We received this treasure from Lesley Roberts, CZT in the UK.
Her letter explains it all.
Hello Rick, Maria and everyone at Zentangle,
I hope all is well. I thought you might enjoy seeing these photos and videos of a beautiful sand circle created by some UK CZTs on Tenby North Beach (Pembrokeshire, Wales) last Wednesday.
I was leading a workshop there for some CZTs and had organised for us to create a sand circle with local sand artist Marc Treanor who I had met up with on a previous trip. It was all weather permitting – as heavy rain acts as a giant eraser, but we were lucky, the rain was only light. Marc has his own website with the most amazing, beautiful work on it – he’s always been inspired by sacred geometry, and an interest in crop circles were what got him into this artform.
Marc had not heard of Zentangle before I contacted him, but was genuinely interested in it and is so happy to learn more about it. He was very appreciative of the Zentangle kit I gave him when we met up to discuss what we would create. We decided to do this version of paradox with a hexagon in the middle and pentagons around the outside – which he had previously done in 2015, using sacred geometry ideas.
He suggested we all might like to draw the sand circle too, so he provided rakes and some guidance on how to use them. You can see from my husband, Martin’s time-lapse video that Marc created the outline of the sand circle and then he left us to create the strokes in the sand.
He only used string and 2 bits of wood (and previous knowledge and experience, of course) to lay it down the outline – no other equipment!
Apparently this is the first time he has not drawn a single stroke of the pattern, we were so into it, he just left us to it! We had an amazing experience, it will stay with us a long time. It is impossible to draw completely straight lines with rakes and I love that our wobbly, imperfect strokes are not visible when you see the whole drawing.
We had such an amazing experience – and wanted to share it with you.
Hope you have a great week
All best wishes
Thank you Leslie, that was a delight!
You can contact Leslie through her Zentangle CZT page here.
And here's Marc Treanor's video. Enjoy!