Monday, July 21, 2014

Zentangle® Truffle, and Inchie, a Link to Quilling

This week, Caroline Broady is the guest challenger for the Diva Challenge. I met Caroline and her mom at my CZT training last year in June. It's fun to see someone start out so young with this amazing thing called Zentangle. I can only imagine what she will be doing when she is an adult. Caroline came up with a new tangle called Truffle. She used it beautifully. However, she did say we should feel free to do a tangleation and to have fun, so I did both :)

For this week's Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Odd"! Well, I started thinking of the odds of winning the lottery and I actually looked it up. Sigh, I guess I will never win!

And, finally, I was asked to share some of my newest art interest, quilling. I have really just started and don't have much exciting to share, but you can see what I am up to by visiting my Copics and Paper Fun tab above, or click HERE to go directly to that page.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Zentangle® a Spill and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge this week is hosted by Amy Brody. I was lucky enough to meet her and her adorable daughter at CZT11 training. Her challenge was to have a "spill" on our tile and tangle on. So, I grabbed my coffee cup and dripped some on my tile. My hubby makes kind of weak coffee, so it didn't do much. Ahah! We had company last week and there was some left over Sangria in the fridge. I liked this spill better.
After I tangled, using W2, Ixorus, Diva Dance, Tipple, and IX, I decided to shade with colored pencils and just a touch of regular pencil. The stain kind of disappeared with these heavier tangles. They do show up more in person rather than a scan though.
The prompt for Every Inchie Monday was "Navy." My original list had it spelled "Navi" which was very interesting, look it up. But, I went with the current spelling and thought of the branch of the military service, and sailors. Did anyone else have one of these "sailor" blouses? I had both the blouse AND a dress!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Zentangle® a UMT and an Inchie

Today, Laura on the Diva Challenge presented us with a UMT (Use my tangle) called Crux by Henrike Bratz. My first thought was, "I can't do that!", but then I remembered that I am a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), so I can do anything HAHA! All I have to do is pretend I am teaching and I CAN do anything. So, here it is on a Renaissance tile with shading done in Burnt Ocre Prismacolor pencil and highlights with a white charcoal pencil. I also darkened the centers of the "bales" with a black charcoal pencil.
Over at Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was negative. Well, I'm sure some of you have had this horrible experience with your checkbook! I know I have LOL!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Zentangle® a Double String and an Inchie

Aimee Belair is the guest today over at the Diva's blog and challenged us to do a double string. Well, strings are not my favorites. I teach them, but seldom use them as I find them very confining and just not "relaxing" for me. The idea of using two made me shudder in anticipation of tangle overload.

Aquafleur, Diva Dance Foxtrot, Mooka, Glace, Meer, Fescu, XYP
For Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was Maroon. Of course, the color is quite depressing, to me anyway, so I went in the direction of maroon as in marooned on an island. I would be fine as long as I have some pencils and a sketchpad. And, is that Jack Sparrow I see walking toward me?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zentangle® a Comfort Tangle, and an Inchie

This week, fellow CZT, Sharla Hicks, stepped in to help the Diva. She asked us to go back to some of our favorite tangles and mess with them in size, shape, color and/or shading. What's not to love there? (She also added some great tutorials. Go to the link and follow to her blog.) The first one I did using a modified Verve with pointed ends and larger Tipple surrounded by the typical smaller ones. I used Derwent Inktense and applied some of the concepts that I am currently learning about with watercolors. It seemed to be missing something, so I added some grey colored pencil. Then, I went on to number two. This one I took Verve and Printemps and squared them using a Sharpie Ultra Fine in Turquoise. I then found an old pastel pencil, CarbOthello, #51 to do the shading. I liked this one a lot more, you?

The Inchie, from Every Inchie Monday, was to use the prompt Maid. Well, Minute Maid orange juice, of course :)

Thanks to all of you that always take the time to leave me a comment and welcome to anyone who is new. I love to hear what you have to say and I do try to respond to everyone.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Zentangle® Mooka and Auraknot and an Inchie

The Diva challenged us to use Mooka and Auraknot as a duotangle this week. I happen to love both of them so I decided to break out one of my tan Renaissance tiles to do this one. I'm glad I did because I really like this one and I hope you do too! Head over there to see videos of these two great tangles from Rick and Maria!

This week's Inchie from Every Inchie Monday had me throwing fits. I just couldn't do "lavender." I love the color, and it's actually my favorite, but I didn't want to do color. I didn't want to do the flower. I didn't want to do the aura. Then I had a very odd memory. When I was really young (maybe last week?) I remember some really OLD ladies (probably 50 or so HAHA) who always had these lavender candies in their purse. They came in a tiny box. The candies were sort of triangular shaped and smelled and tasted like soap. Is there anyone else out there that remembers these? I looked up old fashioned candy online but couldn't find them. So, I have made them for YOU! Can't you almost taste how awful they are?

Monday, June 9, 2014

Zentangle® Zendala, Beads of Courage, and an Inchie

Busy, busy. You think my life? No, I think my tangles! The Zendala Dare from Erin at The Bright Owl was back this week. We are all so HAPPY! Which was our dare, to use the letters of HAPPY if we chose to. Well, I was working on that and I wound up with a very busy piece. I was able to use Hurry, Arc Flower, Paushalov, Pepper variation, and Yincut. I decided to go with a thicker black pen and define some of the  areas, and I think that helped.

You must go over to I Am the Diva and read about Beads of Courage. My husband and I were both moved to tears. My tile is dedicated to Artoo because that little guy is so precious:

And, this week's Inchie was to use the word "Legal". My first thought was a legal pad. I love them. I guess I love all paper, pencils, erasers, pens, crayons, paints, markers... well, you get the idea :)