Monday, September 26, 2016

Zentangle® Zenga, Garlic Cloves, and an Inchie

The Challenge at I am the Diva is to use only straight lines. I had to smile as she suggested doing Crescent Moon with only straight lines. Any of my students can tell you that I recommend pushing all tangles to the limit, including changing curves to straight lines starting with Crescent Moon. Studies like this give you power over "OOPS" (which doesn't happen in Zentangle). I learned this from Suzanne McNeill, CZT, who assures us that she has created many new tangles from improvising on an oops. So, I had been thinking of Showgirl a lot this week and decided to push it. If you change a tangle a bit it is called a variation, if you change it a lot it is called a tangelation, and if you change it so much that the original tangle is totally unrecognizable, it is now a new tangle. I believe I may have done that. If this tangle already exists, please let me know and I will give that person proper credit. I named my tangle Zenga because it reminds me of a popular, balancing of wood pieces, game :)

Here is the tile again with the step outs. As you can see, one section I allowed Zenga to repeat as a fill and then break off. I added some Static and inner aura triangles.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of Garlic Cloves by Jacquelien Bredenoord. I completed the edges with a Showgirl style. Yes, I am really pushing Showgirl to to as much as I can.
And, Every Inchie Monday has a prompt word of Briefcase. Well, this one was so hard to find something different. Finally, I found that there was a reality show called The Briefcase at one time. From what I read about it, it was a cruel show that offered down and out families a briefcase full of money that they needed badly. Then, they presented them with a family that needed it more than they and asked them to give some or all to the other family. For some reason, they thought people would be amused at seeing this. But, the inchie was fun to make. What would you do with a briefcase full of lots of money?

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Zentangle® Mindfully, Fife, Showgirl, and an Inchie

Laura, from I am the Diva, suggested that we slow down and do Zentangle the way it was intended and the way we were taught as Certified Zentangle Teachers. I know I am quite guilty of rushing through challenges and prepping tiles for classes myself and don't spend nearly enough time doing Zentangle the way it was intended. So, this morning I got my cup of coffee, turned off my computer and just tangled. No masterpiece in mind. It was relaxing, as it should be. Hope you will try it too!
I used Tidal, Pendrills, and Pea-Nuckle.

The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook, is to use Fife. I found that letting it just wander freely made for an interesting look.

Since I love color and one of my students has requested a bit of help with Showgirl by Vicki Basset, I did this monotangle adding some Polychromos colored pencil to the blue Micron pen.

And, finally, Every Inchie Monday has a prompt of Infinity. I just couldn't get this out of my mind and had to do it LOL! My boys loved this movie!

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Zentangle® Tripoli, Crezendo, Marguerite, and an Inchie

The challenge from Laura at I am the Diva is to do a monotangle of Tripoli. I did mine on a Renaissance tile and used some Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils.

The focus tangle for Square One, Facebook is Crezendo by Pam Hurtz Miller, CZT. I added Marguerite by Sharon Paz.
And the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "Sky". Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies.
Comes from the song.... First one that knows the answer is the first one!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Zentangle® Center Square, Beeline, and an Inchie

I hope all of you who celebrate Labor Day had a wonderful one. Mine was quiet with a long afternoon swim. The Diva did not post yesterday, but today at I am the Diva, the UMT (use my tangle) comes to us from Aleesha Sattva, CZT, and is called Center Square. I felt like using color and made mine into a patchwork quilt with added Vitruvius and Courant.
The focus tangle from Square One, Facebook, is Beeline. I added Hurry and Cadent.
And, the prompt word at Every Inchie Monday is "Mice". When I was a music teacher, my students loved it when I let them sing a variation of "Three Blind Mice" called "Three Miopic Rodents"!

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