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:
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. . .
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