Welcome to Inktober Tangles 2022

It’s that time of year again! Inktober Tangles!!!!  If you are not familiar, let me explain… 

Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

It seemed like maybe some other CZTs created lists for Inktober in the past, but for the last few years the only list I have seen is from CZTs Stephanie Jennifer and Debbie New of 7 Forests 5 Rivers (7f5r). They do remarkable work and we will follow their list again this year.

Here’s how it works:

Every day, there will be a prompt for a tangle to do. You can download/access and use the list which includes instructions and inspiration from 7f5r HERE.

Click HERE if you are looking for templates or template ideas to house your Inktober Tangles.

When posting your work use #InktoberTangles2022 in your title or description so your work can be found and associated with IntoberTangles 2022. Inside their file, there is a link to their Facebook Group and you can join there to post your work if you like. 

If you enjoy my Tangle Addicts spin on things and want daily prompts, I will be posting here as well as on the new blog I started, thinking I was being bright – but no. LOL (I have been wanting to start a blog on blogger, and though is a great opportunity to do so, we shall see!) I will also be posting on my Tangle Addicts Facebook Page and in the Tangle Addicts Facebook Group and on my YouTube Channel.

For those that are in the Tangle Addicts Facebook Group, you know I post a daily tangle. I post it the evening prior so it’s there for the full day to play with it (from my time zone anyway). Being that I decided to send this on my established blog, this was posted last night, and I will send a post just after this one.

One caveat, though, I am also maintaining my personal goal of doing one new (to me) tangle each day until we run out of tangles or I’m not physically able to do them 😂. I’m doing these in subsequent 100 day projects – because it’s fun! (For me anyway. 😂) 

What happens if there is a tangle on the InktoberTangles2022 list that I’ve already done?? Well, you will see two prompts from me. I will post links for the InktoberTangle2022 AND I will also share a new tangle and post that as well.

Remember that Inktober was created as one guy’s way to improve his inking skills by drawing something every day. That is the over reaching goal and the spirit of Inktober! 

One thing to also think about, while this is still the first day, is how do you want to show or display your work for this challenge. Some people do them on individual tiles and then put them into a collection, maybe in a book or frame them. Some used a huge piece of paper and created a string to house the tangles. Some did that without a string, just one tangle after another. Like everything, Zentangle – it’s completely up to you! (If you are in the TangleAddicts Facebook Group, look at the “Featured Items” and you will see a couple posts from Sandy Vaughn, sharing some ideas.

Looking forward to this extra challenge!!! Remember post and use #InktoberTangles2022 (and #tangleaddicts if you don’t mind!). 

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