What do you do when you’ve got old-time friends visiting and it’s raining outside? You teach them how to tangle! And that’s exactly what I did last weekend when three friends who used to live in town came back for a visit (our families always called our group the Nosy Nine—no one’s ever figured out why :-)). It was the perfect activity—we sat around, chit chatted, and created incredible Zentangle tiles. Everyone was new to tangling–can you believe it?
This was also the first time I had taught anyone how to tangle (I’m getting certified at the end of October). I got out lots of new black Micron 01 pens, pencils, tiles, books, and a large pad of paper to show the step-outs. Everything was going along really well until my friends were about 3/4 of the way through their first tile and I noticed I forgot to tell them to switch to pen after creating the string. Ha. Oh well, their tiles look amazing despite my flub. (If you’re wondering why some tiles are lighter than others, that’s why!)
I taught them tangle patterns Cadent, Printemps, Hollibaugh, Keeko, Cubine, Jelly Donuts, and a few others. (One friend got a sore hand and had to stop.)