Een mooie string en 3 tangles van (Well, Indy Rella en Flux) vormen de compositie van deze tile; gemaakt op wit papier en afgewerkt met kleurpotloden.

A lovely string and 3 tangles from the headquarters (Well, Indy Rella and Flux) form the composition of this tile, made on white paper and finished with  coloured pencils.

Deze 3-kleurige snoepjes zijn heel populair rond Halloween in de Verenigde staten. Vandaar dat ik deze tile die als string 3 zulke vormen had, gekleurd heb in typische Halloweenkleuren: zwart, geel, oranje. Voor de highlights werd hier en daar een toetsje aangebracht met een witte gelpen. Een heel plezante challenge met volgende tangles: Printemps, Bales en Msst op een tankleurige tile.

These three coloured candy’s are very popular at  Halloween in the United States. That is why, I have chosen to draw this tile (based on 3 triangles as a string) in the typical colours of Halloween: black, yellow and orange. For the highlights, a little touch with a white gellypen is added. A funny challenge with Printemps, Bales and Msst on a Renaissance tile.


Op deze tile heb ik een combinatie gemaakt van Dewd, Sez en Feba, 3 voorgestelde tangles van Inktober, een erg leuk initiatief. Deze tile had ik ook ingestuurd naar Square one, vandaar dat ik deze keer uitsluitend getekend heb met een potlood en een zwarte pen (zelfs geen witte gelpen!)

On this tile, I have made a combination of Dewd, Sez and Feba, 3 suggested tangles for Inktober, a pleasant challenge. I have send this tile also to Square one and therefore I only have used a black pencil and a black pen, not even a white gellypen!

Als string werd hier het cijfer 20 getekend. Ik zag metéén de mogelijkheid om er een lint van te maken. Dat geeft toch altijd iets feestelijks  aan de tile en dat mag ook: Adele’s jongste dochter werd 20 en met Ada kwam er een nieuw familielid bij. De volgende tangles werden voorgesteld: Iza, B-Leaf en Heartswell. Ik tekende op een grijze tile en benadrukte de tangles met groene, witte, zwarte en rode kleurpotloden en hier en daar een kleine “highlight” met een witte gelpen.

Adele has drawn number 20 as a string, a nice form to create a ribbon. They gave always something special  and cheerful to your tile and that is all right in this case: Adele’s youngest daughter became 20 years and with new-born Ada, Adele got a new granddaughter. Following tangles were suggested: Iza, B-Leaf and Heartswell. I used a gray tile and finished my work with green, white, black and red colourpencils and a little touch of my white gellypen.


 Ever since I am hooked,  I see patterns  appearing everywhere.  Especially on fabrics you can discover real “little jewels”. Also  for this new tangle I found inspiration in a colorful fabric:

It is a simple pattern on which I made just a few minor adjustments to get an uncomplicated basic form.  I made 3 variations on it. You can use this pattern as a background, at the same or at different heights (like the photo of the fabric), but you can also create a sling or a frame, both in a square and in a circle.

Abough  you see  Vipera in combination with Stircles, Clob en Raindotty’s

Beneath,  in a composition with Nipa, Palrevo and a variation on Florz

Vipera was named after Vipera Berbis because I think this tangle looks a bit like a snake and the Vipera Berbis is the only venomous snake in Belgium. During  the last summer I have seen this animal very close on a sunny spot in our living room. Yes you read it right: at barely one metre from me, this snake was taking a  sunbathe on the doggies pillow next to me in a corner.

I never run out so quickly and didn’t want to go back in before the viper was found, which was naturally gone without trace. Rob and the neighbor have taken the whole house upside down.  Everything was shifted and eventually they found a hole for an electrical cable behind an accumulation stove.  That hole was closed immediately with concrete. The next day we sprinkled flour on the floor to see if there were any traces of the snake, but fortunately we saw nothing more and hopefully that will remain so… If you live close to the forest, you may sometimes met unexpected  residents. One gives  more fun than the other:

Not only do squirrels love nuts, I also love them. They are full of proteins, vitamins and minerals.  For example, with almond milk you can make a  delicious pudding:


Let’ s go back to the tangles. I  admit that I regularly forget the correct steps.  No problems: just surf to Google and fill out the name of the pattern.  Immediately you can find the steps to create the asked one.

