This all went back to the time when I was doing Wreck This Journal ...
It was at WTJ that I got to know Kim, to whom I first learn about Zentangle. Then, or now on hindsight, WTJ has steered me to further creative direction and fun. It was at the end of WTJ that I decided I'll give Zentangle a try.
I ordered the kit (the deep green box in the photo) and started to collect "patterns" (the green box file) early August. Since the tangle is drawn on 89cm (approx. 3") square tile, I got myself a small green box to store them. As you can see, part of the fun is about getting the tools. (I adore gadgets!) ;)
The first tangle (left) I did was a straight copy from the instruction booklet. I picked and mixed the patterns to work on subsequent ones. I'm still fairly new to this so I can't quite yet write about my tangles (tangled) experience. But I can share this with you.
1) I'm drawn to the abstract patterns as a re-presentation of the strageness I write about in my stories.
2) It scared the daylight out of me when I decided to post my tangles. But I said to myself: Remember the fearlessness you felt when you posted all those pages of WTJ. Nothing could stop me!
3) I'm doing this for the pleasure of sharing ... and ... (oh, come on, crying out loud!) I'm also curious to know how fellow creatives find them. (Like this one on the right.)
4) I'm not promising (mostly to myself) anything, but maybe I could post 1 Hybrid Tangles a week? (See the bottom one with the blue background.) On Sundays?
What do you think? (I need some cheering here!)
Thank you and enjoy!