Monday, August 28, 2017

Zentangle® a Petoskey Stone, Ballenchain, and a Mosaic

So delighted to have Jane Reiter join in at I am the Diva as guest blogger this week. She introduced me to a fossil that I had never seen, the Petoskey Stone. Amazing. Do pop over and follow her links to learn more. Since I have a faux riverbed in my front yard, I went hunting for a suitable flat stone to tangle. This is what I came up with:
I washed the stone then I used Sharpie paint pens. The centers are Printemps.

Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of Ballenchain by CZT Sandy Steen Bartholomew.

And, for those of you who asked, I finished the mosaic/plate building on last week's 3Z tile that I started.

Thanks to all of you that came to visit, and a special thanks to those who leave me such nice comments each week. I so enjoy reading them. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Zentangle® Ribbon Style, Hakrall, and an Oval in Copic Markers

Guest poster this week at I am the Diva, is Jeanette Clawson, CZT. She suggests that we do part of a mosaic style tile that could be put together as a Zentangle Plate using ribbon style tangles. I took 6 of the 3Z tiles and drew circles in pencil. Here is the first completed tile in a rainbow style.
I used, from the bottom up, Odee by Susan Mayers CZT, Bales, Remo by Anne Marks, Watusee by Virginia Lockhart CZT, and Hurry.
The focus tangle for Square One, on Facebook, this week is Hakrail by CZT Holly Atwater. This really looks nice done by a more "grid like" tangler, which I am not. But, I did have fun pushing it a bit.
And, for a bit of Copic marker tangling, another oval.
Thanks for stopping by. I always love reading your comments.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Zentangle® Fragment D-1, Chaz, and Abukas

Our guest poster over at I am the Diva this week is Marguerite Samama, CZT. She proposed that we use the Fragment D-1 from the Zentangle Primer book. A lot of you will recognize this fragment as Chaz, a tangle I presented at my CZT training in 2013. I'm looking forward to seeing our creative group play with this one.
I used Prismacolor pencils, Micron pen in brown, and edged in Distress Inks on a 3Z tile.

The focus tangle for Square One this week is Abukas by CharKat, CZT. If you follow the Diva and look at the contributions, you will know CharKat and her beautiful tangling.
To me, many tangles are extensions of others. I always have loved the stacking in Hurry, which I believe grew into Arukas and then Abukas. I have added some of that patterning in between these two. Try adding that style around any shape and have some fun!

And, this week I was experimenting with connecting tangles. Coloring was done with Copic markers. I think I may continue the green from the upper Crescent Moon down into the Hollibaughed area. What do you think?
Thank you so much for always encouraging me with your thoughtful comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Zentangle® Aloha and Scute

Running a bit behind this week since Monday was a Canadian holiday and yesterday the Hubby and I took a little road trip up north.

I was so pleased to see that Suzanne Fluhr is the guest blogger over at I am the Diva this week. She shared her tangle, Aloha, and well as a cute photo of Dino her cutie dog.
I used some colored Copic and Sharpie pens and some Polychromos pencils for shading.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Scute by Lily Moon. This is a Facebook link. However, Lily also has a YouTube video that I haven't looked at yet .I added some Mooka, Jetties, and Fescu.
That's it for this week. I hope you are having a great one, and I thank you all that visit and leave comments!