple tangles to make this Tanglicious Paradise 

Please do leave your valuable feedback.

Tanglicious Connections 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tangle at Tanglicious

As my first post on this blog, I dedicate this tangle to my hubby dear. I took a complete weekend to complete this and i am very happy with my work.  

Lots of Love 

1st ZIA Frame

Apart from the alphabets that I gifted Jitesh, I made a  photo frame with our wedding date and our names tangled within. Sharing with you all the process for the final outcome :) Hope you all like it.

Sharing the step by step process & the final ZIA with you all:

I began with drawing out the lettering on the blank canvas 

Followed it up with colouring the letters and drawing an outline around the letters and drawing a border

Then filled up the blank space with various tangle patterns

I inserted a "Happy Anniversary" message in 2 of the tangles too

The final framed ZIA :) 

Please do leave your valuable feedback.

Dr. Neha Sanwalka
Tanglicious Connections :) 

Monday, November 17, 2014

An humble gift :)

Anniversaries are always special and more so if its the 1st wedding anniversary. I celebrate my first anniversary tomorrow on 19th November 2014.

Before Zentangle came along, I have been quilling. All along in the past one year, I have gifted Jitesh, my husband cards made using quilling. So this time, he said I should do something with Zentangle. I decided to do a run up to the anniversary, by gifting him tangled alphabets of his name, one alphabet each day. This is my first attempt at lettering. Hope you all like it and the thought process behind it.

Please do give your frank opinion about the same.

Dr. Neha Sanwalka
Tanglicious Connection

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Dear Friends,

Welcome to Tanglicious Connection!!

We discovered Zentangle® as we stumbled across a post on same on facebook about a month back.  Ever since, we are hooked on to Zentangle® & are addicted to it. 

As described on Zentangle® website, Zentangle® Method was found by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The website further adds that characteristics of Zentangle® are Intuitive,  Fun & Relaxing, Unexpected Results, Ceremonial, Timeless, Portable, Quality, Non-technical and Empowering.

Tanglicious Connection is a blog put together by Dr. Neha Sanwalka & Roshni Rao. Having shared an apartment in Pune (Dr. Neha was pursuing her PhD & Roshni was doing job) we both connected on our special interests in arts. Now, living about 1000 kms away from each other (Mumbai & Bangalore) respectively, Zentangle® has brought us close together again and this is our effort to share our art with you. 

Hope you all enjoy our posts

Lots of Love,
Neha & Roshni :)