Using a tangle that is new to me – Siri…

It has been a long time since I have posted a tile for the Diva Challenge. Although I am still dealing with the effects of my treatment for breast cancer, it feels good to be back doing the Diva Challenges. I’m on the upswing of my recovery and above ground. Life is good! ๐Ÿ™‚ (PS…Ladies, get your mammogram! It could save your life!)


The first Monday of each month the Diva posts a UMT, which means “Use My Tangle.”ย  This monthโ€™s UMT is CZT Simone Menzel’s tangle Siri. For the step-outs click here.

I started by drawing the pattern as a monotangle on a Bijou tile.ย  I found that I made the corner strokes too shallow, so I changed the angles and filled them in with black ink.


Then I combined Siri with other tangles on a regular tile. I struggled with this pattern. I thought about making the initial squares larger but thought that by doing so I would lose the effect where the two edges come together. In hindsight, I wish I had used the larger squares anyway. I think the composition would have been more proportional and more cohesive…next time. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I always show the first tile that I create so here it is:

Tangles: Siri, Ennies, Jalousie
Colored with Prismcolor pencils

Be sure to check out Lauraโ€™s blogย  to see how others have responded to this week’s challenge.ย  I hope that you find these tiles as inspiring and educational as I do.ย  I always learn something from those who post their tiles.ย  Thank you to all of you.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time,
Sending smiles,



12 Responses to Using a tangle that is new to me – Siri…

  • I love the colour work you did on this tile. I too struggled with the pattern. I’m not a natural with grid based patterns I’m afraid. I think maybe you are a little hard on yourself over this one.

    • Thank you Maggiebee. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love using color. I usually like the structure inherent in a grid-based pattern, but this one was tricky. I just need more practice. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m so happy for you that you are recovering well!!! I love the soft colored tile. Take care!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thank you for your encouragement, Annemarie. I am happy that you like the tile. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The soft colours on your Diva tile work very well, love this tile!

  • Both are beautiful!

  • Dear Maureen,
    I am so impressend to read about your success in the struggle against this terrible desease. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better and wish you a lot of power for the next time.
    Thank you so much for taking part to the DIVA challenge with my tangle. I know about the power of Zentangle and I am sure it will help you on your way!
    Your Siri is just beautiful!I love the composition and the colours!
    Zenhugs from Simone!

    • Thank you so much Simone for taking the time to send me your well wishes, encouragement, and Zenhugs. ๏ปฟ I really appreciate it.๏ปฟ And I am so happy that you like the outcome of my attempts at your tangle. I need to practice it more so I can draw it with ease. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Such a beautiful tile! Love that colour combination and the Bijou tile as well!
    Best wishes, “Zen”hugs, Annette

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