New tangle: mmmForesty

When looking at this pattern I can only think in the language of Pee-Wee Herman, mmmmmm foresty. Perhaps it's because while prepping some of the art for this post I watched the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas special. On a side note my childhood came into clarity and I never realized how much Pee-Wee influenced my life! So in honor of the remastered DVD release I'm calling this mmmForesty.

Using different pen sizes allows the pattern to recede into the foreground.

Using different pen sizes allows the pattern to recede into the foreground.

This pattern follows a very basic stacking structure and can be used many ways in your Zentangle art. My most identifiable inspiration for creating this is the traditional Japanese pattern of Seigaiha. MmmForesty is a pointed version of that structure. Because the basis for its structure already exists in our world I've just documented here its construction for use in Zentangle. 

Some other tangles that have a similar visual look are; Bandola, Candle Glow, Feathers, and Flukes. Some of them derive their final state from very different construction such as All About V.

I first created this pattern in 2013 when I printed some gift bags using my Print Goco. 

I first created this pattern in 2013 when I printed some gift bags using my Print Goco. 

You've also seen mmmForesty here on the blog in use on my most recent Christmas cards. I'd really wanted to share the instructions before the holidays but ran out of time. Luckily it's still winter with many opportunities in the near future to cozy up with some tea and zentangle.

I used white colored pencil to add an icy feel to this tile.

I used white colored pencil to add an icy feel to this tile.

If you come across other uses of this pattern structure out in the world please share with me!

And if you're wondering what Zentangle is I've got you covered here.