This week Laura Harms, AKA ‘The Diva’, challenged us to use the tangle CanT by Chris Titus. This is a great pattern – very easy to follow and tons of variation possibilities. The circles in the centers of the grid reminded me of Well, so I included that as well.
On the Square One facebook groups the focus pattern this week was Opus. I went pretty straightforward with this one, but if you are on facebook, you should check some of the others – I was really amazed this week with some of the Opus tiles!
I also wrapped up the Zendala I am donating to the Prayers for Talan fundraiser. Here’s a pic of the finished piece (sorry for the reflection) as well as a close up of some of the detail. Please send along some healing thoughts for Talan and his family as he moves along his road to recovery.
Zendala for Prayers for Talan
Heart shaped Fengle, Flux, Fife
Its been another busy week here with teeth, tangles, and back to school!
My little one had her first ‘official lost tooth’ come out Sunday night, just in time for the first day of school. (Her first 2 had to be pulled when the adult teeth came in behind them – the dentist said he had never seen ones with the entire root still attached like hers – they just did not want to go!) But this one wiggled its way out like normal. Yay!!!
Here are a couple of tiles from the facebook groups Weekly Zentangle Video (WZTV) and Square One. Last week’s Square One tangle was Windfarm, which I snuck in just under the wire.
Windfarm, with some metallic accents
This week’s was Yincut, which I combined with OOF, the tangle focus for the WZTV group. I really like the play of OOF and Fife next to each other, and may have to play around with those 2 a bit more.
Yincut, OOF, and Fife
I also did the Bright Owl Zendala challenge – a nice open zendala for us this week, so I filled with just 3 patterns, including Watusee, by Virginia Lockhart, which I had been wanting to try out.
Watusee, Chainlea, Dragonair
I hope your September has started off well! Don’t forget to follow the links above to check out how others have taken on the tangling this week.
I’ve had this tangle hanging around for a while, and started sharing it with people at CZT20. Based on the responses from folks there, I thought I’d get the step out and origin story posted and shared.
This tangle came about a couple of years ago when we were on our family vacation in Maine. Whenever we go, we try to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Booth Bay. They are beautiful and have a wonderful children’s section that my daughter loves. As she was playing near the pond, I sat on the rocks watching the minnows and tadpoles and was inspired for MeBoGa (from Maine Botanical Gardens).
As you can see from the step outs, it starts with just a series of backwards and forwards S curves, and has many possibilities for variations.
MeBoGa step outs
Here are some other examples with a monotangle of variations and used with Paradox, Purk, and Fife in a zendala. (That is one of the pre-strung zendala tiles – they make it so easy!)
Zendala with MeBoGa, Purk, Paradox, and Fife
Let me know if you try it out – I’d love to see how you use it!