It has become an annual Zentangle tradition for us to celebrate the holiday season with a series we call The Twelve Days of Zentangle. For twelve consecutive days, we deliver daily tangling lessons, guiding you through the steps to create festive tangled works of art that are all part of the same theme.
Join us now for Day Ten, as our old friend Alfie and a couple of new friends take us through The 2022 Twelve Days of Zentangle.
As Marasu was going through Maria’s journal, she exclaimed, “Nomi, look, tripoli! Isn’t that what you did yesterday with Rick?”
“Yes,” said Nomi “tripoli is quite an interesting tangle. It was first designed to stand alone. But, eventually, “things” started to appear in the triangles. This was before Zentangle brought out the concept of “reticula and fragments” (a system of grids, and various shaped, small motifs that are designed to be placed in the grids).
“I love tripoli as a reticula. I think it is an interesting way to house my precious fragments. And, it’s not so obvious as to how it’s done. Complex looking, but not hard to tangle,” said Marasu.
Harold admired both Nomi’s tripoli and the one in Maria’s big (actually, tiny) book.
Alfie says “I can’t wait to see what today brings in Maria's and Molly's class!"
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This Zentangle series is unique as we will be working on one singular piece of tangled art over the course of twelve lessons. The customized surface will provide structure and a common element to guide us on this adventure together. We will methodically and magically add to the structure as we simultaneously discuss and share our system of collecting, deconstructing, and categorizing tangles. As we take you on an adventure, we will introduce you to our Zentomology™ approach. We will explore Tangle Genuses, or categories of tangles.
In true Zentangle fashion, our approach to this system is playful and open to exploration and interpretation. We use the Zentomology system as way to learn about the characteristics of tangles and explore how to use them in ways that enhance and balance our tangled compositions. As we dig into this concept, we leave a trail of tangled artwork behind us. Join us as we get tangled up in the Zentomology approach of studying tangles while creating one large piece of tangled art.
Each day, as we add to this singular piece of tangled art, we remind you to trust the process. Watch as this composition comes together with different tangles, concepts and your individual style. At the end we will bring all of the elements of the Zentangle Method together in a beautiful and unique piece of artwork.
Tangle along with Maria and Molly as they guide you through the tenth lesson in this series.
We recommend doing these videos in order, beginning with day 01. You can view all previous Project Pack No. 19 videos here.
Please share your creations on the Zentangle Mosaic App using the hashtag #PP19Day10 and #12DaysofZentangle2022.
Let us know your thoughts below and at the end of this series, we will pick a commenter at random from each day to receive a Zentangle surprise!