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TrailGirls Tangles!

Welcome to my blog. I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher® and I'm having a blast teaching Zentangle® to anyone that will listen.

 The Zentangle art method is not all about the art. It's a moving meditation that taps into your creative flow producing a beautiful piece of art. Each stroke of the pen gets you out of your head and into the present moment where openness and joy dwells.

Zentangle is the culmination of Maria Thomas' art background and Rick Roberts meditation background. He is the Zen and she is the Tangle. Learn more about the method at 

Be sure to check out my 2018 Class Schedule

The Basics are Awesome!

August 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Wow! Another great Basics class in the books. We had a lot of fun didn't we ladies?! One lucky tangler walked away with a new Starbucks 'tangled' cup. I love the give away part. It makes me so happy to make my students so happy!

If you are interested in taking a class, please head on over to the blog and check out the new dates I just posted. There is a Basics class on Sept 27th that is almost full.

And lo and behold, I have even found time for a couple of Beyond Basics classes. The first one will be in October and we will be tangling on Pumpkins! That's right! So if you want to take the October class, you better get busy and sign up for a basics class, because it's required.

Here are the beautiful tiles that my students created in last Sunday's class. It makes my heart happy to see such beauty and to hear how happy they are after learning Zentangle!


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Tangle On!


Yoga & Zentangle

August 16, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I had the pleasure of co-teaching a Creative Meditation class with my friend, and owner of Rise Wellness, Ann DaPrato. I have been going to Rise for over a year now. Initially I had met Ann and started private sessions with her to see if yoga could alleviate some of my lingering pain from cancer treatment. Then she led  me thru the iRest post traumatic stress program. Both of these experiences have been incredibly helpful to me and I also gained a fantastic friend in the process!

When I started teaching Zentangle, Ann was one of my first students. A few days after the class she told me that she had an idea growing that would combine yoga with Zentangle. Well, we finally made it happen!

On August 8th, we held an awesome class at her studio! We started with the history of Zentangle, then Ann took over for some gentle yoga stretching and short meditation. After we completed the tiles below, Ann stepped in again to keep us all centered. We ended the break with about 10 Om's (I don't really remember how many there were, but it was awesome!). Then we completed a Bijou tile using Aquafleur.

Below are the first tiles. If anyone from the class is willing, send me a picture of your Bijou tile. I'd love to add it to this blog.

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Tangle On!


Renaissance Class

August 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I have to admit, I am still a little intimidated by Renaissance tiles. I know it's silly, but adding more choices to the mix (brown ink, white highlights) gets me feeling a little anxious. How do you know where to put the highlights? Do you still shade it? When do you use brown? When do you use black?

Well, I took a few days to get more comfortable with Rennies and then invited a few of my students to come play with me! I have to tell you, it does take a little bit longer to construct a Rennie tile than a regular white tile. But we had a lot of fun making these awesome art tiles!

Ladies - I was impressed with your focus and your joyful attitudes. Thank you so much for making class so fun!

Until next time..... Tangle On!

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Fabulous Zentangle Basics Class

July 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I am so thankful that I found Zentangle and had the opportunity to become a CZT. Teaching this art method has had such a positive impact on my life. I meet wonderful people and we make wonderful art together!

The tiles below are from a Basics class at UArts on June 28th. 

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If you haven't taken a class yet, check out the Zentangle page and pick one! It's a great experience that will be with you long after the class is over.

Tangle on,


Zentangle at UArts!

June 14, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

So this post is a little late, but hey, life gets in the way of blog updating sometimes. And it should, right? I mean, I spend M-F, 8-5 at work on a computer. Sometimes it makes it hard for me to hop on the computer on weekends to give updates.

Anyhoo, I taught a class of fabulous ladies on May 31st at University Arts in Sacramento. We had a great time! In fact, we had such a great time, I'm going to be teaching another Zentantle Basics class there on June 28th. Be sure to check out the Zentangle page of my website for information on how to sign up.

Here are the fantastic tiles that the ladies produced!

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This next tile is from Cynthia. She finished the second tile we started in the class and wanted to share. It's fantastic!

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Thanks for stopping by! If you have not yet taken a Zentangle Basics class, please do! There is an upcoming Renaissance Tile class that you don't want to miss, and the Basics class is a pre-requisite for it.

Until next time,

Tangle On!


Kim Kohler | CZT®
















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