Thursday, October 29, 2015

SAND - My Newest Tangle

On our most recent stay on the Gulf of Mexico,  my daughter Elena asked if I was going to come up with a new tangle while we were there.  "You always do," she said.

And she was right.  And so I did...

This new pattern is based on a diagonal, or diamond shaped dot grid.  It is distinguished by the pearls that it forms as well as its secondary grid.

I've named it Sand in honor of our oldest daughter and her husband who celebrate their seventh and ever so happy wedding anniversary next week:
S for Sarah, AND for Andrew.

It wasn't until I named the tangle, that the connection between sand and pearls become evident.
Little pearls are formed when you tangle SAND.  Pearls are formed by oysters from little grains of sand.  Don't you just love when things come together like that?

Here is my new tangle ~

A single row of Sand creates a beautiful border.  You can use just one section of the grid, or many. The possibilities for variations are endless - just imagine what adding aura would do...

I must thank my fellow Knuckleballers and my Fall Fractals class at Sam Flax this past week for being my pattern guinea pigs. Your feedback was invaluable.  Special thanks to my dear friend Sindy P, CZT for providing the finishing touch to the tangle - and for the inspiration to illustrate it on a Renaissance tile ~

Sand monotangle by Sindy P, CZT
photo effect applied with MarbleCam app



  1. I can tell at first glance that this will be a good one to tangle. Now I know how I'm going to spend a couple of hours this weekend! Thanks for sharing Sand!

  2. I love your new tangle and the special way it came about and that it celebrates a happy marriage. Those are rare these days. I'm looking forward to trying to get the hang of this tangle on some tan card. Yours is very striking.

  3. Dear Adele, I love this new tangle so much that I tried it tonight as a monotangle.
    I would like to show you the result, this is the link.
    Thank you for sharing your works- they are very inspiring for me!

  4. This is a beautiful tangle and I can't wait to try it.
    Thanks for sharing bits of your personal and artistic life with us.
    (By the way....I have a daughter named Elena as well!)

  5. Another winner! - Just done a quick practise and I love it! Thank you ! Axxx

  6. Looks like a good one Adele, cant Wai to try it out later! :) will it be featuring in it's a string thing soon? Oh that reminds me I have to email you my entry for this week 😊

  7. This tangle is so lovely! Just got finished playing with it a bit and now back for some more! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Beautiful pattern! I'll try it later on. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Love your page! You work the zentangle so much better.
    I love the way did this Tangle.