I must thank this week's participants for sending in their treasures - and from distant shores at that. There are submissions this week from many states as well as from South Africa and England.
My grandmother was fond of saying that music was the universal language. I think that Zentangle® is earning that reputation one tile at a time!
This first tile is from Caitlin Elliott:
This is from Sue Agnew:
Sue came up with some very pleasing variations of Minouche. She used different grid sizes, wonderful line work, and left the center blank - a dramatic effect!
This submission was signed from Ragged Ray:
Brenda Urbanik sent in this:
Mindy sent in this lovely tile:
How fun and how poetic, Mindy.
With line direction, thin and thickness, shading, and white space, Mindy added depth, dimension, and so much loveliness in this one place. Gorgeous!
Deanna Spence sent this 'feast for the eyes':
This is Joan Delony's tile:
Sue Jacobs submitted the tile of honor this week:
Sue really took this challenge in many different directions. Not only did she create very pleasing pattern variations, her lines are simple and elegant and her use of color made this tile a stand out. I have a little something coming in the mail for you, Sue.
And now a confession of sorts...Sue won me over this time.
When people ask me if I ever use color when working on tiles, my answer is always that I am a purist when it comes to Zentangle. My use of color comes in ZIA pieces, but not on tiles.
Through Sue's piece, I can see how color can be used so beautifully on a tile. Thank you, Sue!
Many thanks to the talented tanglers (are there any other kind?) for your tile treasures this week.
From your accompanying notes, I learned that the process brings confidence to try new things, challenges to face and conquer, peace of mind, and comfort for the heart.
Thank you for encouraging countless others, myself included, with your artwork.
Many thanks to:
Nathalie Marinoff, CZT for Minouche
Hope Martin and Linda Farmer, CZT for String 008