Eternal Love is as absurd, as unbearable as eternal spring or eternal music. Just the changing of the seasons makes the year captivating, and for the music the silences are as important as the sounds.
Translation: Let you touch today by the beauy of the silence…
Oranges and cloves belong to the autumn and are ideal to make your house smell good. With a special blade you even can cut different tangles. With a little imagination you see below Tipple, Stripes, Gordgeous, N’Zeppel and Printemps.
On Novembe the first, as in some other countries too, dear deceased were commemorated. The color splendor of autumn is almost gone and everything seems a bit bleaker but is that really so? Actually, I must honestly admit that I do not dislike November, on the contrary. I like a little melancholy, silence and tranquility. These last two factors are so important in this time, full of information and noise. I don’t have a mobile phone, Ipad or smartphone, I’m not on social media and don’t mind to turn off the radio, computer and TV at all. It is wonderful to be able to go all the way in making a beautiful drawing. Just you, your pen, your pencil, your tile (and perhaps your own legend or a book with known tangles). As I wrote before, I find the meditative aspect of this drawingstyle very important and I don’t like the competitive element that I see popping up more often. Every drawing, made with care and attention, deserves appreciation according to Rick and Maria and I fully agree with that!
Below, you see two examples of uncomplicated tiles, made in black/white and finished with a little shade. A few lines were simply filled, always beautiful and everyone can do that with his own favorite tangles. I have made this tile, soon after starting tangling.
The following patterns were used: Rick’s Paradox, Hybrid, Wud, Ipso, Onomato, Andante, N’Zeppel and Tipple.
The next tile is drawn on grey paper, because I like the touches of white (charcoal and gellypen) on this kind of paper. I used Maria’s variation on Crescent Moon and a variation on Hollibaugh (Membranart)
Everyone will find his own style in this drawingart: tight, organic, white/black, colored, sober, exuberant… everything is possible. However, I have to admit that myself regularly choose to put some colors on my tiles and have a preference for organic motifs…
Uncomplicated, beautiful and colorful, so you can describe the typical art of the indigenous people of Australia. A long time ago, I followed a workshop. This dotpainting inspired me to create a few more tiles in this special style.
This picture of an unknown artist I found on the Internet. You will recognize the famous pattern Well :
A while ago, Rick and Maria have found a very nice variation on this pattern: Well, well, well. For some, this may seem complicated at first sight but after watching the movie of Melinda Barlow you will discover how simple this beautiful tangle is and how many possibilities he offers. Always start from the same direction and turn your tile continuously. I posted a drawing below of my Well, well, well, also in this dotpainting style.
Another authentic example of this special art in beautiful Autumn colours:
And one more in a more sober colour palette:
Below I made a composition of Undu and Printemps on a black tile:
In the following drawing you will see very clearly the pattern Dream catcher on a background of watercolor (finished with a putty knife). Mandalas are very relaxing to draw and starting with this pattern offers many possibilities. According to an old Indian use, putting a “dream catcher” above your bed would stop nasty dreams…What a nice thought, isn’t it
Of course you can fill the different squares with your favorite tangles but as in the above drawings I have only used Tipples.
And another dotpainting, again on a black background with Diva Dance in my head and finished with a white chalk pencil:
Very different are mosaics, but they too can always charm me. In my previous post, I showed a few that I had made with small Bijouxtiles. Annette Plaga, who recently offered a tenth challenge with her mosaic project, deserves absolutely a compliment. Each time she manages to put together an original mosaïc to which everyone can participate. Below you see my contribution. The drawn tangles are Trefoil, Petals, Clob, Fission and in the orange part: Firecracker.You can send your entry until November the 15 th and 10 days later you can admire the final results on her site.
For myself I have added a few tangles: Teenos, Zinger and Danzer and also a little more orange color.
As you know, I have to limit my tangleactivites and fewer blog posts will appear. However, I will never let go Zentangleart completely. It gives me so many beautiful moments and with sufficient variation of posture and daily stretch exercises, I can manage but not so intensive as before…
Francine Huygen, another CZT from Belgium sent me not an ordinary tile but a small, tan colored notebook on which she started tangling. A nice idea, and soon after reception, I went ahead and got it finished in autumn colors. Below you see the result.
Thank you Francine for this nice attention!
If you get older, it seems like the time goes even faster. By opposing the hour, the days become shorter and it suddenly feels like winter. Here and there the first Christmas articles are already popping up. Christmas is an intimate family party and I don’t really like all those exaggerated glitter and glamour that has grown around. I prefer giving a nice attention to each other and cozy being together around the table.
A tip for a gift is this little “organizer” with handle that I found on bol.com. Your pens and pencils can stand up in the different squares. This is much more convenient than putting all of your material in a box where the caps easier come off when you are searching for a particular pen. Moreover, it is very easy to pick up and move. Surely you can also find similar “storage boxes” in other stores or maybe you can make one yourself?
A big thank you to the faithful followers. In 2018 I’ll start the third year of my blog post. I continue to do my best to be able to surprise you again!
This is the Christmas tree that everyone will want to gather around. You need very little to create it: 1 egg yolk, some spices, 50 gr Nutella, 30 gr of almond nuts and 2 sheets of puff pastry:
A little early perhaps but certainly sincerely I wish everyone beautiful days, full of peace and light in your heart and of course a happy 2018. In the past year, about 10 posts have appeared and I hope to do that again in the next year. :
On this card, the following tangles were signed: Printemps, Shattuck, Mooka, Diva Dance, Clob, Ruutz en Tipple.
The text of John’s wonderful imagine is more topical than ever and therefore I would like to finish this post and this year with his song.
Keep on tangling and until soon.
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