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

The process. One of the things about tangling is that it is a meditative process. I focus on each line I draw, and often don‘t have a clear picture of where the over-all design is going. This is particularly true when I select tangles at random, as I did here. Sometimes the over-all design works, and sometimes it doesn‘t. But there are days when the process is what is most important.

Know when to stop. I actually had more random tangles that I could have added to this tile. But I decided to stop, and leave a lot of white space. I think it balanced the Mumsy well. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Birds on a Wire Fescu Floom Footprints Mumsy Snare Stoic

Squid inked. The Squid tangle is the central motif in this tile, but some of the other tangles hold their own because of their light/dark balance. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Bales Cubine Fescu Indy-Rella Squid Static Stoic Vermal

Simple. I wanted just a simple string for this tile so I could concentrate on the tangles. However, two of the patterns were medallions, but they turned out not to be a problem. I just added one to the central area, and repeated the other three time. It works! Zentangle drawn on Strahtmore Vellum Bristol using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Aquafleur Dex Kathy‘s Dilemma Jonqal Rixty Stoic

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

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Zentangle Tile. Tangles: Cadent Dribbetz Gourdgeous Msst Orlique Shard Stoic