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Tangled Tuesday No. 50

As you may (or may not!) have noticed, June was a real bust for me in terms of keeping up with my daily blogging practice. Early in the month I decided to skip posting on a day when I’d been busy and didn’t feel particularly compelled to write – and that, being my first break in a very, very long streak of daily posts, made it a whole lot easier to miss additional days throughout the month whenever I felt even the slightest bit lazy or uninspired. Seems to be the way it often goes with me!

Regardless, I’ve been filling a LOT of my spare time in recent days with tangling, so am finishing up the month with a rather robust Tangled Tuesday post – and, since I’ve signed up for both NaBloPoMo and the Ultimate Blog Challenge (which start tomorrow), I plan to be back to my regular schedule of daily posting in July. Hope to see you here!

Tangled Goodies

First of all, I have a VERY exciting announcement to make! After several nudges (strong pushes, in a couple of cases!) from friends who thought I should offer some of my artwork as adult colouring pages, I decided to set up an Etsy shop for Ten Thousand Tangles so that I could do just that.

I invite you to stop by and check it out!

Ten Thousand Tangles on Etsy

It’s still in the fledgling stages at the moment, with a small handful of instant downloads available – but there is LOTS more to come, so please keep checking back! (And if in the meantime you see a finished piece of mine that you’d like as a colouring page, please let me know and I’ll be happy to move it to the front of the production line.)

P.S. Do YOU sell on Etsy? If so, please leave a link to your shop in the comments section below so that I – and my readers – can drop by and take a look!

New Tangles

Over the past couple of weeks I learned Narwal, Barney, Logjam, Sand Swirl, Palrevo, Frost Flower, Ta-da, and Xplode, all from TanglePatterns.com.

Tangling in Progress

I’ve been experimenting with combining patterns that I think would lend themselves to creating new colouring pages (i.e., clean lines, blank spaces, little or no shading), which means that I have several pieces in the works (or started and then set aside). Hopefully they’ll all be finished at some point so that I can share them with you!

Finished Projects

I recently completed two Zentangle-Inspired Art (ZIA) projects – first, a 6″ x 6″ grid-style piece using just a few repeated tangle patterns which I think come together quite nicely.

ZIA 41

ZIA 41

The second was slightly larger (7″ x 10″). I’m considering offering this one for sale as an 8.5″ x 11″ colouring page (what do you think?), so didn’t do any shading – which in my opinion, gives it a somewhat different look from my usual pieces.

ZIA 42

ZIA 42

I also completed The Diva’s Challenge this week, which was to create a monotangle using Tipple. As a bit of trivia, Tipple was the second tangle I ever learned! It’s an easy one – just fill the space with lots of little circles – yet the lovely effects you can achieve with it are surprisingly wonderful.

Here’s my challenge tile.

Zentangle 93, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #224

Zentangle 93, for The Diva’s Weekly Challenge #224

And now, on to July!

P.S.

The Zentangle® Method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Previous posts in this series are all tagged Tangled Tuesday.

For background on how I discovered and got involved in Zentangle, and links to further information and resources, check out my blog post For the love of tangling.

You can browse my entire tangle gallery at Ten Thousand Tangles.

And, if you’re interested in having a little piece of my art for yourself, please click on the GoFundMe button below for more information and also visit my Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Etsy, Society6, and Zazzle. (Pssst… links to my international Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Zazzle are in the Alphabet Salad sidebar – just click on the appropriate flag and you’ll get to the place you need to be!)

How have you been creative this week?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo May 2015

Laurel Storey, 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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