Zentangle Ensembles are groups of Zentangle tiles (usually four or six) with a string drawn across the tiles while they were arranged in a square, allowing them to fit together like a puzzle. See the Zentangle blog's Ensemble post.
I started a four tile ensemble over a year ago, completed one tile, and never went back to it. As I organized my tangling supplies last week I found the tiles already strung for an ensemble and decided to get back to it. I completed one tile yesterday, so that leaves two to tangle.
According to dictionary.com:
Ensemble - the united performance of an entire group of singers, musicians, etc.
I like this musical definition of ensemble. If done solo, an ensemble is the united performance of a group of tiles, tangles, and, most simply, lines. I've also seen ensembles where each tile is done by a different artist, and in that case the performance is actually by a group of tanglers, coming together to symphonize with the instruments of pen and pencil. Instead of sending sound waves through air, they utilize light waves in their orchestration.
|Here's the one I did yesterday. |
I love the itty-bitty Paradox on the corner of Auraknot.
|Here's the tile I did over a year ago.|
You can see the tangle Pepper, which didn't come out exactly how I envisioned.
So I added dots to the center and it became more flower-ish
as opposed to pepper-minty. How fun!
|I also wanted to show the string I drew.|
I remembered this halfway through tangling the second tile,
but you get the idea.