April 2, 2012 by Denise
The Zentangle community has such creative people – I sometimes get intimidated. There are fabulous books by talented illustrators and artists, everybody seems to be coming up with wonderful ideas for new products, projects, and books. I set a rather lofty goal for myself: to come up with an original tangle. I’ve had this goal for a while – and have reached it a few times (or so I thought) only to find that those creative people I spoke of earlier had already come up with what I did, or something reallllly similar! My heart always sinks about a millimeter when it happens, but my resolve grew stronger. Now, some may say a tangleation (a variation of a tangle) would count, but I wanted to build one from the ground up. I actually had a little waking dream about this one – It was about when I was a kid, and how I had such a hard time drawing five-pointed stars. As a perfectionist, even at the tender age of 11, this really bothered me. But I discovered a way…and I think I have my original tangle. If I don’t, please don’t tell me, o.k.?
I call it FÜNF, which is German for five. I even have a hard time with the names! Anyway, here it goes…
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