Tuesday, 17 July 2012

I've been in a bit of a tangle.

It's Tangle Time Tuesday on Sherry's blog. I've never done anthing with Zentangle before but I thought I'd give it a go.
I don't know if it's okay to base the Zentangle within and around another image or if the rules are, sticking to a line scribble shape and making this into a design.

My basic shape was inspired by an oriental exotic bird image, then I added a "planned scribble" shape so it grew a big flower tail, then a leaf and a fan shape appeared as I  doodled away.

I'm not sure if this is okay, I have seen tangle done within a stamped image so I thought I might get away with this. If you know there are rules, please let me know what they are.

I liked my exotic tangled bird anyway, so here he is.

Why don't you join Sherry too and give it a go.

I had great fun creating this.
Let me know what you're thinking.
Alexandra x 


  1. OMG this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love it!

  2. Oh my word this is stunning.

  3. that is so cool to actually be the shape of something, sorry don't know the rules but I say you can start wherever you want :)

  4. This is an amazing stunning piece, brilliant for a first attempt too. You are such a talented lady!

  5. Rules, schmules -- how can it matter when this is so positively amazing?!! LOVE how you put the tangles in a shape! You and Sherry are both so good at this!!

  6. Hi Alexandra...thanks for sharing what you're up to...you bird is amazing...happy woyww hugs kath xxx

  7. Get out! This is your first? It's breathtaking! They should ask you for rules!!

  8. This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Oh wow! That is fabulous! Love your bird. Kim

  10. Wow this is fabulous ! I don't know anything about zentangle but this is stunning. Crafty hugs from your newest follower, Annie x

  11. Hi Alexandra...could you e-mail me...your e-mail address seems to have disappeared from my address book...hugs kath xxx

  12. Alexandra, I love your bird, it is absolutely stunning. I know enough so far that anything that is not a true Zentangle is called 'Zentangle Inspired Art', so if you want to call your designs by a name, then ZIA it is!

    Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog, I have a long way to go, but I love the whole process. If I can turn out creations like yours, I'd be happy, Judith xx

    1. Thanks for this info Judith, I'm very new to Zentangle, I actually don't have much imagination yet, for turning a thread into something fabulous. Have you visited Sherry's blog yet? Every Tuesday she does a tangle post/challenge, she's very good too.


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