I’m feeling a lot better and I like to join the challenges when it will be possible. Orbs-la-dee is a wonderful tangle.  Recently, Maria created again a few  new patterns and Icanthis is my favorite, so I have combined those two. I added Holey (for more contrast) Spoolies (a bit like Printemps) and of course, as usual Tipple. I’ve chosen for a Renaissance tile, black and sepia pens, a white gellypen, and a chalkpencil.

Mijn rugklachten zijn sterk verminderd en daarom wil ik graag af en toe terug meedoen aan de challenges. Orbs-la-dee is een heel mooi patroon. Recent, ontwierp Maria een paar nieuwe tangles. Mijn favoriet is Icanthis en daarom heb ik een combinatie gemaakt van deze twee. Ik heb Holey toegevoegd (voor wat meer contrast), Spoolies (lijkt een beetje op Printemps), en natuurlijk Tipple. De tekening werd gemaakt op een Rennaissance tile waarop zwarte en sepiakleurige pennen gebruikt werden, een witte gelpen en een wit krijtpotlood.



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  1. 49

    Ria, your tile is so gorgeous and i love your composition and you are so creative in using Orbs.la-dee too. Very beautiful!!! Have a happy new year with lots of tangling, sunshine and health!!! Best wishes to you from Cologne, Nadine

    • 50
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Nadine, I’m glad to “meet” you again by this way and I wish you too all the best for 2017.

  2. 47

    Welcome back Ria. Lovely tile! Your Icanthis & Orbs-la-Dee are very pretty and everything flows so nicely. Sending healing thoughts and all things good to you for the New Year.

    • 48
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m glad to be back and I wish you too all the best for 2017!

  3. 45
    Simone Sass says:

    WOW! I love that combination. It is so beautiful and elegant, everything is so well balanced the tangles and also the colors! beautiful artwork

    • 46
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Simone for your nice compliment. I like these tangles very much and than it is easier to draw a combination. I wish you all the best for 2017.

  4. 43
    chantal says:

    Je n’aurai jamais eu l’idée de travailler Orbs-la-dee en ruban. Très joli, surtout associé au motif “feuilles” dont j’ai oublié le nom.

    • 44
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Merçi Chantal pour vos mots gentils. Orbs-la-Dee est un motif facile et donne beaucoup de possibilités, j’ai vu de belles interprétations cette semaine. Le motif “feuilles” est Icanthis, aussi facile, j’aime beaucoup ces tangles organiques. Je te souhaite une bonne nouvelle année et beaucoup de plaisir avec Zentangle!!!

  5. 41

    Your tile this week is gorgeous!

    • 42
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Danni for your comment, I wish you all the best for 2017 and of course, lots of tanglepleasure!

  6. 39
    Susan Theron says:


  7. 35
    michele says:

    I’m so happy to see you back Ria! I’m glad you’re feeling better and I hope you had a joyful holiday season. I, for one, am happy to get back to normal;-) I love your tile;-)

    • 38
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Christmas and New year are wonderful days and I like that period, but when I started the New Year I’m happy that everthing is back “normal” and I like the life of every day. I wish you a happy 2017 with lots of new experiences and great fun while tangling. Thank you for your comment Michele!

  8. 34

    So glad to see you back, Ria. And your tile, as always, is lovely. I hope this is the start of a wonderful , painless year.

    • 37
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Me too, am glad to be back, I do my exercises every day and try to avoid sitting for a long time…but this was such a nice challenge I couldn’ resist. I’m glad you like my tile and me too wish you the best for the new year, especially a good health and lots of tanglepleasure!

  9. 33
    Jan Brandt says:

    Delightful tile, Ria! My eye caught your black & white Tipple as holes in the tile! 😀 I love it! Must try Orbs-la-dee in a ribbon – it’s perfect! Also, I’m so glad to hear you are feeling better. I’ll continue to keep good thoughts for you. <3

    • 36
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks you very much dear Jan, it is very plesant to “meet” you here. I’s so sorry that I am not on facebook and therefore I can’t give you a comment by that way, but I like your work very much. I love the tiles from Lake Tahoe, the summer flowers and the falling leaves, the Christmas balls… and your Orbs-la-Dee looks wonderful in that beautiful composition. Warm regards from Belgium and wish you all the best for 2017!

  10. 31
    Annette P. says:

    I´m glad that you feel better, dear Ria!
    Your tile is beautiful with that Orbs-la-Dee ribbon! Very orginal use of this lovely tangle!

