Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 18 – SLOWPOKE
Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 18 – SLOWPOKE

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 18 – SLOWPOKE

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 18 had me wrong-handed!

Zentangle pattern SLOWPOKE

I love a good spiral pattern. I find them relaxing to draw. So I was pretty excited to learn SLOWPOKE by Cris Letourneau, CZT. This nifty band of spirals nestled in a line creates an elegant and fancy looking border.

Today’s Tangle

Zentangle Inktober Tangles Day 18 SLOWPOKE

When I do challenges like Inktober, I always create a little bijou tile of the pattern to start. These tiles give me a chance to practice the pattern and shows me where potential pitfalls might happen. This year, the tiles became a part of my blog instead of just reference for me – an added bonus! Usually, these tiles take me a few minutes to create, but not this time. I attempted the pattern several times and just could not get it to work for me.

After the third try, I decided to reverse how it’s demonstrated in its pattern step out – and it worked perfectly! I’m left-handed. Rarely does this matter to me when I’m drawing – I’ve been learning from righties all my life! But this pattern turned out – at least for me – to be a right-handed pattern that the lefty just couldn’t get. It served as an important reminder to me that as a left-handed teacher, there may be times when my approach may not work for all of my students.

In the end, I got it to work and immediately made it hard on myself by creating a wavy string to put it in! Making it wonky certainly changed the character of SLOWPOKE. I really like it in its straight, elegant format as well as in the wild, wavy variety. I put PEPPER and PRINTEMPS for more play on the spiral.

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The Challenge: Zentangle Inktober Tangles by 7F5R

7F5R (Seven Forests Five Rivers) host a Zentangle version of Inktober every year called Inktober Tangles. Check out their Facebook group to find more information and to see the amazing art created by Zentangle teachers and artists from around the world. Each day, we are given a Zentangle pattern and are asked to create something with it.

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