Well...by the time I packed lunches, rounded up shoes, fixed hair, and sent my children off to school, the moon had slipped away and the sun was up. Maybe another day...
Mulling over the moon reminded me of Crescent Moon. I resolved to tangle my own moons...
I liked the idea of using the tangle to fill in spaces on a larger pattern. For my first tile, I drew Fengle then filled in the negative spaces with Crescent Moon.
|Adele Bruno, CZT
Next, inspired by an idea from Maria Thomas,
I drew a string line and then tangled Crescent Moon in each section and the string became the negative space.
Then I referenced Yoga for the Brain (pg.4), where Sandy Bartholomew uses Crescent Moon to illustrate how auras can be used on patterns.
For my next tile, I used these variations:
I began by drawing a border, then I layered rows of the each of the three variations, working toward the center, until the space was filled.
Now that's a happy tile! I like that you have to study it a bit to even know that it is Crescent Moon.
If, like me, you missed the moon in the morning - or evening sky - today, tangle a few of your own!
*Crescent Moon and Fengle are official Zentangle patterns.