Dingbatz. I‘m still trying to wrap my brain around the Dingbatz-style Mookas. I decided to try making them over-sized to see if that made any difference. I kind of like the way tese wrap around to the back of the tile. But After I did them, I realized I should apply the same techniques used for twisted ropes to them. I‘ll have to give that a try here in the future!

Larimar. Larimar is often goes by several names… the Stone of Atlantis, Stefilia‘s Stone, and Dolphin Stone. This rare, blue variety of pectolite is found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. The color varies from white, light-blue, green-blue all the way through deep blue, reflecting all the different colors of the ocean. Like other blue stones, this one is associated with the throat chakra. It facilitates the healing of the mental, and emotional healing of the individual and gives peace and comfort.

Tidal pool. I went to a huge aquarium over the weekend. It was so much fun to look at all the animals that came from the sea. From tiny snails all the way up to huge sea lions, they were each so interesting in their own way! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Cockles 'N‘ Mussels Marasu Narwal

Pockets. This tangle reminds me of a pocket with a spiral lolipop in it. I wanted to experiment with the various brown pens in my collection, to see how much contrast there was between the various tones. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a brown Micron and brown and sepia Copic pens. Shading done with Polychromos colored pencils blended with Copic blending marker. Tangles: Buttercup Cootie Flukes Fracas Marasu Nipa Puf Quipple Rain Xircus

Movement. I love the way the string used in this tangle conveys movement while the Marasu anchors the viewer. It‘s as if the other patterns in the tile are flowing around the spiral design. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Botto Courant Marasu Mi2 Mixed Signals Munchin Socc Wildwood

Echoes. I think the multiple echoes that tie up this tile are the tangle and the circular repetitions. The shapes of the Marasu and the Cogwheel echo each other. Putting the Fescu on either side of the center creates balance. Finally having the top and bottom Pinwheels echo provide a nice contrast to the more organic designs. Zentangle drawn on Official Zentangle tile using a black, Micron pen.

Speed. Every so often, I like to challenge myself when I tangle. For this tile, I challenged myself to speed up from my regular slow-and-deliberate style. This mostly worked well, except for coloring the Knightsbridge. That was just slow so I wouldn‘t go outside the lines. I also experimented with adding a bit of white highlights. I‘m not sure how I feel about them yet. Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Zig Millennium pen.

Hanging around. This is an interesting tile because it‘s pretty weird, in some ways, even for a Zentangle. The string I drew had lots of loops. My thinking was that it would be fun to experiment with. It actually turned out to be kind of difficult to use with the random tangles I had for this day. But, I just went for it and I think it turned out OK in the end!

Joy. This Zentangle makes me happy every time I see it. I like the balance, and many of the tangles are on my list of favorites. Zentangle drawn on official Zentangle tile using a black Micron pen. Tangles: Beedz Bumper Cadent Emingle Fescu Flora Huggins Marasu Nzeppel Pinwheels Sh-Rock

It‘s complicated. Sometimes, I draw complicated strings. Sometimes, the random draw of tangles produces a lot of complicated tangles. Both happened here, which resulted in a rather odd zentangle! Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol using a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Avreal Cadent Chads Flutter Marasu Pearlz Pop-Cloud Quandu

Zentangle drawn on Strathmore Vellum Bristol with a black, Micron pen. Tangles: Printemps Cheesecloth Hollibaugh Pokeleaf Marasu Betweed

Zentangle drawing done with Micron pen on Zentangle Tile. Tangles: Cadent Cirquital Claire Flutter Inapod Marasu Meer Quabog