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Tangled Tuesday No. 37

I don’t know whether it’s the post-holiday January doldrums, but I seem to be suffering from a bit of a creativity slump these days. (On the good side, I seem to be coming out of my reading slump, so there’s that, at least!) Can you relate? Still, I have managed to do some tangling over the past few days, and am happy to be back with a bit of Zentangle® goodness after last week’s Tangled Tuesday break.

New Tangles

This week I learned Sp-Eye-Ryl, Jeewels, Half Onions, Waax, Antique, and Japonica, all from TanglePatterns.com.

Finished Projects

(Since last week’s Tangled Tuesday post didn’t actually happen, I’m catching up today!)

The Diva’s Challenge two weeks ago was her 200th – or “Bi-Zen-tennial” – challenge, and the instructions to participants were as follows:

So, just what is this week’s Bi-Zen-tennial challenge?

This week’s Challenge is to use your Mac’N’Cheese tangle in a Monotangle. Or, in other words: create a tile using ONLY your go to, or favourite tangle.

And let’s take advantage of the WHOLE tile! No borders! Let’s extend from end to end, and fill our tiles BURSTING with Tangly JOY!

And finally – put the number 200 (big or small) somewhere on your tile.

Unfortunately for this particular challenge, my go-to tangle happens to be Beedle – I love it, and use it everywhere, but it doesn’t make for a particularly dynamic monotangle! Still, I gave it a shot and here’s what I ended up with.

Zentangle 84, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #200

Zentangle 84, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #200

Moving on, The Diva’s Challenge for the current week was created in recognition of Moebius Syndrome Awareness day, which is on Friday, January 24th. (Please do check out her post for more information on this rare disorder and how it has affected her family.) Challenge participants were to asked to “use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation’s logo as your string, or create a moebius strip out of paper and tangle that… or some other awesome creative thing that i haven’t thought of.” She further noted, “OH, also – the colour for MSAD is Purple, so if you want to incorporate purple into your tile, feel free.”

I chose to print out the logo, trace it onto a 4″ x 4″ tile, and go from there. I used my purple pen (05 size) for one pattern (Hibred), and my usual black pen (01 size) for the other (Lacy), along with a few purple “Pinch” designs in the corners.

Here’s the end result:

ZIA 28, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #201

ZIA 28, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #201

I’m still not used to working with colours, but am fairly happy with how this one turned out.



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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.