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Tangled Tuesday No. 53

Time for another Tangled Tuesday! Whether you’re an Alphabet Salad and/or Ten Thousand Tangles newbie or a regular reader around these parts, I’m so very glad you’re here to share the joy of tangling with me (and do hope you’ll be back). Welcome!

Tangled Goodies

I’ve been hard at work creating new products for sale from my Ten Thousand Tangles shops – and I would love it if you’d stop by and check them out!

Got any favourites that call your name? Questions about the products? How about an idea for something new you’d like to see in any of my shops? Please don’t hesitate to let me know, either as a comment on this post or via e-mail.

Ten Thousand Tangles on Etsy

P.S. Do YOU sell on Etsy? If so, please leave a link to your shop in the comments section below so that I – and my readers – can drop by and take a look!

New Tangles

This week I learned Binda, Rashell, Crater, Sails, Tropicana, Cack, and Mei, all from TanglePatterns.com.

Finished Projects

I thought I’d try my hand at creating a zendala using one of my favourite motifs – paisley – in a repeating pattern. I designed this piece specifically as a colouring page (see “Tangled Goodies” section above!), which means that I kept the filled-in sections to a minimum and didn’t do any shading.

ZIA 44

ZIA 44

If you end up downloading a copy for yourself, I’d love to see the finished result once you’re done with the colouring!

I also completed The Diva’s Challenge, which this week was based on a “Circus Life” theme from guest blogger Lee Darter, CZT. Lee writes:

My challenge is based on our annual family beach trip to Florida where we have a house. We will be on Anna Maria Island near the summer home of the Ringling Brothers winter home and museum in Sarasota.

What do you think of when you think of the circus?

I think of fun, striped tents and lots of action and movement.

For my guest challenge, create a tile using the tangles Cack by Adele Bruno and Tropicana by Kate Ahrens.

Then just just like a 3 ring circus – chose from either Florz, Linq by Lara Williams or Fescu to add a third element to your design.

What a fun challenge! I chose Fescu for my third tangle pattern, and came up with this as my finished tile:

Zentangle 94

Zentangle 94

I wasn’t at all sure what to expect of this one, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out – I think it almost has a celebratory party feel to it. So glad to be back into the challenges after missing a couple of them!


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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 Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Etsy, Society6, and Zazzle. (Pssst… links to my international Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Zazzle are in the Alphabet Salad sidebar – just click on the appropriate flag and you’ll get to the place you need to be!)

How have you been creative this week?
Please share!

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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.