Mi² Revisited

A few months ago I submitted a tangle pattern, called  Mi² (Me Too), to CZT Linda Farmer's tanglepatterns.com. From there it took on a life of its own as Rick Roberts highlighted (and elegantly simplified) it on Blog Zentangle and the Zentangle Newsletter. Later, Maria Thomas praised its charms again on their blog. Then today, as I was composing my blog post with some tips on how to more easily set up the underlying 'seed' structure of the pattern, I discovered that CZT Laura Harms, has selected Mi² as weekly challenge #80 on her fabulously inspiring blog, I Am the Diva. Be sure to see Maria's sparkling contribution to the diva's challenge here. Okay, I know I've probably inserted way too many links in this brief paragraph, but it's my way of thanking Linda, Rick, Maria, Laura, and all of you who have adapted this pattern to your own zentangle-inspired art. I love finding it in unexpected places!
Here are some tips and illustrations for beginning this tangle pattern that may possibly make it easier to draw the initial 'seeds.'  With your micron pen, draw small diagonal lines, in alternate directions, for as many rows as you like. Be sure that each diagonal line is slanting opposite to the one above, below, and on either side. Then go back and connect the bottom to the top of each side of the slanted line with a mini-crescent moon. To complete the seed, fill in (or not) with ink. See here for the remaining tangle steps.
As you can see, I've varied the length of the lines, which adds to the fun. I hope this helps.

3 comments:

  1. I've been playing with this tangle this week, after it was posted as the Diva Challenge. I'm having a lot of fun with it. I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

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  2. Mimi, your blog / website, looks fantastic! Congrats!

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  3. I have just found this tangle - and it's BEAUTIFUL! I've tried it with the dots but your tip here makes the most sense to me. Thank you for sharing!

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