This is a small, white, real pumpkin that I tangled on during October 2010. It wasn’t easy to do because the squash was heavily coated in some kind of wax. I used Pigma Micron pens, but they tended to stay wet a long time. Also, the ink tended to bead up in spots so that when it dried, there were darker circles.

Under the suns. All three suns were out in the day. Somehow the river floated in the sky, crossing the mountains in the distance. It was as if it was a bridge across the earth, separating the sky from the fields below. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil. Tangles: 2-N-5 Flux Fracas Meer Pinwheels Scena Shing Spoken Well

I heart. The string for this tile started out as a heart. I then modified it a bit to fit in all of the random tangles for the day. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Afterglow Bamboo Bubbles Cadent Drupe Flux Poke-Root Quabog

Leaves. Take a close look at the string used for this Zentangle. Do you see it? I traced around a leaf template to create the basic string. The Ennies at the bottom left was added because I felt it needed something there, so it‘s in addition to the leaves. Zentangle drawn on olive card stock using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Courant Crescent Moon Cubine Ennies Flux Holey Huggins Isochor Tipple

In between. The hedges peek around the garden patches. The tree has been trimmed into a sculptured beauty. We‘ve walked all along the wall and the lizards are beginning to sun themselves. Summer is almost here. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Archer Emingle Flux Hamsix Isochor Vermal Xircus

Textiles. This tile makes me feel like I‘m peeking into my sewing room and seeing fabrics and trims ready and waiting on my cutting table. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Beeline Courant Flooka Flux Patena Ruflz Sez

A hint of Spring. I wanted to play with the watercolor concept again, but using a more spring-like color palette. I think one of the hardest things to learn for this technique, is to do a little at a time, and to know when to stop. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Coloring was done with Tombow, Zig and Distress markers. Accents were done with Distress and Stablo markers.

Hanging around. This is an interesting tile because it‘s pretty weird, in some ways, even for a Zentangle. The string I drew had lots of loops. My thinking was that it would be fun to experiment with. It actually turned out to be kind of difficult to use with the random tangles I had for this day. But, I just went for it and I think it turned out OK in the end!

Elevation. It‘s interesting how much shadow and light influences us. Here, I chose to move the shadows of the disks and D.-D. away from the tangles enough to create the illusion that they were “floeating over the rest. I think it was very effective on this tile. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Ambler Cool 'Sista Dessus-Dessous Florez Flux Gryst Snare Stoic

‘Tis the Season. I think it‘s not a party without a cake! This was from a random draw of tangles, but it worked out nicely! Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Strathmore Vellum Bristol. Tangles: Antidots Droplets Flux M‘spire Pendrills Sharalarelli