I am just 'mad crazy' about the tangle pattern Mumsy by Sandy Bartholomew and not shy about saying that Sandy is one of my absolute favorite tangling artists. Her books - Totally Tangled and Yoga for the Brain - are a constant source of inspiration for me. I recommend them every chance I get. (You can purchase them from her at Beez in the Belfry )
Mumsy is one of those patterns that epitomizes the beauty of Zentangle®. It unfolds magically one stroke at a time.
Here is the step-out I drew while learning the pattern -
While tangling Mumsy, there have been times when my lines were wavy not smooth, my petals very uneven, lopsided, not at all uniform in size, and so on. Each time, I pressed on through my perfectionist tendencies and worked through the pattern steps. EVERY time I was amazed at the results.
By the time each petal is filled with auras, all the lines I had misgivings about blend in beautifully.
Shading the outer edge of each petal adds such dramatic depth and dimension.
Here is a sampling of Mumsy in a few monotangles -
My hat's off to you Sandy Bartholomew - Mumsy is definitely the word!