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Tangled Tuesday No. 17

For whatever reason, I struggled with a bit of tangling fatigue this week, and didn’t get as much accomplished as I’d planned on doing. But what’s worse is that I kind of had to fight my way through a lot of what I did work on, and wasn’t overly happy with some of the end results. So I’m afraid today’s Tangled Tuesday post is going to be a little sparse… here’s hoping for a better week to come!

New Tangles

This week I learned Botto, Bingley, Annee, Bellish, Kringel, Fleur, Haffleur, and Fleur-ish, all from Yoga for Your Brain by Sandy Steen Bartholomew.

If you’re following along in Yoga for Your Brain, you’ll notice that I’ve skipped a few of the designs. This isn’t because I don’t like or want to do them, but because I’ve previously learned them through one of my other books (there is often overlap and some repetition between the various Zentangle®1 books).

I also tried to learn Alaura from TanglePatterns.com, but found it to be a real challenge and wasn’t quite able to master it. I’ll keep practicing and hopefully be able to report back next week with a finished pattern!


I’m carrying on with my tangled alphabet series, currently working on the letter R (which I was supposed to have finished this past week). For some reason I’m struggling my way through this particular piece and haven’t been all that happy with many of its sections… hopefully when I’m finished, the overall piece will be ok.

Finished Projects

This week I finished Q in my tangled alphabet series.

Zenletter Q

Zenletter Q

Coming Soon

This week’s tangling goals include:

  • Carry on with my Zenletter collection – completing R, S, and T.
  • Continue adding products to Ten Thousand Tangles.
  • Create a bookmark for my latest sponsor, and additional pieces for any new sponsors.
  • Photograph my previously-completed set of four Zendalas and set up listings to sell the originals in my as-yet-to-be-opened Etsy store.


Previous posts in this series are all tagged Tangled Tuesday.

For background on how I discovered and got involved in Zentangle, and links to further information and resources, check out my blog post For the love of tangling.

You can browse my entire tangle gallery at Ten Thousand Tangles.

And, if you’re interested in having a little piece of my art for yourself, please click on the GoFundMe button below for more information and also visit my Zazzle shop Ten Thousand Tangles. (Pssst… links to my international Ten Thousand Tangles shops are in the Alphabet Salad sidebar – just click on the appropriate flag and you’ll get to the place you need to be!)

1 The Zentangle® Method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

NaBloPoMo August 2014

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.