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OZAD – Day 13

Today, I learned a new word: deconstruction. I’ve always enjoyed flowing one pattern into another, but I never knew it had a name until today. This is something I do naturally, but for some reason I had difficulty doing it on this exercise.  Probably because I was trying to hard.  Anyhow,  here is my result:

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From Ellen Gozeling: “I still find it a challenge to get from one pattern into another. But I like the finished tile.”

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From Marty Deckel: “I really like Florz and Onamato, and had fun doing the tile…had even more fun in the sketchbook, working on the “morphing” of one tangle into another!”

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And from Angela Werner: 

Lesson 13 – Deconstructing and reconstructing patterns – plus use Florz and Onamato
Connecting patterns with patterns in a way that flows naturally is where I want to make my growth!
It was fun to create this tile. It was the first time I ever used Onamato or Florz. 
I love Judy Lehman’s approach to Florz with the very uneven, curving lines. 
When I created Florz below Onamato, I colored in the diamonds BIG and to
my surprise, It looks like Nzepel when you color in the centers of the flowers…
I love the surprises of Zentangle!

Lesson 13 Deconstructing059

I think the tiles for today are all super. I love both onamato and flora and they look so good together.  Have fun deconstructing and please share what you’ve done.

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2 thoughts on “OZAD – Day 13

  1. "Deconstruction" is the process of really looking at a pattern you like and figuring out how to draw it in ink without any pencil sketching before. Deconstructing a pattern so you can start with its simplest basic shape or line, and continuing on from there to the end result of the whole pattern/tangle.Flowing one tangle into another is a whole other thing, and a whole lotta fun! Just want to make sure we're all using the terminology correctly. It could really get confusing otherwise.

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  2. Margaret, thanks for clarifying. When I went back and reread the book, I see that she is indeed saying the same thing you did. I just got confused by the wording. I wish this book had a glossary.

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