Monday, November 5, 2012

Challenge 94

Challenge 94 - SOCC mono-tangle
It's been quite a while since I've been able to post a challenge, but now I've managed to break the inertia and get something done.  I love the tangle "Socc" and love to put a little color with it.

It feels so good to be back tangling and doing challenges.  Thank you Laura and Erin for this great challenge.
Socc Flowers

Monday, June 4, 2012

Challenge 73 - Bridgen

This week we had a "use my tangle" challenge, and the tangle pattern to use was "Bridgen" by David.  I chose to make it a mono-tangle and added bits of color for interest.  It was a fun tangle to use, and is now added to my list of favorites.  Embellishments added were inspired by Carole Ohl's examples of this tangle. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Challenge 72 - Tanglelation Nation

 Tangle used Crescent Moon
This week for our weekly challenge the Diva has asked us to do a monotangle entry using the infamous "Crescent Moon" tangle.  We were supposed to create a "tangleation" expanding our horizons with this tile.  I chose to use a pre-strung Zendala tile for my tile, and although I like the results, I'm afraid I didn't do much tangelating.  It was a challenge to do a mono-tangle in a prestrung zendala.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Zendala Dare No. 7

Having fun with the zendala dare this week.  The first picture is how it really looks, but I thought I would play with my photo editing software and try some special effects...

This is with a Vignette added ... cool, but what if(hmmm)
I made a negative of it?

I'm having way too much fun.  Oh yeah ... there's no such thing.  Thanks Erin for a great challenge once again.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Challenge 71- Pea-nuckle + Dare 6

Tangles: Pea-nuckle, Hollybaugh, Floatfest and some stripes
This week we were to use the new tangle "Pea-nuckle" by Molly Hollibaugh.  Adding a little more challenge for myself I tried to combine the Diva's Challenge with Erin's Dare  #6.  What a difficult task  for me.  Pea-nuckle definitely has a learning curve involved and although I like it as the background, I think it would have looked better at a larger scale.  It was fun having Hollibaugh and Floatfest join forces for the center of this Zendala.  I hope you like it.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Challenge 70 - Sepia

This week's Diva challenge was to add some sepia tones (or brown) to your tangling.   My photo looks a little on the purple side, but honest I did use a sepia micron for this.

If the string looks familiar that is because I'm doing some catching up on the zendala dare by Erin.  This uses the string for Dare #1.

This  is my rendition of  zendala dare #2

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Zendala Dare No. 5

 Tangles used: Bales, Florez, Flux and Paradox.

It's hard to believe we are already up to week 5 with the zendala dare.  I'm having a lot of fun doing these, and it is so nice to have the round zendala tiles to work on.  It's time to order some more from 

I got a bit carried away with adding color to this one.  Thanks, Erin for your wonderful templates! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Weekly Challenge 69 and Zendala Dare No 4

I'm combining two challenges this week,  The Diva's weekly Challenge asked that we use the tangle "groovy" by Eden Hunt, and I'm using the string from Erin's Weekly Zendala Dare.  This is done on one of the blank zendalas I received from Zentangle. Groovy is the tangle in red.  I also used "Gloven" and just winged it in other areas.  It was fun making it all work for both challenges.  This is the first time I've tangled in color, I used a sharpie ultra fine point, but I think next time I'll use a Sakura pigma 01 in color - the sharpie is still too fat.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Challenge 68 - Stircle & Hybrid

This week's challenge from the Diva, is to use the tangles *Stircle* and *Hybrid* in a zentangle!  I grabbed a couple glasses from the cupboard to make a round string, using the smaller glass to make the three overlapping circles.  It was fun to work in the round.  Thank you Laura for another Duo-tangle Challenge.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Zendala Dare #3

After seeing so many beautiful Zendalas on Erin's zendala Dare, I decided to jump in and join the fun.  Do drop by her blog and get in on the fun too!.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weekly Challenge No. 67 - Amanda Day

This week we are celebrating Earth Day (or Amanda Day as it is called in Mesa diva), so we are creating zentangles or ZIA that honor mother Earth.  Thinking that a Zendala is a good way to feel connected with the earth and with each other I dove into my Zendala tin that came from zentangle and created this tile.  Remembering the red-thread challenge as a few weeks back, I added a red thread to represent how we are all connected in this world, and what we do effects others.  Thanks for a great challenge!

