Sunday, September 28, 2014

DIVA Challenge #186 Leaves

This past week's challenge from the DIVA was to use leaves as your string and tangle.

We took a trip to Idaho 12 days ago to help move my father-in-law from his home since 1960 to a independent living apartment in a senior complex.  He is 92 and still able to care for himself, but the family home was just too big to keep up with.  Our days were very busy, sorting, selling, packing, and making many trips across town in our pick-up truck. We hired movers for the big things.  At the end of it all, we unpacked every box, found a place for everything, hung pictures, and made his new apt. comfortable and cozy.  It was a labor of love for us, and we feel so blessed that we were able to be with him and help with this transition.  It was also nice to be able to get all of this done in the fall before the first snow starts to fly

I think fall is one of my favorite seasons too!  I love the changing colors and the cooler, crisper feel to the air.  On our way to Idaho we stopped to take pictures of the gorgeous colors in the Snake River Canyon, so I am sharing with you below.  So glad we did, because on our way back yesterday, we drove through pouring rain for half of the 10 hour drive.  We made back to Colorado safe, sound, sore, and tired, but thankful we are home!

I did this weeks challenge in our hotel one night, but never got around to posting it.  So, better late then never!  I have always loved the work of  Helen Williams from A Little Lime Blog, so I used her pattern Gumleaves as my string and tangled in them.  I would have liked to use a brown colored pencil to shade with, but I didn't have one with me, so I used what I had. 


Saturday, September 20, 2014

DIVA Challenge #185 Phicops & Diva Dance

This weeks challenge from the DIVA is a Duo Tangle challenge, which is to use only the two tangles she has picked out. In this one we are using Phicops and Diva Dance.

I am out of town, so I am attempting to try something new! Doing a blog post from my iPad. I have the Blogger app on my iPad, but don't know how how to add a picture. The only option I could find was adding it from my phone, but I don't want to download every picture from my phone on to Blogger. So, I am trying a new app (for me anyway) called Blogsy. I took the picture on my iPad and hope I will be able to add it from my Camera Roll. If there are any of you techies out there, and you know an easier way, please let me know! Here goes........

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Square One: Purely Zentangle

There is a new group on Facebook called Square One: Purely Zentangle.  This group was created by CZT's, Jenny Perruzzi and Chris Titus, but you don't have to be a CZT to join and participate.  This group takes Zentangle enthusiasts back to the basic's of Zentangle.  No color, no ZIA's, no frills, purely Zentangle, black ink on white 3.5" size. 

In addition to posting your purely Zentangle tiles, they have started a weekly focus on ONE tangle pattern each week.  The ONE tangle pattern must be included in the tile, but can be combined with others. 

This group is growing fast and already has over 1000 members.  It's a great place to get inspiration, learn, and appreciate getting back to basics of Zentangle!  Come join us! 








Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DIVA Challenge 184: ING

This week's challenge from the DIVA is to try the newest official tangle, ING from Zentangle HQ.  I had started a black tile with ING on Saturday, so just finished it last night. I added another ING, along with Mooka, Tipple, and Printemps.  It was fun working on a black tile again! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DIVA Challenge #183 UMT: X-DID

As another month rolls around, it's time again for UMT (use my tangle) over at the DIVA's blog.  This month we are trying out the tangle, X-Did, by Annette Carlo.  It's a fun little tangle that has lots of room for variation. Thanks for sharing your tangle, Annette!