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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weekly Challenge #379 and More


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

It’s Happy “Holidaze” over at the diva this week. Here is my contribution to the challenge. 



I am planning on hanging this wee garland on a mirror that is right inside my door as a little reminder of the season. I also decided to make some more to use as the gift tags for my family, and a few special friends. The letters have been fun to work on. 



My spinner for the 12 Days of Zentangle continues to fill. This has been a super fun project. I have enjoyed seeing the video each day and seeing the different ways that the tangles have been drawn. It has also forced me to use some tangles that I seldom have used and that has been a nice thing too. 


Here’s wishing you all, 
Happy Christmas and Merry New Year!
Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your lovely comments!
They do make my day!
Have a great week and Tangle on!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Weekly Challenge #378 and More


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



The diva challenge this week is a UMT 123 O’Leary by Antonine. I enjoyed using this tangle and decided to make it do a bit of double duty. I needed something this year for package to and from tags and this is going to be it, once I photograph it and the print some that is. Then I am going add to it and turn it into a card for a friend. (Ok, Triple duty, challenge, tag, and card, not bad!)



I am also taking part in the 12 Days of Zentangle and here is the start of my Spinner before tangling. 



By the time Day 3 hit it looks like this. I figured if some color was good, more was better and I also added some gold to accent some of the thin bands that it has on it. I am really enjoying working on this. It’s about the right amount of work to get done and have fun doing it, without feeling overwhelmed during this busy season.



Here is another tile that I finished for IAST #271. I really enjoyed using Jody's tangle XLNT. I only had my little pack of tools that we received at zenAgain with me that day and I enjoyed the simplicity of both the tangle and the elegance of limits as I had only a few tools to work with removing all the choice. It was relaxing to have the tools chosen for me, not making the decision, but having only 2 colors, the pen, pencil and white charcoal pencil to work with.



Lastly one of the tiles, zenAgain2018tile12 that came home with me unfinished that I finally got done. 


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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Weekly Challenge #377

Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
The Diva’s challenge this week is a Duotangle using Fengle and Pokeroot. I had some fun with a Renaissance tile and some of the tools I received at zenAgain. I had fun adding some color and highlights using Generals pastel pencils.


For everyone celebrating Thanksgiving have a Wonderful time and all the rest have a wonderful week. 
Thanks for stopping by, and for all your lovely comments.
They do make my day!
Tangle On!



Friday, November 16, 2018

Weekly Challenge #376


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

I had a wonderful time at ZenAgain last week in Providence. This week, of course, I am playing catch up with everything at school. I did get the challenge from the diva done using some bijou tiles, and using some tangles that I haven’t used for some time. Here are my tiles using Twing, Meer, Avreal, and Knase. I will fill you in on the wonders of ZenAgain once I have a little extra time to get caught up.


I also took a bit of time to do the IAST #269 using Soluna. I had lots of fun playing with variations. This was a take off on one of the things that we did at ZenAgain using one tangle and starting large in one corner and then small from the other. Here is that tile along with the little bijou that I did at ZenAgain.



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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Weekly Challenge #374


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

It’s a crazy week for me this week. It is the end of the quarter already at school, and I am trying to get all the kiddos to turn in their work, get grades done, and get ready for zenAgain. (Can’t Wait!) The diva challenge this week is Splotch-tastic fun. I used some liquid watercolor and dripped a couple drops on the tile and flipped them together. I am only going to have time to do one side. I will finish the other some time later. So, short and sweet.







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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Weekly Challenge #373


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

October seems to be flying by, and like everyone I have been busy. I have been taking some time here and there to tangle, just haven’t had the time to get the post together and get them out there. I groaned when I saw this week’s diva challenge as I really dislike working with my non-dominant hand. For this one I only had a Pigma graphic size 1 in my bag, so used that to work on a tile using Zingo. I did have to really slow down and even with that everything is a little wonky, so I just went with it.



This is my tile for challenge #372 to use Dewd. I used one of my watercolor backgrounds and didn’t really like the way that the middle came out, so in true Zentangle fashion you can always add a bit of Bronx Cheer and “fix” anything!



Missed out doing challenge #371 as I was out of town for a long weekend to get everything buttoned down for the winter at the lake, and didn’t do any tangling. I did however have a chance to stop at a great winery down in Pepin, Wisconsin on our last “lake loop” tour for the year. 





As for challenge #370 using Mezzanine by Heidi Sue, I had a fun time with this one and used it to make more organic looking tiles. 





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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Weekly Challenge #369


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
I have had a busy few weeks and although I have done the challenges, I just haven’t gotten them posted. I enjoyed just "orbing" around with the diva challenge this week. I used a watercolor tile and a bit of white charcoal for the highlights. 


Last week was Homecoming week, so there are lots of fun goings on. Managed to carve out a little time to do the diva challenge using straight lines. I am not a big fan of lots of straight lines. (Wonky line work!) I used a random paradox so that I ended up with the look of curves even though it is done with all straight lines.


This one is a trial of Helen Williams string grid. I had fun with that after all the straight lines!


Here is a mosaic of the first tiles in my quarter 1 enrichment class this fall! They are really enjoying it so far.


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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Weekly Challenge #367


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

I am so Happy that Laura is back after her break. I missed hearing about her wonderful family, but it was so fun to see the amazing pictures from this summer. For me the break was needed also. I had not realized how fast and furious my pace was, until I slowed down. I found that I really was on the rat race! School is back in session and I made it through the first week, and almost the second. It’s amazing but it almost feels like I never left. I do miss being able to sleep in until 7:00 like I was used to this summer! Anyway, here is my piece for the diva challenge this week of using ‘Nzeppel and some Flux. It reminds me of the weeds that grow up though the cracks in driveways and sidewalks and such.


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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Weekly challenge #362


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
The challenge over at the diva this week is a UMT challenge using the diva’s own tangle Somnee. It’s been busy again for me and I haven’t had a lot of time for my own work but did manage to get this one done today during my enrichment Zentangle class here at school. The kiddos tangled and so did I. Here is my tile colored with watercolor, tangled with the navy PN Micron, and highlighted with white charcoal.


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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Weekly Challenge #360


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

Busy at work with all the state testing going on right now. This is the first week of three, and it has already caused havoc with my schedule. The testing is in the mornings and the afternoons are regular classes, so I have kids all over the place with their current projects… Sigh, this too shall pass, right? We also had a major snow event this past Saturday and when it was all said and done late Sunday, we were digging out of 15 inches of the white stuff. Are we ever going to have spring?  The diva challenge this week is a duo tangle using Shattuck and Tripoli. Here is my tile using the two.


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