Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tangled Thursday - Hearts

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's Heart theme, suggested by Elaine, gave me some trouble. It wasn't that I couldn't come up with an idea, it's that I had so many ideas that I didn't know where to start. I had four tiles going at once so that I could get all of my ideas on paper before I forgot them.   I'm presenting 3 tiles today, but I don't think any of my ideas were fully realized.   The barber pole heart (2nd tile) was stolen from something I saw online, but I can't remember from where so that I could give the person credit.  Sorry about that.  

Tangles: Tipple, Heartstrings, Heartvine, Up N Down, Hearty, Eylet Lace, Knight's Bridge, Jax

Tangles: W2, Barber Pole, Tipple, Laced, Keeko, Exis, Betweed

Tangles: Purk, Scrolled Feather

The scrolled feather design is from Helen Williams from a little lime. She's a fabulous artist with a wonderful, informative website.  If you haven't checked out her work yet, what are you waiting for?  

I won't be giving an update on my Zentangle project this week. I thought I might have some time to get caught up, but that didn't happen. I have pretty much given up the idea of doing it everyday. However, I do have some unfinished work with regards to that that needs to be completed. I don't want to totally give up on it yet, but I know the parameters need to change. I'll be thinking about that over the next week or two.

Be sure to check out the other heart creations on Books and Quilts.   If you'd like to join us, please do so by linking your post to the Mr. Linky on Heather's post.  


  1. So cool! I did some Zentangle for a while, but never was terribly good at it. On the other hand, I loved doing it and added a lot to my (paper) journal!

  2. i'm like you, I had lots of ideas and didn't know where to start. I picked up the papers at hand and started. I have been trying to use a mix of practised and new tangles. I keep writing the names in the hopes that I'll remember some of them, that's a hard one for me. I really like your third heart with the one tangle filling the entire heart. I think I'm going to have to try something like that as well.

  3. I love all three of these! I have got to learn how to do this. Yours are so inspiring.

  4. All beautiful! I love the scrolled feather on the bottom one. I hadn't seen that before. I am so bad about knowing the names of patterns. I get the majority of mine from Pinterest and they frequently don't have the names. I should start writing them down.

    The shading in the background of #2 is amazing. I'm still working on that.


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