Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Challenge ~ Crescent Moon

Crescent Moon is one of my favorite tangles.  It was probably the first tangle I learned when I took a Zentangle class and very often a tangle I teach in my introductory Zentangle classes.  It doesn't require lots of concentration and has a great playful look to it.  It is the Diva's theme for her weekly challenge and my two entries are below.  As I was copying the link to the challenge I just realized that it was supposed to be a monotangle.  Oh well, I am posting anyway because Crescent Moon and tangleations of it are featured prominently in both tiles!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Challenge ~ Pea-nuckle

Howdy all!  Diva challenged us this week to have a whirl at Molly Hollibaugh's brandy new tangle "Pea-nuckle".(Directions here) Molly is Zentangle Product Manager and a supremely creative tangler as well. She taught one of my favorite sessions at CZT training. I purposely left myself lots of space for the new tangle so I could get into the swing of it as best I could.  Once I was done with my (wonky) variation of Pea-nuckle and was mentally ticking off which tangle I wanted to use to complete the tile, the answer suddenly came to me:  Hollibaugh! So here's to Molly and her wonderful day-in, day-out contributions to Zentangle!

Just for fun I am also sharing my first attempt at a Zendala.  It is unshaded and it may stay that way.  Also, sharing an offbeat tile I just tangled that was just so enjoyable to make.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


This week the Diva challenged us to use sepia or brown in some fashion within the Zentangle tile or ZIA.  I love using color once in a while and then I love going back to black and white!  I created this Zentangle sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather.  I made a stab at Molly's new tangle Pea-Nuckle, but I had just glanced at the instructions and, well, I should have printed them and brought the instructions with me as I really did not "get" it.  However, with Zentangle and the Diva challenge and life's usual time constraints, I embrace the idea of moving forward no matter what!  Once I posted this, I spotted a cartoon-like smile--- do you see it?  Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Challenge ~ Groovy!

So, this week's Diva challenge is to use the tangle Groovy from Eden Hunt. You might notice that this tile also includes the two tangles from last week's challenge ~ Strircles and Hybrid.  I figured that since I didn't have a chance to participate last week, I would include them this time around.  I like Groovy and need more practice for sure, but I am posting this tile even though I have reservations about it....rising to the challenge and all that great stuff!