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Tangled Tuesday No. 60

Before we get started, take a quick look at the title of this post. Wow, right?! I was so surprised when I realized that this is my 60th Tangled Tuesday post – that little blogiversary kind of crept up on me when I wasn’t paying attention (guess I was too busy tangling to notice – as it should be, right?!). Well, happy tangleversary to me, and thanks so much to you, my dear readers, for coming back each week to read what I write. 🙂

Shop!

Last Tuesday I dropped the exciting announcement that I took the plunge and signed up to attend an upcoming CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) seminar in 2016. SO FUN!

One of the ways I’m planning to earn my way to the CZT seminar is through the sale of my tangled art, both as prints and also on a wide (and I do mean wide!) variety of products. Any time you’d like to browse through my selection of tangled goodies, just look for the row of buttons below the Alphabet Salad header and click on * shop! for a list of my online portfolios and storefronts.

Thank you for your support!

New Tangles

This week I learned Pixioze, Chain Link, Kollide, and Fandance, all from TanglePatterns.com. I also learned Kisses, a new tangle by Adele Bruno, CZT.

Finished Projects

Sometimes it feels as though what I’m doing is getting stale, and I start looking for new challenges to get my mind working in a slightly different way. Awhile back I stumbled across this great Dew Drop Tutorial by Lynn Mead, CZT, and this week seemed like a great time to give it a try. I chose a simple tangle pattern called Dyon (sort of like a reverse spiderweb) and set to it.

ZIA 52

ZIA 52

Do they look like water drops to you? While I know I still need practice, I think the end result is really not bad at all for a first try! I’ll definitely be using this technique again in future – it’s a lot of fun to watch the three-dimensional illusion of dew drops emerge.

I also started and finished a new piece this weekend (and have an incredibly stiff neck and shoulders to show for it!) – a series of overlapping circles drawn on a 7″ x 10″ piece of paper.

ZIA 53

ZIA 53

I don’t turn all of my finished artwork into products, but will take the time to do so if I’m both happy with the end result and feel the look and style of the piece would suit a variety of items. This was one such instance, so I went to work!

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Redbubble

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Redbubble

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Society6

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Society6

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on ArtofWhere

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on ArtofWhere

Then I moved on to The Diva’s Challenge. This week we were to tangle on something unexpected – something we wouldn’t ordinarily tangle on – so I went prowling through my things and came up with a small white cardboard gift box that I thought was just crying out for some tangling love.

Tangled gift box for The Diva's Challenge #236

Tangled gift box for The Diva’s Challenge #236

Other than a pair of sneakers I tackled with a black pen, I haven’t really done any tangling on physical objects beyond flat paper – and after this wee gift box, I remember why! It was somewhat awkward to work with, making it rather challenging to maintain control over my pen marks, so I’m not too thrilled with the many imperfections on the finished piece. Still, it was a fun exercise – and a great reminder that tangled art doesn’t always have to be done on paper.

Now on to a new week of tangling!

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 portfolios and shops on ArtofWhere, DeviantArt, Etsy, Redbubble, Society6, Spoonflower, and Zazzle. (Pssst… links to my international Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Zazzle are on my “shop!” page – 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 September 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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