Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tangled Thursday - Daisies

Tangled Thursday is a new occasional post on this blog. Heather at Books and Quilts is hosting these challenges in which we share our latest Zentangle inspired creations.

This week (our first!) we are presenting the daisies we've been working on. Here's mine:

Centres: Clockwise from upper right - Merryweather, Nvelopes, Bales, Minouche 
Petals: Clockwise from top - Hollibaugh, Purk, Bead Lines, W2, Pippin, C-Bun, Pop Cloud, Paris
Additions: Twisted Rope and a few made-up edges.  

I think I mentioned that I got this 4-tile idea from a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), Adele.  Here is her gorgeous 4-tile Floatfest tile.  I hope she doesn't mind that I used it for inspiration.  If you haven't checked out her blog yet, you should.  Her work is informative and wonderful.

If I had to do this all over again, I'd do a few things differently.   Ideally, I'd mount this on a black mat, but I didn't have one that was big enough, so I used a navy blue.  Sorry, the photo's not straight...bad lighting and angle.

It's my turn to pick the challenge or design we are going to be working on for next week, November 7.   How about we Zentangle our names?  Basically, you divide your drawing space into the same number of sections as there are letters in your name. For example, I need 5 sections in my tile for my name. Then, fill each section with a pattern that starts with one of the letters in your name. So, I’d pick a pattern that starts with an M, an A, an R, etc.

Very similar to the one on Zentangle Your Name

Instead of the restrictions outlined in those instructions, let open it up and see what we get. You can use any tile or paper you want, any size you want, and any patterns you want that start with the right letter (not just official ones). Let’s stick with the random string idea, though. I’m sure we will get into different shapes later on. Unless, of course you’d rather use a specific shape. Then by all means, use one. Also, it would be great if you could identify the patterns you used, so that others can look up the patterns you used online (if it’s available) and learn how to do them, if they so choose.

I've also been working on my Zentangle project.  (If you've been here before you might notice that I dropped the year-long part.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to cut it short at the end of the year). Anyway, here are my latest creations:

Week 6 - Ona, C-Bun, Cruze, 8s Parte Dos, Purk, Bead lines, Hollibaugh

Week 7 - Creznt, Sindoo, Poser, Twisted Rope, Ahh, Snood, Emingle

Be sure to check out the other daisy creations on Books and Quilts. If you are a Zentangler and would like to join us, please do.  Heather has a Mr. Linky set up on her post.  If you join us this week or any other week, but sure to link visit her blog post for that week and link up your work.  


  1. love that daisy. I really must do more browsing around , there are so many ideas. After viewing your flower, I have a few new tangles to check out.

    I like the cresecents of week 7. I haven't tried a thread similar to that yet, but it would be a good one for practising edges.

    looking forward to our new challenge. 7 new tangles to check out. Thanks.

  2. Gorgeous! and so intricate. That rope weaving through is very cool. Good work.

    Your shading is beautiful. I'm just learning to do that - haven't gotten as good as you yet.

    I'm already working on ideas for next week's theme.


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