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Thursday, December 8, 2016

On the sixth day of 3Zs . . .



On the sixth day of 3Zs
Bijou handed me
Swirling molygon-ings . . .


Gold, glowing tipples,
Some marasu encircling,
Winsome bits of shattuck,
Fetching diva dancing,
And a tile full of tripoli!


As you can see, Alfie helps arrange the tiles into mosaics. He really got into it with the 21 tiles we've tangled so far and insisted that we show you some of his mosaics.







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Thank you all for continuing to play with these twelve days!

The hashtag for today's tile is: #6thdayof3zs

To see the guidelines for these 12 days, go here.

We will give out a prize for one randomly chosen poster of each day's tiles on the app and also for one randomly chosen commenter on each day's blog post. (We'll announce the winners shortly after the twelfth day.)

And here's molygon:



If you have a moment or two, you may enjoy reading the story of molygon in this newsletter.

See you tomorrow!


87 comments:

Sarah Hluchy said...

Hmm. I wonder how I'll incorporate molygon into today's piece?

linesbylynn said...

This will be a pretty addition!!!! Your mosaics are pretty too!!!

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

Please tell Alfie it is Lovely seeing them all together in the mosaics!
This has been so delightful. Thank you for bringing some joy to me.

Jadene Ridinger said...

Molygon!! Absolutely one of my favorites!! Thank you! 💖💖

Linda B said...

Oh boy. I never did this one before it should be fun.

Kathy Young said...

Yay! Love Molygon and it will be a nice accompaniment to the first 5 tangles. You are very thoughtful with your choices.

Danita Noland said...

I can't believe we are on day 6! I'm having so much fun with this. I was having tangle block and this has unblocked me!

Peter Fruehwirt said...

Molygone - one of my favorite tangles!!

Danita Noland said...

And it makes me happy that we get to make golden tipples on all the tiles if we want, for the rest of them. I had thought only ON day 5, which now I realize would have been silly!

Kat van Rooyen, CZT said...

Oooo! I love molygon but tend to forget about it!

Ragged Ray said...

This is getting to be truly a feast for the eyes - I feel like a child in a sweet shop, a sweet factory even - I can't decide what to look at next!

Taz42 said...

These are awesome! Alfie is great at displaying them.

Erin K said...

This one looks like so much fun! I love the ability to do so many variations! I can't wait to try it!

Simone Menzel said...

Wow- I am so impressed about all the beautiful tiles you are creating. I am just watching your activities, and the tiles which are created by all the others... I hope that I will find some time to take part during the next days!

Edwin Ortiz said...

One of my favorites. Looking forward to adding it to the series!

Sue Clark said...

Love Molygon and all of Alfie's mosaics!

AndreaRoderiquezCZT said...

Is Molly taking the day off on this one?

Carol Graham said...

SO many beautiful ways to do the mosaic! I can't wait for my 3Z tiles to get here . . . please, Mr. Postman!

Ria Matheussen said...

Amazing, what we see after 6 days. The 5 different mosaïcs are all so beautiful, I'm really fond of the results. Thank you for this inspiring post.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Molygon is so much fun! Love the mosaics....gorgeous!

Pat Floerke said...

Marvelous mosaics by Alfie (and thanks to any friends who may have helped him!). These 12 days are really proving to be a wonderful introduction to the possibilities with 3Z's.

Anya Ipsen said...

Wonderful Molygon!! And the tiles you integrated Molygon in are so beautiful. I fell especially in love with the one with only Divadance and Molygon (filled with tipple). It has so much motion - great!

Mamie Pennington said...

Just WOW! I need to start working with Molygons again; and, the ideas you've come up with are just perfect. Alfie's mosaics are incredible and simply lovely to peruse! Zentangle has obviously been one of your (all of you) best blessings and you in turn have blessed us as well! Thank you all.

Susan Goodman said...

Wish we could make it the 21 days or 33 days. Such fun!

PamS said...

Have only tried Molygon twice with less than stellar results so am looking forward to taking a deep breath, slowing down and focusing to do today's challenge. Love how beautiful all the days' tiles look together. Alfie has done a great job in creating wonderful mosaics, showcasing the versatility of the 3Zs. Awesomeness!

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

the Mosaics are lovely - can't wait to get my 3z's!

Michele Wynne said...

It's really incredible how dynamic these 3Z tiles can be. Those Mosaics are stunning. I'm adding each pattern daily so my final tile will include 12 patterns:-P Thanks again for all of the gorgeous inspiration.

Lianne said...

Alphie's mosaics using all the tiles created so far are awesome & inspiring. Need to go & complete my 6th day of 3Z tile.

Laura said...

Love, love, love all the mosaics! I can't wait to try some triangles with my fourth graders! What fun!

Ellen said...

Just got a 3Z from my friend an fellow CZT, so I will go and start drawing these tiles myself. Looking forward to use this size and have fun with the mozaik. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lesley Goldberg said...

Getting to be a bigger challenge with each day. Ummm...molygon......

Lady Dragoness said...

Molygon is one of the more intriguing tangles I've seen lately. Also, I've been toying with the idea of papering a certain wall with Zentangle tiles.

Donna F said...

I'm so happy to see Molygon, one of my faves! Also, it plays super well with tripoli, and I cannot believe I hadn't realized that before.

