Last week I got the official zentangle kit. Along with the kit, comes a numbered legend of tangles and an icosahedron to assist you in choosing which tangle to use. One might not think that choosing which tangle to draw would be that hard but there are a LOT of patterns and more each day so having a little help is welcome sometimes. Often I sit and stare at a blank spot trying to decide what tangle to use next so, trying out the die and legend was a nice change. Yesterday I got to thinking and thought "Why not make your own legend to use?" So, I decided to give it a go. Not only will this bee a nice way to help get over "tangle block" but I can also catalog which tangles I use and who created them.
Often I feel like I use the same tangle patterns over and over again. I have my favorites, surely everyone does, but I want to show myself that I can do more patterns and that I know more patterns than I think I do. Plus, it's time I learned the name of those that I use and who shared them. If I'm going to tag patterns here on this blog, I had better know what I'm tagging. (WOW, that's a lot of I in here.)
Grabbing a 6X8 drawing pad, I divided the space into squares and left space at the bottom to note the name of the tangle and who the tangle is by. So far, I have this: