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Monday, April 12, 2010

North, South, East or West

Which way do I like my Zentangle best?

As you create your Zentangles, turn them this way and that. You can enjoy them in many different orientations. When you frame your Zentangle art, put hooks on all four sides and rotate it from time to time!

Here are four views of the same Zentangle. In this one Maria played in a couple new directions - large solid black areas (using a Pigma 1) and "folding" a tangle, in this case Hollibaugh, as it encountered some of the strings.

These tangles were having so much fun they "leaked" onto the back!

Next to the date is a  . . . well, I'm not sure what it is, but it started out as a typo. Since there are no erasers (and no mistakes), Maria added some tiny tangles and an aura and made it something else.

You can also see this paper's watermark on this tile. Whenever we come across one of these we'll save it because Maria and I use them for our Zentangles. So if you find one like this in your Zentangle Kit, know that it is very special.

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Carole Ohl said...

I like how there is a different feeling each time it's turned. I love the use of the black background. Thanks!

Tricia, CZT said...

My goodness, your talent just flows and flows! It's amazing how much talent one human cranium can embrace! I wonder if there is a chance that, by the process of osmosis, some of your glorious creativity can permeate the right side of this old brain!! lol

Thank you for starting another day with your marvelous inspiration!

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Anonymous said...

How beautiful and THANK YOU so much for the great idea of placing hooks on each side of the frame so you can turn it!

revbyrd said...

This particular Zentangle would also look very good on point. That is, turn it so it is a triangle rather than a square.

Actually, I like most of them on point. something about the diamond shape . . .

Zentangle said...

revbyrd -

I agree . . . Northeast, Southeast, etc.

- Rick

Shelly Beauch said...

Delightful, I love the spill over to the back, new ideas every time I look... A never ending story. Thanks.