Also of note:  Michelin has come out with a Mandala of their own in the form of a revolutionary tire.  I know it's a tire (guy thing), but what a wonderful Mandala it is.  Who knew that engineers could have such a great sense of style too!  By the way this tire will never go flat.

Other Mandala's by Michelin:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Weekly Challenge 65 : UMT III

Using CZT J.J. LaBarber's tangle "Huggy Bear" was our challenge for this week.   It was a challenge for me, as I did not yet feel comfortable with it.  I've seen great things done with this tangle in other people's postsIt certainly looks a lot different from it's cousin "Huggins".

To supplement my entry this week I thought I would add some zendala's that I had put on note cards lately.  Hope you enjoy them.  

Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekly Challenge: 63 Fengle

A little late is better than never, so I'm catching up with this "Fengle" entry.  Love this tangle, and it looks so different with all it's variations.  This is going into my group of favorite tangles for sure.  

Weekly Challenge: 64 - String Theory VIII - Fortune Teller

This Weeks Challenge I surprised myself - I actually got it done on Monday!!!  It was good to take some time to sit on the porch, enjoy the spring weather and relax doing a zentangle.  This has been a very busy year so far and I missed some tangle time.  I'm hoping that with this challenge my "fortune" has changed and I'll have more peaceful moments to enjoy Zentangle.   Thank you, Laura for a wonderful challenge this week. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine from Zentangle Club

Today we had our February Zentangle Club and of course we made valentines.  I went for simple on mine and am pleased with the result:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weekly Challenge: Non-dominant Hand - take two

This Weeks Challenge was once again to use our non-dominant hand, for the string, pen work and shading.  The diva shows no mercy in her efforts to challenge us.  As a faithful follower I complied and was surprised that it was somewhat easier than the first time she had us try this.  It's good to know that if I had my right hand tied behind my back I could still tangle.   It's good to stretch your comfort zone from time to time.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tangle Journal 2012 - Week five

Fun with flowers this week in the tangle Journal.  It's interesting to see the variety of interpretations of this journal starter pattern.  I had a little extra fun by playing with this in my photo editor and making a negative of my design as seen below. 

Comments are always welcome.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tangle Journal 2012 - Week four

As the days on the calender keep flipping over, I am trying to keep up with the Tangle Journal project.  Today I finished week 4, and I enjoyed some wonderful "zen" time as I lost myself in this mandala.  Hope you like it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekly Challenge - Purple Haze

The Diva's Challenge this week is "Purple Haze".  We just have to add the color purple to our zentangle or ZIA.  I chose to do two challenges at the same time, combining this with my Journal week #3 in my 2012 "Tangle Journal".  This is a tangleation of Puff, by Carole Ohl.
 I rather like how this came out, and it was fun to add the touch of purple (which looks more like blue in this photo).  Thanks for another fun Challenge Laura, I hope you are feeling better soon.

Tangle Journal 2012 - week two

Week Two of the Journal is a pretty flower,  I tried to add a border but had some difficulty keeping my curly things the same size.  Maybe it adds character, or honesty or just a little frill.  It was fun anyway.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Tangle Journal 2012 - the first week

 As a Christmas present to myself I bought Genevieve Crabe's Tangle Journal (as shown above).  She has a different tangle starter for each week of the year, and hopefully I'll be able to keep up and do each one in 2012.   It is a neat way to get started tangling each week.  Hopefully others that are doing this will post their results as well.