Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weekly Challenge #162: "String Theory - Initial String"

I have not been in the "Zen" lately but, I finally managed to complete the challenge this week to use your initials as a string. I did two drawings, neither of which I like but, both of which I learned from. So all in all not a bad week. This is the string I started with:

This is the tangle I do not like:

Bunzo, Vega, Black Pearlz

This is my second try which, again I am not fully inthralled with:

Printemps, Enyshou, Scrolled Feather, Fescu, Mooka

Thank goodness Tangle U is just around the corner to give me some inspiration.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Weekly Challenge #161 Quandray

Quandary is a bit like tripoli, both of which feeds on itself and builds and builds. I am trying to do some larger work and I have sketch books of tan toned paper and gray toned paper that were calling to me this week. Still stuck on Spirals from last weeks challenge I created this one on gray:

Demi, Printemps, 'NZeppel

And for this weeks  quandray challenge this one on tan:

Quandray, Printemps

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Weekly Challenge #160: "String Theory: Spiral"

I have been shying away from spirals and now I don't know why that was. The Challenge comes from the Diva's site and was recently addressed in the Zentangle blog. Michelle Beauchamp had drawn a great spiral guide way back when which you can find HERE.

I have my favorite one but I tried them out on the different tiles using different materials. Becoming more comfortable with the shape.

 White Tile, Black micron

White Tile, Black micron

Black Tile, White Gelly Roll, White Gelly Souffle, White Charcoal pencil

Renaissance Tile, brown and black micron, Poke leaf, Printemps, Fallen leaves.

Sunday, March 23, 2014


It is Sunday and the sun was out and my room was warm. Later, taking the dog for a walk I realized the wind was blustery and very cold. There was slush in the ocean and not another soul was about. Retreat to the hot tub and a fire. Yes my life is very difficult. Tiles in the sun:

 Poke leaf, Fallen Leaves, Printemps

 Rixty, white gelly roll, black tile

Fiore, Jonqual, black, brown micron, white gelly roll

I will add that I chopped and stacked the wood and clean and maintain the hot tub. My sunny day only ruined by the dog vomiting! Really, not to bad.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Weekly Challenge #159: "Top O' the Morning"

I don't know why it took me so long to complete this challenge, but maybe I should not have even attempted. Here are my two very colored, silly top o' the morning tiles.

Silly Tangly Rainbow

Onomato, Golven, Tagh, Diva Dance, Printemps, Ambler, Munchin

 Clover Leaf
Hollibaugh, Printemps (warning,do not use cheap drugstore gel pens!)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekly Challenge #158: "Duotangle: Diva Dance + Crescent Moon"

These two tangles are similar and I was unsure how to put them together so you could tell them apart but, I don't think it really matters. I like the result.

Diva Dance & Cresent Moon

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weekly Challenge #157: "UMT - Charlie"

The Diva's challenge this week is to use the tangle "Charlie." Inspired by Charlie Brown's shirt Erin over at The Bright Owl came up with this one.


I used Charlie as a string and had some fun.

"NZeppel, Patena, Charlie plus some