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Zentangle Diva Challenge #262 – Learning the Tangle Fassett, Etc.

by Suzanne Fluhr on April 4, 2016 · 14 comments

[If Zentangle®  is a new concept for you, and you want to know if it’s addictive, start HERE.]

This being the first Monday of the new month, it’s Use My Tangle (UMT) week in Zentangle Diva land.  The Zentangle Diva challenged us to use the tangle Fassett by Lynn Mead. I enjoyed learning this one. Not too difficult and amenable to different looks which I tried to incorporate into my tile.


One thing I enjoy about the Diva challenges is the opportunity to borrow, steal, learn from other Zentangle enthusiasts. Last week, one of the challenge participants used several tiles to make a mosaic. She (at least I think it was a she) showed how the tiles could be rearranged to produce different looks.

I had fun during the week trying this technique. The first one I did uses a tangle by Yu Ren Chen, recently published by Linda Farmer in I’m not sure I did the tangle exactly right, but you would never have known if I hadn’t told you. It also uses Akoya, a recent Square One Tangle assignment by Sandy Hunter, CZT. The other two tangles are Sand Swirl and one published by moi, Aloha, inspired by a pattern I came upon during a recent trip to Hawaii.

Here’s the first mosaic I put together with four tiles:


Here it is rearranged:


I don’t remember from whom I borrowed, stole, learned this technique. If it’s you, please step forward to be acknowledged. I can think of some ways to use this in a class.

My next project for the day is to clean off my desk. I’m too embarrassed to even post a before photo of it.

I look forward to reading your gentle comments.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Annie April 4, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Cool! I like your Fassett tile and love your mosaics! I rather tend towards the first arrangement but I have absolutely no idea why! I love the tangles you’ve put together here even if you say you’ve pinched the idea. It’s a good one.


Dorita April 4, 2016 at 7:50 pm

Nice! It looks like we worked along the same lines this week…I also did a monotangle. Love the mosaic. It’s possible you saw what Annette is doing

So cool!


hungrycorgistudio April 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm

You were able to match the intensity of Fassett with other strong tangles that didn’t overpower the tangle but rather surrounded it in common company. Beautiful. Sarah.


Michele Wynne April 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Great Diva tile! I love all of the variations of Fassett. Your mosaic pieces are great. I really love “Aloha”.


Annemarie April 5, 2016 at 4:40 am

I like your Fassett and I love the mosaic!!! Have your ever looked at the mosaics at LonettA’s blog?


Suzanne Fluhr April 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

I do usually look at Lonetta’s posts, so maybe I “borrowed” from her, but I’m not sure since this is a little different than what she’s doing with her mosaic sharing project.


Maggibee April 5, 2016 at 4:57 am

Personally, I feel stolen ideas are a form of flattery – you must really like someone’s work if you try to copy/borrow it. As for your variations on Fassett, You certainly have imagination – I still have trouble deciding where to shade.


Ilse April 5, 2016 at 5:48 am

Beautiful tiles, especially the Diva one 🙂


Carmela Claessens-Soro April 5, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Its incradible, but our tiles are again almost the same, without seeing it before.
I made also a similar string and also several variations. Are we twins? hahahaha.
Beautiful done ;-))


1 Art Lady Kate Tangles April 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Love how you played with the scale in your Fassett tile! Your mosaic tiles are lovely too.


Lily April 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Great work!


antonine April 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Oh Suzanne, I love your Fassett tile! I think you should give it to me since it has my initials on it ! 🙂 The ensemble with the four tiles rearranged is brilliant. Such a good exercise. PLUS – I think I figured out my comment stopper thing was a Windows 10 issue, so now I think I’m back in business. I’ll be back…


Donald W April 8, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Like all the variations on Fassett. Especially like the one with the wider “bars”. It creates a sense of depth rather than the organic flair of Fassett.


HeidiSue April 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

Ooh, Aloha! I’m enchanted with that one, and have plans for it in a piece I’m giving a friend/co-worker for her cubicle. But the mosaic is terrific overall. It’s got good balance of light and dense, active and still. Lovely fassett tile, too, with its line of perls going all K on you 😉

Good stuff


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