Saturday, December 29, 2012

Zenspirations Dangle

If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I am a fan of Joanne Fink's Zenspirations book.  I saw on Facebook that she will be releasing another book called Zenspirations Dangle Designs.  Yay, another book I will look forward to buying!  In celebration, I just had to play with another dangle and try out my new colors of Tombow markers that I got for Christmas.  You can check out Joanne's website at

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012

Wishing all of you a joyous & peaceful Merry Christmas and a happy & healthly New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Challenge 100!!! Diva Dance

Congratulations, Laura!  100 weeks of Diva Challenges is something to celebrate!!! I love the Diva challenges and I don't think I missed one out of the 100 (I've told you in the past that I am a Zentangle geek).   In celebration, Rick and Maria announced a new tangle named Diva Dance.  You can read all about the celebration and get the steps to the Diva Dance tangle here, at Laura's blog.  This is another great tangle that has so many possibilities and I can't wait to play with it more.  So, give the new tangle a try and if you haven't join in on the weekly challenges yet, jump on board for the next 100! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Challenge #99 Looped Border String

This week The Diva, Laura Harms has a guest contibutor, CZT Margaret Bremner.  Margaret discovered yet another fun string idea.  While drawing your border, on all 4 sides put a loop in facing toward the middle of the tile.  I love this string because it will be different each time depending on the size of the loops and if they overlap or not.  Great string idea, Margaret!  Fun challenge, Laura! 

My favorite new tangle this year has been Mi2, so I started with it in different variations all around the outside, then tangled my loops with Hollibaugh, Flux, Striping, Florz, and Isochor. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Zendala Dare #35 Where's My Template

It has been a long time since I've done one of the Zendala Dare's from Erin, at The Bright Owl blog.  I always love seeing the templates she comes up with and I wish I had the time to complete more of them.  This one intrigued me because it was to use a snowflake that you cut out yourself as the template.  I haven't cut out a snowflake for awhile and it sounded like fun.  See the link above for an excellent tutorial from Erin.  Once you cut out your snowflake, you trace in on your paper, add some lines (if you wish), and tangle.  I'm not really excited about how mine turned out....maybe I added too many lines to the original snowflake.  It just seems to busy and dark to me.  Maybe using colors would have been better.  None the less, it was fun and it is amazing how it doesn't look anything like the original snowflake pattern.  I will definitely try this dare again!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Challenge #98 UMT: Keenees

This week it is once again the first Monday of the month and UMT (use my tangle) at I Am The Diva's blog.  The featured tangle is Keenees, by CZT Donna Hornsby.  I have always liked this tangle because it's easy and fits in anywhere.  I was in a round circle mood yesterday when I did my tile and just kept drawing those beautiful orbs (as Maria Thomas would say).    Thank You, Laura & Donna!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Another fun class

I love sharing the art of Zentangle with new students!  I also love the fact that through teaching classes I have met some truly wonderful people.  One of those is Holly, who took my Basic and Beyond the Basics classes and meets with me once a month in our little Tangle Talk group.  I am so lucky to say that we are becoming friends who seem to have a lot in common.  How great is that!  Holly has become a Zentangle fan and wanted to share it with some of the teachers at her pre-school.  She invited me down to Denver last Thursday afternoon to teach a class in her pre-school classroom.  We had a total of 8 lovely ladies learn Zentangle.  Holly also got to share some of her beautiful work with the class.  It was so nice to meet Judy, Cindy, Antoinette, Tami, Cheri, Michelle, and Wanda.  I had a lot of fun and hope all of you did too.  Thanks Holly, for all the work you did getting this class together, and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Wonderful group!
Their 1st beautiful tiles!

Their 2nd beautiful tiles!