It is hard to believe we are already up to week 18 in the project Zen-untangled! The tangles this week are really good, especially Tripoli. I was finally able to draw it and have it look like someone older than a second grader did it! Hahahaha! Not even kidding! (No offense to second graders intended.) Let me show you what we are working on in Tangle All Around on Facebook.
We are documenting the 170 tangles from Zentangle HQ and each person is doing that in their own way. I give full permission to work the way you work best. For me that is in an art journal format. I am using one of the Zentangle journals and let me tell you they were not made to hold all I am stuffing in there. Hahahaha! I am going to need to figure out how to re-bind this afterwards. The background above is an original watercolor page I included in my latest book More Tangle Starts. The girls are digital stamps I colored with Copic markers and ran through my sticker machine. I opted to draw two of the seven patterns for this week straight onto my background.
Tripoli is a tough one for me. I promise this is the best it has ever looked! My friend Sandy has tried to help me with it – bless her heart, she is such a good friend! The floral piece of art is from Robin Mead. I love her art so much! So bright and colorful and full of life! I am trying to include a piece of art from a friend somewhere on my pages each week.
I opted not to use the string this week – that’s part of doing the project your own way. The betweed tile on the right is one I made a little over seven years ago while I was at training to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher. It is one of my favorite tiles from all I’ve drawn over those years since. Sure I’ve done prettier work, harder work, more detailed and bigger work, but I love this one so much!
Interested in the Zen-untangled! project? It isn’t too late to get involved. Join us at Tangle All Around and let’s get you started!