Monday, January 16, 2017

Zentangle® Drawings, Lollywimple, and the Cuttlelola

The weekly challenge from I am the Diva this week is to use the new tangle Drawings. I did this one two weeks ago when the Diva wasn't posting. Since very few people stopped by, I will repost that one and then share what I did with it using that new dotting pen that I have.
Cuttlelola Pen

This week, the Square One Facebook focus tangle is Lollywimple by CZT Sandy Hunter. I let it just wander around the tile rather than line it up. It certainly looks different this way.

And, finally, I will share some color. I used Copic markers and worked in the round using ICanThis and Glace.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Zentangle® Orbs-La-Dee, ICanThis, Paushalov, and Cuttlelola Pen

Ah, the Diva is back so all is right with the world again. My world anyway, LOL! The first Monday of the month is a UMT, use my tangle, which comes from Anneke van Dam and called Orbs-La-Dee. I grabbed a tan tile and a Sakura Souffle pen in turquoise. I had the urge to play with an Ogee grid. Ogee grids were very difficult for me to master, kind of like Mooka was, but once I got it, I find them fun to do. (Of course, I draw them freehand. I don't like using the dots.) I should have taken a photo of the grid all by itself as it got lost in the tangling process, but maybe that's the point of a grid?  I added the tangle Pea-Fea from Amelie Liao and some Prismacolor colored pencils.

The focus tangle from Square One, Facebook, last week was ICanThis, I made wider veins so I could add Tipple and edged with a random Cadent.

This week, the focus tangle is Paushalov from Amy Ridge Broady, CZT.

And, finally, I received a Cuttlelola pen for Christmas. I used it to do Narwal and added Tombow markers.
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Monday, December 26, 2016

Zentangle® Drawings, and an Inchie

Hope that all of you that celebrate had a wonderful Christmas. I know we did. Still no Diva Challenge, but I do have my Drawings from Square One on Facebook.
And, for the last Inchie, from Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is Letter. I always dated the "intellectual" type in high school, so never got to wear a boyfriend's sports letter sweater.
Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year. Thank you for being a very important part of my 2016. I truly enjoy seeing your comments pop up and reading all the sweet things that you write. See you again in 2017!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Zentangle® Stella, a Star, and an Inchie

No Diva challenge until after the holidays, so I will start with the focus tangle from Square One on Facebook. Stella is a pattern from Jana Roberts and I absolutely love it. I can see so many possibilities with this one. I am always telling my students to take just one tangle and push it in as many directions as they can. I compare it to vocabulary. If you know a lot of words but don't know how to use them, what good are they?
 Chris Letourneau, CZT, has genereously shared her template to make pretty stars to tangle. I used this one to show a student how nicely Copic markers can look with Zentangle.

Every Inchie Monday's prompt word was "Ugly". Well, this time of year, we all know what that means.

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate!

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Zentangle® Msst, Aura-Leah, and an Inchie

This has been an eventful week with my computer going belly up last Monday. What fun, she says sarcastically, to try to find all the things I had, remember passwords, get things to work. But, 7 days later, I'm doing okay!
This week over at I am the Diva, Laura showed us the links to the past five year's December posts so that we could choose one. I went to the very first, Simplicity, since I need that right now. It was most interesting to see names there that I haven't seen in years. Well, a bit sad actually. I enjoyed interacting with a lot of them in the past.
Anyway, here is my Renaissance tile using Msst, Zig markers, and Prismacolors. Msst seems to be the "easiest" tangle of all, and simplicity means easy to me.
The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is to use Aura-Leah, by Carla du Preez.
And, Every Inchie Monday has a prompt word of "Grin". Well, of course I had to think of the Cheshire Cat since I love anything Alice!

Thanks for stopping by. I know many of you only visit to see the Diva Challenge (I will still post each Monday), so if you don't come back until January, I wish you all the best for this holiday season and I look forward to seeing that you all have a happy and healthy 2017.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Zentangle® Moowa, Reel, and an Inchie

I just love the new tangle by Anya Ipsen, CZT, called Moowa. So, I was pleased when the tangle this week from I am the Diva is Moowa. It has the grace of Mooka without the never ending part. I have a student who would like to learn more about Copic markers, so I created this for him to practice blending colors.

Square One, Facebook, has a prompt tangle of Reel by Lily Moon. This is a pretty tangle with so many possibilities. I did several variations to test it out.

And, Every Inchie Monday has an odd prompt of "42". So, 42 inches is three-and-a-half feet, right?

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Zentangle® Fragments, Reticula, Sindoo, and an Inchie

Well, the challenge from I am the Diva remains the same for this week except to use a fragment (filler) that is asymmetrical. I am happy to have another go at this. Last week, I tried to use an Ogee grid and lost myself along the way and had to say that I used an "irregular" gird. So, I decided to do it again, and did so with complete success. The filler is a fragment of Footlights by Carole Ohl, CZT.
The focus tangle at Square One, Facebook, is Sindoo by Sharon Robinson. I added some lines to it and it turned itself into Bales ­čś▓
This week’s Every Inchie Monday prompt is “Question”. This made the song from Stone Sour, Through Glass, keep running through my head. Especially this verse:
How do you feel? That is the question
But I forget you don't expect an easy answer
When something like a soul becomes initialized
And folded up like paper dolls and little notes
You can't expect a bit of hope
Not to leave anyone depressed. It is only a song and my dancing paper dolls should put a smile on your face!

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