This beautiful Zendala was created by Amanda Higbee, CZT. I love the way the tangles flow and transform from one to another! Zentangle drawn on an Original Zentangle Zendala tile using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite and black Kimberly watercolor pencil. Tangles: Indyrella Umble Vermal Zander Warble

Sometimes, when I don’t have a specific direction for my tangling, I just pull tangles at random. For this tile, I chose the section of the string first, and then the random tangle. I wasn’t quite sure what to do, at first, when Vega came out of the tangle jar. I’m used to drawing it as a border or a ribbon, rather than a fill. But I have to say, I might use it more often after this… I really like the results.

.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.

Template. If you look closely at the string I used for this tile, you‘ll see two vases. I traced around a vase-shaped template, reversing and overlapping it for the second shape. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Afterglow Flutter Juke Kandy Snakes Knase Knightsbridge Opus Pokeleaf Quipple Sproing Stiritup Umble

Which way? Here, after drawing the string, I‘ve used ribbon tangles to define spaces that are filled with other tangles. For me, this is a simple way of creating a Zentangle from randomly chosen designs. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Deco Border Dex Isochor Juke Meer Snail Tipple Umble Yincut

Arches. Umble is almost like a rounded Hollibaugh, with the arches over and under each other. I chose to make them appear as if the ones in front were growing out of the cardstock. This give them much more depth. Because of the black card stock, there is no “shading” to speak of. Rather, I added highlights instead. Zentangle drawn on black, textured cardstock using a white, Pilot, Juice up, 04 pen.

How do you grow? I feel like my tangling shovel dug a slice from the garden. Here, I can see the plants reaching for the sun, the soil, seeds and roots! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Fescu Keeko Quabog Quipple Sedgling Umble