|Goscar Rock, North Beach, Dinbych-y-Pysgod|
It is nearly time to go on holiday. WOOHOO!!
And yes, we are camping in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, as usual. This year the weather is looking promising and we have chosen a lovely quiet campsite north-west of Dinbych-y-Pysgod (Tenby). On the map it looks as though there is an across-country walk to Dinbych. Hopefully we can find this route and enjoy the walk of about three miles.
When I first started tangling, I was unaware that ‘The Zentangle Method’ had become a copyrighted thing. Can you really copyright a way of drawing, and simple patterns? People have been doodling on paper forever and will have inevitably discovered some of the patterns that zentangle artists now give names. I support artists receiving appreciation and payment for their work, and I greatly value the support and inspiration of the zentangle tutors, but as to owning and having rights to a tangle ... I don’t want to get involved in that particular hot potato!
Anyway, as a beginner in 2016, I created a number of tangled images from photographs. This is not regarded by zentangle method purists as a correct, because it is based on a predetermined image. The idea of zentangle is that the image is created spontaneously and in a meditative state of mind. It is not intended to particularly look like anything in the end, but just to be a meditatively creative exercise. I understand and value this approach, but looking back I do still quite like the tangled images I created on holiday in 2016. The images have something of my love of Dinbych and my love of zentangle combined. So I am posting a few of them to whet my appetite for more Pembrokeshire delights to come.
|Croft Gardens, Dinbych-y-Pysgod|