On the last day of 3Zs,
Bijou showed to me,
huggins hugging huggins . . .
Not so boring drawings,
Perky pokeleafs peeking,
Dark and naughty knightsbridge,
Gold, glowing tipples,
Some marasu encircling,
Winsome bits of shattuck,
Fetching diva dancing,
And a tile full of tripoli!
Alfie worked with Maria and Rick to arrange the book just where he wanted it. Then he told us to come back in an hour . . . well, maybe two hours. But it was worth the wait!
After those pictures were taken, Alfie asked us to remove the book from the table. He said that Bijou and he had some more work to do and once again, they sent us away.
When we returned, we saw that they had arranged all the tiles in order of each day!
As we said in our first day post, we will be sending out gifts. We will choose one person at random from each of the twelve day's blog commenters and we will choose one person at random who posted tile(s) the Zentangle Mosaic app for each day's hashtag. Each of those chosen people will receive:
- a box of 3Z Multi Pack of 55 tiles (white, black and Renaissance), and
- a box of 3Z Prestrung Tiles that we used in this 12-day celebration
We will do the choosing on this coming Saturday at noon eastern time (GMT -5) and we'll announce the 24 recipients in another blog on Saturday or Sunday.
Thank you all for playing with us for these twelve days!
The hashtag for today's tile is: #12thdayof3zs
For this last day we used a version of huggins that we call crazy huggins.
The elemental shapes of crazy huggins are:
- an orb and
- a simple curve.
You may find these guidelines helpful as you explore crazy huggins:
- Use an even number of orbs
- Add curves using the principle of "take off and land"
- Never cross one curve over another
- If a curve is already connected to an orb, the next curve must connect in the same direction as the previous curve connected to that orb
- You can add additional orbs anywhere and anytime
- When adding auras, add it to the outer curve of the telephone shape (of two orbs and one curve)
Here's the step-out:
As our 12 Days come to an end, while we are sad to see it finish, the most wonderful thing has happened!
We experienced a true renaissance in Zentangle Art. It seems that all of a sudden we were witnessing tiles from around the world that seemed to explode with creativity. They were
so alive, interesting, personal, and spectacular. Everyone here noticed it. What happened to cause this?
Well, it could be the season. A time of joy, gratitude, giving, reflection . . . perhaps it was just time. It has been what . . . 13 years since we started what we call Zentangle? Word has spread around the world! People are enjoying the benefits of this simple method of putting pen to paper and sharing it with each other.
If you have not already, please, see for yourself this "renaissance" on our "Zentangle Mosaic" app. (It costs nothing to just browse through the hundreds of thousands of tiles from around the world.) We are so proud of all the artists who have allowed us (and you all) into their "portphonio" of Zentangle art. The stories and descriptions from the artists and the comments from friends and other tanglers come together to create a world of love, support, teaching, learning and understanding. It is magic in the best way.
Congratulations and thank you to all who have participated both in word and/or art, to make this year's 12 Days series a gift for all. Especially, to all of us at Zentangle Central.
'Til next year, Our Best Good Wishes for a wonderful life.
Rick and Maria, et al
See you later this weekend!