It tends to make the time pass peacefully and there are few distractions.
On our last trip, I first played with Karry Heun's fabulous Frost Flower.
I began with a monotangle following Karry's step out and added a bit of sparkle ~
Next, I shaded ~
All those straight lines made me wonder what the pattern would look like created with curved lines.
I began the next tile with elongated 'S' curves and drew another monotangle ~
And then shaded ~
The lines were so soothing to draw, I began another tile.
This time, inspired by a design on a woman's blouse, I began with a single Sooflowers by Livia Chau and radiated lines from the center. I finished it up with a bit of stipple and shading ~
What about a grouping of Sooflowers, I wondered?
Unlike Frost Flower, I left white space where the flowers met neighboring ones and around their edges. A little stippling and shading completed the tile.
I especially liked the way this one turned out. Each element is interesting in its own way - the flowers, the radiating lines, the white spaces.
Yet another well thought out element of Zentangle® is just how little space is needed to tangle.
Tiles, a Micron, pencil, and the drop down tray from the seat in front of me - sweet and simple.