Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Zentangle is for Everyone!

The very talented Carole Ohl, of Open Seed Arts,  was guest contributor for the Diva's Weekly Challenge.  She prompted tanglers everywhere to participate using 4 tangles: Pais, Baton, Keenees, and Zedbra.  I've made Keenees before (yes, the bikini-looking ones!), but it was a first time for each of the others.  Great way to try some new tangles and also contribute to Carole's show.  It will illustrate Zentangle as a way for everyone to express creativity in their own style. And, by the way, Zentangle IS for everyone!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Look! It's a Fairy in the Garden!

What a whimsical and wonderful assignment we had as part of the Diva's Weekly Challenge. Carol Bailey Floyd, CZT, and guest challenger, asked us to create a Zentangle that would be inviting for a garden fairy! I hope the fairy finds her way to a cool shady spot, along with some music, compliments of the G-Clef string my musical husband contributed. For this tile I used some organic-looking tangles a la Rick and Maria, Zentangle founders, plus one called Fern from the multi-talented CZT and renowned quilter, Jane Monk.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"String Theory V : Initialize"

This week's Diva Challenge features a fun idea from the very creative Christina of stART with the string being made by your initials.  It's a great method to use when you need an idea for a string.  I tried out a new tangle from Neil at Perfectly4med called Rokpool,  and it could become a favorite.  Thank you Diva, Christina, and Neil!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Just for the Joy of Zentangle

What could be better than sitting outside on a gorgeous summer day with the birds singing, feeling grateful for my family and friends, creating a Zentangle?  Tried a brown Sakura 05 with brown shading for a change of pace.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

String Theory

For this week's Diva Challenge, Sue Jacobs, CZT, and guest challenger, posed this clever string concept. Using a string with some type of weight on it, drop the string on the tile and trace it to create a string for tangling. I decided to use the nametag pendant from my CZT training and let the beads fall on the tile.  I know I will use this string method, again.  Thanks Sue and Diva!

Turtle Tangle-- Patterns in Nature

Every year, in June, this turtle crosses our yard and goes into the woods. This year I thought we had missed him. He showed up one of the first days in July and was moving fast! I interrupted him just for a minute so I could share his striking patterns.