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Blogging from A to Z Challenge – J is for…

I’m tangling from A to Z – J is for…
Japan Diamond
Jelly Roll

(Pssst… new here? Welcome to Alphabet Salad! For some background on how and why I got involved in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, check out this post… and, if you’d like to catch up on my progress to date, all of my challenge posts are tagged with Tangling from A to Z. Glad you stopped by, and hope you’ll return!)


Tangle Practice

My pre-coffee brain wasn’t working so well when I started this morning’s tangle session – I messed up the grid on “Japan Diamond” so badly that I had to cover up the square in my sketchbook and start over! It’s not too surprising, as while I don’t seem to have any problem with square grids, I’ve had trouble with diamond grids in the past. Fortunately my sticky notes are the exact size I need in cases such as this! In the end, even though I continued to struggle with the grid on the tile itself, I’m pretty happy with the finished product.

Tangle - Japan Diamond

Tangle Practice – Japan Diamond

Tangle - Jax

Tangle Practice – Jax

Tangle - Jelly Roll

Tangle Practice – Jelly Roll

Border & String

Just to carry on with the whole A to Z theme, I thought I’d make each day’s “string” resemble the appropriate letter for the day. I can’t always promise that the finished tiles will look anything like the letters – it all depends on which tangles I’m using and how the drawing evolves. We’ll just have to see what happens!

Tangle String - J

Finished Zentangle®1 Tile

Tangle - J

Finished “J” tile incorporating Japan Diamond, Jax, and Jelly Roll

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NaBloPoMo April 2014

Ultimate Blog Challenge

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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.