I think this has been the most relaxing vacation I've ever had, despite the whiny toddler with yet another cold. Maybe I'm surviving that because of the tangling. :-)
I'm still having a blast playing with my Mandala stencils. Here is the second one I created starting with a blank tile:
I built my Zendala pattern from the center out adding a variety of pointed and slightly rounded shapes. I filled in the center with one of my favorite patterns, Inapod, by Carole Ohl. Next I moved to the outer edge for some of Rick's Paradox and one of the new Diva Dance patterns. Then I couldn't decide what to do. I liked the second row of "leaves" blank, and the librarian in me thought they started to look like books. I added an extra border to the edges and decided to leave it be. I wanted some circle on the outside and filled a skinny border with Keeko and orbs.
I had a great time shading this one thanks to tips from Cris Letourneau. I love how Inapod looks puffy and rounded.
Since I'm having such a wonderful time creating my Zendalas, I've decided to teach a class on this in February. Check out the details on my workshops page.