NanW said...

This is a new one for me.... Molygon, can't wait to try it!

Denise Fairbank said...

Here we go...let's add Molygon!

Esther Piszczek, CZT said...

So beautiful! The tiles are really stacking up beautifully. What fun you must all be having at ZT HQ! Molygon is a lovely addition to the 12 days, for sure!

MartyG said...

Oh this is a new tangle to me. I am going to have to practice. I would love to hear the story of the book you are using to display the tiles.

Eve Knight said...

Unknown said...

Phone not cooperating....love the different mosaic arrangements!

Lois Stokes said...

Love the mosaics...so festive

Andrea said...

Really love molygon. I'm going to use it right now!

Deanne Biron said...

This is so much fun! I love the excitement of wondering which tangle we will be using! And I love Molygon!

Lisa Osborne said...

So many beautiful tiles! Can't wait for more!

Laura Carpenter CZT21 said...

Molygon befuddles me! I have yet to find the flow of it!!! Thank goodness there are no mistakes on opportunities!

Betsy (Ben Stein's Grandma) said...

The Mosaics are so beautiful. Great job Alfie!!

jess c. said...

I've never done this pattern before. I'll need some practice but I had fun

Ellen Donais said...

The mosaics are beautiful!

Cathrine Nicols said...

Arrangements look lovely!

Kellie May said...

I thought the very same thing, Ragged Ray! The colors, the shining sparkles, Alfie's creative displays...I can almost smell and taste these bits of delight! My imagination is childlike at Christmas and Rick and Maria's beautiful creation inspires me to showcase Zentangle this time of year. What better time to get festive and tangle cookies!!!

J East said...

* Love the positive / negative space layout with the star!*

Linda J F said...

I love how this mosaic is so versatile! Great combinations! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Quwatha Valentine said...

I love Alfie's mosaics.

Weaver chick said...

I love the variety of mosaics that can be created with these oh-so-versatile tiles!

Linda Dochter said...

I so love molygon. Such lively forms of life sprout from those lovely pods.

Inge F. said...

I think I will use the non pre-strung 3Zs this time so Molygon can dance On the paper without limits

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Fantastic tiles with molygon! I really like the mosaics! Thank you for the inspiring post!

Lisa W said...

Brings back memories of CZT 23. Loving the mosaics.

Lisa W said...

Brings back memories of CZT 23. Loving the mosaics.

Evelyn Browning said...

No wonder you're having fun with all these Alfie - what a joy to open the laptop & discover the next tangle & all the eye candy - thank you to everyone for giving such fun ideas & executing them in public.........

DebM said...

The mosaics are soooo beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the mosaics ! Molygon is a perfect addition too. Jackie CZT XIII

elianna987 said...

I love the way these 3Z tiles come together, over and over again. Mine are due to arrive today. I can't wait!

Paulette Kirschensteiner said...

Wow, wow, and WOW! Such wonderful Zentangle. I look forward to seeing them each morning and am including this as part of my morning meditation. These 3Z fit in with the Advent theme of waiting! How lucky am I? Thank you.

wendy said...

Inspirational mosaic. Thank you.

Charlene@myself.com said...

I love doing molygon. It reminds me of cut celery.

Carmela said...

hmmmmm molygon is diffecult for me, again a challenge.

JLOmans said...

Alfie and Bijou are doing a wonderful job displaying all these inspiring 3Z tiles. Like others, I still haven't made peace with this tangle, but I'm working on it!

Kerry S said...

Woo... The mosaic options are endless. I'm getting very intrigued to play with these tiles.

Chrissie Frampton said...

Woo Hoo! My 3Z's turned up today - I have a bit of catch up to do now.

Mary Boettcher said...

So interesting to see how you used the molygon tangle in different ways. I'm going to have to get some 3Zs soon.

Donna Pilato said...

I love seeing the mosaic possibilities with the 3Zs. Great job Alfie!

Emily Classon said...

Allie makes me giggle. He's very helpful and creative!

MayAnn Scheblein-Dawson said...

Just what I needed after a hard day teaching a Zentangle Star project!

Sara said...

All of those tiles really look super cool together!

Dana Jones said...

Molygon, so elegant. Really beautiful here.

loscann said...

MOLYGON!! I love Molygon!

JackieSaundersCZT19 said...

Molygon, is there anywhere you don't fit?💕

Cris said...

Great choice! Loving this challenge!!!

Shoshona said...

new for me - looking forward to trying this one

Jane Armstrong said...

I need to practice this one!

Natasha Dash said...

Amazing mosaic shapes! So much fun!

TrishPelletierCZT said...

love the way your photos play with the shapes a triangle can make (I was a math teacher)!

Kat van Rooyen, CZT said...

I love Molygon and had forgotten about it. Now I'll be using it everywhere!

Dolly Bolen, CZT 15 said...

I just love the 3Z tiles! My twins really love them too, and my son has a renewed interest
in Zentangle which makes me happy because I love to share creating art with him.
It is the best gift to be able to share something creative with loved ones.

Carol L said...

I have never tried Moloygon-definitely going to give it a try. Love the tile arrangement!

gobarb26 said...

Don't know why but my Molygons look retarded. I just can't make my pen do the simplest of drawings!

Chris Collins said...

Not one I have used much. Must break out of my rut.