This past week has been a good one for trying some new things, craft wise - on Saturday, I took a 2 hour class in learning how to use a drop spindle to make yarn (or thread if it's thin enough) out of wool. I've been practicing a litttle bit everyday with that - I'm still just learning the technique and not worrying about the finished result. Once I manage to create something yarnlike, I'll share some pictures.
I also decided it was a good week to begin playing with doodling. I'd bought some drawing pens and a large box of blank ACEO art cards - so I'm not doing the Zentangle squares, but close enough. Mindful Creations has just started a drawing challenge: Adventures in Monotangles, where the entire piece is done with a single pattern, done in a variety of ways. Since I'm new to the whole thing, this seemed like a good way to jump in.
I did three versions, all using a 'z-string' starter - the first and last use the pattern Roy Stauffer did - Cubine, while the one in the middle (which was the first I tried) uses the last "Z" pattern on Tangle Patterns - the Zuan Shi. This was a lot of fun - I'm looking forward to doing more!
Shared with Adventures with Monotangles.