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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