The Diva is right on top of things! The day after Zentangle® (Maria & Rick) announced and demonstrated a new "official" Zentangle-tangle, Laura scooped it up and presented it in this week's challenge. She says: "I have a few more lovely guest challenges waiting in the wings, but Rick and Maria have given us a new tangle to play with! You can find the directions for this new tangle here. It took me a few tries, but if you give it those few tries - this tangle starts to take on a life of it's own, winding and twisting through the tile. Where will it take you?"
It's funny, but I noticed Maria using this tangle in a few of her pieces over the past week or two. I found it so fascinating that I copied it... (or, I should say, I penned lines in my art journal and, with great effort, tried to interpret how this mysterious tangle was constructed). "Deconstruction" of patterns/designs/tangles was a main theme of the Zentangle Master Class last summer.... (fabulous learning experience!) ... and that class prepared me well! (... and they thought I wasn't paying attention!!)
And I will admit that, when I practiced Pendrills, my (steps of) deconstruction was almost 'right on target' to that which was demonstrated in the Zentangle Newsletter. I am one happy tangler!
|Traditional Zentangle - "Pendrills" - 3.5" sq. tile; Sakura Micron #'s 01 & 005, black and brown; graphite pencil|
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