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Thursday, November 3, 2011

All Hallows Eve Challenge

It's a new week and lots of goings on around here.  Not only is/was it Halloween but we have also become the host to an Italian exchange student.  She may be here for just a short while but maybe longer.  It is still up in the air at this point.  We have tried to be welcoming but not overwhelming, I hope.  My 5 year old can demand a lot of time when he is excited.  If you are ever in the mood for a tour of his hot wheels cars, just come on by! :)

I had to work this year on Halloween and sadly missed all the fun.  But, I do get to enjoy the candy while skipping the long walk to get it.  The challenge this week was to do a Halloween tile.  I confess, I quite enjoyed this one.  I enjoy them all but this one was fun to explore.  Which image to put forward? Which tangles are "scary"?  I started looking over Halloween themed clip art for my image and went from there.  I couldn't choose which I wanted to do more so I did them both.

The eyes came out great I think.  I had to fight myself to leave the white space.  They don't float out of the space as I had imagined them to but I don't mind.  While working on this one, the pattern for Pweeko came across my feed and I tried it out.  I like it.  I've already added it to my tangle "stash".

Next, I wanted to do something a bit more obviously Halloween and went with a skeleton.  I now think that it is a bit more Grateful Dead than Halloween but I don't mind.  That is why it's called "Grateful Tangle".

I really left more white space than I have been lately and I'm really glad that I did.  I'm not sure what the background tangle is called.  It reminds me of Nzepple.  It hints at spider webs to me.

I hope that you all had a fun, safe and Happy Halloween.  The busy time of the year is about to kick off for me at work so I hope to still work on the challenges.  I really look forward to them each Monday morning and it's nice to have a direction to head in when I pick up my pens.


  1. These tiles are great fun! I love the spooky eyes, and am glad you left the white areas, it really makes the eyes haunt!

  2. Thank you for being a follower of my blog. I like both of them and those are so unique! Well done!

  3. Both are very cool - this was a fun challenge to kind of slip out of the usual 'string' method. Your eyes are great and I "get" the mask...very cool!

  4. I love both of your tiles! I noticed Kandysnake, which is one of my favorites, and thought, "how perfect for Halloween!" Then as I read your comments, I saw you mention Pweeko. I thought, "Uh-oh! That's what I named my new tangle! Was there already a tangle I didn't know about named Pweeko?!" But then, of course, there it was, RIGHT NEXT to Kandysnake! You have no idea how excited I am that someone has used and likes my new tangle! It is the first one I have shared on a public forum. And yours is the first Zentangle tile I have seen that employs it. Cool. THANK YOU!!!

  5. Wow! I love both of these! The are different than all the others and both really pop!