Zentangle

Zendala Moon

This week’s Diva Challenge was to create a monotangle with Tanglations of Crescent Moon.  I love teaching this tangle because everybody naturally comes up with their own version of it.  And they are all lovely.

The first thing I did was get out my sketchbook and start trying to come up with cool tangleations. Usually, this isn’t something I can force, but I was in the “Zen Zone” today and came up with a dozen before I started getting too silly.

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My regular Crescent Moon plus a few brighter ones.
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Getting fancy by moving the “ladybugs” and
experimenting with other tangles.
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Zebra moon and Racing stripes are my favorites.
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Getting carried away. Time to quit and get to the challenge.

I knew I wanted to try a monotangle Zendala.  (I seem to have fallen into a Zendala hole and can’t tangle my way out of it!)

Even with all of my samples, this was a challenge.  I started at the center with my regular Crescent Moon and worked outwards, using “bright moon” then a “purky moon variation” and then a “racing stripes” variation. Doesn’t it look like a whole lot more?

With every different tangle, the whole mood of the piece changed.  It was a very interesting experience.  I wish I had taken pictures at every step so you could see the whole evolution.  I only have the “finished” project

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before shading
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and after shading.

Don’t you just love a great big Zendala moon?

16 thoughts on “Zendala Moon

  1. This one is stunning thanks so much for the variations. I have a little friend (6 with cancer 😦 ) who I am visiting today and I am going teach her some tangling and your variations will be very helpful.

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  2. Moondanced – good one. I had all kinds of punny moon saying I was going to include, but didn't think of that one. I really like Zebra moon aslo. Great minds…

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