Sunday, January 11, 2015

Monotangles in 2015

This is my first post of the new year, 2015, and I'd like to focus on "monotangles" as Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas call them. (Rick and Maria are the founders of the Zentangle method. See A monotangle is when you use just one tangle pattern to complete a tangled tile.

Here are a few examples of mine from earlier. I'm working on one with just "Swirls." My tiles were created (in order) with "Shattuck," "Paradox," and "Mooka," The Mooka pattern started to develop into a blossom (by itself) so I kept going in that direction. NOTE: The best tangles are those that take on their own lives. Letting your inner self guide you and not a planned idea results in the most incredible, spontaneous artwork. I call these tangles "pictures of your soul."

Have fun trying this exercise! Happy New Year! I wish you all the peace and relaxation that this drawing technique brings all who try it.

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