Monday, October 26, 2015

TangleBomb Monday

Stones and Ceremony

This week's challenge was put forth by guest blogger, Paula Bramante. The inspiration for Stones and Ceremony comes from cairns, man-made stone formations/markings placed by travellers in out-of-the-way places. added to by multiple passers-by. as well other stone formations that are ceremoniously placed. There were several examples and inspirational photographs of stone mosaics. 
I started with an ATC I created awhile back that had a stone like feeling and I began drawing a stone spiral based on a garden mosaic photograph I found on Pinterest.

"Undu" Monotangle

I love drawing "Undu". This one came up in a previous String Challenge and I also think I used it before on a TNTM piece. It's so relaxing to draw.

New "U" patterns: "Unme" by Debra Castaldi & "Use" by Elena Hadzijaneva 
Artist Focus: Elena Hadzijaneva's "Join" and "Hypnotic"
Inktober day 26

There were a whole bunch of new patterns I felt compelled to explore this week and I was delighted to find an old fave amongst the small collection of  Elena's patterns: "Hypnotic". The rest are all new. I'm playing a little catch-up here with my Inktober dailies.

revisit an old love
Inktober Day 25

When I started my tangle journey, around 2 years ago, one of the first patterns I learned and loved was "Crescent Moon" and my favorite thing to do with it is weave it through a string. I made several Valentines that year using it on a heart string then filling it with black pearls. I haven't done that since. This was such a fun and relaxing entry for Inktober too.
Square One: Purely Zentangle
W2 with a little Nymph and other doodly-do's
Inktober Day 24

I'm still not over 'Nymph". I love that pattern. I went a little OCD on W2.

It's a String Thing #115
String #116
Patterns: Fandance, Swarm & Cruffle
Inktober day 23

This was last week's String Challenge that I finished at the 11th hour.

Thanks for bearing with me here. As ever, thank you for leaving such generous and thoughtful comments. I'm always inspired and delighted by the journey they lead me on.


  1. I am blown away by these images. The one you made for the challenge has lovely colors and design, and the one just under it (made by Joey #84) is also amazing. I guess Undu is the tangle? I will check that one out.

  2. I really love your stone tile. Always this warm, worn colors that are so delightful! The Undu on top of the blue rectangle is brilliant. (Remnants of the blue table at the science museum?) The b/w tiles have a pleasing balance of black, white and grey. Thanks for inspiring us!

  3. I really love your Hypnotic and W2. This is all great work! Thanks for being part of the TNTM challenge this week!

  4. You've been busy - it makes it so hard to choose the favorite one....
    But if I have to choose the first one - love the color!

  5. Beautiful work, Michele, as always :-) I especially love your Diva tile, haven't done that one yet. Your tile is very inspiring!

  6. These are all amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your work on my challenges, you always inspire me!
    ~ joey ~

  7. Lovely pieces. I particularly like your stone ATC and the Undo.

  8. Love your stone spiral that the rest are great too!

  9. great post! I love your style. The cairn/ceremony tile is JUST lovely, and I'm with you: Hypnotic was a fun surprise to find again, as it was one of my first favorites and I haven't used it in a while. The Undu tile is terrific too. good work!

  10. All are wonderful! Especially I like the fifth one. Your variation of W2 is beautiful!

  11. Really super selection of tiles this week, Michele... I do love the first one, circular stones, very special. Axxx

  12. All beautifully done as always Michele. I love your backgrounds you use often on your work.:)luckily I have a few of them ;)♡.♡