Bales. Bales is a good tangle pattern. Even though I haven’t been tangling that long, I’ve used it quite a few times. So it was with relish that I extracted a pair of new zentangle tiles from my precious stash and set to work this week on the Diva’s Weekly Challenge #120.
Here’s my first tile.
And while I was doing that I started to think about my second tile. I also love the Zentangle pattern Cubine. I started wondering whether you could merge Bales into Cubine on a tile. This is what happened when I tried. (Please excuse its upside-down-ness).
I’ve also been tangling away in my Moleskine over the last week, as I had a couple of days on the couch with a bout of tonsilitis. Boy, tonsillitis as an adult makes you feel really crappy. Pencillin is a marvellous invention and luckily, as my GP said, it kills tonsillitis dead in about two days. So having slept straight through all of Tuesday, this is what I was upto while perched on the couch under my quilt and listening to an audiobook all day Wednesday and Thursday. Zentangle is a lovely way to spend time recuperating.
PS. I was listening to “The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton. (Our local library has a fantastic service where you can borrow Bolinda Audiobooks for two weeks at a time!!!) As well as being good stories, Kate Morton really does a great job on the old narcissistic character. There was a fabulously subtle narcissistic character in this book and an even better one in another of her books that I read (listened to), called the “Forgotten Garden”.
Hope you are all having a nice week.
It’s Monday night and I just finished my Zendala for Zendala Dare #50. Thanks BRight Owl for the continuing weekly challenge. I have been totally flat to the boards for the past month or so at work and had no time for art so I’ve missed a few challenges and I’ve missed tangling.
My first Zendala Dare. I found some 5.5″ square art paper at a local shop. Decided to use it for this Zendala dare, rather than trying to transfer the larger template to my moleskine across the “fold”.
Thanks for the challenge Bright Owl.
I really enjoyed this and it was nice and quick. I am not quite sure that I entirely followed the brief to include the Hollibaugh as a string. I took a minimalist approach. There’s really not much tangling happening here apart from the Holibaugh and Shattuck.
So I was teaching myself Paradox and got carried away. Almost a whole page later this is where I stopped.
Tangle pattern: Paradox