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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.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Post #101: Joey and the Diva double feature

It's Friday??? Where has the week gone? I guess quite a bit of my waking hours were spent outdoors in the warm weather we've been having here in North Carolina. My race against the clock has begun: can I do my garden spring cleaning before the mosquitoes, the pollen and the weeds force me to flee? This week, I felt quite confident, until this morning, when I awoke to find that that familiar yellow- green film had covered my world. Ugh. Pollen time in the south. (Does this happen to everyone? I never saw it as much when I lived in France.)
After a quick trip to do some food shopping, I came back home and decided to hunker down, Zentangle style. With itchy, swollen eyes and runny nose, I grabbed the pollen-est colored tile I could find for Joey's High Five challenge. (That was sooo clever, Joey!) Hopefully, it won't make you sneeze!


Earlier this week, I had done the Diva's challenge with Shattuck as part of my Zentangle Primer exercises for Lesson 2. If I may, I'd like to recommend that you get your hands on a copy ASAP. Here's why:
  • to re-discover the magic of the basics and all the possibilities they offer.
  • to slow down,focus on making deliberate strokes and shading in different ways to change the way a tangle looks.
  • to learn how the basic tangles can be used in an infinite number of tangleations. For example, in lesson 1, with 4 different tangles, you'll get almost 30 different patterns.
  • to discover the new Zentangle concept of reticulata and fragments. This will blow your mind. And I'm not going to say anything else.
  • to admire the amazing work of Maria, Rick and Molly.
I've also purchased the new Zentangle Mosaic app. I highly recommend it, too, and will speak more about it in an upcoming post. I don't want to test your patience any more than I already have, especially since this is my 101st post and I value my readers!


Thanks, as always, for visiting! Have a w o n d e r f u l week!




15 comments:

  1. Wow, Jennifer, both tiles are stunning! The first one is my favourite.
    And the composition of your Shattuck monotangle is great aswell.

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  2. I love your Joey tile! The colors are great and the way Pais sort of morphs out of Puf is cool. The composition of your Shattuck tile is really creative.

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    1. Thanks for teaching me how to color tiles!

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  3. Lol a pollen tile! It does look like it too, I love the imaginative way you have used chord in the composition, a nice change from using it as a border. The negative space Shattuck is great too. Liked to read your thoughts about the Primer, I am dying for mine to arrive. Look forward to reading your thoughts on the app

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    1. Thanks, YT! It's so nice to hear the "ding" and find a new YT tile on my phone now!

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  4. Pretty spring tile, and I love the Shattuck tile, especially the band going up the center!

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  5. Great tile with the 'pollen'. I like how you added the coil with a little flip at the end.

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  6. oh that V tile...gee whiz, so striking. and your words about the zentangle primer...I had a chance to glance at it at our latest Intermountain Tangle Gathering, but you've got me really craving it. I want!

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  7. Your Shattuck tile is done so well and the design great!

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  8. Lovely tiles and you've convinced me to buy the Zentangle primer.

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