The Diva's Week 11: Monotangles. (What a great word!)
One might think that a whole tile with the same tangle would be restrictive. I wondered about that before I started, but then soon realized how freeing the "elegance of limits" can be.
I thought back to my college art major days. Our first year Design class was one thing: pick an item from nature, and use that one item as a basis for the designs we would create for the whole semester. At first it seemed almost impossible, but as the weeks went by, we were stretching and seeing and fully in the rhythm of our little item. It was one of the best classes ever. This challenge felt like that. How freeing to only be immersed in one pattern. What an opportunity to explore the lines and feel the rhythms of the tangle.
My first tile was a string of loops and circles, with Hollibaugh wrapped around each loop and also then connecting the loops. Great fun.
I thought this would be the perfect time to bust open my package of pre-strung Zentangle tiles! This took the decision-making almost completely out of the equation. All that was left for me to do was pick a tangle and start. It was so much fun, that I did two more, using Puf (and a few circles, I can't resist, ok and a bullseye kind of center).