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Zen-Untangled Week 5

So this is week five of the Zen-Untangled project. This week’s tangles were Mooka, Fescu, Doodah, Moonpie, Zinger, Springkle, and Hollis. Of these I have drawn Fescu and Mooka several times. I’ve learned Doodah last year and used it that once. I’ve used Zinger before, or at least what I knew to be Zinger.

Hollis and Moonpie are new to me. I do believe they are fairly new tangles, so I don’t feel too bad. ;) I have seen Hollis but I have never seen anyone label Moonpie before. I had no idea it existed. It is very easy to do and I love the contrasts built into it.

That leaves Springkle. I have to tell you that this tangle looks so much like Zinger that I really don’t quite know the difference between them, except for the “stem” part. It really seems to me that one is a tangleation of the other or simply a variation and that both are tangleations of Fescu. The start of both seem very similar to Fescu. But . . . they have their own names straight from “Zentangle headquarters” so I guess they are their own things. :)

The basic Springkle reminds me of Cupcake from pattern-collections, which is a favorite of mine. :) I love the flow of the top, but  I digress.

Stardust pens Cupcake Flower ~ Lifeofjoy.meI decided to look online for some more samples of Springkle and found one done by Linda over on Time for Tangling. I really loved the variation on the blue tile, although hers is a little bit different from the official stepout (but I did watch the video she linked to where she learned how to tangle it).

The string for the week is basically an X. She drew hers without dot and border but I wanted the boundary of the borders, so I included them. :)

Here is the scan of my tile before shading.

I forgot to take a picture of it before shading. Here is the scan after shading, which shows the imperfects more.. I didn’t get very aggressive with the shading this week as I was running low on time with so many stepouts to do. (I had to do 5 of them this week. :p .)

This is truly one of those times when I’m not sure which way I like it best. I like it corner to corner so Fescu and Springkle are standing but then Mooka is upside-down. I guess this is my preferred view. ;)

I did take a few pictures but the flash isn’t very nice to it either. ;) What are your thoughts on Springkle, Zinger, and Fescu?

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Lazy S Tile

I’m participating in the prompt (# TTKICPROMPT112519 )from Today’s Tangles: Keeping it Classic facebook group again this week. The instructions were to do the four corner dots and border lines then to draw lazy s shapes from the center.

From the list of tangles to choose from I first selected Nipa. I really like Nipa and don’t use it often enough, so I was happy to play with this one. Next I picked Rain for it’s big contrast; this is another tangle I don’t use very often but because I am not that great at auras, it is not a favorite but I do like it.

After that I Ahh was my choice and I had my eye on Zinger too; so I incorporated them both. Then Eke and Echoism caught my eye. I find them to be very similar yet completely different. ;) At first I thought I’d only add one of them but opted to add them both. I think this time around I like Eke better as it reminds me of a strand of Christmas lights. :)

So here is my tile, scanned, before shading.

And here is a picture taken outside in natural light, although it looks a bit overcast but it really wasn’t. Odd. =))

And here is the scan after I shaded it.

And now pictures taken inside because it got dark before I got around to photographing it. ;)

I hope you like the tile. It was a fun one to do. I’m hoping to do some painting this holiday weekend. I don’t know if I’ll do the next episode of Bob Ross or redo the black one. I really want to have a good black one but I’m not sure I can accomplish it using the acrylics. I may try to do a smaller one; I just don’t know.

Any way, if you are in the USA, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and if not, I hope you have a great weekend. We’ll be celebrating with family, which is always a good time.

Until next time,

Michele ºÜº