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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Weekly Challenge #385


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!


Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!


I have been busy doing all sorts of hearty things. Here are a few for the Valentange, diva challenge. In in the first one I used Ratoon with a twist. Instead of using rice shaped seeds I replaced them with hearts. I had to work a bit larger with this one, so the circle is about 6 ½ inches in diameter, done on Bristol board with watercolor, pen and graphite.

Then I had a little fun with a Zendala and some Bijou tiles. The love you is going to end up becoming a card before the day is over. 












My students also got into the act this week and we also made some hearts. The first two are from my 6th grade kiddos and since it was their first time tangling and their first tile, we used the basics of Crescent moon, Tortuca, Hollibaugh, and Knightsbridge. 







This batch is from my exploring art 7/8 class. These kiddos used Bales, Yincut, Bunzo and Marasu. I was very pleased with all of their work and the kids really liked making these. I even had some that stayed after school to make a few more or requested extra tiles to take home.


Lastly, Here is my tile for challenge #384, a UMT, Anthem by Jody Genvese, CZT. It reminds me of ice crystals and with all the cold and snow here it seemed to fit right in.



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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Weekly Challenge #383 and IAST #278


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



We have been in the deep freeze here in Minnesota. Got to love the polar vortex! I am finally back to school after having three days off for the extreme cold. It did give me a chance to finish a couple of tangles for this week’s diva challenge and IAST #278 challenge to use the tangle Ratoon. 





I have been enjoying using Ratoon and have some other examples of this tangle on my blog here, if you would like to see some of my other versions.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Weekly Challenge #382


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!

Last day of the quarter so this one is going to be short and sweet. Here is my tile for the diva's challenge of Stripes o plenty.



A little Tropicana, Knightsbridge, Well, Sistar, and Tipple in my stripes.


This is one of my tiles based off the work of artist Gustav Klimt, that I did at zenAgain in November that would also go with the idea of stripes!



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

Friday, January 18, 2019

Weekly Challenge #381


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!



I can’t believe that we are already half way thru January. The new year has been flying by so far. I am at the end of the quarter at school and I am neck deep in getting all the grading done and posted, so I am crazy busy. I did take some time to do the diva challenge, "A Happy (new) Medium" and I had one turn out, and an epic failure that I think I managed to save.  

The first I used a new micron that is in a forest green color on a renaissance tile. I used a scumbling technique in the background with the two colors of watercolor pencils.



The second I used my newer watercolor pencils but tried something to shade around it that was a total bomb. I “fixed” it by painting Payne’s Gray acrylic around the tangle. Another "new" medium. I also found out that the white Gelly roll pen works quite nicely over the acrylic paint, so that’s a plus for future projects.

   

Also wanted to share my first Ratoon tile done at zenAgain. 


I worked with my enrichment class this week and introduced those students who wanted to learn it, Ratoon. Here is the mosaic of those students that chose to try it out. I was pretty jazzed about their tiles!


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

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Weekly Challenge #380


Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
Happy New Year to everyone!

I have started the new year out with a blasted cold and cough… came down with it as soon as the holidays were over and it’s still hanging on. Guess that’s what I get for burning the candle at both ends trying to get ready this season. Still not over it, but at least feeling better. I did get some tangling done, but it’s all at home and I am not there to be able to post it, so another time.

The Diva’s Challenge turned 8 during the holidays and I am so happy for her, and the challenge! I have enjoyed spending time with this challenge and can’t wait to continue! This week it was to use circles as a string. I have seen the spinner art and Zen buttons that people have done before and so far, I have resisted buying the spinner toy to make them. I continued to do so this week but did use some color. I just free hand painted the circles in with some watercolors. I also used my new Reticula and Fragments book that I picked up at ZenAgain. The fragments used from the outer ring inward were, RE1-FL4, by CZT Amy Herman, RF2-FD13 by CZT Inge Frasch, RD1-FM1 by CZT Deb Turnipseed, and RL2-FH25 by CZT Laurie Patterson. I haven’t done much work with reticula and fragments so it was a fun way to get started.


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 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!
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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!