Monday, July 25, 2016

Zentangle® in Circles, Echoism, and an Inchie

The Diva is back and this week's challenge is to use circles. Sorry I missed last week; however, I am one of those unlucky people who get car sick. The previous week we were on vacation (see previous post if interested.) But, I am back with my new black sketch book and playing with tangles, pens, and colored pencils. This is for I am the Diva and for Facebook's Tangle Pattern Club. They call it Nymph from Melissa M Barlow and I call it filled 'nzepple from Zentangle. Either way, it was fun to do using a Signo gold pen and Slicci pens. I also outlined using a Pigna Sensi and a Fabriano cool gray pen.
Here's another on my new black paper done with a white gel pen and filled with Prismacolors in metallic.
Carpet Daisy with Cadent
Square One, Facebook, focus tangle is Echoism to which I added Between, partial Verve, Tipple, and Fescu.
And, finally, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "underground". I looked up and found some very interesting information about our local Phoenix underground world. It seems that the old hotels downtown were built way before the time of air conditioning. I can't even imagine! Anyway, after these grand hotels were built, underground tunnels were added to bring cooler air from the earth up to the hotels using fans. Of course, then better use was found and speakeasies and gambling hideouts were born.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Zentangle® B'Dylan, Eddyper, Double 8's, and an Inchie

I don't usually share my own life here, but since I was away last week and missed last week's usually posted items, and since the Diva does not seem to have posted this week, I will.

These pictures are of the place hubby and I camped and a photo of the wild horses that aren't very wild since they are used to people and came very close to us. We were at Black Canyon Lake which is in the rim country of Arizona. We had a lovely and relaxing time up in the mountains. Mid afternoons were still hot, high 90's, but we actually used the heater at night.

The focus tangle for this week on Square One, Facebook is B'Dylan by Mary Beth Schoonover, CZT. I didn't think I would love this one as much as I do! I added some Eddyper by Damy and some Double 8's by Helen Williams.

 And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word is Spiral. I still haven't read the book, but my guess is that this has to do with spiral galaxies. I used gel pens on black to make a barred spiral which has a bright light or bar running through it.Wish the photo would show the sparkle!
Spiral Galaxie

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Zentangle® Your Countrie's Colors, Brrst, and an Inchie

This week, the Diva, from I am the Diva, is traveling through my beautiful country right now. Since both Canada and the USA celebrate our countries this time of the year, her challenge is to use our countries colors. I look forward to seeing entries from all over this world for this one. I usedKoi Coloring Brush Pens for the red and blue and a Sharpie acrylic paint pen for the white (pink LOL!). Simple tangles of Hollibaugh and a variation of Nipa using stars instead of circles. I hope everyone enjoys feeling a bit of pride as they complete this week's challenge.
The focus tangle from Square One, Facebook, is to use Brrst by Kelly Barone CZT, to which I added some Zander.
And the prompt word from Every Inchie Monday is Computer. I can remember clearly the first inkling that I had of the enormous power of the computer, and not in a good way, was from the movie Colossus, The Forbin Project in 1970. Frightening indeed.

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