Friday, December 30, 2016


This triangular tile is the newest precut tile shape available from the official Zen tangle site. The height and width are equal to a 3.5 x 3.5 tile, but the shape poses an entirely different challenge in terms of composition. I drew the tile shown here during the November ZenAgain workshop, under the expert guidance of Molly Hollibaugh.

Here is an example of the fragment drawn within a reticulum. The fragment appears in the lower right of the tile. The design was created by drawing that fragment again and again in grid squares arranged in a spiral. That particular arrangement is called a reticulum (reticulum H1, to be precise). For more information about how this works, see Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, The Zentangle Primer, Volume 1. 

Here is another example of a fragment drawn we then a reticulum. In this case, the reticulum is a more common grid. As in the example above, defragment shown in the lower right was it drawn in each square of the grid. What is most interesting about working with fragments and reticula is the emergence of the so-called meta-pattern.

Me wearing a pair of beautifully tangled wings at ZenAgain in Rhode Island in November

The last three pictures show group mosaics from ZenAgain.