Sunday, August 14, 2011

A tile on a tile

If you check in at the Diva's weekly Zentangle challenge you'll see that I am this week's guest challenger :-) and I've challenged everyone to create a "Tile on a Tile".

A while ago I started a Zentangle tile with a very wide border. As I drew, it began to look like a mini-tile on a standard tile, so I developed it in that direction.

Tangles: Hibred, Knightsbridge, 'Nzeppel, Rick's Paradox, Seljuk tangleation, Striping, Yincut and dots

I rather liked it and tried a few more.

Tangles: Chartz, Florz, Hollibaugh, Jash, Miranda, Tidings

One attempt resulted in a black tile on white. The white space needed something more than just the tendrilly lines so I added some shadows of the lines.

Tangles: Chartz, Crescent Moon, Ixorus, Lotus Pods, Rain, Snookums, Strircles

I recently began my first altered book project - a small, square book remarkably titled "Art Tiles", discovered by my eldest daughter, ChloĆ«,  in a second-hand bookstore. I'm sure it will take a while to complete and I think some of these Zentangle 'tile-on-a-tile' pieces may find themselves in it!

Tangles: Caviar, Florz, Flux, Miranda, Mooka, Munchin, Opus, Partay, Screen, Unyun
Tangles: Cockles 'n' Mussels, Festune, Keenees tangleation, Lotus Pods, Striping, Tipple, Zedbra


  1. Margaret, I love this technique, it's fascinating how the tangles morph from one to another. Thanks for your visit to Red Deer. My friend R. has become a Zentangle fanatic.

  2. What wonderful tiles! They are really an inspiration for this week's challenge. I can't wait to get started.

  3. I love it!!! What a wonderful idea!

  4. Margaret, your work is so beautiful. Each piece is a joy to view and study.

  5. Thanks for a fun challenge!

  6. These are just amazingly beautiful.
    Sydney, Australia

  7. Love your tiles - each so different. You were able to very clearly define your inner square - I might need to try again.... Thanks for the encouraging words on mine...

  8. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog. Your tiles are beautiful, and it is so informative that you have put names to the different tangles. I have no idea of what mine are called or even if they are official ones. Looking forward to browsing your blog and seeing your other Works of Art.
    Very best wishes.

  9. Each one a masterpiece! Thanks for a great challenge!

  10. Beautiful tiles! Thanks for the challenge. =)

  11. These are absolutely wonderful, they remind me of Escher or something!