Thursday, November 14, 2013


For the weekly Zentangle Challenge, Laura, at "I am the Diva", shared a fantastic stop-action animation video and challenges her followers to create a Zentangle inspired by the video.  Color, bugs, and nature inspiration are all encouraged.
Probably the most challenging part for me was including a little bug, since I usually stick with the non-representational aspect of making tangles.  This was fun, using some favorite "mac and cheese" standby tangles.  Anybody else enjoying their "mac and cheese" tangles lately?  You know, the ones you can tangle without thinking too much.
Happy Tangling everyone!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Great Zentangle Class at Cumberland Public Library

A great group of enthusiastic people took a beginner's Zentangle class on 11/9.
The mosaics made up of the students' tiles speak for themselves.  We had a nice group of men, women and a few kids too.

Many thanks to the library staff for the warm welcome and wonderful setup for the class.  Happy tangling everyone!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


So this week, the Diva Challenge celebrates Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake.  My "snake" in the top tile is pretty abstract, but you can -- hopefully -- imagine a little snake!

The second and third tiles are ones I tangled for the previous week's challenge using Margaret Bremner's wonderful tangle, Dansk.  This is a fabulously fun tangle and if you haven't seen the step out instructions they are here.  I had no time to post, as here in New England, we were just a wee bit distracted by a wild blizzard.  We had snow, thunder snow (!), high winds, trees and branches down, and, many people were without power for quite some time.  It makes you appreciate the things we take for granted, like electricity and heat!

Happy Tangling, one and all and thanks for the feedback!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Weekly Challenge #104: String Theory v. XXIII - TanglePatterns String #003"

This week's Diva Challenge is to use this string to create your Zentangle tile or Zentangle Inspired Art.  I made two attempts, with and without border,  and definitely am more pleased with the second tile than the first.  Nevertheless I really am grateful for Diva's dedication to maintaining this challenge, especially with everything she has on her plate.  Thanks Laura, and Happy Tangling!  And thanks to everyone who commented on last week's post.  Feedback is always appreciated.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekly Challenge #103: "String Theory v.XXII - Moebius Syndrome Awareness"

The Diva's Weekly Challenge is more than just a fun exercise for Zentangle enthusiasts.  It is a community where tanglers share their art, and also get to know each stroke at a time. The Diva aka Laura is also a mom who shares her heart with her readers and has a son with Moebius Syndrome.  She's doing her part to spread awareness about the disorder and this week's challenge is to use the symbol in your Zentangle art.  Mine both might look a bit more like a pretzels, but in keeping with the challenge, here goes anyway:)  The round Zendala is on lavender paper, which I used to try to incorporate purple, the color for MSAD.

Happy tangling~

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Diva Challenge #101 UMT v.XI: "Phicops"

Happy days are here again.  The Diva Challenge is back from the holidays and the UMT (use my tangle), chosen for the challenge is "Phicops", a really interesting tangle that B-rad, Diva's husband, created.  The post about this challenge is really cool as it explains the origin of the tangle and also has Laura's (aka Diva's) reflections about passing the 100 challenge milestone. 

Phicops might seem a little tricky at first, but once you practice, it is well worth the effort for the interesting Zentangles you can make using this tangle.  I'm sharing three tiles  with Phicops and the first one happened to come out like a butterfly, although at first that was not my intention:)  The second is a monotangle with Phicops, and third one was a chance to use the new tangle with a few old and new favorites.  And, then I also decided to share another recent tile.  Happy Tangling~
Phicops, Diva Dance, Tipple, random N'Zeppel