Tuesday, November 5, 2013

zendala for Rick and Maria

At the Bright Owl, Erin posted a new zendala template on Saturday. She added that when we used it she wanted us to do it as a thank you to Rick and Maria, the founders of Zentangle.

This uses one of my favorite colored tiles. I did the template with tangles that I believe may be some of their favorites. I got my CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) back in Feb 2011. Rick and Maria shared their enthusiasm and even showed off their home to us. I remember Rick demonstrating Paradox to us and then Maria went into Mooka. shortly after the seminar they even posted a video for Mooka which you can link to here. How to draw MOOKA – a Zentangle video

It was an interesting challenge to do Paradox within a curved shape but I'm happy with the way it came out. A Brown Pigma Micron pen was used to do the tangles and then two shades of brown colored pencils to shade. A few highlights were added with my zenstone for fun.


  1. Sue, it's funny because I always think of Maria for Mooka and Rick for Paradox and used the same tangles on mine! I love the color on yours.

  2. Lovely Sue!!!! Your Paradox is beautiful here.

  3. Beautiful work, I love Paradox on the curve, it takes on a whole new quality. The paper is fantantastic, really lets your sepia/brown shine through. Soapstones rule!

  4. Oh, Sue, I really really love the effect the sepia tones have on that lovely parchment-y colored tile - it looks like a fantastic piece of tooled & dyed leather! Love it!

  5. What a very lovely Zendala. I love the toned tile that you used, and the brown looks lovely on it. I too love the soap stones!

  6. Love the tile. That is not one available from Zentangle® is it? Your shading and highlighting are fantastic.


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