Frost. It has already snowed in Montana. It won’t be that long before it snows in other states. This made me think about it being the time of year when various parts of the country wake up to frost on the leaves and flower petals. These two tangles, Arukas and Nekton, when combined like this remind me of the patterns of frost that are seen on an early morning fall walk.

Inside and out. Standing on the other side of the wall, she could see into the room. The pattern of vines on the wall fascinated her. She wondered who lived there what their lives were like. But she could get no closer. The roof of the patio stopped her, along with the cactus growing in the alley. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil.

New. This Zentangle incorporates two new tangles that I haven’t done before: Pixioze and Kwazeela. The first one is on the far left, Pixioze, and was created by Margaret Bremner. You can find out all about it here. The second one, Kwazeela, is from Eni Oken. You can read about it here. In addition, Eni has created a Zentangle incorporating both of these that you can see here.

.play { text-align: center; margin-bottom: 3em; } .playToggle { display: none; color: red; } For this week’s Music Monday, I wanted to show you how different various types of tangling sound compared to each other. I chose three examples that have unique characteristics. Additionally, there will be two musical systems for each of the examples. Under each image there are two “play” buttons. The one on the left, labeled “Rhythmic” refers to the musical system you heard last week, in the “What Does A Zentangle Sound Like” post.

Autumn. They brought her sheaves and heads of grain and placed them at her feet. As she looked down at them, against the hem of her gown, she understood. It is the time of harvest, to prepare for the cold to come. It is time to burn the man of straw and rags. They must celebrate with things sweet and warm and ready everyone for the days of propitiation.

Growth. At the center of it all, there has been a seed planted. And now the growth begins. The living towers still stood, although the lace dress and pearls were sold long ago. But the new growth was hope, renewed. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Avreal Courant Florz Jay Six Muchin Pokeleaf Y-ful Power

Portals. The window was made of many openings. As she looked through each portal, she wondered why it was different from the others. What were those strange patterns. What kind of life forms were there. So many questions in need of answers. I love this form of Hollibaugh, using rounding to create graceful openings between the crossed bars. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen.

In-between. It’s what lies between that makes the difference. This is actually a Monotangle, meaning only one tangle pattern was used on the entire tile. I normally post Monotangles on Mondays, but I had something special to post yesterday, so this is being posted on Tuesday, instead. I chose African Artist because it is a pattern that has been difficult for me to execute. For one thing, sometimes I get the little portions going in the wrong direction.

Note: Further down this page is an option to play music by clicking on a play button. To be able to hear it, make sure your sound is turned on and the volume set to a reasonable level. The technique should work with most browsers, but I am not able to test it in every one that exists. If you are unable to hear the music, or run into other issues, please let me know on my Facebook Art page by commenting on the post linked to this article.

Hidden. She tried to hide from the outside by pulling the drapes, but the wouldn’t close completely. There were so many dangers she could not hide from around here. From the mystery under the pillow, to the strange marbles on the floor. She didn’t know how to escape the situation because she could not dream. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil.

Unknown. I don’t know what the tangle at the upper right is. I can’t find it in my step-outs. If you recognize it, please join in on Facebook and let me know! Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Black Box Nipa Nzeppel Shattuck Tipple Wadical Yincut

Classic. When I was drawing this Zentangle, I realized that it was becoming just way too complicated and busy. Even while I was shading it with the brown pencil, I knew I would have to do something to bring back some high contrast, or it would just be a really muddy tile. At first I was thinking I could add gold, metallic ink. But that really wouldn’t pop enough here.

Patchwork. The quilt made a strong contrast to the wallpaper in the room. She tossed her jewelry on the bed while she kicked off her shoes. It had been a long day and she was ready to wind down. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Aah Amphora Beedle Beelight Bucky Flooka Honeycomb Palrevo Quipple Wildwood Y-Knot

Remembrance. I remember September 11, 2001 very clearly. My husband called from work to tell me about the first plane hitting the tower. My immediate reaction was “Oh, you must be seeing a scene from a movie.” He wasn’t. I immediately turned on the television and could see it for myself. I remember when the second plane hit the towers. I remember watching the towers collapse and knew there were still people in them.

Portals. So many choices. Where will they all lead. Some appear to be places with natural growth and others more rigid, enclosed. So many choices. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Bucky Drupe Evoke Fescu Frondous Hollibaugh Sedgling Stoic Ticings Tortuca Vega