Many of you know that I have had a bit of a hiccup and have missed out tangling most of the summer due to a bad neck.   After a whole lot of rest and a bunch of different therapies, I am thrilled to say that I am much better.  That said, I needed to make some permanent changes to stop the damage that has already been done.  Bound and determined to make the most of my new normal, I set to work in finding a solution for both my daily tangle as well as for teaching.

I was sitting on the floor of my office putting together my new drafting table, and inspiration found me. (Maybe it was my positive attitude?) Right there in front of me was one of those little cheap wrench tools and a hex bolt, nestled together.  I grabbed my phone and snapped a picture.  A week later Rench was born.

I never cease to be enchanted by the community we have here in the Zentangle world.   The other day, I sent some preview images of Rench out to a few tanglers who seem to remember every tangle, to see if anyone had seen it before.   One of those tanglers, was Lynn Mead CZT,  of A Tangler’s Mind.   Lynn was my first Zentangle “crush.”  I remember the first time she commented on one of my tiles.   I was just a newbie to Zentangle, and had very little self confidence.   Well, she was so sweet, and I was so star struck, you could have knocked me over with a feather.

Lynn suggested I tweak my stepout to Rench, which was a brilliant idea!  The tweak has made Rench much more intuitive and easy to learn!   I tell you all this, because it is just one recent example of the power of this community to bring people – and tangles – together.   I love all the collaboration that goes on in our little corner of the art world.  Thank you Lynn, for your valuable input.  I am so very grateful to you.

A couple days later, photos of these two magnificent tiles below appeared in my FB messenger inbox.    Wow!  I hope you like Lynn’s interpretations of Rench as much as I do!   Notice in the right hand one, she has eliminated the aura around hexagon.   Simple and delightful, no?



I hope you enjoy drawing Rench.  Please feel free to email me or tag me on your creations.  I would love to see what you do with it.  Have fun!!

Here is the stepout for Rench:

Here is a Video Demonstration of Rench






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