Mehndi…a Zentangle by another name?

I got a mehndi design today at the Plymouth Green Street Fair. The process was fascinating. The artist worked with a pen that looked more like a cake-decorating device. As the henna is applied, it looks like chocolate and is in a paste form that puffs up on your skin. It dries in about 15 minutes, and the paste flakes off within an hour or so, leaving the design stained in your skin. Tonight it is orange…by tomorrow, she said it might be more brown.

I got all motivated and drew a Zentangle when I got home…I guess it got me in the mood:

Here’s another take on it, scanned into Photoshop, and using the tile as as a quarter of a symmetrical drawing:

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