Zentangle is...

The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Joey's Weekly Challenge #94

This week, Joey asked us to reflect on music and tangle a flat! (You're so creative, Joey!) She asked if we associate music with our drawing. I love music, but I want to let myself be totally absorbed by it. While I frequently listened to music when I started tangling two years ago, I rarely do so now. (Recently, I bought Rick Roberts' Zentangle® Sounds CD and enjoyed it.) I am easily distracted by sound, which probably comes from teaching middle school for over 20 years! When I draw, I like to listen to the sound of my breathing and my pen, which whispers across the paper. (I recently told my husband, when he was tangling,"I shouldn't be able to hear your pen. You're pressing too hard!!! Relax!!!" Sorry, Lar.)
For this tile, done on a rectangular scrap of card stock I picked up by mistake, I wanted some drama. I had planned to make the left side black with white ink. I pulled out my black Permopaque marker to color it, and decided to go with a striped background. Reminiscent of the staff, albeit short a line? 
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  1. Such a gorgeous tile! I love the striping and the intricate line work. Well done! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment. I really do need to invest in a few more Inktense pencils and emerge from my blue period;-)

  2. The striped area on the left is very cleverly done and very fine drawing too. It looks like a wrought iron fence. Your description of the pen whispering across the paper makes me want to try silence. I will try that tomorrow.

    1. Thanks, YT! Let me know about the whispering pen :)

  3. Beautiful! Good choice to keep a blank part, makes it look stronger overall.


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