A recent news story featured The Netherland's celebration of the 100th anniversary of the "de Stijl" (the Style) Dutch art movement. The show concentrated on the noted artist Piet Mondrian and how his painting style evolved into his now famous primary colored blocks and white fields separated by perpendicular black lines.
As a young high school student many years ago, I was fortunate to view some of Mondrian's paintings on a trip to New York City's Museum of Modern Art - an unforgettable experience.
Mondrian reduced line and color to very basic, very striking elements.
It is not a stretch to say that the Zentangle® Method has something in common with "de Stijl".
Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts have isolated the five elemental strokes that comprise seemingly complicated patterns making it easy and enjoyable to recreate them "one stroke at a time".
The intricate and beautiful flow from our pens as a result - with endless thanks to them.
This week, let us celebrate our good fortune to be able to learn and practice Zentangle as we join in the 100th celebration of a movement Piet Mondrian helped to found.
We begin with this string ~
|IAST #214 by Adele Bruno, CZT|
Inspired by Composition II in Red, Blue, and Yellow (1930) by Piet Mondrian
Please know that while my string was inspired by Mondrian, I kept tangling in mind and did not use a ruler to draw or measure.
The tangles we will use include a few from Rick and Maria ~
Wasn't this string just asking for it?!
My Tips for Tangling Beeline can be found here.
Fun and classic, adding this will make each of our tiles truly unique.
Click on the tangle names above for the links to step outs.
Simply pencil the string line onto your tile and tangle away! Feel free to place the string any way you'd like on your tile.
Here are the (Not so) Official Guidelines:
* Challenges are posted on Tuesdays.
*Use the string posted for the week and some or all of the suggested patterns
* Submit a photo of your tile saved as jpg or scan your tile (300 dpi or higher) and save as a jpg
*Email your jpg file as an attachment to - firstname.lastname@example.org
*Entries are to be submitted by Saturday evenings.
*Photos, notes, and 'Best of Show' are posted on Mondays.
Send in your photos - you will encourage and inspire fellow Zentangle® enthusiasts all over the world. WHEN YOU SIGN YOUR NAME, PLEASE INCLUDE WHERE YOU LIVE.
FOR EXAMPLE: ADELE BRUNO (FLORIDA)
PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary for you to have a blog or website to participate.
If you do have a blog or website, I will add a link upon request.
Please include the site specific URL.
I look forward to your emails.