Hearts to You

Hearts to You

This week’s focus tangle for Square One Purely Zentangle is Flowerly (stepouts can be found here). It is a simple floral pattern made up of hearts. Also this week Rick and Maria have released the stepouts to Waybop on the Zentangle Mosaic app and will be sending out a Newsletter with the stepouts for a version with hearts. All this in time for Valentines Day, February 14th, a time to celebrate love.

I have to be honest, I was not excited about Flowerly. My mind needs a little more challenge. Then I saw how I could do a version of Waybop with hearts and include Flowerly in the center. Here are the work in progress photos.

I love that Waybop starts out by drawing what turn out to be spaces.

The next step is to start connecting these shapes. The lines I’ve added will be the tops of half of the interconnecting hearts of the finished tangle.

Then I added the tops of the other half of the hearts. Notice that they alternate directions.

Then I went in and added the bottom half of all the hearts.

Here all the interconnected hearts are completed and Flowerly is added in the center.

I also belong to a journaling group and the prompt this week is about wondering. On this tile I wondered what it would look like with some kind of vine interwoven through the hearts.

This is the stage where I sometimes wonder how things are really going to turn out. It can be hard to see where to go next. I pushed on and started adding shading.

Better but not quite finished, so I added a little weighting to the lines and flourishes.

There’s a lot going on here but I like the way it turned out. So, here’s my Valentine to YOU!

As always if you see anything in this post that you would like to try in your own work please feel free to do so.

Blessings and Happy Valentines Day,

Lynn

Also, as my valentine gift, I’m offering $14% off Tangle Deck 1, Tangle Deck 2 and Tiny Tangle Deck through the end of February. You can purchase Tangle Decks 1 & 2 for $30.10 each and Tiny Tangle Deck for $15.48. Get both decks 1 & 2 for $60.20 and all three decks (1, 2 and Tiny) for $75.68. (Tax and shipping are not included in the prices stated here.)

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