Monday, November 30, 2015

Zentangle® a Tree, Steps, and an Inchie

Over at I am the Diva, guest blogger Dilip Patel, CZT, shares the reasoning behind this week's challenge - monotangle a tree. I chose Henna Drum and used Prima watercolor pencils, an orange and cream fine line Sharpie, and a charcoal pencil in white, all on a Renaissance tile.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle from Helen Williams (I want to be Helen when I grow up!) called Steps. I added some Inapod.
The prompt word at Every Inchie Monday is "Tea". I could not get the song "Tea for Two" out of my head, so I went with that.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Zentangle® Hollibaugh, Pea-nuckle, and an Inchie

Weekly challenge number 245 over at I am the Diva was to use Hollibaugh. I love the versatility of Hollibaugh and I'll bet we see a lot of interesting tangles going on this week. I was going to do Hollibaugh inside of Hollibaugh but after I made the full circle, I just went with an under layer of Hollibaugh. I pulled out my Inktense, Aqua markers, and colored pencils to play a bit.
Square One on Facebook's focus tangle this week is Pea-nuckle. Molly taught this at my CZT training and I was still lost. However, once I am challenged, well, I now get it. I have been playing with it even more and finding it really fun. I added Bales and Cadent.

Crochet Inchie
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday was Crochet. Since I do crochet, I made it easy on myself this week and just crochet a tiny one inch square.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Zentangle® Tripoli, Paradox, and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge this week was to use Tripoli. I thought I would play with more of the Sharpie pens and added some colored pencils and Stabilo Carbothello soft pencils.
Square One on Facebook had a focus tangle of Paradox to which I added Lichen by Jennifer Hohensteiner.
And, over at Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was Exotic. Exotic means not native or out of the ordinary. My research led me to find out more about how dangerous it is to the environment when non-native species of plants or animals are added where they don't belong. They can truly disrupt the systems, like the invasion of garlic mustard!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Zendala Dare #116 with Gneiss and Meer

If you have not gone over to see what Erin did for her outstanding contribution to the Zendala Dare this week, you must go see! I did not scroll down to see hers or I might not have even tried to do one this time LOL! I do love opening up one of my books and selecting a tangle at random and making it work, or at least try to make it work, in the given template. So it was with a variant of Gneiss (inverted). I also added a kind of Meer and the rest was done with shading.
For those of you who "see" things in the tangles, I can't help seeing a plate of deviled eggs with toast points around the edges!

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Zentangle® Squid, Cyme, and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge, #243, was to give "just a tiny taste" of a tangle on your tile. I opened one of my books and randomly chose Squid. I was inspired by Laura's idea of using different colors on the tan Renaissance tiles, so I picked a turquoise pen and added colored pencil, white charcoal and a white gel pen. A bit of Msst was added to draw the eye in just a bit.
The focus tangle on Facebook's Square One was to use Cyme. I filled the center with Auraknot and added Courant and black pearls.
Here is a surprise for Zentangle followers. The prompt word for Every Inchie Monday this week is "nymph"! So, I did a tiny Zentangle pattern that is actually called Nymph for my Inchie. Here are the step-outs for anyone interested.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Zendala Dare # 115

Erin gave us a great template to work with over at The Bright Owl. We were to use the letters from the word "thank". I used three of the letters; Trumpits by Theresa Glover, Heartvine by Lori Howe, and Knightsbridge.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Zentangle® Gourdgeous, Verve, and an Inchie

The Diva Challenge this week is to use the new tangle Gourdgeous. I used a black tile for this and added a bed of 'Nzepple. I used my Slicci pens to tangle, Conte pastels for shading, and a white gel pen for the dotted lines.
The focus tangle for Square One was to use Verve. Since I use Verve so often, I thought I would see what happens when you start with a square instead of a circle. These squares were turned into Cubine. I also ended the shading with squares to balance out the piece.

Every Inchie Monday had a prompt word of "emotion". This was so interesting to research. Tibetan Buddhist psychology believes that there are two types of emotion: one to express and one to control. Sensible. I also read that some emotions are actually cultural! My image is not original, but it really represented the swings of emotion.

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