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Tangled Tuesday No. 47

Guess what, my friends? I am now BACK in the land of the tangling living! (Or something like that.) Well, I’m not quite back to my previous “all tangling, all the time” routine, but I’m easing my way in again, so I figured it would be acceptable to do a proper Tangled Tuesday post this week.

So… welcome!

New Tangles

This week I learned just two new patterns – Tenty and Kloorz, both from TanglePatterns.com – BUT… doing so means that I have now completed my fifth full tangle practice sketchbook. That’s a total of 541 tangle patterns learned over a span of almost two years – not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

Now my brand new Moleskine Sketchbook in vibrant RED – Volume 6! – is all set up and ready for me to carry on with learning… and I’ve already selected a bunch of new designs to get me started. I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

Tangling in Progress

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I’d started a new zendala, but I’m rather disappointed to say that it’s still a work in progress. I did pick it up a couple of times, but found that I’d sort of boxed myself into a corner (rather ironic, since it’s a round drawing!) in terms of the designs I’d used, and I’m struggling to figure out which ones would work to fill in the spaces. Here’s hoping that some of the new patterns I learn over the next while will do the trick so that I can finish and move on to something new.

Finished Projects

I’m happy to say that, for the first time since March, I have actually completed The Diva’s Challenge for the week! Hopefully this is the first step to getting back into a proper tangling routine.

This week’s challenge was to use only straight lines in our design. I didn’t realize just how challenging that would be, but soon understood as I started paging through my tangle practice sketchbooks and found that the vast majority of the designs I’ve learned incorporate curved lines! Luckily I did manage to hunt down a few, and here’s my finished piece.

Zentangle 90, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #219

Zentangle 90, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #219

If I had it to do over again, I would definitely have chosen a different pattern than Rick’s Paradox (bottom right-hand corner) to better coordinate with the smaller designs that fill the other segments. That bit of the tile stands out like a sore thumb, and I cringe every time I see it.

Thankfully, though, there are no mistakes in Zentangle®! 😉


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Previous posts in this series are all tagged Tangled Tuesday.

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How have you been creative this week?
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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.