Welcome to another week in the Adventures of Monotangles. Tonight was a great night, as it was my wife’s monthly shamanic journey circle, so I was able to sit on the couch and tangle and listen to the drumming coming from the living room. If you have never done Zentangle® to rhythmic drumming I cannot recommend it enough. As both practices lower your mind into a meditative state, it is a double dose of relaxation. The fact that tonight was the circle also reminded me that I really want to start tangling the drum I bought. I think I will start taking it to work with me and work on it on my lunch hours.
This week’s adventure is another set tangle. As last week was a curvy organic tangle that was an official tangle without a published step out, this week’s will be the opposite. The tangle for this week it very straight, (curved lines make it a different tangle) and there is a step out, it is even on Tanglepatterns.com. The pattern for this week is W2, the Tanglepatterens page for it is here.
I did two different tiles for this challenge, the 1st I used W2 as a string, then used W2 inside it is different sizes.
The second one I used both a ripped open paper effect, and romancy effect under that.
Ongoing Monotangle challenge. As a bonus challenge starting this week and going for the next 20 weeks, I am proposing a 20 sided challenge. Below is a link to a template for creating a 20-sided 3D object. I print the pattern out on card stock and trace a triangle on the back side each week. When finished you will be able to fold it up, and roll it to decide on a pattern if you are drawing a blank. When I did this before I taped a penny on the inside of each side to give it weight.
Here is the site for the pattern.
I have a page with more detailed instructions here.
Here is this week’s entry in the ongoing challenge. (Before shading)