Sunday, February 10, 2013

OZAD: Day 6, Part 2

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  Here are the rest of the art from Day 6. 

From Angela Werner:

Day 6-  One stroke patterns plus using Mooka, Flux and Amaze - Though Mooka can be drawn as a one stroke tangle, I hardly ever use it in that format. I think the overlapping of the tendrils is what makes Mooka so graceful and endearing. When you overlap, however, you are going behind which means you ARE picking up the pencil... no longer just one stroke. Also, I can't see doing flux with one stroke. Why make things difficult for yourself? I had never used flux before, so maybe I'll eventually see the benefit of never picking up the pen while executing flux. Do any of you create flux with just one stroke? Amaze is brand new to me too and what a fabulous tangle THAT is! I love it! However, my Amaze does cross over itself and I do love how you can make the edges of Amaze irregular. The wonderful benefit of incorporating Amaze in the composition is that you can meander that tangle throughout the tile and thus give unity to the piece. It's going to be a favorite of mine! I loved creating this tile because I totally surrendered to the process. It's like it was telling me what to do instead of the other way around. I also LOVE Isochor. I know I have a very unique way  of using that tangle... but I love using the strange little shapes with lines through it in different locations of the tile. Thank you for your work writing this book, Beckah. I am learning so much with each exercise and I can see how it will be a great guide for facilitating the classes I'll be teaching starting February 26...

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I don't draw flux with a single stroke either and amaze was also new to me.  I am loving discovering all of these tangles and actually trying them rather than just admiring them.

Marty Deckel, CZT#10 writes:


Here is day #6...I have to say, that although I love Mooka and Flux (had never done Amaze til now), I do not like my tile today...was tempted to trash it and start over, but remembering that there are no mistakes in zentangle, I pushed through and completed the tile.  I also began with no string, but you'd never know open spaces, all crowded and each tangle is too small...and the list goes on!  Oh well, there's alsways tomorrow.  And, I learned a new tangle; Amazed!


I am enjoying learning and working with you all, and seeing all the wonderful work you're doing and contributing!!!



Day  6 OZAD

Marty, I think you are being too hard on yourself.  This tile may not be your favorite, but it is very interesting. I love the tipple/flux combination.

And from Maria Vennekens:

Day 6; Drawing tangles behind each other is a technique that makes a zentangle pattern look even more complicated. One stroke at a time we get to the result. Drawing behind also creates layers and depth in the piece.


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And from Ellen Gozeling:

As you can see, I don't like how my mooka turns out every time, so I decided to just not use it ;)

Day 6

I agree with Ellen: mooka is hard and there is no sense in using a tangle you don't like when there are so many others out there to choose from.




  1. I love all the tiles! So great to see so many dfferent ways of drawing just a few tangles. And it always inspires me!
    Thank you Cris for putting a "part 2" to the blog. I really appriciate all the work you are doing.

  2. Sharon! I gasped when you said you didn't like your tile! I LOVE it. We do have such interesting feelings while doing our little creations and though they are valid to us, just keep in mind that others may have a totally different take on your creation. I really, really LOVE your tile. Never forget that it is the viewer that completes your artwork...

  3. Ooops, I meant to say the above comment to Marty because SHE is the one who didn't like her tile. (I love your tile too, Sharon, but you didn't seem to need encouragement).


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