Friday, March 30, 2012

Zendala Tiles

The long awaited Zendala tiles have arrived and they are wonderful!  They come in a beautiful round tin and are the same lovely paper as the square tiles, but bigger (about 4-5/8 diameter).  Each set contains 18 prestrung tiles (2 sets of 9 different strings) and 3 blank tiles, 21 tiles in all.  Through the end of April, you can only order them through a CZT.  They sell for $24.95.  Call me soon, if you'd like a will be so happy you did! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Challenge #64 Fortuneteller

This week's DIVA challenge is another in the "string theory" series. Everyone is to use the same string, using 8 special right triangles.  Read about the challenge HERE.  Laura named this challenge the fortuneteller because it reminded her of the paper fortunetellers we made as memory!   Normally, in Zentangle you make your string in pencil and it disappears after you tangle.  For this challenge, I made my string in pen and shaded on the outside of the string to make it stand out.  I tried out some new tangles along with some oldies that I hadn't used in awhile.  I think it looks like a tangle sampler. 

Lokomotive, Tulips, Arckles, Paradox, Fungees, Kandysnake with aura, DL Sunray, Pinwheels

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Challenge #63 Fengle

The DIVA's challenge this week is to use the new official tangle, FENGLE.  True to Zentangle's style, it looks complicated, but when you know the steps it's not.  You can find the instructions here.  I started out with a tile and wanted to do more.  I am really behind on Carole Ohl's, Tangle-a-day calendar, so this was the perfect opportunity to complete a page of Fengle's and celebrate the 1st day of spring....Fengletastic! 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tangled Palm

Wrapping up my beach series with a palm tree that I sent to my friends, Sonia & John as a "Thank You" for their hospitality.  Since I don't live anywhere near the ocean, it was a delight to be inspired by all the palm trees there on Padre Island. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Challenge #62 Spiral & Paradox

This week's DIVA challenge is brought to us by Marizaan van Beek/CZT from South Africa!  I am always amazed how far people have traveled to become a CZT, but not surprised, since I know how much I knew that I had to go to the seminar to become a certified zentangle teacher.  I am sure that I would have traveled far and wide to get there too!  Marizaan is challenging us to use a spirals and paradox, two shapes that you wouldn't think to use together often.   My 1st thought was to start with the tangle Marasu, which then turned into Paradox, and ended with Marasu again.  I peeked at some of the entries before I posted this, and I may need to try this challenge again, later this week.  Some beautiful work out there!  Thanks Marizaan & Laura!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nautilus Shell #2

In keeping with my ocean beach theme from my recent vacation, I completed another nautilus shell.  I really enjoy this shape and it's wonderful to tangle.  You can see my 1st nautilus shell done in August 2011 with the link here.  We are having beautiful weather here in Colorado this week....70's all week...oh yeah, spring fever!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Challenge #61 UMT/GOLVEN

This week's DIVA challenge is another in the UMT (Use My Tangle) series.  I was happy to see that the tangle chosen was from Mariët.  I have been a big fan of her work for some time and love the tangle Golven (which is the dutch word for waves).

Coincidentally, I just returned from a trip to the ocean.  We went to visit a good friend of mine that retired the same time I did.  Her and her husband built a canal home on Padre Island off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas. We took a couple of trips to the ocean to walk up and down the beach, looking for shells, and just plain enjoying the sound and sights of the ocean and each others company.   The beauty of the waves breaking, one after the other, inspired my tile for the challenge this week. 

Thank You, Laura & Mariët for another lovely challenge!