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!


  1. My favorite this week is your Heart-Ratoon, a wonderful idea! Your Anthem tile shows the cold around your place but the lots of hearts let us hope, spring would be come soon. Your students did beautiful work too.

  2. These are wonderful! I love that you did these with your students--I really enjoyed seeing their work.

  3. That Ratoon (with hearts) is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE it :-)

  4. Congratulations for the students and the teacher, "lovely" work!!! I love your tile with Anthem, for most of us this pattern reminds to crystals and especially with blue it looks great! The Ratoon tile is wonderful but my fave is the 2nd one, so much 3D effect and of course, I love your embellished letters, great work Kate!

  5. Gorgeous tiles all! I have been working on a heart Ratoon and yours is fabulous. Quite lovely. Cheers.

  6. What wonderful work, all of it! I really love the 2nd tile with the single heart wrapped up in beautiful ribbon!

  7. Beautiful work! They are all great, but I especially love your Ratoon tile with the hearts.

  8. Yay!!! These are all so delightful!!! Your students are so fortunate, Kate, that you offer them the gift of Zentangle. I love their tiles! And your Anthem ... brrrrrrrrrrrr! So well done. :)

  9. Great idea to use Rantoon with hearts. Also the other tiles are gorgious, not to forget your students tiles. Wonderful!!!

  10. Hi I just found your widgets pattern and your blog. I was wondering if you offer any classes for the general public. Or do you have to be in middle school to have you as a teacher?


    1. I do occasionally have adults classes. If you are interested in having me do a class for you, please go to and you can find my contact information there. Look under Learn, Find a certified Zentangle teacher, and enter my name. Thanks for your interest.