Monday, October 27, 2014

Zentangle® Betweed, Beelight, and an Inchie

I have had such a wonderful week. Friday, I was lucky to have been able to give a class to one of our Diva Challenge participants from the Netherlands, Kay. She was visiting here in AZ, looked me up, and we had so much fun tangling together. It is so amazing to me how we can be from all over the world, yet friends through this shared love of Zentangle. You can see the ZIA's (Zentangle Inspired Art) she did in creating a tangled garden and exploring fractuals on the Workshop tab on the top. Hers is the first picture under student works.

For the Dive Challenge #191, we were to use Betweed as a monotangle. I think this is such a graceful tangle. I decided to push it into different shapes and go in different directions too.
For the Square One group on Facebook, the tangle of the week was Beelight. I also pushed this one a bit and used more of curved rectangles rather than squares.
And for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Vegetable." I have no idea why this was the image that popped into my head, but it did, and I went with it!
Thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments. It makes blogging worth all the time that goes into it. Maybe you too will visit AZ one day and we can meet :)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Zentangle® for Breast Cancer Awareness and an Inchie

Verdigogh, Finery, Angelfish, Cirquital, Tipple
This piece is in honor of Ardath, the Diva's grandmother, and all whose lives have been touched by Breast Cancer. I used a pink gel pen, sprayed with pink Copic marker using an air brush, added some white gel pen and rose madder colored pencil. Go over to the Diva Challenge to read more.

For Square One on Facebook, the tangle for this week was Aquafleur. I did one behind another and added some Yincut to the background.

And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the word was 'Umbra". Boy, I just keep learning more and more by doing this challenge. It really applies most to the sun and the moon and shadows, but I was looking at my shadow, umbra, when I had my dog outside in the dark. Spooky!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Zentangle® Yuma and Fengle, and Inchie, and an Apology (of sorts)

The Diva Challenge for this week was a UMT (Use My Tangle) from Tina (AKUA), called YUMA.  I went with a tan tile and added sepia and white chalk.

The Facebook challenge this week was to use Fengle. I stayed traditional with the first and let the second one grow out of itself and added a few black pearlz.
 For Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Ungual", meaning claws. This time of the year, this is what I saw. Can you tell what it is?
Carpet Pattern from The Orleans Hotel
 And, finally, a bit of an apology. My hubby and I have been out of town for a bit. We took a trip up to Las Vegas to visit our friends. We had a lovely time and I came home three pounds heavier and I found all kinds of wonderful tangles in the wild, like this one which is the carpet in The Orleans Hotel! I apologize because I am way behind in all my normal daily activities, one of which is to try to leave comments on all of your lovely blogs. Probably isn't going to happen for last week and maybe not even for this week as much as I LOVE to see what you all do. I sure will try though :)

My friend took me to a lot of fun places. This is part of a wonderful display at the Bellagio. There were tons of beautiful flowers, but this is the guy who stole my heart.
From a display at The Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas
I'll be back on track after this week..... I hope :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Zentangle® Rainbow Style, Pendrills, and an Inchie

Color! I do love color, especially when I get to play with my Copic markers. So, when I saw today's challenge from the Diva and the word "rainbow" was there, I had to jump in. I used my air brush to make the rainbow and then I did use the letters requested: LGBT =  Laced, Girdy, Beadlines, and Tipple. This tile is in support of National Coming Out Day. More details at the Diva Challenge.
For Square One on Facebook, we worked with Pendrills. I ended each one with a Zinger. Does anyone know the name of the tangle that looks like washers? I know I've seen it, maybe one of you?
And for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Thistle." Did you know that, although a weed, is the emblem of the Scottish nation? I pulled out my gel pens for this one.