Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Challenge ~ Home

Home is where the heart is.  Or, sometimes, home is where the luna moth is!  The Diva's challenge inspires us to use the "home" prompt this week and I decided to create a piece of Zentangle inspired art (ZIA) by tangling on a photo image of this spectacular luna moth that has just taken up residence in our garage!  We feel so honored to have him as a guest.  It was tricky to work on the glossy photo paper with the pen, but what the heck.  The simple tangled background is merely there as a platform to highlight this natural beauty.  If you'd like to learn more about luna moths go here.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Challenge ~ String Theory v. X: Eccentric Circles

N'Zeppel (random) Pendrills, Pepper, Knightsbridge, Huggins, Crescent Moon (variation)
What fun! This week's Diva challenge is all about creating a Zentangle using a string made up of eccentric circles.  You can check out the specifics here.  I admit, I am always instantly attracted to a challenge that allows the chance to choose whichever tangles you like.  Although I neglected to shoot an image of the tile with just the string, it's easy to see the two sets of eccentric circles that made up the string.  Have a great week, tanglers!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Challenge ~ Bridgen

I had a great time with this Diva Challenge, following my string with Bridgen, and then just going on and on with Bridgen until I was "done".  Then it felt right to fill in alternating sections ala Knightsbridge.  And, finally, I decided to try color in the sections.  My first attempt with this method, and I used the technique described by a fantastic tangler, LeeAnn, also known as Ledenzer, and described here.  The whole process was really fun.  Have a great week everybody.