Bijou Raffle Lesson
Have a hard time choosing tangle patterns for your Zentangle® tiles? Let the universe choose for you!
Learn how to create and use a "bijou raffle", a set of tangles and enhancers that will CHANGE the way you view art and creativity.
Let the universe choose your next Zentangle project for you
• Allow random chance to open your creativity
Learn how chance and random selection can produce some of the most unusual results by combining tangle patterns and enhancers that you might never think of putting together. Unusual results are to be expected!
• Learn how to prepare a full box of bijou prompts
Preparing the 2x2 bijou prompt cards is half the fun. Not only you learn about new tangles and art enhancers, but you get to choose WHAT you want to include in the raffle, and HOW you want to create those cards: printed, handmade or commercial.
• Learn to select and classify the different bijou cards
It's not just about including any type of card; understanding the different categories of enhancers is going to change the way you see Art Enhancers forever. You'll learn how great art can sometimes be produced by simple luck of the draw!
• Learn tons of new Art Enhancers
Art Enhancers are the real secret behind great artwork. In this lesson, you'll learn how to understand the different types of enhancers, including Tangle Enhancers, Fragment Enhancers, Stroke Enhancers, and so much more.
• Learn to draw cards and start your projects, while avoiding pitfalls
Although the bulk of this lesson covers theory, you'll also learn how to play the Raffle game, how to draw cards, how to evaluate the cards for your next project through real case studies and examples and some basic rules and guidelines to follow while playing.
• Change your approach to Art and Creativity forever
You'll understand, for once and for all, how great art is produced. Sometimes, it's simply a matter of combining Art Enhancers in unexpected ways! This lesson will show you how to REALLY relax with your art, letting the universe do the heavy lifting of deciding for you. This is how new and original results can be created!
• And so many tips and tricks!
Every lesson is packed with tips that can help you with ALL of your projects and make you a better artist.
WHY THIS LESSON IS IMPORTANT!
Chance produces completely unexpected opportunities
We are all creatures of habit. We tend to enjoy the same patterns combined in the same ways. Even when working on an online Zentangle challenge, we tend to veer towards the familiar. In this lesson, you'll let the universe choose your next project! By randomly pulling out cards and prompts, you allow creativity to bloom by combining tangles and enhancers you would never have selected on your own. Some of my most creative and unusual projects resulted simply by random, chance selection!
Intermediate 1-hour 9-minute long video lesson, including printable PDF with 280 bijou cards, and several bonus PDFs
StartBijou Raffle Easy/Intermediate Video - 1 hour 9 minutes
StartBijou Raffle 200 Enhancer Cards Printable PDF - 10 pages
StartBijou Raffle 80 Tangle Cards Printable PDF - 4 pages
StartBijou Raffle 72 Eni Oken Lesson Cards Printable PDF - 4 pages
StartHow to Play Bijou Raffle PDF - 5 pages
StartBijou Raffle Card Categories PDF - 8 pages
StartCreate your own Bijou Raffle Rules PDF - 1 page
StartBijou Raffle Case Study Samplers PDF - 1 page
StartBijou Raffle Crazy Huggins Case Study PDF - 2 pages
StartQuintau Mooka3D Case Study PDF - 4 pages
StartFind Inspiration for Art Enhancers Everywhere PDF - 1 page
StartBijou Raffle Student Gallery Pinterest Board
Learn how to jumpstart your creativity through several case studies
Hi there! I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for almost 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print, on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, the Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.
Certified Zentangle Teacher® since April 2016
Frequently Asked Questions
With this lesson, you'll experience an incredible Aha! moment, understanding how original art can be created
"This is really a great lesson. It’s very essential. It gives a very comprehensive theoretical framework so that I would not get lost in the complicated mess of tangles. Thank you very much for organizing and giving this lesson."
Catherine, via PM
"Love the Bijou Raffle game. It takes you to a creative place you would have never thought of on your own."
Valerie Ryan, via Facebook
"I made some Bijou tiles while watching this, (couldn't wait to get started) you're right they don't take much time! I've been wanting to make a collection of tangle patterns and this is just the nudge I need. The categories like Stroke Enhancers, Background Enhancers (love this one!) and Terminals will raise my collection to a much higher level. Thank you Eni for the inspiration and motivation!"
Susan H., via teachable
"I’m a little bit surprised to realize this is my favorite lesson ever. Most other lessons—even the ones I love—I do a few tiles in the style, then I move on and pretty much never do it again, because I’m waiting for the next new thing to tackle. This one, however, I know I’ll be going back to again and again."
Jenna Black, via Facebook
"Although not hands on, I found it interesting how you classified each Tangle or fragment and how some could be used in more than one scenario. I'm excited to learn more and to begin to use some of your techniques."
LaJuania Dorman, via email
"Working through my Bijou Raffle drawing 2 and still loving this so much! I hadn’t even realized how the pressure of choosing tangles and a string was sometimes causing me to delay starting - until I became aware that there is no delay now - I am pumped and raring to go! 😊 Thanks Eni, this is a lesson to play with forever - new lessons will easily be added in the mix and all lessons are integrated! Having fun!"
Michele Dugdale via facebook
This was such a well planned video with lots of good tips and ideas to make zentangle even more fun. Thanks Eni for anither great lesson!!
Jessica Collins via email
Wow! So many techniques and help with expanding my thinking when I start with a new tile. Fantastic class. Thank you. Now to put it all into action!
Sue Ingram via teachable
Wow Eni. Just WOW! This was an amazing lesson my eyes literally got super wide when you showed your tiles compared to the raffle cards. I can't wait to get there!!! You are totally right, as a tangler I'm constantly searching for which tangle to include next and this is an amazing idea. I know that zentangle.com came out with the spinner project pack and I thought that was great. I have struggled over the last two years to keep my artwork interesting but I keep going back to my favorite go to tangles and that is great but it isn't advancing my art and that is what I aspire to do. This is an amazing idea because it doesn't just include tangles it includes color and many other aspects to stretch your creativity and art design. I can not explain how excited I am to begin this bijou raffle journey!!!! Thank you for creating this idea and this lesson to get me started!
Angela Smith via Teachable
Printable PDFs with 280 bijou cards to initiate your Bijou Raffle Box