Let's expand a bit on our May 7 newsletter.
That piece that Maria was drawing in the chapel . . .
. . . is a late 12th century carved and painted torso of Christ from Auvergne, France. Here are some additional views.
Everywhere you looked in The Cloisters, there were patterns. In brass pitchers . . .
In the ceiling . . .
In the stain glass . . .
In the gardens . . .
In carvings on stone sarcophagus covers . . .
And in carvings on stone pillars . . .
When you study those previous two, you will notice that the pattern on the sarcophagus cover and the pillar are fundamentally the same tangle. This will be a fun one to explore.
In our newsletter we also introduced a new tangle OoF, inspired by this window when seen "Out of Focus."
Here's a larger view of Rick's Zentangle with OoF from our newsletter.
Materials used: Zentangle tile, Sakura Pigma Micron black 01, 08, Graphic 1, and Sakura white GellyRoll.
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