I blame it all on Rick . . . if he hadn't taught me to dance . . . I might have been really good at straight lines. Now I feel all I want to do is dance. But dancing in straight lines is so, well, "Frankensteinish" . . . so of course, all I was looking for was creating curves out of straight lines . . . (line dance?).* You'll occasionally notice the term Zentangle Inspired Art or ZIA for short. This is part of an exploration towards a coherent vocabulary. We're "trying on" different ways of referring to creations done according to Zentangle's teaching method, but which differ from a classic "Zentangle" which is black ink with pencil shading on a 3.5 inch square Zentangle tile.
All of the lines in this Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) piece are straight (at least as straight as I can make them) - even the swirly knightsbridge is created from short straight lines. This ZIA* was done on a Zentangle tile with Pigma Micron 01s in black and brown with pencil shading.
Thanks again to Laura Harms, CZT, for an amazing series that's taken us through winter and into spring . . . Ah, Spring! . . . (or for our friends in southern latitudes, summer into fall).
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