I have only had time to have a quick scan through the Primer, and saw straight away that there was a lot to absorb so I decided to do The Diva's Challenge first so that I could turn all my attention to the book. No doubt I will be mentioning The Primer in future posts, but just from the brief look at it I can tell already that I am not going to be disappointed with it.
I don't know about you, but I have bought several books about this method of drawing and have mostly been a little disappointed in them. There have been lovely pictures of completed tiles in them, maybe one or two tangle patterns I hadn't come across but mostly nothing new that I haven't already read about on the Internet. Two exceptions would be Chris Letourneau's Made in the Shade and Zen Mandala's by Suzanne McNeill which both had a lot of information in them that I was looking for.
I can tell already the new Zentangle® Primer is definitely not going to be a disappointment. Yes, some of the chapter titles obviously cover the basics, which it might be thought I would already know, but there is a lot to absorb in even these chapters. Then of course there is information about reticula and fragments which I have been consumed with curiosity about. I am delighted to at last find a book that is worth the price paid for it.
Anyway on to The Diva's Challenge this week - nearly :-D
There have been great celebrations around Ireland this weekend as it is 100 years since the 1916 Easter Rising, a pivotal event which would lead to the formation of the Irish Republic. Of course the main celebrations were in Dublin outside the General Post Office where a lot of the fighting happened. All the big wigs attended including the President, Micheal Higgins.
They are making a special point of celebrating the women who fought and supported the cause, although to be fair the women were acknowledged at the time and the beginning of the Proclamation of Indepence included the words "All the men and women of Ireland".
For The Diva's Challenge this week I have used the colours of the Irish Flag for the stacked cards. In the centre I used Xplode to represent all the flags waved at the celebrations.
This is a nice original Zentanglework!ReplyDelete
As you know, I do like Ireland and it brings a smile on my face to read something what is going on in your beautiful country.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Beautiful tile, Nice patterns in the borders.ReplyDelete
Love how you used Xplode to represent the flags. The borders are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Simple but super graphic and effective!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Explode is just right as centerpiece.ReplyDelete
Really beautifully done!ReplyDelete
I like the mix of Tangles you've used. The one on the outside is new to me. Can you remember what it is?ReplyDelete
Thank you. It is the inner portion of Yew-Dee. I like the flow of Yew-Dee but didn't have room in the border to put the curved box edges in so just went with the bit I like about itDelete
Great stacked tiles with a wonderful irish touch! I love your border patterns.ReplyDelete
Enjoy with your new book ! pretty tile with Ireland's colors.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the news from Ireland, I had not seen anything about this momentous occasion. Love your leprechaun president and your tile is very fitting. Have a brilliant day! CherylReplyDelete
Very nice tile with a story to compliment it! I got the book too and I think it is really exceptional in the way it covers Zentangle. But, of course considering who wrote it, it would :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful tile - I really like how you used the tangles to tell the story. You will not be disappointed with the new Primer.ReplyDelete
Lovely Diva stacks! Have fun with your new book. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.ReplyDelete
A stack of celebrations....great colours!ReplyDelete
I'm quite excited for you about the primer, do keep us informed, won't you? Also, was it you I read who mentioned a Zentangle app? If so, where did you get it and is it android or Ipad only? I like your stacked piece and the way you have adapted patterns for the purpose. (I did that with Twirl from Helen Williams too.)ReplyDelete
I answered you on your blog in case you didn't get time to look back here. For other people the mosaic app is for both android and iPad and links to the download site can be found on this review page:- https://www.domoreart.com/zentangle-mosaic-review-part-1/Delete
Your Irish coloured tile is fantastic! I love it!ReplyDelete
We had a chance to visit the Republic of Ireland a few years ago. I urge anyone who goes to first read up on Irish history. The trip will be so much more meaningful and it will become obvious that Oliver Cromwell was a very.bad.man. Love your stacked tile composition honoring the Republic of Ireland and her flag.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors, lovely, sharp linework! Would love to visit Ireland someday.ReplyDelete
This is terrific, and a great way to honor the date! Your lines are so precise and even. It looks very good. My daughter and her hubby are planning a trip to Eire this year. I'm jealous...want to go SO bad, as Irish is the heritage my family identifies with the most.ReplyDelete