Another ordinary day in the life of a clumsy artist who is always spilling something on themselves. But, today I decided to embrace my clumsiness because the alternative would lead me to anxiety every time I go out, eat, paint, cook, clean, or whenever else I could possibly spill something.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) a few days prior I endured a mishap at a lovely restaurant that my beloved and I had visited. In the midst of an interesting conversation, a notably tasty piece of gnocchi sprung from my fork, performing a perfect double somersault, and of course landing on my lap. Curses. The olive oil I knew would be difficult at best to remove. I attempted to remove the stain as best I could and put them through the wash.
Forgetting about the incident, I grabbed them in a rush from the dryer and put them on. Looking down I was quickly reminded, and wasn't surprised to learn that I had failed to remove the stain. But the crew was due for tea, and I had no time to change. So, as I waited for them to arrive, I grabbed a Sakura IDentipen™, with the handy-dandy 2-tip feature. First, I used the larger tip to draw the splat. Then I switched to the smaller tip to draw the rest of the dingsplatz. Easy Peasy. I added a bit of white Gelly Roll®, for highlights, a bit of lite grey Koi® brush pen for some shade. It looked great! Five minutes or so and the best part. . . I didn’t have to take them off!
Now they are my VERY favorite jeans. Even knowing that I may have to touch them up now and then. I kind of like doing that anyway. It morphs into something well-loved, like a well-worn pair of jeans.
Huh! And, no stress!
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What is a dingplatZ? Rick and Maria shared this fun idea in the Kitchen Table Tangle series on the Zentangle Mosaic app.
Every once in a while, we make a KTT available to the general public. To view the full library of KTT's, you can subscribe to the Zentangle Mosaic app. To view examples Dingplatz on the app, download it for free and search #dingsplatz.
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Sue Priddy on
Thank you so much for sharing this KTT. I just tangled along with Rick and Maria and there on the page were my first two Dingsplatz. Such a fun concept – and the world right now needs all the fun we can find!
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Sue Leslie CZT on
I watched the KTT for dingsplatz a while ago and I can’t stop making them. Thank you!!
Robin Steinbeck on
I love your stories ❤️
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Mary E Ziegler on
I always enjoy watching both Rick and Maria draw in the same video and how they ‘express’ their tangling on paper! I am going to make a lot of dingsplatz on one page of my pre-strung Zentangle journal! I have a tendency to loop my beginning strings so I am ready to jump on this and try different tangles inside the loops! Thank you both for such inspiration!
DM Smith on
Oh! This is such a cute story !! I am the same … I get “Clumzyitis” frequently….!! Such a perfect Zentangle® moment !! 🤣👏🤗
Sharon Jerkovic on
This KTT is one of my favorites on the Zentangle Mosaic app. How nice to see it reprieved for all those who follow this Zentangle Blog. Hope many of them will join all of us on the Zentangle Mosaic app (available on both IOS and Android) and show everyone their #Dingplatz
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Melinda Barlow on
I love it! Another answer to “no mistakes only opportunities”. I however think you should call this type of tangle a dingsplatter as it covers a splat of “anything”. So fun…
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Kate Ahrens CZT IX on
I have a number of jeans that could use a “leg lift”
Thanks for the inspiration!
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