Monday, July 25, 2016


I finally got my Fluhrfle and Fredjen post completed and published! Whew!!! It was a doozy. I started composing it on our kitchen desktop computer, then had to switch to my upstairs office computer. where the scanner is, in order to upload my tile. Then I had to utilize the blogger app on my phone to add all the  photos I wanted...then try editing on the upstairs computer because editing on a phone is no fun! Complucated. But, DONE. Yay! Check it out!

This post will be short and sweet. Challenge #277: "Running 'round in Circles" had us drawing circles for our string. This felt like a perfect time to tangle a Zendala® tile. I took some snapshots with my phone so you could see my process.
Finished Zendala® tile: Rick's paradox, mooka, and tipple.

 I did not want to obsess about drawing perfect circles, so I just quickly put some orbs down
and adjusted them a tiny bit with my pencil. No erasing, just redrawing a few segments. 
Rick's paradox
filling in with black for definition and contrast
my tangle venue
tipple added, pre-shading
I kept my tangling simple, and enjoyed the process out on my deck, in the shady area that overlooks the water feature in our backyard. It was a bit warm, but heavenly! I need to tangle out there more often! The sound of the water flowing is so calming and refreshing.

That is all for today! Have a lovely week!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, dmjkinsey. Mooka is a favorite, but I have a healthy "rsepect" (*fear?!*) of it in that I never quite know how it's going to turn out! But the same is true and desirable for the entire Zentangle® process. No predetermined outcomes.

  2. Nice tile and very sweet of you that you show us the different steps, I like that very much!

    1. Thank you, Ria! I don't always remember to take photos of work in progress, but I think it's fun to see the progression of an artwork, so every now and then I make it a point to document as I go along.

  3. I too liked seeing the progression of your tile. :) Love your paradox, I need to practice that one more.

  4. Great tile. Love the Mooka and paradox. 👍🤗

  5. Very beautiful and yes tangling outside is GREAT to do.

  6. Gorgeous! I love the composition. thanks for sharing your process;-)

  7. I really like how you finished it with Tipple. Did you then shade it?
    Ah, the sound of running water. I agree!

  8. Lovely use of circles. I like that you showed your progress.

  9. Wonderful composition! Love it!

  10. An absolutely stunning piece of work. Looks peaceful and very zen to me.