Thursday, January 12, 2012

Unfinished Business, Postoned Projects, and Undine Hope...

I'm back! Did you miss me? I doubt it--there are so many luscious Zentangle blogs to enjoy, I'm sure you didn't even notice that it's been over two months since my last entry (which was only entry #2!) to this barely-established blog. I'm pretty sure you forgot about me (if you ever even knew about me), and it's okay--I understand. Who wants to follow a blogger who abandons her forum after two posts? If you did wonder if/when I'd ever post again--thanks! Here I am! If this is your first time visiting Tanglefish, welcome. I hope it won't be two months before I post again! I have lots to share, and I can truthfully say I've been composing fabulous Tanglefish entries in my mind during my extended cybersilence...they just never made it to the glowing screen due to reasons everyone can probably relate to--lots going on in my family, at work during the last few weeks before Christmas, and then, of course, the holidays themselves...not enough hours in the day to squeeze in everything I'd like to do. (As Coach Sue would say, "Blah, blah, blahbity-blah"...)

But you know who else is back? The Diva! (aka Laura Harms, CZT) And I KNOW she was missed! All over the world! She took a well-deserved break from her blog and her weekly Zentangle Challenges, but she posted a new challenge on Monday, and for the first time ever, I actually did the challenge on Monday! Well, it was probably early Tuesday morning by the time it was done, but I'm confident it was still Monday when I started (didn't look at the clock) and that even when I finished, it was still Monday somewhere in the world.

New Year, new habits that I am trying to establish. Like trying to take care of unfinished business, embracing projects that I've postponed, and also doing things early if I can. Sounds good, right? It's taken me a few days to get it scanned, but here is my first Zentangle tile featuring Laura's versatile new tangle, Undine. This tangle is so cool and so fun to experiment with! I like parts of my design...other parts, not so much. In fact I disliked one part of it so much, I actually "Bronx Cheered" it. This is the first time I have employed Bronx Cheer, the all-purpose blooper camouflage of Zentangle. Instead of adding a stem, though, I added curling stalks. Don't ask me just happened that way! Then some dots jumped in...and I finally capped my pen before I could add any other elements.

So, for better or for worse...Here it is:

In addition to 3 versions of Undine and a Bronx Cheer berry with improvised curly, Klimt-y tendrils, I included Sez, Mooka, Meer, and a tiny triangle of Rick's Paradox.

I have used Undine in another little composition, too. I will share...but that might have to wait until the weekend.



  1. Wecome back. This is beautiful!

  2. Thank you, Sandy & Susan!
    I fixed the spelling of could I flub the name of one of my favorite tangles?! Oh well--I'm not usually a bad speller, but I guess impeccable spelling just isn't one of my super-powers.

  3. I love it. Especially the black fancy trees.

  4. Thanks, Connie!

    And speaking of spelling errors...can you believe my typo on Shelly's name? I spelled it S-a-n-d-y. What's up with that? (I'm sorry, Shelly! Forgive me?!)