MIANDER is a pattern that keeps appearing in my tangles. It can grow in any direction depending on how you turn your tile. Shaded or unshaded, it’s a fun pattern to try. It resembles the official Zentangle® pattern
, but in a square kind of way, as you’ll
see if you follow along. TRIPOLI
First, begin with a square. Add a triangle on each side. Turn your tile 45 degrees in either direction and draw another square on the side of one of the triangles. Add a triangle to each of the remaining sides of the square. Turn your tile again, and repeat. If you keep turning in the same direction, circular or spiral patterns may form. I like to vary my direction and let the pattern “wander aimlessly or casually without urgent destination.” That’s how Merriam-Webster defines meander—the inspiration for naming this pattern, and so zen! My choice of spelling is a combination of the names of two special people, Mindy and Andy.
Merry Christmas, you two! Merry Christmas to you!
Disclaimer: If this pattern has appeared elsewhere as a tangle pattern, please let me know so that I can give full credit.