- "Vickie Lampron"
- "anon" who thanked Mary C and Debbie K
- "Jo-Ellen Matthews"
- "Marlene Waters" and. . . .
- A special one for Annabelle (art belles) for the great lyrics she made up for "Ode to Zentangle"!
- Vickie, tell me your top choice
- Webster, tell me your top two choices
- "anon," tell me your top three choices
- Jo-Ellen, tell me your top four choices.
But wait, oh no! could it be? Another chance for a tile?!
This has been so much fun, and since it's still fun, . . . here goes . . . .
I love tea. Anyone who knows me, knows this. (Coffee, too, but not so much.) I also love that pretty much the only place you can get a really great cup of tea is at home. I love tea's ceremony, simplicity, and formality. I love its warmth, comfort, and drinking it with others.
And, I love its color.
I have used tea for years as: stain, tint, paint, warming agent, aging agent, blush, flush, shade, tone, and wash. (I remember my mom staining linens or crocheted doilies with tea . . . nice memories.)
My hands are happiest with a brush (or pen) in hand and they are usually close by. So it's not surprising that tea would find its way onto my Zentangle tiles (an all cotton fiber paper).
Remember, subtlety is what you are looking for. You can always go over it again for more color. This is great. We're back to creating our own "paints". . . just like Da Vinci and Rembrandt! What do you think? Where will this lead?
Surely we could use a cranberry wash or "coffee and cream"? How about some crushed blueberries or a really nice . . . hmm . . . "RICKY, can you open that really nice red wine we've been saving . . . ."
- Zentangle tiles
- Black Sakura® Pigma® micron 01
- Black Sakura Pigma Graphic 1
- White Sakura GellyRoll®
- White chalk pencil
- Graphite Pencil
- Red Rose® Tea
- Clos de los Siete – a Malbec blend
Tea time really is a special time for us here. Every day, we all take a break around ten in the morning for tea and a snack. Work stops; everyone gathers on the porch; oftentimes family and friends stop by. (They've learned! :-)
A quick note about that third tile above. A couple folks, seeing those strands that extend from that inner pattern, asked if it was a new tangle. That inner tangle is tripoli. When you extend the negative space away from the center cluster, it becomes a positive space . . . figure and ground suddenly switch. Static was then tangled behind in a hollibaugh fashion.
So . . .
Please tell us how you take a break.
We'll do another give-away of at least one of these tiles to a randomly selected commenter on this blog entry.
Click images for more tea.