Daily Zen: 2017080601

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Do you know what a Talking Stick is? It comes to us from the Native American Traditions. It was a decorated stick that was used during group council meetings. Whomever was holding the stick had the floor, and was the speaker. They were the only person allowed to talk and could continue until they relinquished control of the stick. As I was drawing these bars decorated with Scute, they kept reminding me of talking sticks!

This Zentangle is for a challenge in a Facebook group where we are exploring the tangle Scute. I’m finding this tangle more challenging than the previous because of the angular grid pattern. Here, I just wanted to explore different ways of drawing the triangles and different ways of shading, Although I’m still posting this on a Monotangle Monday, it’s actually a Duotangle because I used Holibaugh to fill in the background. Or, maybe it’s a Holibaugh Monotangle, but with Scute used in a tangleation?

Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Shading done with graphite pencil.

Tangles: Hollibaugh Scute