Op deze tile moest het olympisch logo de hoofdrol spelen, vandaar dat ik het sober heb gehouden en slechts goud, zilver en brons toegevoegd heb als “linten” d.m.v. het motief Gravee. Ik had wel zin om een mooi kader te tekenen en vond inspiratie in het hoofdstuk” reticula and fragments” uit het boek Primer van Rick en Maria.  Ik heb gekozen voor  de fragmenten Z6 en X7.

On this tile, the olympic logo is the most important item. I just add  ribbons in gold, silver and bronze by the pattern Gravee. I ‘d like to create a nice border and I’ve found inspiration in the new book Primer (Rick and Maria). I ‘ve read the chapter Reticula and fragments and there I  saw the fragments Z6 and X7 to complete the tile.


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  1. 34
    Susan Theron says:


    • 36
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Susan. It is nice to receive comments from people from all over the world.

  2. 33
    Julie Bazuzi says:

    That is a lovely border and I especially like the way the rings look like they are floating in a sky above metallic mountains!

    • 35
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Julie for this nice compliment. Using fragments as a border is not difficult and I like this discovery of the Zentangleart.

  3. 31
    Bine says:

    I love your tile and the frame is gorgeous. I don’t have the Primer Vol. 1, but I think it’s really a good idea for a Christmas gift :)).

    • 32
      Ria Matheussen says:

      The frame is very easy to draw when you know the fragments, published in the Primer. I ‘ve learned a lot by reading this book. Thank you for your nice comment.

  4. 29
    Melena says:

    Ria, your tile is beautiful. I love the colors you used and how you used the Retcula and Fragments. I absolutely love Rick and Maria’s Primer I. I’ve gone through it once and now I need to practice what I’ve learned. I’m sorry this took so long to leave a comment, but I’ve been out of town and I’ve been too busy to get to this challenge. But then another Monday is coming up fast. I’ll see what I can come up with then.

    • 30
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks so much for making time to give me a comment. I’m glad you have the Primer. It is a fantastic book and I’ve learned a lot, thanks to this book. Now I’m busy with the reticula and fragments; not difficult and very relaxing to draw in this way.

  5. 27
    Sandra Sch. says:

    Very nice tile Ria 🙂 I like the flower-border!

    • 28
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Sandra, I’ve found inspiration for this border in the new book of Rick and Maria: The Primer (chapter Reticula and Fragments)

  6. 25
    Patty S says:

    Nice tile Ria and love your border! That’s something I don’t do very often but shall try it…it really adds to your tile! ?

    • 26
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Hi Patty, do you remember on the 22 nd seminar, when Rick was telling about the M5 and we have to turn this fragment? I did it totally wrong, but now, I read again the chapter about the fragments and it is very pleasant and relaxing using this fragments. Thanks for your comment and I’m glad you like my tile.

  7. 23

    Wonderful tile and the frame is perfect for it!
    Hugs, Annette

    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank liebe Annette, Spielerei mit Fragments ist etwas anderes und neues für mich, aber es war sehr entspannend zu tun!

  8. 21
    Suse says:

    I love your approach to this and the border is just beautiful. I like the random pops of colour echoing the rings.
    By the way my mail arrived, thank you!
    I think I’m going to put the primer book on my Christmas wish list.

    • 22
      Ria Matheussen says:

      The primer as a Christmas gift is a good choice. I’ve learned a lot by reading this book.
      I like to draw with “fragments”, as you can see, I’ve used a few on the border, I’m glad you like it.

  9. 19
    Simone says:

    What a beautiful tile, Ria! The frame is just perfect!

    • 20
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Simone, I’ve just used some “fragments”, very pleasant and relaxing.

  10. 17

    Well done! I love the way you kept it simple!

    • 18
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Anita, this was a difficult chalenge with these colored rings, so I decided not to draw to much, I’m glad you like it

  11. 14
    maddy says:

    Ik vind de border prachtig. Is hij op een zwarte tile getangeld of op een witte en dan alles zwart ingekleurd? Weeral geslaagd!

    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel voor je reactie Maddy. Eerst heb ik een kader getekend van 8 op 8 cm. Dan is het gemakkelijk om die in blokjes van 1 cm te verdelen, die ik gevuld heb met “fragments” uit het boek Primer. Z6 zijn eigenlijk 2 omgekeerde achten, de kleine witte open vlakjes heb ik dan zwart gekleurd met een dikkere pen, echt niet moeilijk. Ik vond deze nieuwe manier van tekenen heel ontspannend. Op de foto zie je het niet zo goed maar de bolletjes in het fragment X7 heb ik ook gevuld met de kleuren van de olympische spelen.

  12. 13

    I have a copy of the Primer 1 Zentangle book by Rick and Maria, but I need to devote more time to studying it. I really like the composition you did in response to this week’s Zentangle Diva’s challenge. Clean and elegant.

    • 15
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Suzanne, The Primer is really a wonderful book with lots of new information and very inspiring!

  13. 11
    michele says:

    This is such a great tile! I really love how you used the fragments in the frame.

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Michele, I love these new technique Reticula and fragments and it was fun to drawn some!

  14. 9
    Dorita says:

    Gold medal for you! Love it!

  15. 6
    Annemarie says:

    Sober en mooi, dat is wat ik zie. De rode accenten in het kader zijn geweldig!!!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Door de gekleurde ringen, die ik gebruikt heb op deze tile, was er weinig ruimte voor fantasie en daarom heb ik geprobeerd een mooie kader te maken. Dank je wel voor het compliment.

  16. 5

    Lovely and your Reticula and fragments set off your tile beautifully.

    • 7
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Danni, the reticula and fragments were new for me, but I really enjoyed using them in a tile!

  17. 3
    Jean Chaney says:

    I really like this tile, Ria. The border is a great addition and I like the soft interior colors. Those little colored orbs pull out the ring color too.

    • 4
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Jean.I like the new technique Reticula and Fragments and it was fun to use some fragments!

  18. 1
    chantal says:

    Wow, un tile très élégant. Bonne idée de reprendre l’or, l’argent et le bronze. J’aime beaucoup votre interprétation du thème.

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