Saturday, October 25, 2014

Challenge #190 Breast Cancer Awareness

Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month the challenge this week from the Diva was to use pink in some way.  I color washed my tile with pink watercolors and because I was worried I had used to much water I added salt to soak it up. The result was many "halos" with a center pink spot looking very much like adorable breasts. I decide to just highlight those spots.


Pepper in Pink

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Challenge #189 YUMA

Yuma, a new tangle by Tina-akua Hunziker. You will see step outs for this tangle on her blog HERE.

As you can see I took it for a ride but, I'm not sure if I don't have enough rice shapes or what, as I ended up having many long lines in each of these tiles. I still like the results. Very simple tangle to get lost in. Thanks Tina!











Thursday, October 9, 2014

India Ink and what you may not see!

I have recently taken up india ink "splotches" as a way to spark some creativity that has been lacking lately. The method is simple and has probably been described many times but, simply you transfer some india ink with a straw onto paper (I am using a Fabriano Cold Press watercolor paper 140Lb) and then blow out the drop in any or every direction that it will go. The first one I made I did not take a photo before I started adding Zentangles but, I will tell you, both my husband and I thought that it was a very dark looking thing indeed. I added some red zentangle designs and added aura's here and there and I thought it looked a bit better. My son came to visit the next day and he came out of my room and said "I love your piglet!" I didn't know what he was talking about but, you will now see nothing else!


It is amazing to me that I did not see it before. Sorry for the horrible picture but, you get the idea. The next one my husband was anxious to see what developed because he thought it was much more "delicate." Here is the "splotch" before picture:


Well the lines may be delicate but I managed to make something "sinister" out of it. Yes I have a dark side! I am not sure it is done quite yet but here is a look:


This has been fun and it is a nice way to use India Ink as a string for Zentangle art work. I would encourage you to try it out.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Challenge #188 Supporting the LGBT ommunity

The Challenge this week from the lovely Diva actually comes from a big hearted 12 year old boy who's name is Daniel. He has a friend who is gay and he thought that the Zentangle community could lend some support to the LGBT community by tangling with color or using tangles that begin with L, G, B, and T.  

I am definitely a supporter. We all share this earth and if we were all the same what a boring place it would be. We should celebrate our differences and learn from them.

I just had to use color as it seems that is a way to identify the community. I was afraid I would cover up to much of the beautiful colors but, I think enough shows through. 

Thank you Daniel for asking us to open our eyes and lend support.



Tombow markers, Aquafleur, Printemps

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Challenge #187 Blind String

I love a blind string but, eyes open or closed, my strings always have loops in them! I combined this weeks challenge with Square One's Focus tangle, "Pendrills".  When I was finished with the "Antidots" and "Pendrills" it reminded me of Carole Ohl's "Bridgen" so I added in all the circley
lines.



 Blind String


Pendrills, Antidots 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weekly Challenge #185: Phicops and DivaDance

This was a fun challenge as I had spirals on the brain. I had been playing with Alaura and had also just spotted Margaret Bremners post on "curvy ING" , she is so amazing, so a spiral or curving Phicops it was to be.


Tan Zendala tile, brown micron, black micron, white and terra cotta prisma colored pencil.
Phicops and Diva Dance

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Challenge #184: ING by Molly Hollibaugh

I have been away from challenges for a couple weeks so it is nice to be back. This is the first time I have used ING and I can already see how flexible a tangle it can be. I started this tile one day and finished it over the next two. I was not liking this tile at first but, with persistence and refusing to acknowledge the little voice in my head that said "throw it out" over and over, I am submitting a tile that I think works.


Ing, Mooka, Flux, Printemps