Monday, October 16, 2017

Zentangle® Last Post

Hello all my friends and followers. Today I am posting my last post for Tangle Street Studio, for now anyway. I have followed many people over the years who have simply disappeared. Being of a certain age, I always worry that the blogger may be ill, or worse. I don't want anyone to worry about me. I am in excellent health and happy. However, I have found myself becoming increasingly stressed with all the things I have added to my plate over the four years since I have retired. Not good at all. I've thought about this for some time and decided that it is for the best for me to give myself some breathing room.

You may have noticed that I have been doing more ZIA, Zentangle Inspired Art, lately. Drawing, coloring, and painting allows me to explore my creativity and gives me more opportunities to learn, that's where you'll find me. If you would like to continue to see what I am up to,  I work with cards and coloring techniques on Instagram as jeanchaneyaz, at TangleStreetColorway,  and on Facebook as TangleStreet. If I can find the time, I will start posting my mixed media and journaling pieces on TangleStreetJournals&MixedMedia.

I will leave you with the last of The Diva Challenges to use her tangle Artoo.
My best to each and every one of you. You have been such an encouraging group, and has been such a pleasure working along side of you and getting to know you.
With much fondness, Jean

Monday, October 2, 2017

Zentangle® Tint, Baton, and Tri-Roda

As it is the first Monday of the month, it is a "use my tangle" over at I am the Diva, is from Henrike Bratz, CZT. The tangle, Tint, is really a lot of fun to work with. I am in the process of doing an Online pencil coloring class from Kit and Clowder, so my pencils were on the table.
I added just a bit of red sparkle gel pen to the Mooka and between the Tipple.

Facebook's focus tangle from Square One this week is CZT Carole Ohl's Baton.

Eni Oken's tangle Tri-Roda with Copic markers, completes this weeks tangles.
Thank you for stopping by. And a special thanks to all of you who leave me such nice comments. I really enjoy reading them.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Zentangle® 'Nzeppel and Pixioze,

 I am the Diva posted a video of Molly doing "Crazy" 'Nzeppel. Well, as you might imagine, that's just about the only kind I ever do. With the holidays coming up, I got the idea to use a digital image (looks like it may have been retired) from Bugaboo Stamps to make a Christmas card using the "Nzeppel.
I colored it with Copic Markers (greys only) then topped with Spectrum Noir Sparkle. I actually found an ornament hanger in a drawer where I keep special ornaments.

And, from Square One on Facebook, the focus tangle is Pixioze by CZT Margaret Bremner. I do like this one a lot. I paired it with Shattuck and a bit of a sunburst idea on the top.
Thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment if you have the time. I truly enjoy reading them.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Zentangle® Cozy Tangled Cups, and Aftican Artist

Guest posters, Juliette Fiessinger and Kellie Fellinge, for I am the Diva, have asked us to think of what cozy means to us and use that in our tangling this week.

My idea of "cozy"is when fall comes, and in the evening, after finishing all the required duties of the day, that a hot cup of coffee is the BEST!
I used Bloom, Strickles, Msst, and Meer. I did turn this into a card for a card challenge. So, if you would like to see what it became, click here.

The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, this week is African Artist by CZT Tina Hunziker. I let the lines go a bit and focused on the inner seed. Then, I let Squid wander through. Do look up the tangle so you can see what it really should look like :)

Thanks for stopping by. Leave me a comment if you have the time. I truly enjoy reading them.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Zentangle® Squarz, Btl Joos, and Fleevy

Laura is back at I am the Diva after a long deserved summer break with her family. We all appreciate the fun challenges that her guest bloggers provided us to keep us amused while she was gone.

This week's challenge is to use squares as a string. Of course, I had to go my own way, LOL!
Years ago I came up with an idea to overlap squares like this. At that time, I called it Squarz. Very original, huh?  I used Copic Markers, colored pencils, cut it with a die cut, then edged with Distress Inks.

Since there was no post over at the Diva's, I have two weeks of focus tangles from Square One for you. The first is BTL Joos from Sandy Steen Bartholomew
and, the second is this week's tangle from Hanny Waldburger is, Fleevy.
Thanks for stopping by. I missed all of you last week. As always, I do appreciate the comments you leave.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Zentangle® a Petoskey Stone, Ballenchain, and a Mosaic

So delighted to have Jane Reiter join in at I am the Diva as guest blogger this week. She introduced me to a fossil that I had never seen, the Petoskey Stone. Amazing. Do pop over and follow her links to learn more. Since I have a faux riverbed in my front yard, I went hunting for a suitable flat stone to tangle. This is what I came up with:
I washed the stone then I used Sharpie paint pens. The centers are Printemps.

Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of Ballenchain by CZT Sandy Steen Bartholomew.

And, for those of you who asked, I finished the mosaic/plate building on last week's 3Z tile that I started.

Thanks to all of you that came to visit, and a special thanks to those who leave me such nice comments each week. I so enjoy reading them. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Zentangle® Ribbon Style, Hakrall, and an Oval in Copic Markers

Guest poster this week at I am the Diva, is Jeanette Clawson, CZT. She suggests that we do part of a mosaic style tile that could be put together as a Zentangle Plate using ribbon style tangles. I took 6 of the 3Z tiles and drew circles in pencil. Here is the first completed tile in a rainbow style.
I used, from the bottom up, Odee by Susan Mayers CZT, Bales, Remo by Anne Marks, Watusee by Virginia Lockhart CZT, and Hurry.
The focus tangle for Square One, on Facebook, this week is Hakrail by CZT Holly Atwater. This really looks nice done by a more "grid like" tangler, which I am not. But, I did have fun pushing it a bit.
And, for a bit of Copic marker tangling, another oval.
Thanks for stopping by. I always love reading your comments.