Monday, February 1, 2016

Zentangle® Molygon, C-Scape, and an Inchie

I am the Diva, challenged us to use the new tangle, Molygon. I have been having a lot of fun with this tangle already so I thought I would just play with some different pens on a Renaissance tile. Today I used some Hi-Tec-C pens by Pilot in orange and green. Yes, the photo shows red, but it is orange. The red makes it look like Christmas candy! I also used some pastel pencils in green and orange with some white pastel pencil for highlights.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of C-Scape. This tangle comes from another CZT, Sue Olsen, who is mostly responsible for getting me to go for my CZT certification. Loving this tangle!
And, this week, for Every Inchie Monday, I got to go off and find something unique, I hope, with this week's prompt, bulldozer. Did you know that another meaning for bulldozer is "bully"? Have you ever been bulldozed into doing something you didn't want to do? This week's word was really fun to do!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Zentangle® Hollibaugh/Hollibaugh, Pepper, Mooka, and an Inchie

The challenge this week from I am the Diva, is to use a tangle inside of a tangle. I suggest this to my students all the time and I always point out how much fun it would be to tangle Hollibaugh inside of Hollibaugh. So, I finally decided to do it myself. I got four layers going. If you've never held a hand mirror up to a mirror, do try it. It's the same thing. I added some partial Meer, some orbs and specific shading to try to show some of the layering.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus word of Pepper. I combined a Pepper with Mooka.
And, finally for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was village. I really looked to find something different and finally gave up. This is not my favorite inchie because I couldn't find any way to be creative. So, I give you a simply drawn village.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Zentangle® a Mobius, PokeLeaf, and an Inchie

I am the Diva, Challenge #251, is to remind us that this Sunday, January 24, is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Laura's youngest son, Artoo, has this syndrome. Please do go to her site to read more about this precious little boy and the syndrome. Laura provided us with a template of the Mobius Syndrome Foundation's logo to use, if we wish. The official color is purple.
I two "M" tangles, Meer and Meo (by Jonathan Baetans). I used Copic multi-liners for the tangling and Polychromos colored pencils for the shading.

Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of PokeLeaf. I really wanted to play with a circle, so that's where this one went.

And, Every Inchie Monday's prompt is "Sofa"!

so·fa ˈsōfə/,  A perfect place to hide when you are terrified.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Zentangle® Basics, Henna Drum, and an Inchie

Such a refreshing challenge over at I am the Diva. Let's get back to basics. I know that I always start out teaching Zentangle the traditional way; however, it seems that many people want to expand into ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art). Yes, it is a lot of fun to use tangle patterns in other ways, but it sure was nice to do a traditional tangle and not have that added "stress" of choosing colors, paper sizes, and all of that. I happened to have Linda Farmer's new PDF of the Tangle Guide for 2016 open on my desktop, so I decided to pick 3 tangles from my open page that I had never done before. I selected Coral Seeds by Suzanne McNeillCZT, Croon by Margaret Bremner CZT, and Coil by Sue Jacobs CZT.
Square One's focus tangle on Facebook this week is Henna Drum by Jane McKugler, CZT. I LOVE Henna Drum. If you are a regular visitor, you know how I like to play with tangles. This is what I came up with.
And, finally, Every Inchie Monday's prompt was Sun. I am fascinated by the photos that my friend sends me from Canada of Sun Dogs. I have never seen one in person, but I sure would love to.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Zentangle® Umble, Auraknot, Diva Dance, and an Inchie

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's eve! I'm glad though that everything is back to normal and we are ready to get moving on another year. The Diva is back with challenge #249 which is to use a duotangle of Auraknot and Diva Dance. I started the Auraknot and then began to "dance" the lines. When it was complete, it looked a bit empty so I gave the whole thing an aura and added more dancing around the tile. I also added a directional shadow.
Square One's focus tangle on Facebook this week was Umble. This is the one I turned in:

But I actually did this one first. It didn't look too Umbly to me though.

And, a new year for Every Inchie Monday. If you don't do these little gems yet, this is a good time to join us. This week's prompt word is Galaxy. What fun to go to Google and look up Galaxy. I found some unusual ones and selected one called NGC 474. The halo seems to be caused by collisions with other galaxies.I did a background using Color Bursts on white cardstock and then just used my square punch to select my favorite part to work on. I added some white gel pen, white paint pen, and white charcoal. Anything liquid does reactivate the Color Bursts though.

I'm also doing an art journaling group this year called Journal 52. Our first prompt was, word of the year. If you are a crafter/artist using lots of "stuff", you may enjoy my post about my word!

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Zentangle® Narwal, Trumpits, IX, and an Inchie

Since there is no Diva Challenge again this week, I thought I'd share a bit of Narwal.
The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Trumpits. I paired Trumpits with IX.
And Every Inchie Monday has a prompt of "next." I am not one for making resolutions. I know too well that life just has a way of getting in the way of good intentions. Besides, I really don't know what "next" will be until it happens. I really prefer to be surprised by whatever "ohh, shiny" catches my attention NEXT!

Wishing each and every one of you a very Happy New Year! All the best for the days ahead. I also want to thank all of you that follow me or just drop by to say hello. I am very grateful for all of you!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Zentangle® with Gems, IXorus, and an Inchie

Since the Diva is taking a holiday break from her blog and challenge, I thought I would share my first go at doing the trendy gems. I used a photograph of some earrings as a reference, and added a background of Florz.

IXorus is the focus tangle this week for Square One on Facebook. I took the suggestion of tangleation (altered tangle) to heart and kept it simple.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "Evolution." I thought I'd share my artistic evolution from using crayons as a tot (left) to my professional Copic markers (right) as an adult and accomplished artist. Well, maybe not so much of an evolution, huh? (And, I still love my crayons!)

Thank you for stopping by. I want to wish every one of you, who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas with one of my Copic colored cards!
Merry Christmas