Every year around this time, my artwork focuses on the theme of hearts. Here are some of my tangled creations.
This heart is filled with sea waves, a pattern designed by Jinny Lu.
This next one is filled with frost flower by Karen Huen:
The next one is filled with walk the line by Chris Titus. As I was working on this, I expected it to come out looking like a double oval spiral; but instead, it looks sort of like angel wings. Happy accident:
I love grid patterns. Sometimes they look like quilt blocks to me; other times they look like tiles. This one is called heartangles by Vandana Krishna. I especially like the web design:
This heart is filled with another grid pattern, trellis by Alice Hendon:
The next one uses printemps, auras, stripes, and dots:
I used sprigs by Michele Beauchamp to form a heart:
And this one is my favorite. I adapted cosmic flower by Nicole Dreyer and shaped it into sort of a heart. To me it looks “hippy.”
If you’d like to see my Valentangles from previous years, here they are from 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017.
Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow, everyone. I hope you get to spend it with the one you love.
A few years ago I started a tradition of posting a bunch of Zentangle® valentines in February. Last year I thought I coined a new term: Valentangle. This year I discovered there has been a Valentangle challenge for several years already, so I didn’t invent the word.
I tried to join the Valentangle2020 Facebook group (in fact, I tried several times), but I never got approved. I don’t know if it was a glitch, or I missed a secret deadline, or they really don’t want me.
Anyway, I’m still calling these Valentangles.
This one uses the pattern Ixorus:
This one combines Snail and Florz:
This design is called Pepper. Doesn’t it look like a zebra?
This one uses the design Mistrel:
This one is filled with Double S:
This might be my personal favorite of the group. Drupe:
I am calling this one “Heart Attack”:
This one uses Puffle, Onamato, and Luv-A. Puffle reminds me of ribbon candy.
Which one do you like best? Vote in the comments.
If you want to see my previous Valentine posts, click on the years: 2019, 2018, 2017.