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.
One of the recurring features of many of my “before” doodles are spirals. A spiral floating over the top of this pattern, sort of Hollibaugh style, was the inspiration for this tangle. My six year old loved this pattern and decided it should be called “Rose of Love”
Tangle Patterns: All About V, Archer, Cadent, Beelight, Candleglow, Footlights, Florz, Huggins, Ixorus, Mi2, Planateen, Sand Swirl, Sparkool, Tagh, Festune, Shattuck, Quiltz