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Friday, September 3, 2010

Museum Walk

Maria met her sister for lunch at the Worcester Art Museum yesterday. After her sister left, Maria walked around the museum looking for new tangles.

She took pictures with her phone of portraits . . .

. . . and details of patterns from hundreds of years ago . . .

. . . as well as more contemporary patterns.

Here are some pages from her sketch book.

This next image was inspired by a collection of blown glass paperweights.

We'll refine these patterns and deconstruct them into simple repetitive strokes that characterise Zentangle's approach. This gives you an idea of how tangles are developed.

And if you're wondering why those pages have a black corner, read this. (It's a great story!)

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Heather Victoria Held said...

A fascinating look at the process of creating tangles. I think the highlight of the Odyssey conference in Boston for me was to see Maria's journals and field note book. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carole Ohl said...

Wow, I can't wait to see where all of these patterns end up! This inspires me to visit my journal again. I have 'piles of tiles' stacked up with sketches and ideas...I'm thinking those little marks might need a better "home."

Donna Hornsby said...

Very cool and inspiring. I think I need a trip to our local art museum this week... Hmmm... wonder what I might find at the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame?

kass hall said...

I love Tudor-esque portraits. Who is this woman?

Love the inspiration - can't wait to see you guys in a month!