Tripped up tangling

18th August, 2015 / Zentangle / 2 Comments

This past week brought a last minute trip to Ohio to see family and help with a renovation project, so my blogging and tangling took a bit of a hit. Here’s a little catch up of what I have been working on.

At my monthly meeting with my writing buddy, we took a break and had an artist date with her partner to create on some of the zendala tiles. I was a little mistaken in my conversations with them as I thought they had both been tangling for a while, while in reality, my writing buddy had never tangled before! I would have chosen simpler patterns for us to do, but had based the selection on her love of spirals, so we just went with it.

Dragonair, Marasu, Printemps, Zinger

Dragonair, Marasu, Printemps, Zinger

I think they turned out great! Can you even tell which is from a first time tangler?

I’ve spent a little time experimenting around with Dylusions Ink Sprays to create backgrounds of color to tangle on. This tile is just me playing around with both black and white pens trying to figure out which techniques I prefer on these backgrounds.

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On the weekly challenges, I only did 2 last week, and both of those were done late.

The first was for the Weekly Zentangle Tangle Video, with the focus on Jetties.

Jetties

Jetties

The second was for the Its a String Thing challenge by Adele Bruno. It was my first time doing this challenge, but I’m sure it won’t be my last! This was for challenge #105, which used TanglePatterns String 105 as the string, and she gave us Daviso, Dicso, X-ess, and Undu for the patterns to use.

Daviso, Dicso, X-ess, Undu

Daviso, Dicso, X-ess, Undu

Hopefully, this week I’ll be able to get more posted and done in time for the challenges. (Though we are also spending this week prepping for my daughter’s 7th birthday party on Friday, and having a Girl Scout planning meeting on Tuesday, and a private Zentangle class on Thursday, so it may be another sparse week artistically! Whew, I think I’m sleeping in on Saturday!)


2 Comments

  • candace August 19, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Your tiles have such a beautiful sense of rhythm and design! And I love the sprayed ink background. Thanks for sharing your work 🙂

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    • Alecia Miller August 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks Candace! I want to do some more experimenting with the ink, not feeling really confident with it yet, but definitely inspired to do more.

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