Monday, January 25, 2016

Zentangle® Hollibaugh/Hollibaugh, Pepper, Mooka, and an Inchie

The challenge this week from I am the Diva, is to use a tangle inside of a tangle. I suggest this to my students all the time and I always point out how much fun it would be to tangle Hollibaugh inside of Hollibaugh. So, I finally decided to do it myself. I got four layers going. If you've never held a hand mirror up to a mirror, do try it. It's the same thing. I added some partial Meer, some orbs and specific shading to try to show some of the layering.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus word of Pepper. I combined a Pepper with Mooka.
And, finally for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was village. I really looked to find something different and finally gave up. This is not my favorite inchie because I couldn't find any way to be creative. So, I give you a simply drawn village.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Zentangle® a Mobius, PokeLeaf, and an Inchie

I am the Diva, Challenge #251, is to remind us that this Sunday, January 24, is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Laura's youngest son, Artoo, has this syndrome. Please do go to her site to read more about this precious little boy and the syndrome. Laura provided us with a template of the Mobius Syndrome Foundation's logo to use, if we wish. The official color is purple.
I two "M" tangles, Meer and Meo (by Jonathan Baetans). I used Copic multi-liners for the tangling and Polychromos colored pencils for the shading.

Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of PokeLeaf. I really wanted to play with a circle, so that's where this one went.

And, Every Inchie Monday's prompt is "Sofa"!

so·fa ˈsōfə/,  A perfect place to hide when you are terrified.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Zentangle® Basics, Henna Drum, and an Inchie

Such a refreshing challenge over at I am the Diva. Let's get back to basics. I know that I always start out teaching Zentangle the traditional way; however, it seems that many people want to expand into ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art). Yes, it is a lot of fun to use tangle patterns in other ways, but it sure was nice to do a traditional tangle and not have that added "stress" of choosing colors, paper sizes, and all of that. I happened to have Linda Farmer's new PDF of the Tangle Guide for 2016 open on my desktop, so I decided to pick 3 tangles from my open page that I had never done before. I selected Coral Seeds by Suzanne McNeillCZT, Croon by Margaret Bremner CZT, and Coil by Sue Jacobs CZT.
Square One's focus tangle on Facebook this week is Henna Drum by Jane McKugler, CZT. I LOVE Henna Drum. If you are a regular visitor, you know how I like to play with tangles. This is what I came up with.
And, finally, Every Inchie Monday's prompt was Sun. I am fascinated by the photos that my friend sends me from Canada of Sun Dogs. I have never seen one in person, but I sure would love to.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Zentangle® Umble, Auraknot, Diva Dance, and an Inchie

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's eve! I'm glad though that everything is back to normal and we are ready to get moving on another year. The Diva is back with challenge #249 which is to use a duotangle of Auraknot and Diva Dance. I started the Auraknot and then began to "dance" the lines. When it was complete, it looked a bit empty so I gave the whole thing an aura and added more dancing around the tile. I also added a directional shadow.
Square One's focus tangle on Facebook this week was Umble. This is the one I turned in:

But I actually did this one first. It didn't look too Umbly to me though.

And, a new year for Every Inchie Monday. If you don't do these little gems yet, this is a good time to join us. This week's prompt word is Galaxy. What fun to go to Google and look up Galaxy. I found some unusual ones and selected one called NGC 474. The halo seems to be caused by collisions with other galaxies.I did a background using Color Bursts on white cardstock and then just used my square punch to select my favorite part to work on. I added some white gel pen, white paint pen, and white charcoal. Anything liquid does reactivate the Color Bursts though.

I'm also doing an art journaling group this year called Journal 52. Our first prompt was, word of the year. If you are a crafter/artist using lots of "stuff", you may enjoy my post about my word!

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