I have a lot to show, but haven’t had a chance to post for a while. Last week I signed up for an online class from Beckah Krahula, author of One Zentangle a Day. It’s a two week class, with assignments and homework. I haven’t really had a chance to work on it, and wasn’t sure I wanted to. . . there are aspects that don’t seem very ‘zen’ to me, but wanted to expose myself to learning something new, and I really love Beckah, having met her and learned so much from her at the Viva Zentangle Retreat a couple of months ago. So, I finally made myself sit down and do a tile for the class:
tangles used: pokeroot, bales, mooka, printemps, knightsbridge, jonqual, verdigogh, festune and a zinger
what I’ve been enjoying doing are xmas cards. . . I took a lot of ideas from the Rainbow Elephant’s site and bought her e-books with designs and ideas. What fun this has been! 21 hand drawn cards! Here are some of them:
There are more but I won’t post them all here. The pictures don’t show very well but they are all sparkly! I had fun with all of my Sakura metallics and stardust pens as well as watercolor pencils. If I was very smart. . . which I’m not, I would scan them all in and print them out on photo paper and glue them to cards to make many more. But this seems like a fine way to give a small hand-made gift to my family and closest friends. Enjoy!
Here’s my entry for the Diva’s Challenge #145, to use the new ‘official’ tangle Quib:
Starring: Quib, mirasu, phicops, bunzo, frondous, tipple, betljus, and looks like i got a nice doggie hair in there too. . . no tangle name for that. . .
I just wanted to get this posted since I’ve missed the last few challenges. There’s a lot to post but it’ll have to wait until after this weekend. The Christmas at Clear Light art show is Saturday and Sunday, last weekend was Weems Artfest, so it’s just been too busy to post.
the Diva’s challenge this week is Monotangle/Pointillism, and I loved it. I see this used on many tiles instead of shading and love the effect, but never think to use it on my own designs. So this was a wonderful practice. Thanks Laura/Diva for the challenge.
Pointillism style with dyon and some zingers
thanks so much to everyone who left such nice comments on my last post. this zentangle community is full of the nicest people . . .
When I got the Diva’s Challenge this week which is UMT (use my tangle) using 8s parte dos by Jane Eileen, I remembered that I had tried this tangle when it first came out. It is much like Huggins, Mi2 and W2, but seems to require more concentration on my part to get the dots connected. In case I don’t get a chance to do a ‘fresh’ one, I’m going to submit this one to the challenge since I really liked it for the most part. It’s kind of off center. . . but that’s ok. Thanks to Laura and Jane for this challenge and pattern!
starring: 8s parte dos, adente, coral seeds, and finery
Just returned from the Viva Zentangle! retreat in Las Vegas. There were about 27 CZT’s, and our hosts: Bette Abdu and Bette Beauregard, plus Beckah Krahula, Suzanne Wilka and a wonderful presentation by Sakura’s Sales Manager, Julia Reed. Came home with so many ideas, and no time to play until I get through the November Art shows for my woodworking art (which you can see here). The retreat was absolutely wonderful. I was so busy the whole time trying new techniques that I didn’t take many pictures. Here’s one of the little book we made thanks to Beckah who brought all the supplies and the wonderful binding techniques originally from Leonardo DaVinci’s handwritten journals which Beckah poured over and copied at the Vatican. . . yeah Beckah!
4″x4″ wood veneer cover, tangled with micron pens, glaze finish, paper variety, hand sewn binding. inside cover has beautiful paper pocket.
same as front but with different tangles
When I was at Hobby Lobby the other day I ran across this Sakura stardust pen, red glitter ink. Had to have it. Came home and did a whole tile using it. Wish I had done it in time for the Diva’s challenge using color.
tangles: mirasu, florz, purk, cresent moon, myst, mooka, and a zinger
used a prestrung zentangle tile, red sakura stardust pen
The Diva’s challenge this week: “Tipple – love it or hate it?” I finally found a little time late last night to finish one I started the night before. Still can’t decide if it’s finished or not, but think I’ll enter it and post it here. Usually, I like tipple, although I have problems with getting the filling between the orbs all colored in. It’s a nice relaxing, comforting tangle, it doesn’t expect anything like perfection, it requires that you slow down and focus, it fills the space allowed, a satisfying way to end the day before retiring. . .
tipple, along with a fingerprintz, stripes or btljoos, riverstones, quipple and an unraveling purk