Friday, July 24, 2015

DIVA Challenge #227 Circus Life

We have another guest blogger at the DIVA challenge this week, CZT, Lee Darter.  Lee has asked us to create a tile using the tangles Tropicana, Cack, and one other of the 3 she picked.  I choose to add LinQ to the mix, since I rarely use it and it looks so lively and fun!  I started the same way I always do, with a string and just start tangling to see where it takes me.  I think my tile conveys the excitement of a circus.


Thursday, July 23, 2015


This is the last in my 4 week series of new tangles, and is another easy organic tangle named Tropicapod. I hope you have fun with it! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Tangle: SEKIPS

Another tangle for all of you organic tangle lovers.  This one was so simple that I had doubts about even publishing it.  When I showed it to a couple of my CZT friends, they absolutely loved it and have kept asking when I would publish it so they could use it. They also reminded me that what makes a good tangle is 1-3 steps. They are the best! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

DIVA Challenge #226 Simplicity

This week we have another guest blogger, CZT Katie Crommett over at the DIVA challenge.  Katie has asked us to practice the art of simplicity.  In her words: 

Keep your tangling space manageable. If you don't have an official Zentangle tile, you can cut a piece of paper into 3.5" x 3.5." 
Pick two or three tangles, at the maxium.
After you draw each tangle, be conscious of when you've reached your point of "enoughness."
White space is your friend. Or, even, it's more than a friend. 

I made a very simple looped string and used the tangles, Purk, Paradox, and Fescu.  I really enjoyed this challenge!  Thanks, Katie!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

DIVA Challenge #225

This week's DIVA challenge is brought to us by guest blogger, CZT Jen Crutchfield.  Jen asked us to challenge ourselves with color.  I have use all kinds of color now, markers, gel pens, colored pencils, watercolor washes, but I have never tried just painting with my watercolors.  So that's what I did to challenge myself.  I learned that it takes very little on your brush to get a lot of color.  I also learned that it is not as easy to blend as markers or color pencils.  I am sure that it probably is once you learn the technique and practice with it, but please remember it's my 1st attempt.  Also, in the photo the Betweed looks Blue and it's actually PurpleWho knows, a watercolor class may be in my future!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Tangle: TUBERIZ

I love organic tangles and I am always looking for more flowers to add to my organic ZIA (zentangle inspired art) pieces, so I created this new tangle.  I hope to see it added to some of your beautiful tangled gardens too

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Square One on FB






I just realized I haven't posted my Square One entries for quite awhile now.  This group on FB has now gone over 5000 members, WOW!  I don't enter every week, but try to get them done as often as I can.  It is so much fun to see everyone's tiles and all the different interpretations of a tangle

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Tangle: JAYBARZ

I have created a new tangle pattern named Jaybarz.  Actually, I have created 4 new tangle patterns that I will be releasing once a week, starting today with Jaybarz.  I hope you have fun with it!