Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Zendala Dare #60: The Devil That You Know

I finally had to time to work on this weeks Dare. I have to admit, the template I chose is probably not the most troublesome for me but I was not ready to go back to doing the zendala in pencil so soon. I could not think of any other templates that I had used that I really was that uncomfortable with. So what I did was go back through the dares that I had not participated in and looked at those templates. There were a couple that I could have used but I chose Template # 20.

I chose this one because when I looked at it my thought was, "What tangles can I use in that?" Honestly, the only thing that I could think of was for the center. That is maybe why it took me so long to get started. Once I did, it came together rather quickly. I am generally pleased with the result. Hope you enjoy it. 

Tangles used: Betweed, Zander, Flux, Hibred, Knightsbridge, 

I hope that people have read this far. The pattern around the outside is one that I deconstructed a couple of weeks ago. I do not know if this is one that has been out there before or not. If anyone knows if this is a tangle someone else has posted, let me know. I have not thought of a name for it yet so any suggestions there would be useful also. I was not really planning on using it until I had a little more time to research it but after seeing Maria's blog post on grids I thought it fit in with this. Did not see this in all her variations. When I first did it I did it in a grid  oriented as a diamond. I like the way it looks that way better, but felt that this space was too small to use it that way. 

If you have not done so, would highly recommend that you visit The Bright Owl to look at the other tiles that have been submitted

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle!!


  1. I had to chuckle about your comment on not being ready for pencil yet. Me too!! I like your zendala, and I really like the pattern on the outside. I don't think I've ever seen it before, and it's quite lovely.

    1. Thanks. It was a pattern that I saw and came up with the deconstruction. It is a little different from the original pattern but the original was a little to busy to use in a small space.

  2. I love the middle! You have choosen every three patterns so finely and draw them beautifully.
    The hole zendala is georgios, fine work.

    Greetings from Finland :-)

  3. Your zendala is beautiful, especially the centre. Greta thta you created your own tangle!

  4. Wow, Donald. Your work just keeps getting better and better. And better. Love this.

  5. I agree with Ann, Donald. Your work does just keep getting better. This zendala really made me pause and take it all in.

  6. Nice work! The combinations of tangles remind me of royalty- something that would be used in Medevial times or seen in a castle!


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