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A couple of weeks ago via a Square One challenge I was introduced to a tangle called Icantoo by Hanny Nura - I had a lot of fun playing around with it.
Here's my SQ1 zentangle tile:

To begin I created a swirly line that travelled across the whole tile then worked the pattern in a continuous style along the line.
I loved the flowing effect so much that I created another on my ipad. This version is a little cleaner looking with smaller edge "creases" and no veins. I really love being able to fold the design over, under and through :) Have a great day!


Had some fun playing with the tangle Krokus yesterday.
I do love the grid-based tangles! This one makes me think of a quilt pattern.
Have a good weekend!

String Grid

When experimenting with a randomised version of Hearts and Diamonds Tangle Pattern earlier in the week, well, it didn't work out all that great so instead I came up with a string grid idea that I had a lot of fun playing around with (silver linings.......yay!)
I think of this as a process rather than a pattern. It creates a good starting point to generate different results depending on your lines, fill, etc. 
First, the finished result:

This process creates an informal grid to which I add petal shapes. Here's how:
1. Draw a swirly line. 2. draw a second swirly line back and forth over first line creating (sort of) right angles where the lines intersect. 3. add a placement mark (shown here as red dots) at every second intersection. 4. Draw the third line, threading it through the intersections. 5. Draw the final fourth line threading through any big gaps at the intersections. 6. Draw petals at marked positions.
Try changing the "petal" shape…

Hearts and Diamonds Tangle PATTERN

I wanted to create a pattern with Hearts and Diamonds. And, now, I'm happy to say my Lifelong Dream has been achieved (well, o.k., "lifetime" maybe overstating it a little, it is probably more accurate to call it "vague idea that I liked the sound of".......but that doesn't sound anywhere near as exciting, right?). hahaha. it is: You could stop at step 4, but I really like the way the diamonds effectively "disappear" and the hearts become more pronounced as the line detail is added in step 5 and 6. If you want to add these lines too, the pattern could begin with a square line grid framework instead if you find that easier.
Have a great day!

Rumpus Tangle Pattern Time Lapse VIDEO

Hello, all! I know posts have been a bit sparse and brief over the last couple of weeks. I'm practicing my juggling skills as there's a lot going on right now. I'm also playing around with a new project which I hope to be able to tell you about very soon :)
For now......a quick time lapse video featuring Rumpus:

Have a great weekend!

Playing with Rumpus Tangle Pattern

Short and sweet this week........just a bit of Rumpus experimentation........

Have a great day!

Way Knot Tangle PATTERN

I came across the Zentangle pattern Way Bop back in February when it was mentioned on my Facebook page as a pattern that people were finding challenging.
I couldn't resist having a play with it and finding way of drawing it that worked for me, I also wanted to create a continuous pattern from the shape and after some experimentation and tweaking of the shape, "Way Knot" was the end result (named for the little "knots" that connect the shapes).
These step-outs and video were completed in February, but I forgot about them until I looked back through my journal this morning. Bonus! So here goes, the step-outs for Way Knot.
Part One: Individual pattern element up close.
Part Two: Build up individual elements and connect.

Part 3: Various fills change up the look.
This video demonstrates part one and two and also includes an alternative "bracket" method for drawing the base structure of the pattern which you may find easier, or just interesting to try out.…