How did Rumpus tangle get its name? 
Rick and Maria’s granddaughter asked that the next tile be named Rumpus.

I wonder if she knew the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak ?
In this lovely childrens book he writes “let the wild rumpus start.”   Can’t you just see the children running around, in and out of the ribbons in this tile.
Too fun.  A great name.
This story of only 338 words focuses on a young boy named Max who, after dressing in his wolf costume, wreaks such havoc through his household that he is sent to bed without his supper. Max’s bedroom undergoes a mysterious transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully intimidating the creatures, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects. However, he starts to feel lonely and decides to return home, to the Wild Things’ dismay. Upon returning to his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him.

Check out Project pack #2 YouTube video for more on the tangle Rumpus and learn to draw this beautiful tangle.
“Sprinkle the orbs around” is Maria’s first comment to get started with the first step. Watch Rumpus unfold from there.
In the next post: the enthatching technique. Have you heard of it? 
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Article talks about the power of drawing to improve focus and memory.

I would say 75% of the students who come to classes say they saw zentangle and were drawn to it because it resonated with them from doodling at school, in meetings, while on the phone or writing the grocery list.   Line drawing, intentional and mindful like zentangle art or random and mindless, helps to focus on the the activity at hand.

For more information and to read the wall stree journal article click here: Read further in this interesting article. 

Zentangle bring those “doodles” into an intentional focus and pleasing results.  Know a doodler?  Introduce them to the art of zentangle.

Bring them to the WeLove2Tangle gathering in Calgary on March 21,2015. Link here for full information.