He sent me links [here and here] of aroz, a tangle he had created over a year ago:
Not only that, he wrote that he had emailed it to us, but never heard back. (I don't doubt it. I wouldn't even have been surprised to see that I had written back . . . and forgotten!)
This event is a great illustration of the charm of the Zentangle method. It's also an example of why no one can say, "This is my tangle." Zentangle's charm is in deconstructing patterns available to us all into a defined series of simple strokes that almost anyone can easily and enjoyably recreate . . . without stress, and without needing to know how it will look when you finish.
It is so exciting to become aware of patterns in your surroundings, ponder ways to deconstruct them, and then share them with others. With so many people enjoying that process, we will likely see more of this. (Of course, it will also give Linda Farmer, CZT, of tanglepatterns.com, even more work to do! :-)
Aside:We are pleased to acknowledge Scott's stepout of aroz. We are grateful that he, along with so many, are contributing to everyone's enjoyment of Zentangle.
When Maria was designing stationery, she was invited to the New York Stationery Show to receive an award. While she was there she made a point to not walk the show to see what other people were doing. She was concerned that she might see something, forget she saw it, and then months/years later, "create" the same thing, believing it was her idea.
Thank you, Scott!
Rick (and Maria)
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