Maria continues to practice her gilding technique. She has been using Zentangle tiles both for their convenience and because they are made of the same paper she uses for her large scrolls and presentation pieces.
As she was laying down the sizing for this "Z" it smeared. (Notice the bulge to the left towards the bottom of the angled vertical.) She couldn't remove it without ruining the paper. So she went ahead and guilded everything and then she "fixed" it with a banding effect.
Notice how Maria's mooka interacts with this Z by aura-ing in a hollibaugh (always behind) fashion.
We started to wonder about some of those fanciful and unexpected embellishments you see in old manuscripts. Maybe they weren't all that intentional after all. So let's remember to allow for those "oops" and our opportunity to turn them into "oopertunities"!
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