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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Orbs #5

Maria is enjoying Laura Harms' challenges. Regarding this week's Challenge #5, Orbs, she writes,
When I saw Laura's challenge, I smiled. Everyone knows I love curvy, voluptuous lines. I like to think of my Zentangles as "Rubenesque." This just feeds my soul.

As for the word, "Orbs" . . . we wanted a word that described this shape's essence (rather than "circle") . . . so that everyone would understand this shape's beauty is not its circular perfection, but its organic, full, nourishing, yielding and luscious roundness. Mmmm.

Thanks so much, Laura. Your personal touch and enthusiasm are inspiring some awesome Zentangle creations.

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14 comments:

Carole Ohl said...

Beautifully said (and tangled!) about the essence of the orbs. You describe it so yummily:)

Joni said...

This zentangle really has a delicious organic feel, somewhat nourishing and comforting. It's really beautiful.

Theanne... said...

I found your blog last night and I absolutely fell in love with your Zentangles...are there rules or can you just "do your own thing"? I want to try this...I love to doodle! BTW are the Zentangles also done with color? Can't remember from last night...

Zentangle said...

Theanne, We have suggestions for beginners, but eventually each tangler takes them in their own direction. I usually stick to the classic format, 3 1/2" square with black ink (for meditational purposes), but is some designs, I might add color. Try not to let yourself get overwhelmed in the beginning.....enjoy the process. Maria

Melissa Hoopes said...

Quite luscious Maria!

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

Food for my eyes ~ Mmmm ~ delightful

Shelly Beauch said...

Maria, thanks, stress flies out the window when I remember your words about drawing orbs, to just make them beautiful and you sure have done that!

Genevieve said...

Beautiful orbs, Maria!

Sue Clark said...

Ahh, a beautifully woven "orb" web! Love it!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Brilliant!!! This one is so calm and gentle. Love it!
xo,
Heather

Theanne... said...

Thanks Maria...I definitely think this a direction in art I'd like to go...

Ildiko said...

dispersed sideway orbs allowing a beautiful peak into your zendelicious world!

Lone Creature said...

it has so much depth...love the shading!

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

Even those Betweed lines in the top left corner have a 'round' feeling to them. What you can do with the basic strokes is a constant inspiration!! ♥ it, Maria.