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May 20, 2012 by Denise

I’ve been working on a piece for a Zentangle-inspired art show (ZIA, for short) at the Printmaker’s Studio here in Albuquerque. The opening is in early June, and with school ending next week, having to finish up  a class, life, etc. etc., I’ve been feeling the pressure to finish it. I had thought about the design back in March, and have really enjoyed working with the Fibonacci Spiral, in fact, I’m working on another possibility for the show. I also have a box that I want to submit as well, but that’s another story. I took a few pictures as the piece progressed – not exactly what I had in mind, but I like it. I’m usually a “purist” when it comes to my work in Zentangle – black and white with grey shading. The addition of the rust made it look more earthy, I think. Anyway, here are a few pictures of the progression from start to finish:

Final Piece

Forgive that second picture – no amount of editing could remove that glare!


  1. gold account says:

    This can be found in MANY places in nature – pine cones, succulents, the arrangement of strawberry seeds, flowers, seeds, etc. I’ve never been the mathematical sort, but the tendency of objects in nature toward the the Fibonacci sequence is really fascinating – almost a marriage of math and nature. Is it coincidence? Who knows, but it’s certainly beautiful. So I want to work with this concept – and I hope to blog my progress on the piece. OK, now that I know that the composition is going to be based on the nautilus, what medium should I use? Should I work in color, or just black and white? But wait, a Mandala could be cool too…Decisions, decisions.

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