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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jennifer's Opus One and Joey's Weekly Challenge #101

Before having a go at Joey's challenge, I finished my first Opus tile! (10 in. x 10 in or 25 cm x 25 cm) I kept it traditional: black, white and graphite. I was pleased with the result and thoroughly enjoyed working on it. For now, it's displayed on a black easel. If you haven't yet tried a larger format piece, I strongly encourage you to do so. It's a wonderful change of pace and an excellent opportunity to have lots of different tangles play together! I'm still a bit unsure of sizing--am I drawing too large or too small? Feel free to give me your opinion. (My apologies for the photo. My camera stand was a bit wonky, and I only now noticed the shadow.)

Roman Numeral I! This was Joey's string for this week's challenge, and it made me laugh! So simple, but so creative! She gave us 3 patterns: Dillo, Fleavy and Cle. I particularly enjoyed using Dillo, which I had admired in this morning's String Thing posts. Thanks, Joey, for a fun string and 3 new patterns.

Thanks to all for stopping by. I try to look at and comment on  your submission when you leave a comment. I'm not always a member of the same program as you and sometimes can't post.  If you don't see me on your blog, please know that I probably visited and loved seeing your work! Have a great week!


  1. I love that Opus piece! I'm a little a'scared of the big blank sheet of paper;-) Love the Joey piece too.

    1. The string made all the difference. Mine was drawn freehand, but I'm thinking of doing another one using jar lids (like you did!) and tiles.

  2. I haven't done an Opus tile yet, it scares me a little bit too... Yours turned out so beautiful!
    Your Joey tile looks very delicate, nice.

  3. Dear Jennifer, your opus tile is awesome... So many details! You asked if the size of the tangles is too small... I don`t think so. I love it. And everything is possible.
    Your tile for Joeys challenge is also great, I love the simplicity

  4. Your opus tile is fantastic! Wonderful details and very well-balanced. It should be framed, I think.

  5. Wow! I love the art work you did for Joey's challenge. I'm trying to finish mine, but I've been sick with the flu. But, like minds think alike... The top and bottom of yours look like mine! I didn't even look at your pic or anyone's beforehand, either! Can't wait to get it posted! Love yours!!!!!

  6. What a wonderful opus tile, it has such a lot of interest in it.


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