Friday, January 3, 2014

On the Road Again

"The cars we drive say a lot about us."  Alexandra Paul

Many months ago, maybe as long as a year ago, I tangled on my car windows. I already had magnets on each side of the car advertising my website (hoping to get people interested in my classes), my Zentangle license plate, and my little Zentangle heart decal. So I decided that tangling my windows would be a great way to show what Zentangle is all about, a traveling display. I thought I had taken pictures that I could show you, but I couldn't find them anywhere. That's okay though, because now I have new pictures.

Although the "auto chalk" I used to tangle does not wash off in the rain, after so long the tangling was beginning to rub off the windows. I decided it was time to re-tangle them, so the first thing I did was get my car washed. I wanted to start with a clean slate, as the saying goes. I was hoping the brushes in the car wash would help to rub off the remains of the previous tangling, but wouldn't you know it - the car wash I went to was of the brushless variety. So I still had to use some glass cleaner to get off the old stuff. 

When I pulled out the auto chalk I used last time (surprised that I knew exactly where it was after so long), to my disappointment the white marker I had used seemed to be all dried out and wouldn't write. So I tried the red and blue which were in much better shape. I've included 3 pictures here - one of each side of the car, and one of the back. 



The next picture shows how I decided to tangle right around the decal of the palm tree and crescent moon, the symbol of South Carolina. I guess I should have tangled the crescent moon pattern around the crescent moon!






Since the markers have  a fairly wide tip, I couldn't choose any intricate tangles. And they work better for drawing lines than filling in spaces. At first I was disappointed to find the white marker dried up, but the red and blue stands out more than the white did. Maybe that will draw more attention to it, which, I expect, would be a good thing.

So there you have it - my tanglemobile all ready to go out for a spin


13 comments:

  1. I love what you did! And I love the colored markers, too. When I was at CZT training in October there was a white BMW that someone had tangled all over. I never found out whose car it was, but it was really cool! And I love your license plate. I wonder if anyone in WI has taken that one yet. Hmmm.
    Sara CZT12

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    1. Thanks Sara. When I got the license plate I had a couple of other ideas too. TANGLES was on of them and something else I don't remember. I took a poll of family members and they voted for this one.

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  2. I love what you did here, especially on the back window. I have a Prius, too, and that window is somewhat useless. :)

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    1. Thank you. The back window is kind of useless, but I love my Prius!

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  3. That is incredible. I would drive by your car and want to know how you did those designs. Great job:)

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  4. awesome! and what great advertising!

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    1. Thanks Robin. I hope it helps attract attention.

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  5. That is amazing. I just may have to copy your idea. Lovely and certainly eye-catching.

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