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Day Thirty One, Creation Thirty One

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Faux Illuminated Letters was the theme for today`s challenge.  The “faux” part of these illluminated tiles is that I didn`t use real gold just a gold pen…

Anyway, I really loved using letters as outlines that I decided to make two tangles! The first tile created was on black paper using opaque Gellyroll  pens from Sakura. Using white and gold pens together in this tile is what makes this creation POP!

The tangles I used for this tile is my new favorite original tangle “Lazy Eights”, and other two favorites “Scoodle” and “Florz”. For some finishing touches, I used my lovely white soapstone purchased from Zentangle.com for shading and added lowlights of brown pastel here and there.

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On my second tile, I switched gears entirely and used a traditional white tile with black pen. Similar to the first tile, I absolutely love the combination of the black and gold pens! Don’t be too surprised if you see this combination of pens in the future.

This white tile features “Nipa”, “Chillon” and “Meer” tangle patterns. To finish this tile, I used graphite to shade in select areas to give this tile some dimension.

Even though I didn’t learn any new tangles or particular techniques, I did learn to enjoy the process of selecting each letter and deciding which tangle to use in each area. As always, I find using the Zentangle method very relaxng and rewarding. If you have a chance to draw this week, I encourage you to take out your pens and have a little fun and relaxation – you deserve it!

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Day Twelve, Creation Twelve

PhotoBalance and harmony was today’s theme. What a perfect thought. We all could use some of that in our lives- right? Balancing our finances, our households and relationships. Bringing harmony to our emotions, marriage and work-life. These things are not only important to our very existence, but it is also important in creating art.

Day twelve asked me to look at all the patterns I learned and try to see similarities between the different tangles and combine them to make a balanced Zentangle tile. I approached this tile a little differently by starting with circles as my strings in a symmetrical arrangement. I decided I would fully play with tangles that were very similar and have the gradually blend into each other. In one circle I used Flukes and Florz and in another I used Knightsbridge and a new tangle called Beeline. In the largest circle shape I combined newly learned tangles Chillon and Bales.

I am not sure if I achieved a perfectly balanced tile, but I did feel at peace while created it. What more could I ask for?

Denielle Noe