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.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Zentangle® Fragment D-1, Chaz, and Abukas

Our guest poster over at I am the Diva this week is Marguerite Samama, CZT. She proposed that we use the Fragment D-1 from the Zentangle Primer book. A lot of you will recognize this fragment as Chaz, a tangle I presented at my CZT training in 2013. I'm looking forward to seeing our creative group play with this one.
I used Prismacolor pencils, Micron pen in brown, and edged in Distress Inks on a 3Z tile.

The focus tangle for Square One this week is Abukas by CharKat, CZT. If you follow the Diva and look at the contributions, you will know CharKat and her beautiful tangling.
To me, many tangles are extensions of others. I always have loved the stacking in Hurry, which I believe grew into Arukas and then Abukas. I have added some of that patterning in between these two. Try adding that style around any shape and have some fun!

And, this week I was experimenting with connecting tangles. Coloring was done with Copic markers. I think I may continue the green from the upper Crescent Moon down into the Hollibaughed area. What do you think?
Thank you so much for always encouraging me with your thoughtful comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Zentangle® Aloha and Scute

Running a bit behind this week since Monday was a Canadian holiday and yesterday the Hubby and I took a little road trip up north.

I was so pleased to see that Suzanne Fluhr is the guest blogger over at I am the Diva this week. She shared her tangle, Aloha, and well as a cute photo of Dino her cutie dog.
I used some colored Copic and Sharpie pens and some Polychromos pencils for shading.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Scute by Lily Moon. This is a Facebook link. However, Lily also has a YouTube video that I haven't looked at yet .I added some Mooka, Jetties, and Fescu.
That's it for this week. I hope you are having a great one, and I thank you all that visit and leave comments!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Zentangle® Lisbon Fragment, and Flovine

This week at I am the Diva, our guest is Henrike Bratz, CZT, sharing her step-outs for a tangle she calls Lisbon Fragment. Do go look and see how it really was supposed to be done. I tried to get it to do a twist, but I would really have to go back and rethink this to see if I could get it to work better. Sometimes I think I know what I should do, but sometimes I really don't. However, posting exactly what I did using a regular Zentangle tile and adding some Marvy Le Plume pens.
Square One, on Facebook, has a really nice tangle from Lin Chiu, CZT, called Flovine. I put it into Quib and added an upper shadow of Bales.

And, since I really liked this tangle, I put it into a circle, added Squid, and colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by. I truly love reading all of your comments!