I couldn’t resist trying my hand at Laura’s challenge #71, to use the new tangle over at the recent Zentangle newsletter, ”Pea-nuckle“. I thought it was high time to try this with a monotangle (using one tangle in a whole piece). This then became an invitation to see how much I could play with the pattern and create alternate versions. I usually have to be in the mood to let the pattern play by itself… and today I just fell into the “flow” and let my pen do the talking.
Ok, so it’s not strictly a monotangle.. but almost… all done in my 7×10″ Rajasthani journal with handmade paper:
When I looked at the piece later today, I began to suspect I might have a new tangle derivation going on in the top central section…. the aura fill reminds me of washers and dreadlocks and worms all combined… not entirely a new thing, but different in this configuration.
The construction was certainly inspired by the initial setup of “Pea-nuckle”, however a few steps thrown in between and a very different fill, and you can meander with it… as shown below:
It’s really easy to let the S’s meander, and connect them in random ways, or connect and fill all the sections, or in rows. Kind of like a cousin to Indy-rella too..
So.. I give you “Pea-nuckle”‘s brand new baby “cousin”:
and it even has a baby of its own – after you close off the curves of the S’s…. it’s great on its own, as a border, or band: