Happy Monday all!
I don't have much to share this week - Artoo ended up with croup and that warranted a trip to the Emergency Room for some respiratory meds. I kept him home from school all week and monitored his breathing and kept on top of his asthma, so i didn't do much all week long.
Thursday night i did get some me-time when i went out with some friends for a few drinks and some surprise Karaoke
|Here we go!|
Artoo is feeling much better now, and was able to attend a friend's birthday party this Saturday. Chewie got himself 2 strikes in bowling and was very proud of himself, rightly so. I'm looking forward to a little bit more of an energetic week, going forward.
If you've been following the zentangle blog, or have the Mosaic app, you may have heard about Reticula and Fragments. Rick and Maria introduced these two terms into the zentangle vernacular in their book Zentangle Primer vol. I. Let me break it down simply for you.
Reticula is the term for a grid, but not just the square grid like the checkerboard, but an encompassing term for all the zentangle grids. Or from their book:
In our quest for the most descriptive word, we found "reticulum" (pl. reticula). We liked the sound of it, and its definition was a perfect fit: "a fine network or netlike structure. Zentangle Primer, Vol. I, page 112So with Reticula being the term for grids, fragments, then, are the pattern drawn inside each square or facet of the grid.
There really is endless possibilities when working with this concept. But for this week - we will start small.
This week's challenge is to draw a reticulum. I drew a basic grid pattern. Choose one fragment or fill for your grid, and fill in the blanks. That's it. Simple. Easy. But beautiful.
**EDIT: Thanks to Deanne Biron, who provided a bit more information for those of you who'd like some more information you can check out this zetangle.com newsletter
Basically: Draw a grid (reticula) and fill each space with a design (fragment) and then repeat that design throughout the grid. The link above also has some great examples of different design ideas.
|i drew my fragment on the back of my tile in the red zentangle square - for reference|
|I worked onto a tile that was coloured using the Hefty Hack technique|
Oh, and a very happy Thanksgiving weekend to my American Friends. I'm thankful for you!
Have a great week!