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Monday, January 6, 2014

Frosted Betweed

Rick writes:
As I put the trash out on a recent chilly New England morning, the rising sun glinted off our car hood as if to show off last night's tangled frosting.




Looks like the frost fairies were doing some betweed and a few other tangles yet to be deconstructed!

Sometimes something we see inspires a new tangle. Sometimes, a tangle is cultivated through lots of playing around; which is how betweed came about. But whatever its origins, when you tangle in a Zentangle way, it's fascinating to notice how often the results can suggest fanciful sea creatures, plants, and in this case, frost.

On my way inside, the Canada geese called me to look up and I quickly grabbed a picture as they flew over our home.


When I went through these pictures, I realized that this flyover is amazingly similar to a new tangle that our grandson, Wyatt, developed! When he first showed it to us, it reminded me of a flock of birds. We look forward to sharing it with you some time later.

Once inside, I noticed some of our Zentangle tiles and Zentangle inspired art  on the mantle behind my computer. It looks like they all could have been inspired by that morning's frost!


Ah tangles . . . such a naturally beautiful and eloquent langauge!


See step-outs and a YouTube instruction of betweed here

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18 comments:

Ellen said...

Thank you for sharing your cold morning. Tangles really are everywhere. I just have to remember to bring my camera.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

What lovely natural betweed on the cold morning! We seem to be have lots of those lately! :)

Georgia Jensen said...

Rick...here in SeattleI have never seen ice that thick or beautiful on a car before...thank you for sharing

Mosaic Magpie said...

Once you begin to notice all the patterns that naturally occur around us, it is all so amazing. Mother Nature the original tangler!

Jan Brandt said...

I was in the middle of preparing to teach my FIRST official Basics class (tomorrow morning) when I noticed new email had arrived. JUST what I needed to see! So beautiful. :) The frost AND your tangles on the mantle! Thank you for including us in your early morning discovery.

Linda said...

Cool "frosted" Betweed! Betweed is one of my favorite tangles! Thanks for sharing!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful tangles nature made. Thanks also for the photo of the geese, I LOVE geese and seeing them fly always touches something inside me.

Susan Falkler said...

This is one of my go to tangles. It, along with Hollibough and Mooka seem to make it in almost ever one. Our high temperature yesterday was 0, not brave enough to venture out like you did. Pictures are beautiful.

Jean Chaney said...

Beautiful photos. It is amazing to see tangles just about everywhere. Sad that before Zentangle, I seldom noticed! Thanks for sharing.

Carole Ohl said...

Tangles as language.. what a lovely thought. I often notice/hear what my tangling is telling me while doing them, but thinking about that voice more in terms of nature is an exciting realization...they are always speaking and available to anyone who wants to hear! Thanks for a beautiful post.

Melanye Narcarti said...

Beautiful, especially the 3rd Frosted Betweed!!

Melanye Narcarti said...

Beautiful, especially the 3rd Frosted Betweed!

Judith said...

Very, very cool---really! :-O

Sara said...

I really should have my camera ready all of the time. You can capture such lovely photos of Mother Nature, the Artist! Thank you for sharing. You made me smile!
Sara McGregor 12

Elo Bibie said...

So beautiful! I really love what you do!

Ruth said...

Thanks for thew beautiful photos of frost - I realize how much I miss the snow and frost - not seen here in the sunny climes of Santa Cruz, CA - I remember living in upstate NY and seeing the frosted trees hanging overt the Susquehanna River - a magical misty frosted sight.

Tricia, CZT said...

The frosted designs on the car hood are surreal. Lovely. And you are sure have a quick shutter finger, Rick! Great photos.

Ginny Sones said...

Thank you for seeing and sharing the beauty of a cold morning.