Saturday, April 21, 2012

Aura Exploration: my second tile

I have a second tile to post to this week's Challenge (#66: Laura's Auras). YAY! It's been a while since I have had two to submit.

It was a tiring week; the kids were wild! I had tons of different projects going on with my classes, and stayed at school until 8 pm last night cleaning and getting things put away! I woke up in a fog this morning and felt a complete lack of focus despite everything I need to take care of here at home.
Florentine, Erbluhen, Mi2, & Msst.
So I did what any reasonable tangler would do: I took a few minutes to check out the tiles that others have submitted for this week's challenge. I then sat down and drew this tile after having seen some new tangles that I was eager to try. It's so hard to hunker down on household tasks when there is Zentangle inspiration racing through my mind! I put off the shading until tonight, and kept it simple. I do have a "before shading" scan, but I don't think there's a big enough difference to post them both this time.

Florentine and Erbluehen are by Simone Bischoff, while Mi2 is by Mimi Lempart. Click on the names to see step-outs. :-)

I had fun with this!

As always, comments, questions, & suggestions are welcome and quite appreciated!


  1. I am happy to see the Mi2 in your tile, someday I hope to figure it out, because I think it is so gorgeous! All the other patterns are gorgeous too!

  2. Ohh, I love how you incorporated Mi2 into the rest of the tile. Lovely!

  3. Spectacular! I love your Mi2 (and am a bit envious as mine still resembles a snarl in someone's hair).

  4. Beautiful tile. Worth putting off the household chores!

  5. Isn't Mi2 lovely! (It's actually from Mimi Lempart, not Carole Ohl, although Carole has come up with some beauties!) You have some other interesting tangles there too; I'll have to look them up.

    1. YIKES! I am so glad you posted this comment, Margaret! THANK YOU!!! Giving incorrect credit is a huge mistake. I have corrected it above. I'm sorry, Mimi! I had been exploring lots of new-to-me tangles over the weekend, including many by Carole, so I just typed in the wrong name. How could I have not realized that it was Mimis when the tangle name itself is a play on Mimi?!