Brooch. The brooch was hidden among all the fine fabrics in the second wagon of the caravan. They were concerned for robbers and pirates along the road to the castle. They worked to keep the Queen’s treasures safe all along the way. I am always fascinated by the end result of using random strings and random tangles. When I start, I have no idea what the finished piece will turn out like.

Sail away. I originally created this Zentangle for Columbus Day, 2010. I’m sharing it today because this past Monday was Columbus day for this year, 2017. I love the half-compass on the right side and feel like all the other tangles tie into the theme nicely. Zentangle drawn on an Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Aah Scallops Bannah Floo Tidal

Sunrise. She looked out the portal and realized the pink glow came from some kind of strange sun that appeared to send out some rather odd rays into the atmosphere. She would have to have the Science Officer run a complete scan to see what sorts of strange gasses were being emitted. This tangle started out to be a Molygon “sun”. I decided I needed to add some texture to each of the shapes, but Scrolled Feather was the first one out of the Tangle Jar.

Ownership. What we give away could be given back, or kept until we are imprisoned by it. She tossed the ties on the floor and walked away. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Aura-Leah Huggins Jonqal Lokomotive Mr.E Palrevo Papyrus

Mutant disks. Bunzo looks like a cross between striped Frisbees and amoebas. It’s as if the plastic disks are replicating by division! I decided to make each section a different color, according to the most prevalent color in that particular area of the tile. I was a little worried because there were so many colors, but I think, in the end, it all came together and worked out well.

Patches. Patches of fabric. Upholstered tufting. Embroidered flowers. Jewelry and trims. All the items of her boudoir strewn about. Symbols of life. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Beedle Casella Coil Puf Squill Zingo

Crazy. For this Zentangle, Nzepple has taken a walk on the wild side! This is referred to as Crazy Nzepple. I just wanted to do something simple and claming, and this fit the bill. I chose blue because it is the color of water and sky. It is soothing and calming. I added the gel pen accents, both the metallic blue dots and the white highlights to give the tile more dimension.

Well. This duotangle is comprised of fractalized Well with Munchin added as an accent inside the sections. This concept was presented recently in the Kitchen Table Tangles in the Zentangle Mosaic app. I really liked the concept and decided to make my own with the tiny twist of some slight color changes and coloring in the circles to make Zen Gems. It was easy to do, and very relaxing.

Shore. She stood on at the edge, watching the waves come and go. The the ebb and surge took everything. The flowers were washed away as easily as the webs she wove at court. Perhaps the tide pools would hold treasures she could use to free herself. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: Dyon Ennies Magma Purrlyz

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.

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.