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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Weekly Challenge #299


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

This week at the diva the challenge is Drawings, pronounced “Draw wings”, one of the newer tangles from HQ. We went from one extreme weather wise, to another here in Minnesota. First the way below zero weather, to this week’s rain and high thirties and low forties weather! Quite the swing, but I am not going to complain. I have used Drawings a couple of times, first on a calendar in November that you can see here, and then during the 12 days of 3Z’s that you can view here. I really like using this tangle, but haven’t had the time to really push it and explore what it can do. Something to put on the list for now, as it is the end of the quarter for me and I am massively buried with grading. I did do one more for this challenge, using a Renaissance tile, black ink and also a wash technique learned at Tangle U awhile back, using a black gold Gelly roll pen. A little blue and white charcoal, and you have my latest version of Drawings. You can sort of see the shimmer, sparkle that it has, but as always that doesn’t photograph the best.


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Have a great week and Tangle on!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekly Challenge #298


Greetings and Happy New Year fellow Tanglers!


The diva is back this week with a Use My Tangle, UMT challenge using Orbs-la-Dee, by Anneke van Dam. Is it just me or did some of the rest of you have the Beatles song running through your head? It’s been cold here in Minnesota, so for this week I decided to work in blue… just seems to fit the season of cold, and winds, and snow. I have the dreaded winter cold too, so trying to stay warm and spend a bit of time tangling. Here is my tile for the week, a mono-tangle of Orbs-la-Dee.





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Have a great weekend and Tangle on!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekly Challenge #297


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

The challenge at I am the diva last week, (yes, I am late) was to choose one of the past challenges to use. My congratulations to Laura, for a wonderful 6 years of challenges. I picked the gift of Zentangles, and these are the stars I have done so far that are going out to friends and family. 



I have also been busy with Zentangle HQ’s 12 days of 3Zs. Here are days 6-12. If you want to see days 1-5 see the blog post here.


On the sixth day of 3Zs
Bijou handed me
Swirling molygon-ings . . .



On the seventh day of 3Zs
Bijou offered me
Dark and naughty knightsbridge . . .



On the eighth day of 3Zs,
Bijou sketched for me,
Perky pokeleafs peeking . . .



On the ninth day of 3Zs,
Bijou tied for me
Tangled auraknot-ings . . .



On the tenth day of 3Zs,
Bijou sketched for me,
Not so boring drawings . . .



On the eleventh day of 3Zs,
Bijou gave to me,
Wandering icanthis . . .



On the 12th day of 3Zs,
Bijou showed to me,
huggins hugging huggins . . .



 Here is my mosaic showing all 12 days.




Happy Christmas and A Merry New Year to you all!


Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your lovely comments!
They do make my day!
Have a great week and Tangle on!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

12 Days of 3Zs


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

I am working on the 12 days of 3zs challenge that Zentangle HQ is doing this holiday season and wanted to share my first 5 days. So here it goes…

On the first day of 3Zs
Bijou gave to me
A tile full of tripoli.



On the second day of 3Zs
Bijou drew for me
A fetching diva dancing . . . 



On the third day of 3Zs
Bijou gifted me
some winsome bits of shattuck . . .



On the fourth day of 3Zs
Bijou tangled me
Some marasu encircling . . .



On the fifth day of 3Zs
Bijou wrapped for me
Gold, glowing tipples . . .



I used and idea from SandyKJCZT, that I saw on the mosaics app, where I can be found at #1ArtLadyKateCZT9 to put them together like this…



As always, Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your lovely comments!
They do make my day!
Have a great weekend and Tangle on!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Weekly challenge #296


It’s a use my tangle week over at i am the diva and we are using Anya Ipsen’s, Moowa.  This one was a new one to me, but struggling with Mooka, I knew that this one wasn’t going to be an easy one. I still have some work to do with it, but here’s my first attempt. 


I also am trying my best to keep up with the 12 days of 3zs challenges from Zentangle HQ. I finally picked up the mosaic app, so for those of you on it you can find me at #1ArtLadyKateCXT9. Still working on figuring out how to run it in all but the most basic way, but that too will come. Here is my take on Day 3, some winsome bits of Shattuck…
I am patiently/impatiently waiting for my tiles to arrive but in the meantime have been cutting down the regular tiles to fit.



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Have a great week and Tangle on!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Weekly Challenge #295


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

It is a continuation of Reticula and Fragments over at i am the diva this week. Here is my fragment and finished tile. I used a spray of a couple of different colors of liquid watercolors for the color on this one.



Cris Letoureau, kindly put a pattern on her blog for a wonderful star, that of course I had to try out. I didn’t do the fragment version, but will try that one later, but I just had to do at least one. I think that I will have to make a bunch more of these lovelies! I’m thinking they will be my package adornments this year. 



Finally, here is my November Tanglelendar. Stephanie, at Everything is Art, has these on her blog and I have been having fun with them. This one I did print out on some older light gray cardstock that I had around, but I found that shading on the laid paper was anything but fun…. I won’t be doing that again. I also had a chance to try out some of the new tangles released from Zentangle Headquarters. See your nearest CZT if you want to learn how to do them. 



Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your lovely comments!
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Have a great weekend and Tangle on!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly Challenge #294


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



Short and sweet this week. I will post more if I have the time later, but a busy week ahead, so for now, the challenge this week from the diva is to use fragments and reticula. Here is my fragment and the reticula using the fragment. 




I also played around a little bit more with Keeko, from last weeks challenge.

 


I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your lovely comments!
They do make my day!
Have a great week and Tangle on!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Weekly Challenge #293


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

The challenge over at the diva is Keeko this week. I used it very simply for my first one to create a frame. With Thanksgiving coming up next week I wanted to remember to give thanks for all the support that you have shown me over the past couple of years both for my art, and for me as I have struggled with my new reality with Hubby. I am truly blessed to have this supportive group of fellow tanglers to help me out on my journey. Thank You!


As for the second, just some more playing around. Keeko wrapped in a spiral with the morph from Keeko to Nekton, for the background. 

 
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Have a great weekend and Tangle on!

Friday, November 11, 2016

IAST #170


Happy Friday!

I had a little extra time this week and decided to tackle It’s a String Thing. It was a simplicity theme. The string was nice and simple, and only two tangles. Oke, by Michele Beauchamp, and Jelly Legs, by Amber Davis. Here is what I came up with. Didn’t turn out to be that simple of a tile, but I had fun with it. Still in that fall mood, so added a bit of pastel to this one.



Have a great weekend and Tangle on!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weekly Challenge #292


It’s use my tangle week over at i am the diva and we are using EAXY, a tangle by Nadine Roller, CZT. I had started this Renaissance tile that I had sprayed with a couple of colors of liquid watercolors, with the beginnings of Gourdeous, so decided that I would finish that out, and use EAXY as the background. I didn’t find this an easy tangle to keep even, so decided to embrace the going with the flow, and just let it change scale as it wanted to. My chop even fits in this one and almost becomes part of the pattern. I am still in my fall kick, so added a bit of color pencil to brighten it up here and there. I think that is is going to become a card for Thanksgiving for my Hubby.


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They do make my day!
Have a great weekend and Tangle on!