Tuesday, September 11, 2012

For Jack (Dad)

As some of you may be aware my father passed away yesterday around 6:00 A.M. I felt the need to sit down today and create a piece of Zentangle® Inspired Art for him. I was not sure what I would do, so I started like you do with any tangle. First I added a border. Then a string, the string ended up with a spiral type pattern, with six other areas around the spiral. This made my decision for patterns easy, I decided to make the spiral represent mom and dad finally joined together again in the eternal dance. The other six sections would represent each of the six kids. I selected a tangle for each section that started with the first letter of each persons name.  I stuck with the original 106 patterns that are in the Guide I have. 

Patterns and Names 
Dad: (John):      Jonqal - Starts with Jon, and looks almost like a dance floor.
Mom (Vivian):  Vega - Creates a feel of pillars to to, and mom was the pillar of the family.
Saundra:           Static
John:                Juke
Mike:               Mysteria
Rodger:           Raddox
Joellen:            Jetties
Roy (Me):       Rick's Paradox

Here it is, I hope you like it wherever you are dad.


  1. beautiful! praying for your and your family. i like your wording "joined together again in the eternal dance." how beautiful!

  2. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Roy. You've created a beautiful tribute in their honor. You and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  3. I am sure your Dad is smiling down. Your tile has wonderful movement to it, fabulous shading! He is proud!
    hugs. Diana

  4. This is really beautiful, Roy. What a wonderful memorial. I hope you're holding up okay.

  5. It is indeed a great tribute to your dad, Roy, combining the entire family.

  6. What a lovely way to honor your dad and your whole family.

  7. Beautiful to see that your love for your mom, dad, brothers/sisters makes such a great work. My condolances. I wish you and your loved ones strength and much nice memories.

  8. I'm sure your dad is still with you in spirit and is very proud.

  9. My most sincere sympathy. What a beautiful tribute to your father and family.

  10. Roy, your design is beautiful, and I hope the process helped you. I love how you tangled with heart, soul, memory, and family all at once. I hope that your memories help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you....