Thursday, November 20, 2014

Back to Black and White

This is an example of a single-string mosaic Zentangle composition. Nine tiles are laid out and a single string is drawn across all of them, as if they were one, large 9 x 9 tile. After the string is down, tiles are drawn one by one. It isn't necessary to make patterns continue across tile boundaries as I have done in this example (e.g., Flukes is drawn across the middle and lower middle tiles, and again, across the lower right and middle right tiles), but it's fun. It's quite possible to prepare nine tiles, unified with a single string in this way, and then to distribute each tile to nine different people to complete separately. When the cards are reunited, the structure of the string creates a unified whole.