It is the first of a new month, so the diva challenge is a “use my tangle” challenge. This month’s UMT tangle is Fassett by Lynn Mead. Looking at the tangle I wondered what string I should use and then remembered that Tangle It! Pattern Club had a string “challenge” put up recently. It seemed like this string might be a good one to use, besides, I could then contribute to the group, which is a new facebook group I joined recently, in spite of my decision not to join any more zentangle groups.
After looking at the string again, I thought it might lend itself well to the Square One: Purely Zentangle focus of Morse by Margaret Bremner. I am a fan of Margaret’s. She does such wonderful tiles and her website is great too! Morse looked rather easy so I thought I’d include it on this tile.
Then I thought I’d go ahead and see what WZTV’s challenge/focus is for the week. Guess what? It is Inapod which seemed like it would fit this string too.
So I have 4 challenges in one tile. I started by drawing string #4 from Tangle It! Pattern Club. Then I added the ‘hollibaugh’ lines for Morse. I thought Inapod just belonged on one of the wavy border lines of the string and then decided it would be fun to have Morse dropping the peas/dots into at least one pod. Yep, I did.
I know Morse NEEDS lots of blackened background to look good so I was trying to figure out what to blacken and where to put Fassett. I started Fassett in the lower right section created by Morse. OMG! I love how this tangle just unfolds as you follow the steps! It’s like magic and truly is a fun tangle to use. I think I may have to do another tile using it as a monotangle.
I blackened in the right side of the last strip of Morse all the way to the border. Then contemplated where else to put Fassett but the one section I did made me realize the other sections were too small to properly utilize it, so I blackened in some more. Okay, truth be told, I tried adding Fassett to the next black section above the Morse line and I drew it too big and knew I could NOT get it small enough to do the space justice, so I blackened it in. Yep I did!
Poor Inapod! I just did NOT do you justice. I think I may have tried this tangle before but even so, I just don’t seem to have the knack of it. I think it is the shading that trips me up here because the actual drawing of it is not too difficult. I’m going to have to go and look at all the Inapod submissions I’ve seen over the last year on the various fb groups to see HOW to shade this one right; I know others have done great things with it.
So, in the end, all three of these tangles were new to me and I really enjoyed penning them. If you haven’t tried Morse or Fassett before, give them a try; they are really fun. But please do follow Margaret’s advice and give Morse plenty of black space surrounding it.
Thanks in advance for any comments that you find the time to leave. They really are a big encouragement! You all are awesome!
Until next time, God bless,