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Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Q is for…

I’m tangling from A to Z – Q is for…

(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

Today’s tangle session, from the practice to the string to the finished tile, was just AWFUL! I couldn’t seem to get the hang of a couple of the tangles, and then putting them all together just… flopped. I half thought I’d redo my Q tile and post something more presentable, but decided in the interest of authenticity to go ahead and show you the icky one. It’s a little embarrassing, but realistically, they can’t ALL be winners. I’ll consider this an exercise in letting go of perfectionism. 😉

(Interestingly enough, I noticed after the fact that I’d forgotten to sign my Q tile before taking the photo. Why am I not surprised?!)

Tangle - Qian-long

Tangle Practice – Qian-long

Tangle - Quare

Tangle Practice – Quare

Tangle - Quib

Tangle Practice – Quib

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 - Q

Finished Zentangle®1 Tile

Tangle Tile - Q

Finished “Q” tile incorporating Qian-long, Quare, and Quib

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NaBloPoMo April 2014

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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.