Well, the weekend went by in a blur.
Yesterday we had so much to do, we didn’t get out to the beach until late evening.
Still, the water and the sky were so beautiful as the sun was setting.
Take a look.
We always say that you just never know what you’re going to see at the beach.
Each day is different.
And there is always something different to see.
But last night we were really surprised at what we saw.
We expected to maybe see a sea turtle, or some speckled crabs, or ghost crabs, and pelicans.
But here’s what we found:
Yep. That’s a pig (on a leash) at the beach.
We had no idea pigs like the beach, but this one seemed to love the ocean.
Anyway….on to what this post is really about.
Do you tangle?
You may have heard of Zentangle.
The Zentangle method is actually an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
I’m not that good at it, but I love it because it is so relaxing and it seems to enhance my creativity, which is always good if you’re a writer, like me.
And tangled designs are showing up in more and more places.
Even at our church giftshop!
Just look at these cute little notecards I bought there.
Each of the designs is actually a tangle.
And here’s another really cute design that uses just a couple of simple tangle patterns.
And here is one that is a bit more complicated.
Today after I finish all my writing for the day, I’m going to practice some new tangles.
Zentangle is really fun and something you should definitely try, too, if you love drawing, painting, and even just doodling.
Once you’ve come up with a few favorite tangle patterns you can use them to:
• Make notecards like these
• Create beautiful paintings
• Put tangle designs on coffee cups, mugs, etc.
• Use tangle patterns to illustrate your personal journal (this is really fun)
As you can tell, there are all sorts of ways you can use tangle patterns. You’ll come up with even more ways the more you tangle!
P.S. Be sure to register for The Morning Nudge if you’re a writer. It’s free at www.morningnudge.com.