I seem to have ATCs on the brain since my lovely Italian surprise (thank you, Black Pumpkin! I don't think you have any idea what you may have started here - heheheee!). These cards are a mere 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches large; filling them with a string that isn't too intricate for the dainty size, then tangling them in a way that remains visible and pleasing... it takes a bit of consideration to end up with something that suits the constrained space and also pleases aesthetically. At any rate, I was a bit worn out today so I spoiled myself with an art break and made two new ATCs to trade (Black Pumpkin and Phine, let me know if you like any of the ones posted yet - I know I'll be making more so don't worry if you haven't seen "the one" just yet..!). I tinted one with pencil crayons and the other with a black pencil crayon. It's interesting to see the completely different feel that colour or shade gives to a piece. I really can't decide if I prefer them either way; both techniques have something special to offer. I'm also really excited because it's only one more week before I take my CZT training. After that I'll be planning Zentangle classes, etc., I hope (accreditation is NOT a guarantee, but I'll do my best to make the cut!) and I hope to have permission to cross-link to the official Zentangle sites and definitions, etc. I'm so pumped! Do you think my little ATCs capture any of that?