Forbidden City: A Treasure Trove of Tangle Inspiration

I’ve been traveling quite a bit lately for my day job. I was fortunate enough to travel to Beijing to work with some really smart people on seriously smart marketing transformation coaching.

I had but one free afternoon for which I hired a tour guide to get the most out of my time. I visited the Forbidden City, and beyond the amazingness that most people notice and admire, I was blown away at the complexity of detail…every single hand-carved, hand-forged, hand-painted element was there for a reason, represented something important, and radiated beauty and craftsmanship.

Here are just a few examples:

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Perhaps I will turn one or two of these into tangles soon.

I encourage and appreciate sharing!:


4 Responses to Forbidden City: A Treasure Trove of Tangle Inspiration

  1. Suzanne Fluhr March 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    Cool. Our Zentangle experience has given us new eyes to see the world . Now, all you have to do is to start working on the step outs—you know, in your free time.

    • Cari Sultanik March 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      Free time! Ha! I definitely want to. So much awesome material.

  2. Rosemary Turpin March 27, 2016 at 12:24 am #

    Yes, there are a couple there that should definitely be tangles – I liked the hexagonal one with the flower in the middle (but it`s not a Zentangle because of the flower, I guess, I also liked the terra cotta-look one with either six adjacent circles or it could be further deconstructed to diamonds with TWO circles in each one!I think you should submit them!

    • Cari Sultanik March 27, 2016 at 11:50 am #

      Thanks for the inspirational nudge! I will!!!