Lily’s Moon’s leuke patroontje Andromeda deelt deze tile als het ware in twee. Omdat de reeks “linten en krullen” wordt genoemd, dacht ik direct aan Mooka, een tangle met een mooie krul. Het is berekoud in België en net daarom wilde ik nu een vrolijke tile maken met frisse kleuren die al een beetje aan de lente doet denken.  String Rose, vond ik ideaal daarvoor.  Achter dit boeketje bracht ik “linten” in verschillende kleuren aan en tekende er een paar  regendruppeltjes en éénvoudige tangles op:  Fescu, Tipple, Printemps en Beadlines. De tile werd afgewerkt met gewone kleurpotloden, een wit krijtpotlood en een witte gelpen.

Lily Moon ‘s lovely pattern Andromeda divides the tile in two parts. Because this serie is called “ribbons and curls”, I thought immediately about Mooka, a tangle with a nice curl. At the moment we have very cold weather in Belgium and we all long for springtime. That is why I decided to draw a cheerful tile with fresh colours and I thought about String Rose. Behind this little bunch of flowers I have drawn some ribbons in different colours. I finished with a few  “raindrops” and some uncomplicated tangles: Fescu, Tipple, Printemps and Beadlines. I have used ordinary colourpencils, a white charcoal and a white gellypen.

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  1. 15
    Susan Theron says:


    • 16
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Susan. It is very cold in Belgium and I wanted to use cheerful colours on my tile, I’m glad you like it!

  2. 13
    Ilse says:

    De patronen en kleuren die je hebt gekozen sluiten heel mooi aan bij Andromeda! Een sfeervol plaatje levert het op.

    • 14
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Dank je wel Ilse voor je leuke commentaar, met al die koude kreeg ik erg zin om iets luchtigs te maken in vrolijke kleuren. Het wordt tijd dat de echte lente eraan gaat komen.

  3. 11
    Lisa says:

    Very beautiful tile, Ria! Your Mooka and String Rose look great along side the Andromeda. Lovely!

    • 12
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Lisa for your kind feedback, I enjoyed this wonderful challenge very much and I’m glad you like the result.

  4. 9
    michele says:

    This is so beautiful Ria! I love how the little highlights just bring everything to life;-)

    • 10
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thanks Michele, always glad to receive your comment and I agree, using a white charcoal or a white gellypen makes the difference!
      P.S. We have found a little black cat in the woods and adopted her, brought her to the vet for sterilisation and her name is Minouche, she has green eyes and is totally black, like a real little panter. (at the moment she is wild too, but we hope that will change…)

  5. 7
    Joyce says:

    Beautiful tile, Ria! Not just the drawing, which is stunning, but all the colors, wow! Now that my eye is healing from the cataract surgery, I am constantly being amazed at how vivid colors are. I didn’t even realize how dim my eyes had become.

    I love Mooka, it’s one of my go-to tangles, and it works so well with the String Roses, and the rest of the tangles, as well. Yup, beautiful tile!!

    Hopefully your weather will warm up soon. It is in the low 70s here today, but it has gone over 80 a couple times in the past couple weeks. I would rather have your snow!!

    • 8
      Ria Matheussen says:

      I’m very glad you can see so much better. I love Zentangleart just in white/black but mostly I can’t resist to add a bit of colour and now I am in the mood to use many colours. I agree Mooka is a wonderful tangle, goes very nice together with “flowery” tangles. I will use it more in the future…
      Thank you very much for your kind words and take care!

  6. 4

    A excellent interpretation of Joey’s challenge, Ria!
    I especially like your roses surrounded by Mooka in front of the nice ribbons and the leafelike Andromeda . The springtime feeling green ribbon and the little yellow tipples are a wonderful highligt in your compositon.
    In Germany it is also very cold in this days. A walk in the wonderful sunshine is not only nice because a strong norhtern wind blows one nearly away.

    • 6
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Margarete. I do like this kind of challenges, you get a tangle to start and there is so much choice to continue… Just as many others, I like most patterns of Helen Williams. I wanted to create a “flowery” tile and took a look on her site. I knew immediately which tangle I wanted to use and I’m glad you like the final result. I don’t use Mooka very much but it is also nice to combinate with other organic patterns.Certainly, I’m gonna use it more in the future…
      During the weekend, we expect snow and then the temperature will raise and soon real springtime will be there.

  7. 3

    Oh Ria, what a wonderful and beautiful tile!!! Love that you somehow continued the ribbon theme. Love the coloring of the string rose (Helen would be proud of what you did with her tangle), the shading of the mookas, Eni-Oken-style rain drops, the tiny tipples, and, of course, the tiles center line, the lovely Andromeda. A huge check mark for the whole tile!

    • 5
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you Susie for your nice comment. As I wrote, it is very, very cold in Belgium and we all long for the springtime. I need to use more cheerful, sparkling colours and “flowery” tangles. They give me nice feelings and it looks pretty too. We know already so much “organic” patterns, especially Helen has created a lot of them. I’m glad you like this result. When there is too much space, I often draw some “raindrops” or fill little pieces with Perfs (much more easier than complicated tangles)

  8. 1
    Trudi says:

    Wow Ria this feels like it’s jumping off the page! Lovely.

    • 2
      Ria Matheussen says:

      Thank you very much Trudi for your lovely comment. This “jumping off the page” is maybe because of the colours? I long for the springtime and wanted to bring a bit of these feelings on the tile.

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