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How to draw RONI

Zentangle pattern: Roni. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.Last one for March 2021!

Roni is from Canadian CZT Brenda DeBock and it’s her first on the site.

Brenda introduces herself and her tangle,

I’m Brenda DeBock CZT36. I live on a grain farm in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada.

I discovered Zentangle® on a holiday 3 years ago, and immediately fell in love with it.

I’ve been wanting to teach a Delft class. Delft pottery, typically in blue and white, has been made in Holland since the 17th century. Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, [Royal Delft] has been in operation since 1653.

I went searching and found a pattern I like and deconstructed it. This is my pattern, named after my daughter, Roni, who oohed and ahhed, as I sent her pics of my work.

From the Royal Delft site we learn,

Royal Delft has been creating high-quality Delft Blue since 1653. The craft of painting is at the core of the company, although other decoration techniques have been developed over the years to create high-end earthenware.

The origin and core of Royal Delft is the hand painting of high-quality Delft Blue pottery. Decorating starts with applying the contours with charcoal, after which the panel painters shape the details freehand with special brushes made of marten and squirrel hair. The paint is water-based and color nuances are created by mixing the paint less or more with water. The Delft Blue decor is painted with a paint that for the most part consists of cobalt oxide according to age-old recipes. Due to chemical reactions during the baking process, it changes color – hidden under the glaze – in a black-painted pattern to blue.

From Wikipedia we learn about China’s influence on the famous blue pottery,

During the Dutch Golden Age, the Dutch East India Company had a lively trade with the East and imported millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain in the early 17th century. Exotic blue-and-white designs from China were particularly prized by Dutch and European elites. The decline of the Ming Dynasty following the death of the Wanli Emperor negatively impacted Sino-Dutch trade, including earthenware, to the extent that Dutch merchants decided the only solution was to produce such objects locally.

One such manufacturer was David Anthonisz van der Pieth, who founded De Porceleyne Fles (“the Porcelain Bottle”) in 1653. From then until the late 18th century, the company produced earthenware for clients around the Netherlands and Europe. Delftware ranged from simple household items – plain white earthenware with little or no decoration – to fancy artwork. Pictorial plates were made in abundance, illustrated with religious motifs, native Dutch scenes with windmills and fishing boats, hunting scenes, landscapes and seascapes. Competition from the European porcelain industry, however, was fierce and by 1840, De Porceleyne Fles was the last factory remaining, all other competitors having ceased operations.

As for our tangle, Roni is an easy grid-based tangle with lots of possibilities for embellishment.

Brenda illustrates the step-by-step instructions for drawing Roni below and she features it in a duotangle with Sarah Harrison’s recent Hugs.

How to draw the Zentangle pattern Roni, tangle and deconstruction by Brenda DeBock. Image copyright the artist and used with permission, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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6 comments to How to draw RONI

  • Brenda DeBock

    Thank you so much for publishing my pattern. I am quite tickled to have a tangle on your site. I’m off to send this to my daughter, who it is named after.

  • Deborah J Davis

    This is a very pretty tangle. Thank you for sending it in.

  • Louise Horner

    Brenda, I share your love of Delftware pottery and design. It was great fun to try out “Roni.” Thank you for sharing your tangle and comments.

  • Jenn Brayton CZT36

    It was a wonderful treat to see a new tangle appear and from a fellow Cdn CZT36! Cheers from rural Perth ON 🙂

    Roni has been appearing on a lot of my tiles since Linda posted it to the site and it’s delightful! I love playing with the length of the arms and exploring shading <3

    Getting caught up on comments now that I have a wifi connection or I would have said a congrats right away 🙂

  • Brenda DeBock

    Thank you fellow CZT36. (I just love writing those letters and numbers together). I’m glad you are finding ways to play and find variations.

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