Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12 Days of 3Z's (Part Two)

This is the 2nd part of my post from 12/11/2016 where I posted my 3Z tiles from the 1st 6 days of the challenge.  Here is the link to Part One, and here are my 3Z tiles from the last 6 days of the challenge.

Day 7 Knightsbridge (#7thdayof3zs)

Day 8 Poke Leaf (#8thdayof3zs)
Day 9 Auraknot (#9thdayof3zs)
Day 10 Drawings (#10thdayof3zs)

Day 11 Icanthis (#11thdayof3zs)

Day 12 Crazy Huggins (#12thdayof3zs)
I managed to get all 12 tangles on this one small tile!

My mosaic of all 12 days!

Thanks to everyone at Zentangle Central for putting this challenge together.  It was a lot of fun and such a joy to see all the beautiful tiles from everyone on the Mosaic App!



Thursday, December 22, 2016

3D Christmas Ornaments

When I attended ZenAgain, a CZT reunion retreat, we learned how to make 3D ornaments out of the black apprentice tiles. We used the Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll pens to decorate the ornaments.   I showed them to my daughter who is a 6th grade middle school teacher, and she invited me to teach them to her students.  It was the last day of school before Christmas break and they were having a fun art/craft/movie day.

I taught 2 classes of approximately 30 students in each class. Unfortunately, the time was cut for our 1st class down to 45 minutes, so no one got to finish their ornaments.  In the second class we had the full 80 minutes and most all of the kids got to finish.  I taught them 6 tangles and then we worked on construction of the ornaments, tangling them, and putting them together.  They had a lot of fun and loved using the gel pens, and loved how they looked with the black light.  A lot of the kids did their own designs along with the tangles.  They all turned out beautiful!

Thank you Ms. Clark for inviting me to share this fun zentangle inspired craft with your students!

The students beautiful 3D ornaments

More of the students beautiful 3D ornaments

My demo 3D ornaments

Other side of my demo 3D ornaments

Monday, December 19, 2016

DIVA Challenge 297 Holiday Bash

This is the last DIVA challenge of the year and we got to revisit the last 5 years end of the year challenges.  Laura also reminded us that her very 1st challenge was in Dec 2010 (6 years ago).  I was a part of that 1st challenge, and I can hardly believe this, but every single challenge since.  I must say it was fun to go back and look at each of the last 6 years challenges and see all the old names and a lot of names that are still doing the challenge nowThanks so much, Laura for all the fun you have given to us for the last 6 years!

I choose to do the challenge from last year, Dec 2015, "Give the Gift of Zentangle".  Every year I like to give my two daughters a Christmas ornament.  Some have been homemade and some store bought.  I love putting ornaments on my tree each year, and especially love the ones I was given as gifts because they will always be special to me

This year at a CZT reunion, Maria Thomas showed us how to make her gilded hearts.  So I used that technique to add to gold gilded hearts to Bijou tiles.  I then tangled the new tangle, Drawings on each of them.  I have always loved angels and I am really enjoying this tangle!  I then framed them in small frames I found at Michael's, which are perfect for the Bijou tiles

Sunday, December 11, 2016

12 Days of 3Z's (Part One)

Have you seen the zentangle.com blog on the 12 days of 3Z's challenge?  If not, you can read about the 1st day HERE, and then the subsequent days, to date.  I decided to go ahead and take the challenge so I could get some practice using the new 3Z tiles.  If you haven't seen them, they are in the shape of a triangle, which can be put together in so many different ways and mosaics.  I love these new tiles! As they are doing at Zentangle HQ, I am also using pre-strung 3Z tiles for the challenge

Some days, I just did one tile, some day two.  At Zentangle HQ they are doing the number of tiles to correspond with the day they are on, but as they mentioned, they have a lot more tanglers there! So, here are my first 6 days of the challenge.............

Check out the Zentangle Mosaic App to see everyone's gorgeous work for this challenge!

Day 1 Tripoli (#1stdayof 3zs)

Day 2 Diva Dance (#2nddayof 3zs)

Day 3 Shattuck (#3rddayof3zs)

Day 4 Marasu (#4thdayof3zs)

Day 5 Golden Tipple (5thdayof 3zs)

Day 6 Molygon (#day6of3zs)

My mosaic of the 1st 6 days

Part 2 coming after I complete the next 6 days of the challenge.  It's not to late for you to join in on the fun!



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DIVA Challenge 296 Moowa

It's the first Monday of the month again (my they do fly by) at the DIVA challenge and we are using the tangle Moowa, by CZT Anya Ipsen.  I have never used this tangle before, so I started my tile the usual way with a border and string.  After I made the first set of Moowa, I abandoned the string quickly and just started making sets of Moowa all over the tile, in every direction they would fit.  I added some Tipple and filled in the tile with black around the edges.  I am happy with how this turned out and I quite like Moowa!  Thanks Anya & Laura!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

DIVA Challenge 295 Reticula/Fragments Part 2

I am really late this week on the DIVA challenge!  This week we are doing part 2 to the reticula and fragment challenge of last week.  The more you play with reticula and fragments the easier and more fun it gets.  I used the R-B2, and the F-Y1 from the Zentangle Primer, and just added some Printemps to finish off the rough edgesEnjoy your day!