Monday, April 27, 2015

Zentangle® on Vellum, a Labyrinth, and an Inchie

I learned about Clearprint Vellum and the cross country traveling field book from Sandra Strait, Life Imitates Doodles, and just had to put my name on the wait list. I finally got my book this week and decided that as a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), I should definitely do some tangling. But, as an artist, I really wanted to do something a bit more. This is what I decided on. I used Polychromos colored pencils for her face and shading, and a Sakura Micron 01 for the tangles. 
The Diva Challenge is a doozy this week LOL! Tangle in a Labyrinth. Laura gave a couple of great links, but I found some on You Tube and was able to stop and start, more times than I can count, to finally figure one out. I looked for the easiest one I could find and still messed up a couple of tiles before I got it. Then, I realized that I didn't have enough room to double the lines to add tangles. So, a bit of a Bales/Fife, a couple of Pearls, and I'm calling it finished :)

The Facebook group, Square One, requested the tangle Diva Dance for this week. I love Diva Dance, so this one was easy. Of course, I had to see what it could do and I pushed it into Verve and Paradox.

Every Inchie Monday prompt for this week was "Shell". I thought about the word for a moment and considered all the different ways this word could be used. Since I do so many different forms of art, I settled on, "I wonder how much money I actually shell out for my craft?"

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Zentangle® For Earth Day and an Inchie

Earth Day, also known as Amanda Day. (Do check out the Diva Challenge for an explanation for that one!) I agreed that a round tile seemed appropriate, and I went for growing things, using a stamp, and chose the tangles Bumper and Zinger with an ink sprayed background and Sharpie and Fabrico pens. Let's take care of our earth!

The tangle for this week at Facebook's Square One was Jetties. I added some Static as a background.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was Octopus. Did you know that the octopus has three hearts. More love I suppose :)

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Zentangle® with a Stencil

The Challenge from the Diva this week is to use a stencil as a string. Being an art journalist and card maker means I have LOTS of stencils. I chose one from TC Designs. I used Quib, 'Nzepple, Crescent Moon, Ibex, Knightsbridge, Betweed, and Tipple.

For Square One on Facebook, the tangle to use was Man-O-Man, to which I added Festune and Verdigogh.

And, Every Inchie Monday had a prompt of "Gecko!" Did you know that a mechanical engineer has come up with gloves for humans that mimic the sticky pads of a gecko's feet to allow for vertical climbing on smooth surfaces? Here is an interesting article about it.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Zentangle® Nipa and an Inchie

The Diva is taking a well deserved three day weekend for Easter, so no challenge to post today. I will simply edit this post tomorrow, Tuesday, so you can come back and see whatever she has in store for us.
Here is the Diva Challenge for this week. She has posted a Use My Tangle from Susan Goetter, called "Fanz" which I filled with Hibred. Kind of wonky, but I don't fight my tangles. If you insist on fighting what it wants to do, you are no longer doing Zentangle which is about relaxation and enjoyment. Don't fight your tangles and simply enjoy the process!
The Square One from Facebook, was to use Nipa. I added Msst and Tipple.
And, the prompt for Every Inchie Monday was "knitting". Well, as a knitter, you'd think I could stay normal for this one. NOT, LOL! So, I had to go with, when you break a bone, your body heals it by knitting the two pieces together. Such clever bodies we have and so very smart too!
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