Day Thirty Eight, Creation Thirty Eight

imageCool! Now I get to add bag designer to my art resume! As you can tell, today’s creation involved tangling on fabric. Similar to yesterday’s post, this creation required a little forethought before diving in.

First off, I needed some fabric to tangle on, so I headed over to my local craft store to scope out what my choices were. I landed on a cute basic white canvas bag which I thought would be perfect to tangle on. Second, I needed something that would easily draw onto the fabric and also be washable. After looking around the fabric section, I picked out a black permanent marker that was design to go right onto the fabric. How awesome is that? Now I was ready to roll!

Now here is where the risky part came in. Now that I had my choice of fabric and the means to draw on it, the hardest part is deciding to begin. What if I screw it up? What if my cool new marker leaks all over the place and ruins the project?

The what–if’s definitely can freeze you in your tracks, but I know I wanted to complete this challenge so I foraged ahead despite my worries. So, I literally had a blank canvas before me and decided what the hell did I have to lose. I went for it!

Without any pencil string or anything to guide me, I drew some familiar tangles free-hand right onto the fabric. I let my hand and my heart be my guide as I drew each pattern. Without any real forethought, I began using very organic style tangles and ended up with a very floral like pattern on my bag. I started with “Tat” with other Tat tangleations and added “Flux” “Scoodle” “Sedgling” to the mix.

Overall, I loved how my little bag came out. I am super glad I got over my worries and just went with it. Now it’s time to move onto the next challenge.

I wonder what it will be?…


Day Twenty Eight, Creation Twenty Eight



Sorry for the little gap in time folks. After a wonderful time-off relaxing at home, it was time to get back to work-literally. It’s been super busy these past three days, so I am a little behind in posting this day.

Day Twenty Eight marks the fifteenth day remaining until I complete my One Zentangle a Day Challenge. On a quick side note, I know I haven’t always been consistent in posting these back to back days, but that doesn’t mean I stopped drawing in between days even with my own personal struggles.

If you decide to pick up the book “One Zentangle a Day” the book is full of prompts to not only create a daily tile, but also encourages you to practice in a journal as you learn each new tangle, technique, and or new medium (i.e. colored pencils, watercolor, gouache etc.). Eventually I will get around to posting some of my journal entries, but will probably reserve them for my Flashback Friday posts.

Now that I got thoroughly got side-tracked, let me tell you a little about today’s tile.

This was a fun and quick tile to learn and do. Believe it or not it only incorporates just two newly learned tangles. The tangle called “Sez” is formed by drawing uniform lines around a single dot to create a circular pattern. In shading Sez, I decided to shade one half of the circles to give a much defined look and feeling of depth.

The second tangle used is called “Eke” which loops around across the tile in a non-uniform pattern. Eke is a very versatile tangle where several tangleations can be created from this single pattern. One of the tangleations of Eke I used is the one that appears to be small leaf-like petals that surround the tile. I loved the overall effect of using both Eke and Sez within the same tile and really enjoyed learning these two patterns.

For a quick sneak peek into day twenty nine, this day is asking me to create my very own pattern for the first time- yikes! Well, you’ll have to wait until the next post to see what I come up with.

Until next post…

Day Seven, Creation Seven

I had a great time with today’s theme: Tangleations! What is a Tangleation you ask? It’s where you take already learned tangles and combine them to make a new tangle variation. It’s like a music mash-up without a melody.

At first, I thought this challenge would be hard- deciding which tangles to combine, how I would combine them, etc. However, once I started creating one, more followed quickly. Before I knew it, I had 6 new Tangleations under my belt!

Here is the list of tangles I used to create each new Tangleation: Fescu, Knightsbridge, Nekton, Crescent Moon, Static, Hollibaugh, Pokeroot, Festune, Scoodle, and Isochor. Can you guess which ones I combined together in the tile above?

As always I hope you “like” this post!

Have an awesome evening!

Denielle Noe