Well, it's officially summer at last. One season closer to my favourite! I admit to preferring the damp, dark days of Fall. On the other hand, the different lights of summer are fun - the bold, sharp blast of mercilessly exposing noon-time sun; the soft, clear, luninous early morning; the dusky, mysterious twilight; the liquid velvet of night.... One wonderfully intriguing, ever changing aspect of Zentangle is the way you choose to finish each design. Favourite tangles are often completely different in appearance when shaded in a new way. Or sometimes you can change it up altogether! In today's tile I chose not to shade ANY of the tangles. Instead, I applied shadows to the ribbon dancing through the middle of the tile. It's different from what I usually do. Shading the tangles is something I particularly enjoy when tangling. Somehow, today the ribbon demanded that particular type of attention. It wasn't until I was done, however, that I suddenly noticed the random swirls I had made with a double pencil for the ribbon had actually been my initial, "C"! What a happy surprise!