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Tangled T-Day No. 13

It’s been awhile, and I have a ton of tangling goodness to share with you, so I thought I’d sneak in one last Tangled T-Day post before I head off for my vacation to Italy (where I will hopefully collect lots of patterns and store up a well of inspiration for future projects). Hope you enjoy!

Laurel Regan, CZT

I taught two final classes before taking a break for the month of May – first, another “Introduction to Zentangle” class to four new students…

"Introduction to Zentangle" student tiles

“Introduction to Zentangle” student tiles

"Introduction to Zentangle" student tiles

“Introduction to Zentangle” student tiles

…then finally, my first “Introduction to Zentangle Renaissance” class to several of my “next level” students. The class went a whole lot longer than planned, but they were great sports and stuck with me through to the end – and I’m sure glad they did, as they produced some amazing work!

"Introduction to Zentangle Renaissance" student tiles

“Introduction to Zentangle Renaissance” student tiles

"Introduction to Zentangle Renaissance" student tiles

“Introduction to Zentangle Renaissance” student tiles

This past weekend a “knot of tanglers” (I do love that phrase!) met up at the local craft store for our monthly gathering, an informal afternoon of chatting and tangling together. We normally each bring whatever project or piece we’re working on – in my case, this time I brought an inexpensive sketchbook I’d picked up at the dollar store, which is going to start out as a practice space for me to work on mastering some of the tangle patterns I’m not yet confident using. My first attempt was Mooka, a pattern I love but have always struggled with, and here are the results of my practice.

Sketchbook explorations - Mooka

Sketchbook explorations – Mooka

I definitely think this project is going to be worthwhile, as I already see an improvement even after the short time I spent practicing. Next up – figuring out the overlapping version of Mooka!

New Tangles

Since my previous Tangled T-Day post I have learned the following new-to-me tangles.

From TanglePatterns.com:

WIP

I have a couple of projects on the go – one a commission for a friend, and the other a new venture for tangled products I’ll be offering for sale both at Walkerville Artists’ Co-op and on Etsy. Today I can give you a peek at the first project, pre-shading/highlighting, so you can get an idea of how it’s going.

Commission WIP

Commission WIP

I’m also working on a just-for-fun ZIA on a sheet of cream-coloured 9″ x 12″ paper – here’s the first bit of what I’ve done.

WIP

WIP

Finished Projects

I finished two regular white and four Renaissance tiles, all in preparation for and during the aforementioned classes.

Zentangle 209

Zentangle 209

Zentangle 210

Zentangle 210

Zentangle 211

Zentangle 211

Zentangle 212

Zentangle 212

Zentangle 213

Zentangle 213

Zentangle 214

Zentangle 214

In between, I kept myself occupied with a few other pieces of Zentangle-inspired art.

ZIA 123

ZIA 123

ZIA 124

ZIA 124

ZIA 125

ZIA 125

Now on to a new week of tangling… oh, and some holidays!

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How have you been creative this week?
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Laurel Regan, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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