Whether you tangle often, or just occasionally, you probably have hit a little wall wondering which tangle to use next. Now that I'm back into a semi-daily groove with tangling in my calendar, this happens to me quite a bit. Thank goodness for the community of tanglers who have come up with a variety of patterns to play with. One of my favorite go-to resources is tanglepatterns.com. Linda Farmer (CZT) has done an outstanding job at organizing and linking step outs to new tangles as they come on the scene. My favorite tool from her is the Tanglepatterns.com Tangle Guide. This is a pdf that sits on my computer desktop, staying handy for fresh ideas and challenges. Click here to find out how to get one of these jumpstart jewels! The cover alone is an inspiration, with Zentangle art by the awesome Shelly Beauch.
This portion of my calendar began with a new tangle this week called Heartrope by Bunny Wright. As the days rolled on, I was in a Quandry so I clicked on my handy Tangle Guide 2013 and mixed a little of a lot: Basketweave, Beadlines, Onomoto, Bunzo, Betweed - all found right at my fingertips! This page in the calendar may be a little bit busy, but that's my life right now. Taking the time to tangle this morning really helped me center. Now I think it's time to clean off my desk while I enjoy my new Starbucks concoction: Skim Misto (grande) with two shots of mocha and two shots of vanilla spice. Methinks cleaning off my desk will be fun.