Monday 3 August 2015

My week 9 - Zzzzzzz.......

You didn't warn me about the adverse effect of tangling ! There I was, happily tangling away, relaxing nicely, and the next thing I know I am face down in my tangle and my pen had shot across the paper making a nasty mark. Yes, I had fallen asleep as I tangled, just like those videos you see of toddlers in their high chair falling asleep face down into their food ! As for that pen mark, I had to start all over again :-(

SuzyMosh's New To Me has certainly been a challenge to me this week. A lot of the Tangles beginning with J are grid type tangles and they are never my first choice. In the end I chose Joy, Jax, Jawz, Jesterz, Jakousie, Jajazz, and Jambalee.

From time to time I have seen the Zentangle® Step Out Forms that the CZT's use and admired them, particularly the side with the tile examples on. I thought I would try and make a ZIA based on this concept. I drew a normal sized tile for the chosen tangle patterns and then three bijou tiles tumbled about and tucked into the paper. I used the bijou tiles to try some tangles out with some variations in before making my final decision for the main tile and then thread Jax around them. The paper was 9" x 6".


  1. Cool ideas! You did a great job. Thanks for being part of the TNTM challenge this week!

  2. I love how you used the stepout format for your ZIA design. That way you don't have to worry about linking up the patterns or balancing them out. They just look great in their little own frames! I am laughing about you falling asleep while tangling. I do it all the time, but I usually don't start over. If I am lucky, I'm working on a black tile with white pen, so I just go over the white with a regular black pen and pretend it was never there. For white tiles, I either try to work it in somehow or just ignore it. By the time I'm finished, I don't much care. Moving on... :-)

  3. What a great idea to layout the tangles like that! I'm so stealing ;-) Lovely work.

  4. So clever! I really like it.

  5. This is a wonderful idea, Yorkshire!! :) :) Love how it looks and the Jax weaves it all together!! You and me both for those grid tangles :) :) Wonderful ... I do tend to fall asleep working too :)

    ~ Diane Clancy

    1. got confused - - they both had J in them :) :)