Thursday, January 6, 2011

Calendar Play: Week 1

It's been a few days since I've tangled on my Tangle-A-Day calendar, so catching up was fun. For January, I thought I would start with a string running all through the month. This way, the days are connected instead to each other instead of sectioned off one by one. 
    My first idea was to start at the beginning of the alphabet, and each day, do a tangle beginning with whatever letter was next. It's a nice tidy thought, but I soon remembered, oh yeah, I am not that tidy. I think I will use the alphabet as a starting point, but I already see things sneaking in there that aren't part of that system. Of course, not any of that stuff matters. Just having a little blank space each day is what I like. Allowing something to emerge into that space will be the fun part. 

I started the year with a heavier pen (an old fashioned fountain pen), then switched over to a Micron .005. Because the paper has a harder surface than I usually use (a real Zentangle tile), the thinner point works better for me. When shading, I use the Zentangle pencil and a blending stick.

   If you are playing with one of these this year, send me some photos. I'd love to see what you are doing with your calendar!


  1. I love this idea!! would be nice to do but I'm swamped with so many other projects, another one is just what I need! Love your work! Great inspiration!

  2. i, too, love this idea, and i'd do it if i weren't already up to my armpits in weekly challenge stuff!

  3. Just went to Etsy and ordered mine! So glad you posted this. Love how the numbers stand out!

  4. I know what you mean about the projects! At first I saw this as a project, but now, as I'm into the groove of the first week, I see it as simply morning coffee time. I'm finding it a really nice way to set the tone for each day: one little box a day in the "Z" Zone:)

    Your calendar shipped today, Lynda. Have a great year with it!!

  5. Love the 1-1-11 spot. Explosive!
    <3 your blog,

  6. OK, now I've got to order one! This will be great to have at work.

  7. My beautiful calendar arrived today. The cover tangle is spectacular. This gift to myself will be a daily treat as I fill in the spaces. Thank you Carole!!


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