At the start of October I saw this post from The Diva’s Weekly Zentangle Challenge on Facebook.
I haven’t really done any Zentangle in ages, and I had just decided I wasn’t doing Inktober this year, and I had committed to doing this blog challenge. But despite all that, I was intrigued. I Googled “Inktober Tangles” and found the source on Everything Is Art.
There was no way I was going to manage a tile a day, so I figured maybe I could kill 31 birds with one stone and do a single art piece, that I could then use for one of these Halloween blogs. 32 stones!
I sketched out a rough idea…
…and planned to fill each part of the image with a different tangle. I ended up adding more elements as the month went along to make 31 spaces to fill.
A few of the tangles were ones that I already knew, but the rest were new to me which was really fun. Some were very easy to fit into the spaces, some were a lot more difficult. There are more than a few that I now want to take away and do a Zentangle tile with, to really do the pattern justice. They may show up later.
I won’t link all the individual tangle instructions here, but there are links to them all on that Everything Is Art page. Obviously I didn’t quite do them one day at a time either. I had about five or six sessions over the month, but I got all 31 done, that’s what’s important.
Here’s my completed piece.
Day 1: Printemps – the top bat
Day 2: TunnelVizion – the pumpkin
Day 3: Toodles – the centre hill on the right
Day 4: Zonked – the leftmost gravestone
Day 5: Jalousie – the house
Day 6: Flukes – the tree
Day 7: Huggins – the rightmost gravestone
Day 8: Bales – the second gravestone from the left
Day 9: Lola – the lower bat
Day 10: Cubine – the cauldron
Day 11: InaFlux – the skull
Day 12: Floo – the ghost in the tree
Day 13: Yin-Cut – the cat
Day 14: Arukas – the moon
Day 15: Maryhill – the leftmost potion
Day 16: Trentwith – the spider
Day 17: Dreamdex – the right side ghost
Day 18: Sindoo – the path
Day 19: Diva Dance – the tree by the house
Day 20: Antidots – the left side ghost
Day 21: Batumber – the hill with the house on
Day 22: Abundies – the second gravestone from the right
Day 23: Pixioze – the bottom hill on the right
Day 24: Baton – the rightmost potion
Day 25: Tripoli – the hill on the left
Day 26: Ratoon – the left witch
Day 27: Crescent moon – the middle potion
Day 28: Well, Well, Who – the middle gravestone
Day 29: Kuke – the right witch
Day 30: Nik – the flying witch
Day 31: Florz – the big cloud
and because I split the cloud into two by mistake when outlining it, I stippled in the small one.