Diva Challenge 358 “Pickpocket” by Tomàs Padrós

Hey Y’all, this is Cyndee and I’m the Tireless Tangler! It is time for this week’s Diva Challenge number 358. This week, the diva has challenged us to use Pickpocket, a pattern by Tomàs Padrós. You may remember that I published an artist focus article on Tomàs in January, sharing his life, his art, and his journey into Zentangle! You can find the link for the artist focus below and it might give you a new perspective on Tomàs and his patterns. Tomàs is a fairly recent Tangler starting around the same time as I did two years ago.

Artist Focus Tomàs Padrós

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Tomàs’ Pickpocket pattern. We had to play around a bit to get an enjoyable result, however, now we have made friends, this pattern has become one of my go-tos for tangling. Grid patterns have never been my best thing, but I managed to make friends with Pickpocket and put my own spin on it. Now it’s become an instant favorite. I will never produce the perfect lines and spaces that Thomas is able to produce. He is an incredible artist and a skilled teacher. I’m learning that it’s not about a competition, it’s about the process and the sharing the joy in the creativity of art! I made a short video demonstrating the part I struggled with and how I made it work. Probably easy for most but I’ve learned if I struggled then someone else might have as well.

As I couldn’t stop drawing pickpocket, I have many tiles to share! Also, don’t miss the YouTube video featuring Tomàs’ art with a flavor of his taste in music. With music, we were muy simpático!

You can find Tomàs on Instagram @tomas_padros, where he shares his wonderful patterns with everyone!

You can join the Diva’s challenges by visiting her here at iamthedivaczt.com

8 thoughts on “Diva Challenge 358 “Pickpocket” by Tomàs Padrós

  1. Cyndee your tiles are absolutely fabulous! I, too, struggled with this pattern and I’ll have to watch your video and see if that doesn’t help. I love the tangle itself so I hope to make friends with it as well. Keep up all of the wonderful work you do and thank you ever so much for sharing!

    Rita

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  2. Hi, Cindee. I love your video and your explanations. Thanks for your support and kindness. I was surprised by the good reception of this pattern in such a short time. A week ago I still did not have a name. But I am delighted with the wonders that many people are doing with it, like you. By the way, very good tiles, especially the blue one (I agree with Ria).

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