Bridgen is a nice tangle that inspired me to make Kettling. As you can see, the start for both tangles is the same. By adding extra lines, a completely new pattern appears gradually. It is like a chain; From one comes the other and hence the name. I just placed one L in Between. Below you see the steps for the basic form, 3 variations and a composition  of Kettling, Zander, Adalfa, Cogwheel and Nekton. Also this tangle can be used as a sling, a frame, a background and even as string! Kettling can already be found at the wellknown address:

It was very nice to see Kettling popping up in a challenge by Adele: I.A.S.T. 263. Below you see my entry. All the results can be admired at the trusted address, next Tuesday.


 Since Ilac came out of the magic box on Square One I also send regulary a tile to this site on Facebook. The drawing  should be exclusively made in black/white, quite a challenge for me.  A few weeks ago, Peeld came out of the bag,  a tangle with many possibilities. For this challenge I had created a hybrid  of Peeld and Verve, Crescent Moon and Raindotty’s.

Many tangles lend themselves to making hybrids and I decided to make one more: a fusion of Warre (one of the newest patterns of Helen Williams) and Antidots. In The arches you recognize Adalfa.

And another one on which you see the tangle Lee-bee and Holey but also a hybrid of Lee-bee and Remo which is filled with Membranart and Keeko:

Tangling is a fine hobby: if you are in a great shape it is a challenge to try out more difficult tangles and techniques, if you have a lesser day, it can be pleasant and soothing to make a composition with simple and familiar tangles. Nothing should, everything is possible and especially the pleasant moments while drawing are important!

“Less is more” is often true and  the Australian artist Shana Wilson proves that. She works with simple things she finds in nature. Especially her fragile mandalas I find very successful and  they are an ode to nature. Below I posted a few pictures that I found in the Dutch magazine “Paradijsvogels”. Maybe it’s worth trying to find some stuff in the forest  and make a little piece of art  with them in combination with tanglework!

 By adding a little colour on pine apples and twigs, you can also create a beautiful mandala in an instant:


In the last tile of this post, I like to show  a piece of the “morphing” technique that Eni Oken has taught us. Morphing is also going on in nature at the moment. In the northern hemisphere, we are again in the autumn, a gradual transition from Summer to Winter.

In this work, besides the morfing technique (from Sandswirl to Emingle), you will also recognize Squill (one of the original Patterns) and Frontrast, one of the recent patterns on, a wonderfull example of the Japanese Notan  Technique.

Even in my personal life I am already in the autumn but as I wrote before, every period has its advantages and disadvantages and in fact autumn is my favourite season anyway.  When you get older, you will finally discover what is really important and it is high time to throw away superfluous ballast and try to make the best of every day!

Enjoying  funny mother/son moments during the last summer days in Ostend on the Belgian Coast.


And here they are again: beautiful colored and delicious pumpkins:

Butternut in the oven,  filled with a mixture of pumkinflesh, rice, dried cranberry’s and tomatoes, oignons, chestnuts, piment, sage and salt:


 A cosy atmosphere in the house really does not have to be expensive:


It is time to say goodbye from  you and  of a long hot summer with  a beautiful  song of Fairbourough a lovely place on the English Coast:  Hayley Westenra (Celtic woman).


Keep on tangling and until next time,


Wat een fijne verrassing om zo snel mijn nieuwe tangle te zien verschijnen op een challenge. Hier zie je Kettling in een kompositie  met Sails en AHH. De tekening werd gemaakt op een witte tile met een zwarte pen en afgewerkt met een groene pen en een witte gelstift.

What a pretty surprise to see popping up already my new pattern on a challenge. You can see Kettling in a compostiton with Sails and AHH. I have made this drawing on a white tile with a black pen and finished with a green pen and a whtie gellypen.