Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DIVA Challenge #146 Pea-nuckle & Well

This week the DIVA has us doing a duo tangle challenge (using only two tangles).  The tangles are Pea-nuckle & Well.  While these are both official zentangle tangles, to be quite frank, I am not real fond of either one so putting them together.....yep, a real challenge.  So in true zentangle fashion, I drew my string and just decided to add these two tangle patterns and let it unfold before me

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

My Student's Art

I love it when my student's stay in touch with me after they have taken a class.  I especially love it when they share their artwork with me, and give me permission to share it on my blog.  Here are some beauties I have received recently.  Wonderful work, ladies!










Monday, November 25, 2013

10 more ATC's!

I am releasing 10 more ATC's out into the world today as part of a swap that I am in on Facebook.  You can read about it in this post. Having fun sending these and getting them in the mail from others in the swap.  I will post all the ones I receive when the swap is done...exciting

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DIVA challenge #145 QUIB

This week's challenge from the DIVA is to use the new official tangle, QUIB.  This is a fun, twisty line tangle, done in Hollibaugh fashion (lines drawn behind).  I just got my supply of the new tan tiles in, so I wanted to give them a try for this challenge....love them

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My first ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap

In October I signed up for my first ATC (artist trading card) swap through a group on Facebook.
The group is appropriately called Zentangle Artist Trading Card Swap and it is open to anyone on Facebook that likes to create zentangle inspired art and swap with other artists.  The swaps have themes and usually run for approx. 3 months and have a new one starting every month or so.  I signed up for the BLACK/ACCENT swap, which is a classic black and white zentangle with one accent color.  This swap was quite popular and turned into the largest one so far with 47 people signing up. We have from Nov. 1, 2013-Feb 1, 2014 to complete and mail them.  Because the number of participants was so big, it was divided into 3 groups.  In my group I am responsible for sending ATC's to 15 people.  Some people are doing one for everyone on the list.  Today I mailed my 1st batch out to everyone on my list plus a few extra.  This is a lot of fun, so I may try to get one sent to everyone on the list.  So fun to mail ATC's all over the world!  What a great community zentangle artists are! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Basic's Class

It's been awhile since I've had a Zentangle Basic's class, but on Saturday, Nov 16th, I had 4 lovely ladies join me for a class.  All 4 of them had never drawn a tangle pattern before, so they were totally new to Zentangle.  It was a fun class to teach, and hopefully I have got them on their way to enjoying this wonderful method of art!  Thanks again, Joanie, Kristy, Sharon, and Kim! 

Didn't they do an awesome job for their first time!

Friday, November 15, 2013

DIVA Challenge #144 A Bug's Life

This week's challenge from the DIVA is a fun little change of pace.  CZT Samantha Taylor made this really cute video for Sakura (maker of the micron pens).  Great job, Sam!


Our challenge is to use this video as inspiration and in the DIVA's own words:

Use colour to bring a  Zentangle tile to life!
Camouflage a bug somewhere in the tile. (i.e. a drawing of a bug, a bug-shaped tangle pattern, etc.) Create a tile inspired by nature!
Shade your tile using some colour!

I remembered my own tangle pattern BWS (black widow spider) see the step-outs here, so I used that in the middle and then just started hiding some fun little bugs in the other spaces.  I wish I would have taken a photo prior to adding color because it was kind of hard to pick them out in black and white

Fun challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else did with this!


Thursday, November 7, 2013

DIVA Challenge 143 CRUZE

This week's challenge from the DIVA is to use a new tangle by CZT, Caren Mlot.  The tangle is called Cruze and you find the steps to it here.  This tangle has such a beautiful woven look and I can't wait to play with it more.  While I was practicing it, I tried curving it, but I didn't have much luck with that.  Caren has some beautiful examples on her blog post!