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There are no mistakes in Zentangle

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It is said that there are no mistakes in Zentangle –  a comforting assertion but one that I found to not exactly be true when last week I attempted the weekly template from Ben Kwok’s OrnationCreation.  The maneki neko (lucky cat) refused to be lucky for me and I kept making mistakes – glaringly obvious ones (block patterns out of sequence being the most frequent).  I eventually completed on my fifth attempt, but am still not sure whether I like it or not.  I think my judgement may be somewhat soured by the battle I had just to complete it.  Hoping for greater success this week.

Maneki neko72Meanwhile, with Ben’s kind permission, I have sent up a new card store at Greeting Card Universe, where you can find all of these designs.  I will be splitting any proceeds between a number of different Stroke charities in recognition of how Zentangle has helped me on my long road to relative recovery.

One Zentangle a Day – day 1

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One Zentangle a Day – day 1

After months of waiting for it to come back in stock, yesterday I received my copy of One Zentangle a Day by Beckah Kahula.  It is the most attractive and informative Zentanglebook I have bought so far and gives a lot more information on how Zentangle can benefit your health and help you through difficult and stressful times.  Each day Kahula introduces you to a number of new patterns before giving you free reign to practise them all in a combined Zentangle design.  I first practised the tangles called ‘static’, ‘crescent moon’ and ‘tipple’ before creating a design on the customary 3.5 inch tile.

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