Hi and welcome back to the Chrissie Murphy Designs Blog. Today, I have a Travelling Tangle Tile with Rashim Bhargava, CZT (Dolly) to share with you. This travelling tangle experience was a little different from the others I’ve worked on, so let’s get into it, so I can share it with you.
What is a Travelling Tangle?
A travelling tangle is where I tangle on one part of a tile and then send it to someone else. The other person does the same thing for me. And then we finish each other’s tiles. But this time, it was a little different. I’ll explain more below.
So this Travelling Tangle Tile is with Rashim Bhargava, CZT better known as Dolly. Dolly’s Instagram profile is @daadidolly_tangles if you want to visit and check out her account (which I highly recommend).
What did Dolly send me?
Dolly sent a wonderful little package including the Travelling Tangle Tile we worked on together.
She also sent me a tile she tangled herself (it’s so beautiful) and a Toran (in Hindi language it’s called a Bandhanvarr). The Torah has been stitched and embroidered by Dolly. It’s very beautiful and Dolly told me it’s traditionally hung on top of a door.
What was different with this tile was that Dolly suggested we meet up online to tangle it together. So we set a date…
So how did I finish the Travelling Tangle Tile with Rashim Bhargava, CZT (Dolly)?
On Saturday 13 August, Dolly and I met up online through Google Meet. I am in Australia and Dolly is in Dohar so we found a time that suited us both.
I was going to be working on Dolly’s Travelling Tangle Tile, and Dolly was working on the same tile at her end. We’d complete her Travelling Tangle Tile template together.
Dolly had begun the tile using Sepia ink and I saw this as an opportunity to continue and work her tile in the renaissance technique.
Unlike all the other travelling tangle tiles I have completed, the approach to this Travelling Tangle Tile with Rashim Bhargava, CZT (Dolly) was very different. The tile just happened as Dolly and I shared about our lives together.
I loved hearing about Dolly’s travels, her family, her life, her philosophy’s and how she found Zentangle. I was so inspired by her attitude to just connect. Dolly is what we call in Australia, a “people person” and hearing about how she connects with people and Tanglers wherever she goes was so inspiring.
I love the tile that was created from our time together. it contains so much tangling, and I think that it’s a great representation of what Dolly brings. Dolly brings an abundance of connection, warmth, joy, encouragement and happiness to tangling. I love that that abundance is evident in the tile I completed with her. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together.
Here’s Dolly’s tile.
What tools did I use for this Travelling Tangle Tile?
I used the following tools to finish Dolly’s tile:
- Signo uniball gel pens in Black and White
- Graphite pencil
- Generals Pastel Chalk pencil in Sanguine and White
- Copic Grey Marker W4 and W6
What size is our Travelling Tangle Tile?
It measures 10 cm x 10 cm
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