Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Summer Tangle Challenge 2018 Wrap-Up

Whew!  I've been tangling a tile for every day between July 4th and Labor Day.  It's been a glorious 60 days, which I'm finishing a bit early because of the chaos of the beginning of school.  I've tried new tangles, learned more about social media posting, joined Instagram, met new people on various Zentangle forums, completed a presentation Opus tile of all the tangles (but not the techniques), and expanded my practice.  It's been a wonderful experience.

And I will do it again!  Next year, I'll design the second-annual Summer Tangle Challenge.  I've already started a list of tangles and techniques.  I liked that it was not only patterns but trends in tangling.  I'll be more careful creating the list, though; this time, I had some duplicates.  I also realized I had more "ribbon" tangles than "fillers."  I'll keep the FB page and Instagram going for the challenge and get the list out earlier so more people can participate.  And I might do mine in a Tangle-A-Day  (TAD) calendar, as so many do. 

It really was rewarding and inspiring to see people embrace the challenge and make it their own--so much creativity!   Check out facebook.com/summertangleschallenge or search using the hashtag #summertangles2018 to see some of the amazing artwork.

Some of my own favorite tiles (due to intellectual property, I won't post other people's tiles here):

I liked the shading of this tile, which made it looked rounded.

Inspired by Marguerite Samana's Delft Delights, this tile has a Gingham background,
one of my new favorite tangles.

Spoolies, sandswirl, and printemps

Zenith is the tangle of the day, but I liked the whole thing.

A Zen Gem Zendala

This Zendala has a Maryhill center.

Dex and Diva Dance, with dewdrops

I liked how this turned out, a bit of a different style for me, with contrasting
large and small tangles.

 I don't usually use color, but when I do, it's a rainbow.
I had rushed to set up the schedule and accidentally repeated some tangles;
those days became choose-your-own.  For one day, I did a quilt-inspired tile with favorite
tangles I sometimes forget to use.

All of the tiles (in an un-water-marked photo, because the mark
somehow reduced the clarity of the whole thing.)

My 10.5"-square Summer Tangle Challenge Opus tile

Happy Tangling!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Bordering On

I've been working on various Zentangle borders, specifically creating a tile that includes the ones I like to use so I don't forget (because sometimes I get fixated on a few tangles and then forget others.)  Here it is, along with a legend to identify each.

Working outside in, clockwise, changing to the next row in the upper left corner.  I still need to locate a few names.

  1. XYP
  2. Annee
  3. Cynder
  4. Akoya
  5. Tulips
  6. Myswing
  7. Organic
  8. Wibble
  9. Row row
  10. Selfeat
  11. Bwiya
  12. Batumber
  13. Fandango
  14. Cordoba
  15. Vikings 3
  16. Oof
  17. Prestwood
  18. Chainlea
  19. (name unknown)
  20. Pach
  21. Noom
  22. Swipping
  23. Zigmi Barreled
  24. Chaist
  25. Vega
  26. Toodles
  27. Ponio
  28. Stribations
  29. Wud
  30. Lollywimple
  31. Balo
  32. from a fragment (name unknown--looks like an owl)
  33. Surf's Up
  34. Snail
  35. Meer
  36. Tresse
  37. Dragonair
  38. Coil
  39. Ragz
  40. Golven
  41. Ragz
  42. Golven
  43. Zenith
  44. Orbs
  45. Zander
  46. Inapod