Adventures in Monotangles : Cadent

I just discovered this weekly challenge, Adventures in Monotangles, found on Roy  Stauffer’s blog,  Mindful Creations .

I was so excited to see that he had chosen “Cadent”, an official Zentangle®  pattern. Cadent offers soooo many possibilities! I have put into my sketch/notes some ways to play with this pattern:

(as always, clicking on photos will enlarge them:-) )


Here is my first tile. It includes organic, floral forms done with Cadent technique.

Cadent Flowers2.laura.sanders.2013

Next, is a tile in which a large Cadent grid is the string. I call this one “Cadent Quilt.”

Cadent Quilt 2.laura.sanders.2013

And last is one that occurred to me as I was falling asleep: what if Cadent pieces were doubled or transparent or floated? I also played with color on this one with Derwent Inktense pencils. I have not done much with color , so still experimenting.

Cadent Pieces2.laura.sanders.2013

This is another tile I did before the monotangle challenge, and it features Cadent.


The floral forms were created with cadent technique, as were the “leaves”. This Zentangle also features official zentangle patterns:

Cadent & variations of it, Poke Root, Springkle, Fife Variation, Tipple

By other designers:

Cruffle by Sandy Hunter

Organza by Ruth Howell

The seahorse, upper right, is my doing as well as little embellishments and the leaf forms on the left, under the floral forms.


6 Responses to “Adventures in Monotangles : Cadent”

  1. July 6, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for posting your step outs and extra ideas on this tangle and I love your creations.

  2. 2 Annemarie
    July 7, 2013 at 2:26 am

    They are all great, I like the tangleations you came up with. The third one is my favoite, probably because it’s more ‘free’.
    I LOVE the Russian Blue cat you have on the photo; my daughter has two of them and I think they are great!

  3. July 7, 2013 at 6:18 am

    All your tiles are so beautiful! They are so lively. Especially I like “Cadent” in floral form. Thank you for sharing your steps in your sketchbook. Great job!

  4. July 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Wow! love all your notes. I need to start doing this.

  5. July 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    nice, thanks for the extra little help

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