After three months, I finally finished my review of the 159 Zentangle original patterns this week. (I'm still missing "Ravel", whose step out I never found. Please let me know if you know where it is!!) Using a random number generator, I chose a string from tanglepatterns.com and five or so tangles. My focus was on the process, the method, rather than the product. The elegance of limits. So much freedom to follow your pen and tangle from the heart. I loved this exercise, and highly recommend it, in some form. You might just try it once. You might take your "Top 20 Tangles", à la Michele Wynne's post this week, and use only those. You might do a series using a certain type of tangle--organic, ribbon, grid-based, etc. Here's my final entry, albeit sans string:
What's your experience with randomly chose strings or tangles?
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