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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekly Challenge #319

Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
This week at the diva the challenge is BEad Inspired, a tribute to Artoo and his beads of courage.

Beads of courage is an arts in medicine program that helps kids with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey.  Each bead represents something different.  A different procedure or appointment, or special circumstance.  For example, when seeing, a doctor or getting a poke instead of getting a sticker when they leave, they are given a glass bead for each thing.  (blue for doctor, black for poke... some other beads are yellow=night in the hospital, pink=respiratory support, magenta=trip to emergent care, teal=tube insertion or removal, rainbow=therapy; physical, speech, occupational, respiratory) and every child's string is different and unique to their story.
Here are my beads of courage for you Artoo.



I have also been playing around with Dingbatz, and they have been so fun to do. Here are my first ones.






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Have a great week and Tangle On!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Weekly Challenge #318


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

Crazy times for me as it is the last week of school for the kids, which means this teacher is super busy grading and trying to wrap things up for the year. Quickly finished this one up for the diva challenge of Diptychs this morning. I had started the challenge on a little bijou, and then started a second tile. I grabbed them both together to move them to another spot in the room and thought that they looked pretty fun together, so out came the glue stick and this became my tile.


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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Weekly Challenge #315 and IAST #193


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

The diva challenge this week is Molygon. I admit, this one I struggle with occasionally. I seem to get my spacing off, or the ends to rounded or to pointed, and it just doesn’t flow well for me most of the time. I still haven’t given up on it yet, but I can say that it is not going to be one of my mac and cheese tangles. Here is my tile for this week


The IAST #193, Tiles for Lily
I so admire Lily’s work and wish her the best as she goes through this difficult time. Here is my tile, with love for Lily and her family.


Lastly another little bijou to be launched out as RAZ, random act of Zentangle.

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weekly Challenge #314


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



It’s been a busy week for me with the kiddos at school. We are on the push for the end of the year and lots of major projects to get finished up. I finally had the time to finish my diva challenge tile a UMT, using Scallamps - by Sarah Uram CZT. I also added a bit of CO2. It reminds me somehow, of some sort of tube, that should show up in Whoville! 


I also finished another travelling tangle from Heidi Whitney.

 
Heidi’s start.

 
Lastly a little bijou tile that I will be launching out as a Random Act of Zentangle, or RAZ.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Weekly Challenge #313


The challenge at the diva this week is a tile for Earth Day, or as one of her sons named it Amanda day. I had wanted to try out Simone Menzel’s new tangle PRAA, and thought that this might be the time to pull out something organic. You can find her step out here. I used one of my tiles dyed with liquid watercolor, pen and color pencil and a bit of white gel pen.


I also left this little bijou good luck RAZ (Random Act of Zentangle) using a variation of Rixty at one of the eateries that I frequent.


Lastly here is a mosaic of my quarter 4 students first tiles. They seem to really be enjoying trying out this art form.

 
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Have a great week and Tangle on!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekly Challenge #312


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

I hope that everyone had a great Easter, and is enjoying the spring weather. The challenge this week at the diva is a Coffee, Tea, or Me challenge, or in other words spilled, dripped or blotted things. In my case I used a tile that I have been using as a coaster at school, that was stained with you guessed it coffee. Can’t live without it in my world!
I kept it pretty simple with two tangles, Enyshou and Jetties. It’s looking like another busy week, so that’s all folks!


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Have a great week and Tangle on!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly Challenge #311


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

The challenge over at i am the diva this week is Circle Square String Theory. Somewhere in your tile you have to use at least one of each. I only had my basic supplies with me so here is my tile using, Well, Tipple, and Jetties. I really enjoyed shading this one.


Here is my IAST 191 tile. I didn’t get it done in time to send it in, but thought I would share it will you and wish everyone a Happy Easter! I plan on taking this up to my hubby in memory care for a bit of Easter cheer, so I was pretty literal with the string, and the coloring of this Zia.

 
I also finished a couple of travelling tiles too. I played a little more with Frunky, added some more Nipa, and a bit of Aura-Leah.

 
Heidi Whitney’s delicate start using Nipa.

 
I used some Well and Buttercup to finish this one.

 
Heidi’s start with Molygon.

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekly Challenge #310


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

The challenge from the diva this week is a UMT (use my tangle) and we are using Frunky by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb. I really liked working with this tangle, and can see that it will be one of those that could easily go into my mac and cheese tangles. I used a watercolor dyed tile, then graphite and charcoal for highlights and shading. I decided to leave it as a monotangle.



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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Weekly Challenge #309

Greetings Fellow Tanglers

It's a short one today. The diva challenge for the week is to use noom. Here is what I came up with, and I tried out using a little nail polish to darken the middle.



I am using my iPad for this post so please excuse any issues that might be showing. Still trying to get the hang of it.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments! They make my day!

