Saturday, June 24, 2017

Larger ZIA for a special occasion.

Do not usually do large pieces and it is really unusual for me to do a special  piece. This one is for an anniversary. Had hoped to have it done before the date but will not make it. The other thing that is less often for me is using color, particularly coloring tangles.  I have used color washes more frequently.  Was not sure about using color at all and almost did it only in basic black and white. Decided to take a risk and add color.

Not sure if I will put color on all the tangles or will do a couple with just graphite shading. Thinking of using this on the Paradox and the Fassett. Still have not decided what I will do.

Did not measure this to get an exact size. It is done on an 11x14 sheet.  I am guessing it is about 10x7.5.  Will have to be custom framed when done. Will get to that later.

Open to any suggestions about this. Color is done using layered Prismacolor pencils.  Will post more on this when I post the finished work.

Here is what I have so far. I hope you enjoy it.





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Friday, June 23, 2017

Diva Challenge #321: "Non Dominant - Aura Challenge"

I have done these challenges before and the results are interesting. Not sure what the difference is and why they turn out so different. Whenever I do them though, it reminds me of the time a number of years ago when I broke my wrist and had to learn to write with my non-dominant hand. It was a challenge. That lasted about 8 weeks. Never did get the hang of doing cursive but except for a few rotations, was not too bad. That is what I found with this one. Had to think about the direction that I was doing things. Not sure why this one is so wobbly. I also realized that I am use to being able to see the line I am drawing better with my dominant hand. I like that. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Kunstler, Shattuck, Pixioze
Shading done with HB graphite pencil


I have not looked at what has been posted on I am the Diva. Would encourage anyone that has not, to go look at the different works of art that have been submitted.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Diva Challenge # 320: " UMT Dansk - by Margaret Bremner, CZT"

Is a lot going on, that I will not bore you with, that has made it difficult to participate in the Diva Challenge as consistently as I would like. Had some time, actually made some time, to do some tangling today, as I have missed some of the simpler things. This was for me more than anything else. This week's challenge is a Use my Tangle challenge. The one chosen was Dansk, by Margaret Bremner, CZT.  I have used this tangle a few times. I have to admit for it's simplicity, I do not feel like this tangle flows as  smoothly as I would like. Think I figured out something near the end when I was using this.  It is a nice fill. It is not a Mono-tangle so combined with a few other tangles. It also will allow me to post it in one of the FB pages of which I am a member. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.


Tangles used: Keeko, Dansk, Flux, Msst, and Showgirl
shading done with HB pencil

I have not looked at any of the other things posted for this challenge. Hope to have time to do so and make a few comments. If you have not all ready done so, would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at the different pieces posted.

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Beyond the Basics class: Tangled candles

Had done a couple of these but never did a class on them until this last week. The 3 ladies have taken a number of classes with me and enjoy doing ZIA projects as well as working on different techniques. Two are very consistent about doing things outside of class on their own. One has even tried a few ZIAs of her own including stone coasters and a paper bowl. She is quite talented.  Here is the "Class Mosaic" from the class. I hope you enjoy it.


They each have their own style as you can see. The hardest part about doing this is holding onto the candle as you are using the heat gun.  


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Diva Challenge #316: String Theory - Stripes!

The Diva Challenges like this are fun to do and allow me to participate as they come together quicker than some others. I combined 2 different things in this. One is the theme of this challenge, stripes and the other is stacked. Was not sure how the negative space in the corners were going to turn out, but it is okay. Also not sure if the last "stripe"in the middle is really a stripe Can you have a stripe of one?
Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.


Tangles used: From the outer edge to the middle, Bales, Paradox, Cubine, Puf, and Knightsbridge. I am having a senior moment. I do not remember the tangle between Bales and Paradox.
Did not do much shading. Used an HB pencil for all the shading

Have not looked at any of the entries at I am the Diva. If you have not been there. Would strongly encourage you to go look at all the different pieces of art that have been posted. 

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Diva Challenge #315: "Tangle study = Molygon"

Finally able to get something together for the Diva Challenge. I do miss participating regularly, but have to make some decisions about where I spend my time.  Have to admit, part of what made it possible to participate is the tile I used is one that I had prepared and worked on in a recent class. I had not finished puting  tangles in it so decided to add this week's focus.

Have to admit that I have not done Molygon since it was first introduced. Not one of my favorites and not particularly thrilled with the way that these turned out. I like the tile but not how Molygon turned out. part of my "problem" is that I tend to do things in a smaller size. Do not think that this works with this tangle. I also did not get quite enough lunar shape to them also. Well it is what it is.
Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.


Tangles used: Cadent,  Poke root, Poke leaf, Henna Drum, ING variation, and Molygon
As I indicated above the tile was from a class I was doing. We were doing water color washes to add color. This was done with Faber-Castell  water colored pencils. After used the pencils to put down the color used a wet brush  to blend and spread out. This was just one part of the class as we also did a larger piece using alcohol inks. Was a fun class.  But I digress.
Did not do any other shading or highlighting on this. Thought about doing a little on the Molygon but decided not to.

I have not looked at any of the other pieces posted. Hopefully will have some time to do this later. If you have not been to I am the Diva, would encourage you to do so. There are always some great works of art.  

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Diva Challenge #309: New Official Tangle Noom

Do not usually do this but a pressed for time. I have used this tangle on a number of things. Posting something a little different than the usual tile. I hope you enjoy it.


Tangles used Noom, Tierso, Knightsbridge, Merryweather 
Found out about these from someone else. They can be fun to make but do take time. Drew the tangles with Micron and did the color and highlighting with PrismaColor pencils.

Have not looked at any other things posted. Would encourage yo to go to I am the Diva to see some great art. 

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