    • 32
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Vielen Dank liebe Annette, this was a challenge I really liked and I enjoyed drawing this tile.

  11. 29

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Lovely tile!

  12. 27
    Jean Chaney says:

    Beautifully harmonic piece with the Orbs-la-Dee. I especially love how you do the ICanThis.

  13. 25
    Ilse says:

    Fijn dat je weer mee kunt doen met de challenges! Hopelijk houden je rugklachten zich rustig.
    Je tile is heel mooi van compositie en kleurgebruik. Originele uitvoering ook van Orbs-la-Dee!

    • 26
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse voor dit leuke compliment, ik ben blij dat alles weer beter is en ik weer tanglen kan, zij het aan een rustig tempo.
      Beste wensen voor het nieuwe jaar en natuurlijk veel tangleplezier!

  14. 19

    So nice you composed these tangles! Love it!

    • 24
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Anita, Orbs-la-Dee was asked and Icanthis is my favorite of the new tangles, so the decision to combine them was very easy for me. I’m glad you like my composition. Have a wonderful, peacefull year with many happy tanglemoments!!!

  15. 18
    Trudi says:

    It’s a lovely tile Ria. May you feel so good you’ll forget you ever weren’t.

    • 23
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Trudi for your sweet words, of course I wish the same for you in 2017 and lots of tanglepleasure too!

  16. 17
    CCourtois says:

    I’m glad to see you back too ! I wish you happy new year and good health ! I like Orbs-la-dee as a ribbon !

    • 22
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Christine, I’m glad to be back and I’m gonna join the challenges when it is possible. I like to “meet” other tanglelovers by this way. Thank you for your comment and I wish you all the best for 2017.

  17. 16
    Anneke says:

    Ria, wat fijn dat je zo enthousiast bent over Orbs-la-Dee! Ik heb eerst je bericht gelezen en dat wekte al behoorlijk wat verwachtingen… Maar het resultaat overtreft alles, prachtig!!

    • 21
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Anneke voor zo’n geweldig compliment, ik ben erg blij dat je de tile met jouw Orbs-la-Dee leuk vindt. Ik ga dit patroon vanaf nu zeker meer gebruiken. Ik wens je het allerbeste toe voor 2017.

  18. 15

    This is a lovely interpretation of Orbs-la-Dee. It’s interesting to see it on a Renaissance tile. I’m looking forward to continuing to following your work this year. Happy New Year.

    • 20
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Suzanne for this nice comment. I love to draw on Rennaissance tiles, they always give nice colours.
      Me too, like to follow your work and I wish you a happy and healthy 2017 with lots of tanglepleasure.

  19. 12
    Bine says:

    I’m also glad to see you back. What a great composition of patterns. I like the colours.

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Bine, indeed, it is nice to be back on the challenge. Working on tan tiles are my favorites, colours are always brighter on these ones.

  20. 11
    Sue Sharp CZT12 says:

    Lovely Icanthis! Very pretty tile!

  21. 8
    Annemarie says:

    Wat ontzettend fijn voor je, dat je rug verbeterd is en je dus weer meer kunt doen (niet teveel ineens hoor!); ik ben blij voor je. Je tile if prachtig geworden; leuk hoe je kader steeds doorbroken wordt.

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Annemarie voor je commentaar. Veel afwisselen van houding, bewegen en oefeningen wordt aangeraden, dat geldt voor iedereen die een dagje ouder wordt. Ik ben al blij dat ik van die vervelende uitstralingspijn vanaf ben. Ik doe het kalm aan maar hoop toch weer regelmatig terug mee te kunnen doen aan deze leuke challenges!

  22. 7
    HeidiSue says:

    this is such a unique way to do Orbsladee…looks like seed pods…there’s a variety of long, brown, hardish seed pods that rattle when you shake them. That little frame around it, too!

  23. 3

    Beautiful tile and colors.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Carmela, Orbs-la-dee is echt heel mooi, niet moeilijk en heeft vele mogelijkheden, een toffe challenge waar ik niet aan kon weerstaan.

  24. 2
    Gudrun S. says:

    Fine to see you back with a gorgeous tile 🙂

    • 5
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Gudrun but I have also seen your different tiles on the Diva’s site, nice work, especially the backgrounds are wonderful coloured

  25. 1
    Deanne B says:

    Beautiful composition and colour Ria! Glad your feeling better! 🙂

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