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Step-out of the month for March 2023: Bresa

by Jennifer Hohensteiner, 01. April 2023

The step-out for March is Bresa and was deconstructed by Monika Brenner.

When we asked for step-out submissions in August 2022, Monica sent us Bresa, writing:

"Here is a little story about my pattern Bresa. Years ago I got a necklace as a gift from my daughter Sabine, which had a metal part with this pattern as a chain link. Since I hadn't heard of Zentangle back then, it never occurred to me that you could draw it. But when you get into tangling, you suddenly have a whole different eye for your surroundings.

....I named it "BRESA" because it contains part of my daughter's name."

She graciously let us keep it for publication until March of 2023.

Monika also sent along some lovely artwork using Bresa as a border tangle or even an organic tangle:

I spent some time experimenting with it myself, and found that Bresa makes a lovely fragment and a beautiful ZenGem. It also works as well as an element scattered randomly across a section, or as a striking "fill" in orbs that are part of other tangles:

Admittedly, most of us cannot draw a perfect circle free-hand. I want to emphasize that it's also not at all necessary. I am firmly in the "imperfection = charm" camp! But if you prefer your Bresa more symmetrical, you can trace around a round object or sketch it in with pencil first. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that your artwork is pleasing to you.

Bresa was the stepout of the month for March 2023. If you would like to receive the step-out of the month before it is published in our blog, you can sign up here:

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Please feel welcome to share your artwork using Bresa at any time on our Step-out of the Month Facebook page , where you can also see many other beautiful examples of artwork using this tangle. When you post on Instagram, Facebook or the Mosaic app please use these hashtags so we and others can find your work: #bresa, #conzentric, #sootm #stepoutofthemonth.

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