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Zentangle-Inspired Hand Competition

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zentangle-inspired hand activity for kidsDue to the success of my free zentangle-inspired hand activity E-Book which has been downloaded by hundreds of visitors to this website, I have decided to run a fun competition so that we can see the designs that you, your children or students have created.

If you have not seen or downloaded the free pdf E-Book yet, please click on the picture of the book to get yourself a copy now. There are step-by-step instructions in the book for how to tackle this fun art activity.

If you’ve never heard of zentangle art, true zentangles are small square tiles done with repeated patterns which do not represent anything and can be viewed from any angle.

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.

The drawing of the hand is not a true zentangle but rather a zentangle-inspired artwork as it represents a hand.



Produce a zentangle-inspired drawing of your hand including part of your arm, if you wish, onto paper using any of the following art materials: black pens, gel pens, felt pens, graphite pencils, pen and ink, coloured pencils, pastels



  • Adults ages 18 and over
  • Children ages 10 – 17
  • Children ages 5 – 9



All children and amateur creative adults worldwide who are not professional artists, designers or illustrators.

You must be a subscriber of the Engaged in Art Newsletter to enter yourself or your kids|students artwork in the competition. By dowloading the Zentangle-inspired Hand E-Book you will become a subscriber.

Only 1 artwork may be entered per person and must be your own work.



zentangle patterns

This is my collection of inspiring tangle patterns I have discovered on the Internet. They are not my patterns but you may find this board helpful. Click the picture to visit on Pinterest or open a free Pinterest account. You will love it.









Tangle Patterns Com Screen ShotTangle Patterns is probably the most comprehensive site to see patterns and learn all about zentangles. Click on the picture to visit the site.















There will be 1 winner and 1 highly commended in each of the 3 age groups

The winners in each age group will receive a $50 gift voucher to spend in the Engaged in Art Shop on any digital, downloadable products plus a certificate

The highly commended in each age group will receive a $20 gift voucher to spend in the Engaged in Art Shop on any digital, downloadable product plus a certificate



All drawings should be photographed or scanned with the best quality possible please and e-mailed to Lesley by midnight 11 October 2015 wherever you live in the world.

In your e-mail please include:

  • Artist’s name
  • Artist’s current age
  • Country of residence


I can’t wait to see your zentangle-inspired hands and good luck everyone!


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Professional Artist and Art Teacher

My art journey has taken me along several paths. I am currently producing fine art, photographic prints, and illustrations. This has led to combining digital media into the mix to produce a range of hand-crafted products. I am also a qualified art teacher and teach art to young creatives in my studio in the Redlands area of Queensland, Australia.

7 Responses

  1. Patrice
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    I signed up for the newsletter, but the page I was lead to after confirming my subscription offers an ebook of animal stencils. I thought it was going to be Zentangle-inspired Hand.

  2. Patrice
    | Reply

    Oh, never mind. Looks like I misread it.

  3. Patrice
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    I’m a little confused. Not sure what I’m supposed to get.

  4. Prairie Kittin
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    The time difference did me in. I just now read about this, and thought, “Wow! I’d like to enter that!” So, I got out pen and paper, traced my hand, and was happily tangling away when I realized: Wait a minute, she’s in Australia! A quick Google check revealed it’s *tomorrow* there!! LOL! Oops.

    Oh well, I entered a picture I did a few years ago, but I don’t know if it qualifies.


    • lesley
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      Hi Prairie, I should have made this clearer but what I meant by the deadline was midnight 11 October wherever you are in the world. If you want to keep tangling the other one that’s fine. Just let me know which one you want to submit to the comp. Lesley

  5. Di
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    We missed it. my son was almost done and for some reason i though it was later in the month, Oh well, next time

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