Wednesday, March 23, 2011

XYP in Blue and Orange

I've been getting ready to go on a trip for work.  I'm real jazzed - three of us are flying to Washington, DC to talk to museum exhibit fabricators and to look at some related exhibitions.  I'm not going to have much down time, but traveling from Oklahoma to DC is going to take some time.  I have two journals ready, with pens and glue.  Guess I can't carry scissors on the plane but will put some in my luggage.  And I've started two canvases for drawing tangle designs.

Here's one, with an XYP zentangle pattern in it; it's the one that surrounds the loop in the middle.  Created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, the founder of Zentangles.  They discovered this border design on some paper bills.  Neat, eh?  Here's the link to their website - go take a look!


What comes to mind when you think of the letter X?  The students in Ms. Matlock's class have a variety of answers to that question.  You can see all their links here, at AlphabeThursday, on Jenny's blog.


18 comments:

Erika said...

I like this tangle! The orange pops and at first the drawing reminded me of a necklace.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Reminds me of a kite! Isn't funny how differently we see things?

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I'm back to tell you that soap works... Ivory is good for carving! And I've found that the pick tool you can buy for dental care is the perfect thing to work with! I'll be anxious to see your work!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Very interesting...enjoyed learning about XYP zentangle. Pieces on the founders website look very MC Esher like. Cool graphics!

Unique for the Letter X....well done!

Judie said...

What a neat post! Incidentally, I was looking at your paper beads--those are really slick! I have a friend who makes paper earrings--they are really lovely.

taylorsoutback said...

I don't know how you do it...so creative! When I go into a local bead shop, it is overwhelming & I am usually only needing some small embellishments for quilting.

So many pretties on your site! Have a great trip to D.C. I grew up there and recall this time of the year can be really Springlike with everything beginning to bloom.

Wanda Metcalf said...

I must say I am lost, don't know what XYP is. I do think the art is pretty and enjoyed my time here.

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! We are going to D.C in two weeks!

CremeMagnolia said...

Have a wonderful DC experience and love your tangle!

Diane said...

Very nice. Love the orange!

fredamans said...

Learn something new everyday. This creative pattern is my something new.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

There should be an exception for us paper crafters when it comes to airplanes and scissors :)
Have a great trip!!!

Jo said...

love the pop of the orange against the white and blue ... very cool art form!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I'm jealous, this is a great time of year in DC....

lovely tangle!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Yep, it is neat!
Have a wonderful trip to DC! (not far from where I grew up) It sounds like it will be a fun time!

Ani said...

What a cool zentangle. I haven't tried using color yet, but always love it when I see someone else do it.

DC...that would be a Dream Trip, for certain. Enjoy, and bring your head and heart back full!

La said...

Have a fun and safe trip!

Jenny said...

What an X-citing sounding trip you have coming up! Hooray!

This design reminds me of something out of a medieval coat of arms. It's interesting how we all see things different ways.

Thanks for another x-cellent link to Alphabe-Thursday. I'm always excited when your blog opens. It's like a little treasure hunt each week.

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