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Octangling2021 Day 30 and Update


This is actually tomorrow’s pattern, baleselation, a “tangelation” of the basic pattern bales by Maureen Stott, CZT. I made mine a little less fancy than hers (she fills in the blank areas with lines running perpendicular to the others), but I feel so satisfied with the laciness. In honor of Halloween, I used an orange gelly roll pen on a black tile:


My intention for the month of October was to participate in two different challenges on alternating days: OctPoWriMo by writing a poem on odd-numbered days, and Octangling by drawing a zentangle design on the even-numbered days. I hoped I’d get 14 of each done.

I got mixed up and worked on the wrong challenge on some days, but I did do 14 Octangling drawings. My favorite is Maryhill:


Mi2 got the most “likes” on ARHtistic License:


Torus got the most “likes” on my Instagram page:


I love challenges. Be sure to stop by tomorrow and see how I did with OctPoWriMo.

Octangling2021 Day 28


Today’s pattern is bitten by Carole Ohl. You may recognize it as the weaving pattern known as houndstooth:


Octangling2021 Day 26


Today’s pattern is flared by Neil Burley. I drew this on an index card pre-printed with a quarter-inch grid.


Octangling2021 Day 22


Today’s design is l’Eaura by Ria Matheussen:


Octangling2021 Day 20


Today’s pattern is croissant, by Yu Ru Chen. I made a variation:

Croissant variation

Octangling2021 Day 18


This is actually tomorrow’s pattern, but I wanted to do it today–Maryhill by Betsy Wilson:


Octangling2021 Day 16


Today’s pattern is Madroño by Maria Tovar:

Madroño by Maria Tovar

Octangling2021 Day 14


In the center is Y-Knot by Hyan Ju Park surrounded by Mulhouse Border by Neil Burley:

Y-Knot with Mulhouse Border

Octangling2021 Day 12


This pattern is called mmm foresty. (Why do I hear Homer Simpson’s voice saying that?) It’s actually tomorrow’s pattern, but I saw it and knew it would be satisfying to draw, so I did it today. As I was working, I thought about how beautiful this could be using different colors of green, blue-green, and yellow-green ink, or overpainted with those colors in watercolor. I also thought of a different way to shade it. I think I will try out all my ideas eventually. . .

mmm foresty

Octangling2021 Day 11


Today is an odd-numbered day, so I’d plan to write a poem, but I wasn’t feeling poetic. . . but I did feel like drawing. The design for today is Trellis by Alice Hendon: