Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIVA challenge #164 "Amanda (Earth) Day"

This is the 3rd Earth Day Challenge from the DIVA that I have participated in.  This year I was in the mood to draw flowers, leaves, and all those beautiful things of spring.  So, I let Jane Monk's e-book, One Tangle, Volume III,  "Field of Flowers" be my inspiration for this tile.  Jane is a fellow CZT4 from down-under (Australia), an incredible artist and quilter, and the author of 3 e-books titled, One Tangle.  You can find the information on purchasing her e-books at her website here. Thanks for the inspiration, Jane!  Thanks as always for the challenge, Laura

Friday, April 18, 2014

DIVA Challenge #163 Rixty

Our challenge from the DIVA this week is to try the new official tangle, Rixty.  Had fun playing with this new tangle!

Friday, April 11, 2014

DIVA Challenge #162 Initial String

This week's challenge from the DIVA, is to use our initials as the string.  

Monday, April 7, 2014

Samantha & Sean

My daughter,  Samantha will be getting married on May 3rd to her sweetheart, Sean. We had their wedding shower last weekend and I wanted to share with you the ZIA gift I made for the two of them.  Less than 30 days now till the big day!  So excited for them


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIVA Challenge #161 Quandary

This week's challenge from the DIVA is to do a tile with the tangle pattern Quandary.  Two of the tangles that I have problems with are Quandary and Tripoli.  I start off okay, but then the pattern always seems to get a little wonky and off course.  For this challenge, I divided my tile into 3 sections and decided to do different sizes of seeds. Because of this, each section doesn't match up exactly but I finally got the flow of the triangles within each section.  I found that it really helped me to make the first triangle and then put a dot down for where I wanted to start the 2nd one, and so on.  This way I was able to keep a pretty uniform pattern going.  This challenge really helped me to not be in a quandary over Quandary! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CBS Sunday Morning News Show

I am happily participating in a worldwide effort to encourage the CBS Sunday Morning News Show to do a story about Zentangle!  Anyone that wanted to participate was asked to send a letter and a tile in a square envelope, and mail it on April 1st. You can read about the project on a newsletter from Rick and Maria, here and see some of the letters and tiles others have mailed in, here. Here's what went out in my mail today.

My tile

Sunday Morning Staff,
 I have been a fan of your news show for years!
 I would really love to see you do a story on Zentangle!  Zentangle is a fascinating method of art where you create beautiful images out of structured patterns, but it is also so much more.  The creators of Zentangle are Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  You can contact them at (rickandmaria@zentangle.com) or 508-234-6843.
 I discovered Zentangle following a 35 ½ year career.  I loved everything about this art method so I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in 2010, one of the first in the state of Colorado.  I began teaching in 2011 and have shared Zentangle with numerous people.  There are so many benefits to Zentangle (see their website) but for me it has got me creating art again!  Little did I know that I would start a blog, a business teaching art, participate in art shows, and be connected to CZT’s all over the world. 
 I am very passionate about Zentangle and there are many others that share this passion!  Rick and Maria are wonderful people who have given their gift of Zentangle to people all over the world!  I am sure that you would find this to be an excellent story to share on your show. 
 Sue Clark/CZT
 P.S. I am enclosing an original zentangle tile for you to see.
                                                    My letter