Monday, February 29, 2016

Oooh, Shiny with Cadent, Zonkled, and an Inchie

Everyone is finally well over at Casa Diva. Yay! The guest post, on I am the Diva, comes to us this week from CZT Amy Brody. She challenged us to go "Oooh Shiny"! I use that term to describe myself but meaning that I am easily distracted to some new art form or craft. She wanted us to add something shiny to our Zentangle piece. I used a black tile and drew free form Cadent with a silver Pentel Slicci pen. I added, from my cardmaking stash, some "diamond" embellishments to the circles (I can hear my students thinking :correct terminology of "orbs" since circles imply perfection which is a naughty word!) Wish you could really see the shine. Hard to capture in a photo.
The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is to use Zonked by Barbara Finwell. I don't usually put too many tangles on one tile, but this one just kept growing to include Msst, Paradox, Crescent Moon, and Footlites.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is towel. When someone is feeling sorry for themselves, just throw them a "crying" towel.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Zentangle® Boo*Kee, Artoo, Narwal, and an Inchie

The Diva, over at I am the Diva, asked us to use two tangles that are named after her children. Boo*Kee and Artoo. Who couldn't want to do tangles named after those two cuties?

For Square One, Facebook group, the focus tangle is Narwal. I added Purk, 'Nzeppel, and Verve.
Every Inchie Monday has a prompt of "earth" this week. I found some very interesting facts about our earth as I researched to find something that I didn't already know. Did you know that there are some places that there is less gravity than others? And did you know that the earth isn't actually round?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Old is New Again

If you are looking for my normal Monday post, you will find it here.  The Diva did not post on Monday, as it was a holiday. Today though, she posted that we should find one of our original Zentangle pieces and see how much we may have (or not) improved. Or, The Ghost of Tangles Past. I recognized that I had done Verve. I think I tried Zander, and I'm not really sure about the others. So, I guessed Beelight, Flukes, and I added Footlites (Carole Ohl) to the top since I had absolutely no idea what it was supposed to be. I actually think my Verve was better almost 4 years ago!

Do try to remember what the real purpose of Zentangle is. Relax, enjoy, and appreciate whatever stage you may feel you, because the finished product is NOT the goal of Zentangle. This was a really fun journey down memory lane though as I pulled out old tiles and papers. I find that I love the process of tangling in a relaxing meditative state as much as ever.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Zentangle® Heartswell, Vitruvius, and an Inchie

The Diva had no challenge listed today. I looked to see if it was a holiday, and see that it is Family Day in Canada. I'm sure she is spending the day with her family. I will post again tomorrow after we get the challenge.

In its place, I will add another tile that I did after someone inspired me to do Dragonair. I also felt like playing with Vitruvius, to which I added some black pearls.

Meanwhile Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle from Helen Williams called Heartswell. Helen certainly creates some beautiful tangles for us to use.
And, Every Inchie Monday's prompt is "beer". My first thought was not to cry in your beer, but fitting that into an inchie seemed a bit daunting. So, I settled on a root BEER float. Of course, my root beer is floating too!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentangle, Printemps, and an Inchie

I am the Diva challenged us to do a Valentangle this week. I cut myself a paper heart and traced it on to a tile. I used a lilac Sharpie to do the tangling, Prisma watercolor pencils for the interior and Inktense watercolor pencils for the glow around the outside of the heart. Tangles used are Heartrope by Bunny Wright, Heart Box by Hellen Williams, and Heartvine by Lori Howe. I added some white gel pen for highlights.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Printemps. Printemps is one of the beginner tangles that I teach so I really felt that I needed to push it just a bit. I like that the added Zinger kind of mimics the diminishing Printemps.

And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is "slippers". I do apologize in advance. I just HAD to do this:
Do be careful so you don't become one of the slippers!

Well, just to be more traditional, I thought I would show you a pair of my very favorite childhood slippers too.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Zentangle® Molygon, C-Scape, and an Inchie

I am the Diva, challenged us to use the new tangle, Molygon. I have been having a lot of fun with this tangle already so I thought I would just play with some different pens on a Renaissance tile. Today I used some Hi-Tec-C pens by Pilot in orange and green. Yes, the photo shows red, but it is orange. The red makes it look like Christmas candy! I also used some pastel pencils in green and orange with some white pastel pencil for highlights.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of C-Scape. This tangle comes from another CZT, Sue Olsen, who is mostly responsible for getting me to go for my CZT certification. Loving this tangle!
And, this week, for Every Inchie Monday, I got to go off and find something unique, I hope, with this week's prompt, bulldozer. Did you know that another meaning for bulldozer is "bully"? Have you ever been bulldozed into doing something you didn't want to do? This week's word was really fun to do!

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