Have a great weekend and Tangle on!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weekly Challenge #308


Greetings Fellow Tanglers! 


This week the diva’s challenge is based off a recent blog post by Rick and Maria, who wrote about comfort tangles and going back to the basics. The diva challenged us to do the same using our “MacNCheese” tangles. I really had to think about that for a bit…. My “MacNCheese” tangles seem to have changed over time, or at least I will go off on some tangents for a while using a tangle over and over. I finally decide that I would look though my stacks of tiles and see which ones just kept on showing up. This is what came up, Printempts, Yin Cut, Betweed, Purk, Tipple, and Poke Root. These are my standbys for when I am not doing a specific challenge, and just flow out of the pen with out thinking.



I started the IAST #188 last week and didn’t have time to finish it in order to get it in by the deadline, but for what it’s worth here it is.

 
It’s the end of the quarter at school, and I am up to my eye balls in grading, 
so that’s all folks!


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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekly Challenge #307


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

The diva challenge this week is to use Zingo, a tangle from the Kitchen Table Tangles series. This tangle was taught to us by Indy and Mazzy, Molly’s adorable daughters. I have a pretty busy week, so here is my version of Zingo, with a little of, gray is the new black.



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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Weekly Challenge #306


Greeting Fellow Tanglers!



This week at over at i am the diva the challenge is a UMT, use my tangle, featuring Amphora by ZenLilyMoon. I had a bit of a break this past week after getting through parent teacher conferences at school. A whole crew of us oldsters with a few youngs thrown in, went north skiing, for a long weekend. A good time was had by all, and we all came back with no major injuries! Here we all are at the top, overlooking Lake Superior. It was a beautiful sunny day, something that we have been lacking lately.


The "Narrows Ski Team"

My friend and I.
 I used a ATC that I had received from Michele Wynne, one of the traveling tangles, to do this week’s diva challenge. I did make the mistake of going way to small, but I think that I managed to save it with a few white additions.


I couldn't find the photo of Michele’s start. (Frown)
But you can see it here in Michele's Blog.
It is the top right hand one in the group of six.

 I decided that I wanted to try it again but a little larger, and pulled out a tile from Heidi Whitney another of my Travelling tangle friends. This is a sweet bijou sized tile. I really like it much better bigger, and I can see that this is a tangle that will be used again. Both of the tiles for this challenge were colored using the tissue paper dying method.

 
 Heidi’s start.
 


Finally finished the last Travelling tangle from Stephanie, at everything is art. I decided to break out the Copic markers and add a bit of color, as we have been having quite a few gray days and I am craving some sun and some color. 


 Stephanie's start.


I have found that working on others starts a challenge but a fun one! I do have to ponder what I am going to do a bit, but am getting better at just jumping right in. 

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Challenge #305


Greetings Tanglers!

It’s a quick one today, as I have conferences this week that I need to get prepared for at school.

The diva challenge this week is a DuoTangle using Marasu and Molygon. I used a renaissance 3Z tile with black and brown micron, graphite, and white charcoal. 



I also finished a few more traveling tangles that are ready to send out.



Michele over at Coffee and Creativity finished some starts that I sent her a while ago. They are so lovely, and it was so fun to see how she finished them. If you want to take a look you can here.

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Weekly challenge #304


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



We have been having an unseasonably warm spell here in Minnesota! We have spent the last five days in the mid to high 50’s and it’s February! I have been enjoying every minute of it that I can. Never fear though, we have snow expected later this week.

The challenge at the diva this week is to use Waybop. I have been playing since last week with this, when HQ sent out the “hearty” Version it. Here is what I have come up with.



Another Valentangle using a watercolor stained tile, red and black pen, red and white charcoal to highlight/shade, and a Silver Gel pen.

 


My IAST #184 tile also using Waybop. Blue and gray watercolor stained tile, black and white pen, Graphite and white and blue charcoal.





And last but not least a Rennaisance tile using black, and brown pen, along with graphite, and brown and white charcoal.



I will be looking forward to continuing to play with this tangle, as it lends itself to lots of different interpretations and some wonderful layering.



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Have a great week and Tangle On!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentangle Challenge


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just wanted to drop in again this week, 
and wish all of you fellow Tanglers,
a Great “Valentangle” Day!


I had to try out some Hearty Waybop. (Note to self: next time, don’t use a bijou tile for the first time that you try a new tangle…. Way to small!) See the blog post from Zentangle here to see the step outs for this fun tangle.

Have a great day! Tangle On!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Challenge #303


Greeting Fellow Tanglers!

It’s Valentangle time over at the diva this week. I have been working on some hearts for various people, and am also using a couple of IAST tiles for cards too. 











Here are the tiles for IAST #183 I made a mistake with the pattern, on the first one that I tried, but after completing a second tile, in true Zentangle form of there are no mistakes, went back and finished it up anyway. A tanglation right!?




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