Monday, August 3, 2015

Zentangle® Negative Space and an Inchie

Hello everyone! I really had fun with this week's Diva Challenge presented to us by guest hostess, Sandy Hunter CZT. She challenged us to leave some negative space. I almost always do that, so I thought I would make mine more of a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) by beginning with something a bit more "real" as my "string"! I used Fife (with interior auras), Hurry, and Meer.
Square One's focus tangle for this week was Circuital to which I added Mooka and Jetties.
And, for Every Inchie Monday the prompt was "window". Do think before you click on "buy" so you don't throw money out the window!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Zentangle® Organically, Zendala, and an Inchie

The Diva's guest, Cari Sultanik, CZT, requested organic tangles today. I chose Pendrills, Antidots (Anita Rob-Lavery), and Cat-Kin (Mimi Lempart). Check out everyone's tangles.
Facebook's focus tangle this week, is Eye-Wa to which I added Hurry and Msst.
Just for fun, my friend Amy, a new CZT (do go visit her blog,) gave me one of her prestrung Zendalas to play with.

And, Every Inchie Monday had a prompt word of "yellow." How much I dislike yellow jackets, or wasps as they are called locally. Here is a yellow jacket in a yellow jacket, so not quite so scary LOL!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Zentangle® and the Windmills of My Mind

Over at the Diva Challenge, the guest post comes from CZT Lee Darter. She suggested a theme of Circul Life with tangles of Cack, Tropicana, and either Florz, LinQ, or Fescu for the third ring of the three ring circul. I chose LinQ and let the swirlies migrate to the other tangles as well.

Square One, Facebook, had us reviewing Hollibaugh, to which I added Xircus.

And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "energy." I did not have the energy to be more creative, so I chose kinetic energy that changes the wind into mechanical power. I need a windmill in my mind. Hummm, I think there's a song about that LOL!

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Zentangle®, Simplicity, and an Inchie

The Diva's weekly challenge has a guest blogger this week, Katie Crommett. Katie is a CZT who challenges us to remember simplicity when we tangle. Good advice, Katie!
I chose Tidal that morphed into Crescent Moon all cuddled with Mooka. Lots of breathing room left as well.
Square One, Facebook, had us playing with Finery. I thought I would try making it more angular rather than flowing like a feather. I added a kind of altered Diva Dance and Meer.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was nose. There were so many places I could have gone with this, but for some reason all I could see in my mind was a pig's snout LOL! Some times you've just gotta do what you gotta do!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Zentangle® No Rainbows Allowed

The Diva is enjoying her vacation, and so our guest blogger this week is Jen Crutchfield for weekly challenge #225. Jen challenged us to color, but only two or three and NO rainbows. Well, I found an old tile with a kind of Mookish look that I don't remember doing and thought I would play with it. I have some new Zig Clean Color Brushes that are a watercolor brush. Quite vibrant. I only chose three colors. Three, red/yellow/blue! Duh, can you say rainbow?  I thought these brush pens would work nicely on the Zentangle tiles because they are made from very fine watercolor paper. These pens take a bit of practice, but they are fun to work with.
Square One, Facebook, featured tangle this week is Munchin. I added some Gust just because I don't think I have ever done Gust.

One additional Zentangle piece for you this week is done on gray paper (yes, Annemarie) I finally found it) with colored pencil and white charcoal. It is a process from Lynn Mead that she calls Zentwining.

And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was yarn. Since I am a spinner/weaver/knitter, I have lots of yarn. I chose some pieces of my own handspun yarns for you to see.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Zentangle® Some Tipple, Meer, and an Inchie

The Diva posted her last challenge before her summer break; however, I am looking forward to some guest challenges in her absence. This last challenge was to use Tipple. Tipple was a tangle that I really didn't like for the longest time. I thought you had to go all around a string section and then fill in, almost forced like a grid. When I allowed Tipple to just float and fall, I fell in love with this tangle, and you will see it often in my work. Rain is the tangle that the Tipple is spilling through.

Square One, Facebook, had Meer as the tangle for this week. I find that Meer can be another confining tangle if you let it, so I allowed it to expand and have a bit more freedom. I added a tiny Verve in the top corner for some additional interest.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday this week, is Enjoy. There is a song by Martin Lee Gore called Enjoy the Silence. I sure know that after years of working in a noisy environment, I sure do enjoy the silence.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Zentangle® Some Dangles, Arukas and an Inchie

Since we must use a white tile and do traditional Zentangle on Square One, I enjoyed pulling out a tan tile for this week's Diva Challenge, Umble. I used to really dislike the tan tiles as they are much more delicate and don't take to vigorous scrubbing with a blending stump. As you may know, I love shading my tangles. I have learned to just be a bit more gentle and I do love the soft look of the tangles done on the tan tiles now.
More traditionally, the tile for the Facebook group, using Arukas and a bit of a modified Printemps, gave me my much loved shading opportunities.
And, finally, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "apple". It's nice to be the apple of someone's eye :)
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