Sometimes our tangles have stories or tales behind the pen strokes and sometimes our pen strokes inspire stories or tales. When Maria posts a tile on the Zentangle Mosaic App she almost always shares with us some sort of creative narrative. Her words range from inspiring thoughts to fanciful tales. We thought we would share with you some of these parings in a blog series we are calling Maria’s Meanderings.
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The huggins appeared first. Nice enough. But it needed some. . . drama to make you look twice.
I love the “curvitudes” of gourdgeous, and the almost comic relief it imbued. All we need are the warts and such we usually see on these squashes. Did you know that gourds are amongst the oldest cultivated plants? They were the early water bottles of the Egyptians. Can you picture one slung over the shoulder of a particularly handsome Egyptian guy, running to work, perhaps a stone mason. Heck, everyone must have been a stone cutter back then. Thirsty work. I’m so relieved they had these gourdgeous bottles to quench the constant thirst. Whew.
Actually, this was one of the walls this particular gentleman (the handsome Egyptian runner) was building. Some nice detail here and there, and you can see some invasive vines of some sort huggin the surface, adding a bit of flora to the structure. An impressive bit of stone work. He must have been tired of all the 3 sided monolithic monsters surrounding him. Maybe it was for a lesser wealthy royal family member. I like this guy’s style.
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