CZT Margaret Bremner, a tangling genius and one of my idols, posted a new tangle last night called Pixioze. Go ahead--click on her name and check out her wonderful website, and prepare to drool over her art.
I tried it out right away, slapping it together on paper really fast and rather mindlessly while watching tv (it's on the left below). Fun! Then someone suggested that it resembled another tangle called Inaura, by CZT Bunny Wright. I didn't think I agreed, but couldn't quite remember Inaura...looked it up on tanglepatterns and saw that they are sort of kissing cousins; they have similarities, but aren't the same.
So this morning I took the time to do a second, much slower and more mindful version of Pixioze (on the right below). And then, in the center, I did my version of Inaura. The result: way, way too busy, but fun anyway! I used my multicolored pencil to "shade." It's nearly impossible to shade with the multicolor, but I couldn't resist and gave it a try.
Here's my too-busy art for the day.
Please note I misspelled the tangle when I labeled it on the right. Correct spelling is indeed on the left: Pixioze. A combination of Pixie and "O's," which makes sense when you look at it.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project