A really fun way to explore balance while maintaining interest is by using big, bold tangles! Here, Amanda has turned Springkle into a “blossom” or central motif by starting all the stems at the same point. The big, bold Marasu with the wonderfully irregular edges holds it’s own without being overwhelmed by the Springkle, however. What a wonderful balance vs tension between the two! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen.

Silly. There are days to be serious and days to be silly. I had already drawn a “normal” Zentangle on this day, and felt like doing a second. Apparently, silly comes the second time around! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Doodle Bugs Scrolled Feather Springkle

Imagination. Part of this reminds me of a bird in flight. It sticks in my mind, even though it‘s only a hint. But every time I see it, I can‘t unthink the bird! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Beadlines Brax Circfleur Flutter Bi Flying Geese Pearlz Phicops Springkle