Sunday, October 2, 2011

Zentangle tiles that ended up being Something

One of the lovely things about Zentangle is that it isn't supposed to BE anything. Even more, it's SUPPOSED to NOT be a something. You don't try to draw a geranium or a cocker spaniel that ends up looking nothing like the picture in your head. Zentangle is simply a lot of beautiful patterns playing harmoniously together. Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA) is another story; it can be Something if you want. Once in a while I've been working on a zentangle tile that leans heavily in the direction of Being Something, and I often let it take me there.  Here are a few of them, which really, correctly, are ZIAs.

Tangles: Coaster, Dust Bunny, Flux, Mooka, Riverstones, Sanibelle

Tangles: Aura, Crescent Moon, Flux, Krli-qs, Munchin, Striping

 ANOTHER LANDSCAPE, this one less obvious:
I call this tile 'Fuji' because it reminds me of Fujiyama in Japan.
Tangles: Caviar, Florez, Keeko, Lilypads, Screen,
Shattuck, Tidings, Tipple and dots

This was ZIA right from the get-go because I began in color.
Tangles: Crescent Moon, Hibred, Msst, Paradox, Printemps,
Shattuck, Striping, Tidings, Tipple


  1. I love these because you didn't
    actually try to create something....and well there it be. They are all beautiful as must have quite a collection by would make great "wall paper" do you house them? Inquiring minds want to know! M