Patti Shaffner, CZT12    For Information about Upcoming Classes Visit:

Patti Shaffner, CZT12

For Information about Upcoming Classes Visit:

About 6 years ago I was at my wit's end.  My life had taken some uncomfortable turns that had me tense at least and feeling somewhat like I might explode at worst and unable to change my immediate circumstances without completely walking away from my home.....  Details don't matter...those are just stories we tell when we want to reengage the emotions or draw others into our drama.  What matters is how I found a way to stay and work through the pains and problems that I was living with.  


I like to draw... doodle....paint...sketch.... I often do so in the pages of journals and on informational packets at continuing educational training workshops.  So I grabbed a journal one night while sitting at home and began to doodle... I looked 'online' for some patterns and stumbled across Zentangle® and just started playing with the patterns I saw.  I continued each night after work to explore the patterns in my journal and found soon that the tension I had been feeling was melting away.  I would spend a couple hours just playing with the drawing and soon realized that this pattern drawing method was easing my emotion and mental discomforts. 

 The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at

In October of 2013 I traveled to Providence, RI and became a CZT (certified zentangle teacher) 

Let me introduce you to the 'magic' behind the method.  YOU - YES YOU - can create beautiful images!! 

 Zentangle® is a 'No Mistake' Zone!  If you can hold a pen, you can 'tangle'.  NO ARTISTIC TRAINING or SKILL necessary!

It is creative, meditative, inspiring and deeply satisfying!  I invite you in too - to this delightful art. 

 Private and Group Classes - all ages  

Set up a class in your home.... Wine and Zentangle!  (it's been done!)

Or maybe just tea and coffee..... 

Contact me: 

Patti Shaffner




As Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas - founders of Zentangle® say: "Anything is possible...... one stroke at a time!"