This week, a new tangle appeared in the skies over Planet Zentangle. It has been named Ixorus and is well-suited for tangleation. (for what?) You can read all about it in the Zentangle newsletter. So smart Laura (the diva), knowing that we'd all be wanting to try it out anyway, proposed Ixorus as this week's zentangle challenge. I did two or three tiles before I had one I liked.
The first one seemed to be suffering from residual Orb-itude:
Then I seemed to get a handle on the design. I tried it various ways. Here's the one I like best. I like the black dots on the bottom edge finishing off those stray lines.