Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moving along . . . trying some new (to me) things

This is quite a bit larger than the zentangle tiles, I made this one in my 5" by 7" sketch journal.  I held two pencils to draw the strings, and filled them in at the end.

Every day I worked a little on it, whenever I had a few minutes or just craved to get at it again. Tonight I finished it and signed my name in the tangle.

Usually, I have no idea what pattern I will do next, and at times need a little inspiration for the next section.  I watched a video of the Zentangle Master Class where a lady had a bracelet with tangle patterns in disks, one side the tangle pattern, the other side the name.  I think this might be a good idea for me!  Or, simply keeping a small journal of tangle patterns. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Zentangle of the Day

A few of the tangle patterns used today are Zizyphus, Ennies, Beelight, Warped Eggs and Snakeskin. Those little curls and dots near the Zizyphus don't really have a name...I just filled in some doodles.Again, there are things I absolutely love about the finished tangle and things I find not so good.  I will let you all know when I am perfect...but don't hold your breath. ;-)

I would love to get the book Totally Tangled, I am just balking at shipping costs but I will eventually give in.  It would make a great Christmas gift...wouldn't it?  In the meantime,  I have been collecting jpgs of tangle patterns, printing them and referring to them when I am doing a tangle of my own. My brain doesn't always come up with a pattern, so it helps to have something to refer to.  I am still unable to complete these things in 15 minutes but I am enjoying it all.

Rebekah sent me a message yesterday to show me her first Zentangle...Wow!  It was lovely!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Caught in a Tangle

I really enjoyed doing today's tangle. I decided to try something a little different.  Instead of a string, I used a simple drawing and also added some shading but I'm not too sure about the shading, it doesn't make I just might think about it then erase the shading and do it over. I'll add the new version if I do.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Warp and Weft

This is a new pattern I have learned, or should say am still learning.  I had a few problems with it yesterday and again this morning.  Perhaps it is the brain fog kicking in.  A few more tries and I think I will have it.  I'll be posting each new pattern I learn along with the tangle I used it in. Sorry I don't know the name of the pattern so I will just call it . . . Warp and Weft.

There are things I like about this tangle .  . . and things I don't.  I will not mention the things I don't...this is supposed to be relaxing, stress free and as they say, there are no mistakes in I did my best to work with them!  Hey!  I'm a beginner!  However, I just have to apologize for the ugly dark line, it is covering  a few  "non-mistakes" and I picked up the wrong pen for my initial.  But I think there is no such thing as picking up the wrong pen either!  ;-)

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