Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tangle Roulette

I decided to flip thru my pattern book at random and use whatever tangle I flipped to. The last space left was the smallest Bales I ever did.


  1. that's fun to do... just random no decision tangling... I love that thing you have on the left!

  2. After making a lot of Zentangle® inspired art I always find it relaxing to come back to Zentangles®. That is the beauty of creating a Zentangle® ... stress relief, no thinking, getting into that right brain flow. Hope you enjoy your CZT training as much as I did!

  3. I have a large collection of Tangle Patterns I keep organized in an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" wide binder (over 100 patterns)that I file alphabetically and I own different dice with 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 24, 30, and 100 sides. Since there's 26 letters of the alphabet I will use my 30 side die and roll it. Which ever number it lands on I will go to that alphabet (i.e. If it lands on 9, I will use the 9th letter of the alphabet which is the letter "I". Each divider has different numbers of patterns within that tab, for example Tab "I" I have a collection of only 5 tangle patterns that starts with I. Then I will role my 6-sided die and what ever number it lands on, like 4 for example, I will count the first pattern to the 4th one to use.

    If I only use the patterns from my "Totally Tangle" Book that has 112 Tangle Patterns, then I will use my Bicone shaped die that has 10, 20, 30...00 plus my 12 sided die at the same time. If my bicone shaped die lands on 40 and my 12 side die lands on 8 for example, I will add the 40 and the 8 and look at the 48th tangle pattern in the glossery and choose that pattern. Every once in a while I will flip through my 4 books and binder and choose a pattern. This illiminates the bias of choosing a pattern in zentangle and your work won't appear to look the same as you look at your work.

    I also have 4 books on Zentangles published by Design Originals. If I use