Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Zen-ful houses

As you probably know I'm quite partial to houses and other buildings as subject matter. When I saw Eni Oken's "Zenful houses" I was charmed and wanted to know more. I received her video lesson and accompanying notes and just had to try.

Here's one I tried before I had Eni's instructions, just looking at some of her examples. There are things I like, but I felt it wasn't quite 'right'.

Eni uses 4" tiles and I had some Bristol vellum paper that size so I used those. These are my next two efforts, having watched her video class. I'm happier with these.

Parts of this technique are rather graphic-design-y. Not that I mind; I tend to lean in that direction but have never had any training in that area. I learned a few things!

I also did a page in my Tangle-a-Day calendar.

If you're interested in investigating this yourself, Eni's lesson is available here.


  1. Margaret, these are amazing, as usual you added your unique flavor to the Zen-ful houses, thank you so much for taking my lesson for a spin and posting these beautiful pieces!

  2. Your zentangle houses are great. Especially love the page you did with your calendar. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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  4. I love these. That calendar page is awesome. This course is on my waiting list. Waiting for time. You are insiring me to move it up the list!!!

  5. Great article..I am looking so forward to your blogcomment and
    I love your page on your post.. That is so pretty..

  6. Wow Margaret- how beautiful your little cities are... I love them so much.
    This is a motivation to me to have a look at Eni's lesson someday!
    But- I love also your first tile (before You watched the video) - it is unique !!