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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mooka

We are excited to share a new tangle that we have been working on. It's called mooka.

Read more about it and view written directions at this newsletter.

We created this YouTube for mooka.




Below are some larger images of tiles used in this YouTube.











We are excited to see what you create with this dynamic new tangle.

Enjoy!

Click images for larger view.

27 comments:

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

Arrgh! The suspense........

Melinda said...

I with Kit so hard to wait!

Sande said...

Wow - you did a lot of show pieces for this. They are wonderful, as is the pattern. It looks easy and very versatile!

Kit @ Dreamscribe said...

Happy Dancing!! (That's a long time to hold your breath... but totally worth it!)

Mary Elizabeth said...

This is so AWESOME! Thank you Rick and Maria for your talent and more than anything ~ your generosity!!!
I love this tangle ~ I think I will go get some coffee and Mooka!

Marilyn said...

This is my favorite artist.I have always found the works were so creative. I don't know if you have ever visited an exhibit. You must. You will be overwhelmed.

Melissa Hoopes said...

I've been on pins and needles. As always, Rick & Maria, you have exceeded my expectations. The video is fabulous! Many thanks. Many, many thanks - what a gift ; )

Lisa Firke said...

Really nice work... and a great example of how something that looks really complex can be broken down into approachable steps.

I have a question for Maria--what kind of calligraphy pen is she using at the very beginning of the videos, when she's lettering the title? I have never seen one quite like it. Is that an ink reservoir riding piggy-back on the handle? I'm guessing it's an antique? Fascinating!

Elsie Hickey Wilson said...

Absolutely beautiful! It has a very Celtic feel to it!
Thanks so much for the excellent samples, and the demo!
Elsie

Marie aka Grams said...

That one is a BIG winner. So much more fun to be had. Thanks for generating even more inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I LOVE your youtube video's and WISH WISH WISH you had more than just two!
Please post MORE.
I find them to be very helpful.
I have practiced both Mooka and Betweed many times and love them both! But, Mooka is my favorite.
Please, more youtube how-to video's!!!

Heather Victoria Held said...

Rick and Maria,
It is so incredibly inspiring to hear you talk about the tangles and to watch you work. I am amazed at what you glean from the influence of Mucha. He is another one of the key artistic influences in my own journey. I am so happy when I see Maria write with her graceful pointed pen. Thank you both for all of the artistic inspiration you provide. I hope you heard the cheer that came from Canada!
Much love to you both,
Heather

Shelly Beauch said...

Yippee! I have been noticing this delightful tangle sneeking into your tiles and have been shakily attempting it but now there is no stopping me, thanks so much for the steps!!

Beth Skipper said...

Thank you for the lovely new tangle--I now have a new favorite! Thank you for sharing the video, it is si inspiring to see/hear the two of you interact. I do hope to make it to a CZT seminar someday. One last thing, you said you were using the word 'pod' for now to describe each Mooka unit but were open to suggestions. I think bloom, floret, spray or cocoon would fit. What do you think?

Shirley said...

This is so cool! So art deco in style. Love the Mucha art work, that is classic, as the inspiration. Love that you share the development process with us.

Thanks...

Artistic Trepr said...

These are awesome, I love em!

Sue Clark said...

Love this new tangle! I think you have created Mooka madness. Great video and all of tiles you did are wonderful!

i am the diva said...

how much do i love that there's a little bit o' Mooka on my wrist forever?? :)

Zentangle said...

Lisa , it is an oblique pen. You can get them at Paper and Ink Arts (online) . Used for copperplate and Spencerian lettering. 1800's. Maria

Daniele OBrien Design said...

Love Mooka and your YouTube video. I agree, more YouTubes would be great. This pattern is wonderful, there is a real rhythm to this tangle but it is challenging. My natural tendency is to finish the tentical? outward instead of inward.

I also appreciate all the lovely variations you show on your blog. Mooka es muy maravilloso!

Karen Nash James said...

I watched the video and loved it. What cracked me up was that my cat did too! I'm sitting on the bed with my laptop. She jumped up and sat there, head moving along with the pen, watching every twist and turn of the pen. I think this is her favorite! lol
We are easily amused by the beauty of this mooka.
Thanks!
Karen (and Bella)

LRE said...

I am inspired and awed when I watch the videos. Thanks for all the work that goes into them and for sharing your notes and other things that help you create your designs. I love dimentional art, so Rick's version of the Mooka inspired me with it's black background and shading. Thanks to both of you.

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

Rick and Maria ~ Mahalo for another "official" Tangle. This one is enchanting.

Anonymous said...

Such sharing of this amazing talent, is a simple gift but it's value can not be measured!

Diana Hirsch said...

What a great tangle. I'm with everyone else that it is sure to become a favorite...or already is! I can't wait to experiment and play more with it.

As for "pod," everytime I heaar that I think of "pea pod" or the creature eggs that burst open in the movie "Alien." I always see them as a leaf. I think flowers, too. Blossom, perhaps? Bud? Vine? (The security word is "plobl" which I think is just a great word, too!)

Regardless, thank you for this latest enchantment.

Zentangle said...

I think that when Rick and I were designing this, we were thinking of a milkweed pod.....shape and theory...infurled then unfurled. M

Tammy M said...

love these - they are so interesting and forgiving!