While I was in Maryland, classmate and CZT Kelley Kelly (AKA K2) posted a new tangle on facebook. I took it, played with it a bit, and drew the above tile in my CZT sketchbook. The lovely, flowing pink flowers are batumber.
This is what Kelley posted on facebook.
Fun and easy, but looks can be deceptive.
So, I got out my sketchbook and started playing. CZT Cheryl Cianci had also posted a new tangle, which she dubbed Knot Rickz. If you are a CZT, or an avid zentangle® fan, you will get the connection in the name. Anyway, I sketched out the steps to the two tangles in my book. On each pattern I made a little switch that made the pattern work better for me. In batumber, Kelley draws the parallel lines first (which I cut off in the picture, sorry). I found it worked easier for me if I drew the curvy lines first. In Cheryl’s Knot Rickz, I had to draw my string with ink, not pencil, or I just got too lost.
I had a few little issues, the main one being corrected with that last tip I wrote down. When I was wrapping my batumber around the Knot Rickz on the bottom, I lost track of the humps and my last couple flowers did not line up like they should. So I made a note of it to help me remember next time. Both these tangles are beautiful, and they flow so well together. Kelley posted about batumber on her blog The Path Untangled. Unfortunately, Cheryl doesn’t blog, but she did give me permission to introduce you to Knot Rickz here on mine. Now, back to the drawing board, errr, sketchbook!