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Tangled Tuesday No. 61

So as it turns out, this past week the saying “Leap, and the net will appear” kind of came true for me.

You might remember my announcement a couple of weeks ago that I’d registered for an upcoming CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) seminar, not yet having saved enough money but taking a leap of faith in the hope that I’d be able to come up with what I needed to pay for it all before the deadline. Well, guess what? The “net” appeared in the form of an unexpected opportunity to work five additional hours every week at my current job! The extra money I earn will go a LONG way toward helping me pay for my attendance at the seminar, and I’m so very grateful to move a little closer to making one of my tangling dreams come true.

Now isn’t that a fabulous way to start this week’s Tangled Tuesday post?!

Tangled Goodies

I received something in the mail this week that I have to share with you, as I was completely tickled with it – one of my designs (ZIA 29) printed on a fabric sample from Spoonflower.

Tangled fabric from Spoonflower

Tangled fabric from Spoonflower

Fun, right?! I’ve already uploaded several different designs to my Spoonflower shop, but this is the only sample I’ve received and approved (and therefore the only one currently available for sale). I’m definitely planning to add lots more in future days, so watch this space!

New Tangles

This week I learned 8C, Meringue, Sprigs, Chi, and Test Pattern, all from TanglePatterns.com.

I also learned Queeries by Neil Burley of perfectly4med.

Finished Projects

One of the Photo A Day Challenge prompts this week – “Rainbow” – inspired me to incorporate a little (er, LOTS of!) colour into a new Zentangle-inspired art piece.

ZIA 54

ZIA 54

Working with colour is definitely a different experience for me, and when I see some of the absolutely gorgeous work other tanglers produce I realize how much I have to learn. There are so many techniques to master – something for which to strive!

Challenges

I keep discovering new-to-me tangle challenges, and as I would love to participate in as many as I can each week I decided to give them their own little section of my Tangled Tuesday posts.

This week I kicked things off with Zendala Dare #110 from The Bright Owl (which reminded me that I wish I had a light box for tracing outlines!).

Zentangle 100, for Zendala Dare #110

Zentangle 100, for Zendala Dare #110

Then I moved on to joey’s weekly tangle challenge #80 from madebyjoey.

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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