One of the things that has been contributing to this is my husband gifting me with the Zentangle Primer Vol. 1. I am slowly working my way through it and trying to do all the exercises at least once. The other is my fellow tanglers. One in particular has been drawing a series of tiles all using printemps. This (and the primer) have taught me that zentangle is not all about how many tangles you know, it's how you use them.
Recently on one of the facebook groups we had a guest post from Lynn Shelton Mead CZT with a challenge to try tangling with Fassett (one of her tangles), Tipple, Paradox, Munchin and Shattuck, and to try out some tangle enhancing dewdrops.
I started doing a tile involving all these tangles except for tipple in a triangular grid string. I gave up on it half way through because shattuck wasn't really working, but oh there were some lovely interactions between the other three. I thought it might be nice to do them on some 3Zs, so I paired them up together and off I went.
A friend had said she was looking forward to seeing the finished tiles as a mosaic so then I decided I'd do a monotangle tile of all three tangles to complete the set of six. When I was done I realised I'd created a tangle wheel. 3 monotangle 3Zs with 3 duotangle 3Zs pairing each tile up with each other, just like a primary and secondary colours colour wheel.
All six tiles have used the same triangle grid string. It was a fun process and a great way of exploring interactions between tangles. I'm not finished with them yet.
I encourage you to give a Tangle Wheel a go. Pick three tangles, find or make 6 x 3Z tiles and off you go. If you do give it a go, please let me know in the comments, if possible with a link. I'd love to see what you do with it.
In other events, I got the chance to do a travelling tile swap with one of my favourite tanglers Michele Wynne over on Coffee and Creativity blogspot. Go and check it out.
Well that's all for now. Happy tangling!
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