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Green Inspiration
Thank you WCA
"Paradox" Fun
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April 2008

In this issue we have:
  • Green Inspiration
  • "Verdigogh"
  • Thank you WCA
  • More "paradox" fun
Green Inspiration
Are you ready to "tangle the Zen"? Here's a "green" challenge (just to be en vogue).
  1. Find an inspiration in nature for a new, simple, and repetitive tangle.
  2. Send us a photo of what inspired you.
  3. Name it!
  4. Describe how to draw your tangle.
  5. Send a scan of your tangle as a Zentangle
    (minimum 300 dpi).
We'll display as many as we can with our growing bevy of tanglers around the world.

Below is Maria's favorite "green" tangle inspired by a pine branch. It seems complicated when it's done, but as we all know now, anything is possible one stroke at a time.

pine branch

Ready, set, Verdigogh . . .

This tangle is simple and repetitive. In verdigogh, Maria uses only one pattern over and over, or more accurately, below and below. As with many tangles, when a tangle appears to overlap it's always drawn beneath what's already drawn.
verdigogh 1
verdigogh 2

Maria's Zentangles with verdigogh:
verdigogh tile1
verdigogh tile2
Zentangle at WCA
Thank you to New Hampshire's Women's Caucus for Art WCA for a wonderful Zentangle afternoon. We enjoyed a great workshop with about thirty people and created some amazing images.

It's inspiring to see everyone put their Zentangles together. Each person heard the same information, yet each Zentangle looks different. And when you put them together, they form a beautiful mosaic.

wca mosaic
More fun with Paradox
Rick's been having fun with our paradox tangle. This one uses a hexagon with diagonals that connect opposite corners for its string. Everything is hand-drawn, no rulers.
This neat interplay of patterns is possible by changing which direction you draw your paradox - clockwise, or counter-clockwise.

Compare these next two examples which each use a similar pentagon and diagonals as strings. In this first example, each paradox is drawn clockwise.
In this next Zentangle each paradox rotates in a different direction from the one next to it. Fun stuff.
For more info on drawing paradox, please refer to our February newsletter.

Thanks again and see you soon!

Rick and Maria
About Zentangle
Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

email: rickandmaria@zentangle.com
phone: 508-234-6843
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