Monday, July 25, 2016

Zentangle® in Circles, Echoism, and an Inchie

The Diva is back and this week's challenge is to use circles. Sorry I missed last week; however, I am one of those unlucky people who get car sick. The previous week we were on vacation (see previous post if interested.) But, I am back with my new black sketch book and playing with tangles, pens, and colored pencils. This is for I am the Diva and for Facebook's Tangle Pattern Club. They call it Nymph from Melissa M Barlow and I call it filled 'nzepple from Zentangle. Either way, it was fun to do using a Signo gold pen and Slicci pens. I also outlined using a Pigna Sensi and a Fabriano cool gray pen.
Here's another on my new black paper done with a white gel pen and filled with Prismacolors in metallic.
Carpet Daisy with Cadent
Square One, Facebook, focus tangle is Echoism to which I added Between, partial Verve, Tipple, and Fescu.
And, finally, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "underground". I looked up and found some very interesting information about our local Phoenix underground world. It seems that the old hotels downtown were built way before the time of air conditioning. I can't even imagine! Anyway, after these grand hotels were built, underground tunnels were added to bring cooler air from the earth up to the hotels using fans. Of course, then better use was found and speakeasies and gambling hideouts were born.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Zentangle® B'Dylan, Eddyper, Double 8's, and an Inchie

I don't usually share my own life here, but since I was away last week and missed last week's usually posted items, and since the Diva does not seem to have posted this week, I will.

These pictures are of the place hubby and I camped and a photo of the wild horses that aren't very wild since they are used to people and came very close to us. We were at Black Canyon Lake which is in the rim country of Arizona. We had a lovely and relaxing time up in the mountains. Mid afternoons were still hot, high 90's, but we actually used the heater at night.

The focus tangle for this week on Square One, Facebook is B'Dylan by Mary Beth Schoonover, CZT. I didn't think I would love this one as much as I do! I added some Eddyper by Damy and some Double 8's by Helen Williams.

 And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is Spiral. I still haven't read the book, but my guess is that this has to do with spiral galaxies. I used gel pens on black to make a barred spiral which has a bright light or bar running through it.Wish the photo would show the sparkle!
Spiral Galaxie

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Zentangle® Your Countrie's Colors, Brrst, and an Inchie

This week, the Diva, from I am the Diva, is traveling through my beautiful country right now. Since both Canada and the USA celebrate our countries this time of the year, her challenge is to use our countries colors. I look forward to seeing entries from all over this world for this one. I usedKoi Coloring Brush Pens for the red and blue and a Sharpie acrylic paint pen for the white (pink LOL!). Simple tangles of Hollibaugh and a variation of Nipa using stars instead of circles. I hope everyone enjoys feeling a bit of pride as they complete this week's challenge.
The focus tangle from Square One, Facebook, is to use Brrst by Kelly Barone CZT, to which I added some Zander.
And the prompt word from Every Inchie Monday is Computer. I can remember clearly the first inkling that I had of the enormous power of the computer, and not in a good way, was from the movie Colossus, The Forbin Project in 1970. Frightening indeed.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Zentangle® Remix, Merryweather, and an Inchie

This was an interesting idea from I am the Diva. Laura had us digging through our old tiles to do a "Remix" and see what we came up with. I found this old tile, from 2013, of a sad Purk. I tried to revitalize it with Arukas, Molygon, Tipple, and Munchin. The only change I made to Purk was to push the original shading around a bit more.
Original 2013 tile

The focus tangle from Square One, Facebook, is Merryweather from CZT Sandy Hunter. I kept it simple and true in the center and then let myself wander as I reached the edges.

Finally, Every Inchie Monday's prompt word is Physics. Now, maybe I've really gone off the deep end on this one, but when I was a child my mom had to take physics. It is an old word for laxative LOL!

If you have a moment, I would most appreciate it if a few of you would go to this link and vote for my Copic colored coloring book page. Dover has a contest and voting goes until the 30th. I just entered it yesterday, so I probably have few votes, if any. Thank you.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Zentangle® with Red, Groovy, and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge #272 prompt is "What's black and white and red all over!" What a fun idea. I grabbed a tile, red, black, and white gel pens and a red colored pencil and a regular pencil and off I went.
I used Crescent Moon, Molygon, Sprinkle, and Xircus.

Square One, Facebook, has a prompt tangle of Groovy by  Eden Hunt. I took some liberties (I guess you're used to that by now LOL!) and added a variant of Footlites as well.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "Party". Now, I'm not one for parties. I don't like, what to me is stress, when there are too many people. And, I certainly don't like to dress up anymore. But, if I were to accept an invitation to a party, it would be to a tea party in Wonderland! Would you?

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Zentangle® Rundle, Beads of Courage, and an Inchie

Beads of Courage is the prompt for this week's challenge from I am the Diva. Do go over and read what this represents. It is heartwarming to see little Artoo find comfort in these. I used some Distress Inks that I smooshed onto my craft sheet, added a spray or two of water and dipped a tile. I used Sharpie fine tipped colored markers, some colored pencils and added some white gel pen dots at the end.
The focus tangle for Square One on Facebook is from CZT Ela Rieger and is called Rundl. I really like this tangle. Give it a try. You don't really need to stress with this one at all! (Of course, you know I had to push it a bit!)
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is Radio. When one of my sons was young I told him that I was concerned that I couldn't seem to keep track of what I was doing and that my memory was not as sharp as it used to be. He told me that even young people were having the same kind of issues. His theory is this: With all those radio waves and cell phone and TV signals going through the air, we should realize that if they can go through cement buildings that they probably are going through our head. Interesting theory and a Google search indicates that he is not the only one who has had that thought. In any case, I sure love any excuse for my lapses in memory. LOL!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Zentangle® C-Wing and an Inchie

Well, you know I am usually prompt in posting. This week, the Diva has a good reason not to have posted yet, but I do need to move on. So, I will post two of the Square One tangles instead and get my Inchie up that I normally post on Monday.
This week the focus tangle is C-Wing byStaub Korn. Kept it simple for the first one and then did C-Wing with "nZepple, Perfs, and Tipple.

And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is Gastly.

 "Gastly grim and ancient Raven 
wandering from the Nightly shore
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore?"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
Edgar Allan Poe

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