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Monday, June 14, 2010

A Great Dish

A recent visit to a Japanese restaurant gave a whole new meaning to the phrase "great dish." Our food was superb and so was the dish! It had so many interesting patterns that we paid for our food and the dish it came on.

Many of the patterns on this dish are familiar tangles. But, we were particularly intrigued by that nested "Y" pattern on the right. Molly finally figured out how to create it in a Zentangle way. We call it "y-not." Like any good tangle, you create it by a simple series of repetitive strokes. Congratulations to Molly for figuring out how to do it. We'll show how it's done in a future newsletter.

Here are a couple of Molly's Zentangles using "y-not."

This one was taken just before our granddaughter decided to examine it more closely.

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That beautiful green flourish is a garlic scape from our garden.


Carole Ohl said...

Having seen Molly demonstrate her 'Y-not' tangle at the seminar, I was floored and excited to see another example of how to deconstruct a pattern. Excellent! That really helped me understand the need for simplicity in a tangle. There are so many patterns around us, but making them simple for others to follow and enjoy is a real talent in 'seeing'. Thanks to Molly!

Unknown said...

Perfect timing! I was working on Y-not yesterday, trying to remember Molly's demonstration at the CZT Seminar and wishing I had a photo of the plate. Thank you.

Donna Hornsby said...

I am so glad you shared this today! I came up with what I consider my first real, original tangle over the weekend. I concur with Carole, that keeping tangles simple is key. Tangle On! ~Donna, CZT (C#3) in North Texas

jre said...

This is so timely. I had a dream last night in which something like Y-not appeared, and I woke up wondering how to tangle it.

I look forward to seeing the breakdown.

Shelly Beauch said...

Looking out side the square or circle to make the complicated look simple is an art. Molly sure is good at that. Thank you.