Friday, November 25, 2016

DIVA challenge #294 Reticula & Fragments

This week's DIVA challenge is to use reticula and fragments on your tile.  If you are not familiar with reticula and fragments, I would suggest reading the challenge on Laura's blog (click on the link) because she has a great explanation and links to fully understand this method that was introduced by Rick and Maria (co-founders of the Zentangle art method). 

If you have the Zentangle Primer Vol 1 book you can look up the reticula (grid) I used R-B1 on page 123 and the fragment was X7 on page 115.  I rotated the fragment every other way in each column of the reticula.  So much fun!

I hope you all had a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving day!

Friday, November 18, 2016

DIVA Challenge 293 Keeko

The challenge this week from the DIVA is to use the tangle Keeko.  Even though Keeko has been around for awhile, it's one I don't use very often.  I'll have to try to remember to use it more!  Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DIVA Challenge 292 Eaxy

The DIVA has us doing a UMT (use my tangle) challenge this week.  The tangle is Eaxy by CZT, Nadine Roller from Germany.  This is a tangle made with X's and Nadine said it was easy so she named it Eaxy.  Her example tiles are beautiful!  I had a bit of a learning curve with this one, and I practiced over and over until I got it.  It was very hard for me to keep my X's consistent and to figure out where I was when I turned my tile.  So, because of that, I decided to confine it to a small space and use some comfort tangles with it.  I did give it my best try

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

DIVA Challenge #291 Happy Halloween

This week the DIVA challenge is to create a Halloween themed tile.  I made kind of a crazy Arukas spider in a Fracus web and then added a border.  I did this on a tan tile with black and brown pens and a white charcoal pencil.  I used a gray marker for the shading. 

Halloween was extra special this year because my granddaughter is 20 months and I got to go with her and her parents to trick or treat.  Their family has a Bassett hound named Nate (my 1st grand dog), and my daughter being clever had Bailey dress up as a Fox so they could go as Fox and Hound.