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Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Z is for…

I’m tangling from A to Z – Z is for…
Zen Bud

(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

Well, this is it… the very last post of the challenge. Z is for… zenith! It’s been a fantastic experience in so many ways – learning new designs, practicing my art, connecting with fellow bloggers, redesigning my tangle gallery, and, most recently, being inspired to follow up on my dream of becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher™ (CZT™). I’m so very glad I decided to participate!

If you’re interested in having a little piece of my art for yourself, please click on the GoFundMe button above for more information. You can take your pick from any of the finished pieces I created as part of the Tangling from A to Z project, or any of the other pieces marked as available in my tangle gallery, or even a brand-new just-for you yet-to-be-created original!

Thank you for your support – it means the world!

Tangle - Z-trik

Tangle Practice – Z-trik

Tangle - Zazzy

Tangle Practice – Zazzy

Tangle - Zen Bud

Tangle Practice – Zen Bud

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 - Z

Finished Zentangle®1 Tile

Tangle Tile - Z

Finished “Z” tile incorporating Z-trik, Zazzy, and Zen Bud

A to Z Tangle Sampler

Early on in April I decided to create something that would bring all of the tangle patterns I learned throughout the month together into one piece of art. At first it was going to be something random, kind of like a large-scale tile, but I decided instead to highlight each individual pattern in a quilt-style “sampler” of sorts. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, and think it’s a great tribute to all I learned during my Tangling from A to Z experience.

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

A to Z Tangle Sampler – April, 2014

Which patterns are your favourites?

Thanks so much for following along throughout the month – and I hope you’ll visit Alphabet Salad again for further adventures in blogging (and maybe even some more tangling goodness)! 🙂

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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.