Monday, 4 April 2011

Challenge #16 - Mooka !

Doesn't that sound just like a glad exclamation?  Something like the Greek "OPA!"  Can't you just hear it? MOOKA!  *G*  This is the newest Official Zentangle® Tangle, just released with a "how-to" video on YouTube.  It's the brainchild of Maria Thomas and a product of her long-time love affair with the works of William Morris and Alphonse Mucha.  I have to admit I, too, have been entrapped by their exquisite taste and peerless sense of colour.  There is something so viscerally appealing about the fluid lines in their designs and this is beautifully captured in the flowing tangle that Maria has designed.  The ever-flexible Diva of Tangle Delights immediately seized the opportunity to have multiple explorations of this new tangle by using it for our challenge of the week.  Just think - all over the globe, Zentangle enthusiasts of all stripes, CZTs, artists, amateurs who have stumbled onto the wonders of this burgeoning artform are bending their creative juices towards the creation of a person version of this gorgeous new tangle.  MOOKA!  Doesn't it just sound like the perfect celebratory exclamation for this challenge?  Speaking of which, this is my own small contribution to the global party:
Happy Monday!

31 comments:

  1. oh what a beautiful work of art, I love the tall Mooka!! so nice

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  2. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !! The shading is perfect!! Love ♥♥♥

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  3. Wonderful! I love how you put several verieties of MOOKA in this single piece of art. It´s delicious…

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  4. This is a really elegant version of this Tangle!Can't wait to start mine tonight!!I think I'll be doing more than one drawing, as this is such a free-flowing pattern.

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  5. Such a beautiful fluid ZT.

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  6. Christina, your contribution to the global art is so lovely and fanciful, it has a soft fluid feel, I can tell it's Full of creative juices, JUICY!

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  7. Lovely and beautiful. Mooka is great but it needs the shading or the filling. Without it ,it looks a bit naked.I like your shading.I can learn a lot from your excellent example .

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  8. Love your open, airy Mooka. The tight lines opening into the nice plump pods give the central pattern extra emphasis. Especially creative to my eye is the way you have nested/overlapped the pod ends in the smaller, bottom part of the tangle. As I look at our collective results of Laura's challenge each week, I feel as if I've had wonderful lessons from a bunch of CZT's. Isn't it wonderful how we're all sharing?

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  9. This is exquisite. To shade mainly the parts at the top going behind the pattern really was a great idea, and your shading is superb.
    I think everyone is having fun with the name as much as the design!

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  10. Beautiful! Love the shading!

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  11. Oh! how gorgeous!! Today's My Day to begin playing with this tangle, and I'm so inspired by you!

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  12. This looks amazing! So elegant and open and airy. Really different from the one's I've seen sofar. Looking forward to all the different ones. And hope to contribute one.

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  13. Beautiful! I like the repetition.

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  14. The first Mooka creature! Delicate and elegant..

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  15. Oh, wow!! This is an awesome tangle! So elegant.

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  16. Your Mooka is a breath of fresh air ~ I love the feeling of lightness it emits.

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  17. Exclaiming "Mooka Mooka" back to you Christina....I am loving what you do!

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  18. GORGEOUS! You have such a good touch! I love how the pods of Mooka set off the bulbs at the ends - elegant and beautiful!!!

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  19. Beautiful Mooka.. love it..

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  20. Brilliant its a unicycle! blown away by all the stunning tangles people have created with this pattern. XOXO Zoe

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  21. When I saw your tangle I went Ah! I love it so simple and yet beautiful.

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  22. I love how the 'pods' all go OUTSIDE the main area. Mine tend to all end up in the middle. :-( But I'm working on it!
    --Margaret

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