Zentangle 201-small but beautiful

Zentangle 201-small but beautiful

We had a small ZT201 class this weekend, but the results were beautiful! Just look:

We used BtlJoos, cadent, bales, and printemps with enhancements.

We used BtlJoos, cadent, bales, and printemps with enhancements.

 

And for the second tile:

ZT201-tile #2

zander, purk, flux, mooka and knightsbridge with a dewdrop. Nice!

it is always amazing, no matter how many times, to see the way each person interprets the tangles and instruction. I always come away with new inspiration from my students! Thank you each and every one.

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Diva’s Challenge and then some…

Diva’s Challenge and then some…

It’s been a while since I’ve done one, but the diva’s challenge #178 is to use tangles that begin with our initials in a duo tangle. I’ve always liked doing this. . . I’ve done several for friends with tangles that start with letters of their first names.  It’s a good way to get started when you don’t know what to tangle.  You just divide the tile into the correct number of spaces, go searching for tangles and voila! Here’s my tangle:

Diva Challenge #178-DuoTangle with Initials

Two of my favorite tangles that I don’t seem to use much: d-vine and y-ful power

I’ve been working a lot on black with white gelly roll lately, zendalas from templates.  It was the last class. . . just can’t get enough of that white on black! Here are a couple:

zendala1

 

zendala2

Hope to hear from you, I love your comments and I thank you for taking time to leave one.  Happy Tangling ’til next time. . .

Class Update!! Mucho Fun!!

Class Update!! Mucho Fun!!

Look at what we did on Saturday! We (my sister and I) taught 11 students from age 8 to 70-something, how to tangle with white gelly roll pens onto black Zentangle tiles.  We reviewed some tangles they had learned previously on the first tile shown here:

White on Black - Tile #1

White on Black – Zentangle 301

And, taught a few new tangles on the second tile:

Zentangle 301 - Tile #2

White on Black – Zentangle 301

Click on these pics to see them larger.  Our tiles are mixed in with the rest of the class.  It’s just amazing how everyone really took to this media.  I just hope they all had as much fun as we did! Now. . . what do we do next?  Renaissance Tiles?  Zendalas?  Organic Gardens?

Zentangle 101 – a wonderful class!

Zentangle 101 – a wonderful class!

We had a great time teaching ZT101 again at Bob’s Sewing and Vacuum in Albuquerque last Saturday.  Here are the results:

Beautiful tiles by 4 beautiful women (and ours too)

Beautiful tiles by 4 beautiful ladies (and ours too)

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen this, I just love how everyone has their own take on the patterns, the instruction.  Each is unique, just as every person we meet is a unique world unto themselves.  It makes me want to get to know them and find out their story. . . everyone has a story! And it’s usually very interesting!

Duotangle: Mooka & Auraknot

Duotangle: Mooka & Auraknot

Loved this Diva challenge #172. Don’t get to use auraknot very often and love the look of these two tangles together. I did a simple one on a Strathmore Artist Tile which is 4″ x 4″.

Auraknot & Mooka

Diva challenge #172 Duotangle: auraknot, mooka

Here are a couple more things I’ve done lately. Nothing spectacular ( as if I ever do anything spectacular). Just back to the basics of Zentangle: white tiles, border, string, and fill with tangles without much planning. This is the best and most relaxing, calming way to use the Zentangle method. It just works!

Tile 2

Tangles used: btl joos, beadlines, knustler, fobrayd, huggins, zonked, providence

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Starring: hypnotic, diva dance-rock n roll, flux, shattuck, dragonair, ixorus, chartz, leaflet

And if you can stand one more… This is done with 01 Micron on a 6″x6″ clay board. My first time with this. It really pulls the ink from the pen and you have to let it dry or it smears. The inspiration for this tile came from a very talented CZT Meredeth Yuhas, PHD. I still want to work on this one a bit with shading and maybe a splash of color.

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