Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snowflakes, or not

The Zentangle Inspired Art group on Yahoo occasionally issues challenges. A recent one to do snowflakes struck my fancy. The idea is to "draw a circle with arms/spokes coming out. Sort of an asterik with a circle in the center. Use the spokes as your string. Draw your tangles coming off of the string." My first two efforts were very disappointing. In fact, I tore one in half and didn't finish the other! Here are the three that I actually completed.

It has six points, but... umm... not a snowflake.

Tangles: Beadlines, Finery, Krli-qs, Meer

Six points again, but this one was more star-like right from the beginning. I decided it could be a Star of David and I'll wish all my Jewish friends a very happy Chanukah (December 20-28) next week. I like it. But... not a snowflake.

Tangles: Beadlines, Caviar, Hibred, Ixorus, Knase,
Knightsbridge aura, Perds, Seljuk, Tripoli

Third try (if I don't count the first two) lucky! Although the snowflake doesn't show up very well. Apparently this concept needs more tangling effort. Yay!

Tangle: Sampson


  1. All tiles are lovely, personal favorite the 6 point one.Where can I find instructions for Sampson tangle?

  2. These are beautiful, I never even considered how many points the snowflake has. Back to the drawing board for me.

  3. I've done some digging and can't find drawing instructions for Sampson anywhere on the internet. I had thought it might be in a Zentangle newsletter. It was presented at the third CZT training in May 2010.