Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Square One, Purely Zentangle: Aquafleur

The prompt for this week is Aquafleur. This is relatively new tangle and many times has an aquatic nature to it. It however is one that has a lot of possible variations. I have not used it a lot but do like it. Mine tend to be a little more traditional. I have seen some really fantastic variations of this tangle. Maria Thomas has some in the newsletter on zentangle.com. Margaret Bremner has all ready posted a number of beautiful tiles on Square One on Facebook. You can view the pictures even if you are not a member. Here is what I came up  with. I am  pleased with it but as usual I can see areas that I would like to improve on . I hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Aquafleur, Tipple, Boing (variation), Bunzo, and vines

Looking forward to seeing other great posts and maybe having time to complete tiles for the Diva Challenge.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Diva Challenge # 189: UMT "Yuma" by Tina-AKUA, CZT

Has been a busy few couple or weeks. This is the first Diva Challenge I have participated in for about 3 weeks. In between two classes, and a couple of days of the flu, I also did a presentation at the Art Educators Association of Indiana Convention on the Zentangle® and ZAP ( Zentangle Apprentice Program). I am barely getting this is under the wire. This is an interesting tangle. There is not a lot of difficult lines to draw, but not sure that I got the hang of it. Had a little difficulty deciding how to finish the tile. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Yuma, Meer, Hi-Cs, and vine

Hopefully I will get a chance to look at what some others have done. If you have not all ready done so, would encourage you to go look at the great art that others have posted. click here to go to the Diva's blog. 

Still have lots to do before the end of the day and the start of the work week. Hoping to participate again regularly.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Square One, Purely Zentangle: Fengle

The recent prompt on the Square One Facebook page is Fengle. I remember this one from training. It is fun to do, but sometime can get too complicated. Not sure if this one is finished or not. Not sure what else I might add but was thinking of different things for a background. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



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Friday, October 10, 2014

Square One: Purely Zentangle Pendrills

Going to be a short post. I finally got this done and wanted to post it. Since it is not a challenge, it is not late but the next prompt was released today. This one is on Pendrills. It is a tangle I have used before. It is a nice organic tangle. I kept it simple as I knew that I would not have a lot of time this week. Even with that I still did not get it done until today. Have been busy preparing things for a presentation and vending opportunity this weekend at the Art Educators Association of Indiana annual convention. I need to be up in about 7 hours. Still a couple of things to do before I can get to bed. Here is what I came with. Hope you enjoy it.




Tangles used: Pendrills, Verdigogh 

What took the most time on this was the shading.  Did not want to do a lot and chose to more of a shadow. Overall I was pleased with the result.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Playing with Betweed

This week's prompt on Square One is Betweed. I all ready did a tile but wanted to play with it a little more. did not really want to do it on a traditional tile. Saw some great examples of Betweed and wanted to try some different things. Used black and white but in this case I used a black Zendala tile with a white pen. Still did it more symmetrical. If I have time may try something that is with more random spaces. I just wanted to try different ways to do the lines. As is sometimes ( read most of the time), the case it did not turn out exactly the way I envisioned it in my head, but that is okay. Gave a chance to get some practice highlighting and shading the black tiles also. Here is what I ended up with.


This ended being a exercise with Betweed and Indy-rella. The shading was done with a Zenstone and a white Prismacolor pencil. The more I look at it the more comfortable I am with it. Have not used my white pens for a while and they seemed to be a little sticky. Did not cover quite the way I would have liked. Had to go over a number of the lines. I used the Uniball Angelic white gel pen and the Sakura white gel pen, medium point. The string is random radii. Then filled in the spaces with Betweed. Was not anything special.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Square One Purely Zentangle®: Betweed

This week's prompt on the Facebook page Square One: Purely Zentangle® is Betweed. This is not a challenge like a number of others. It is designed to focus on the basic Zentangle method. There are usually a lot of other nice tiles posted besides the one using the prompt.

I like this pattern. Have not used it a lot lately but it is versatile to fill in spaces and provide a little perspective. I am not sure about this tile. I may have attempted to do a little too much. What will probably happen, as does a lot of times, is that if I pull it out later I will find more I like about it. I think I need to pull out Made in the Shade or some other resources for a refresher. If for nothing else for me to feel more comfortable when I do a lot of shading.  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.



Tangles used: Ennies, Meer, Marasu, Betweed, Quib

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Diva Challenge #186: "String Theory - Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! "

Was not sure I would be able to get anything done for this week's Challenge. I also probably should have rechecked her blog to make sure that I completely understood the challenge. I remember it was about leaves and I remember reading that could get real leaves or use leaf tangles. I chose the latter, but did not really think about using them as a string. I just did the tangles. I am pleased with the way it turned out, particularly since I had only used one of the tangles before. Verdigogh is the only one that I had used before. That surprises me as I have used more organic tangles than when I first started. I tended to stay away from them in the beginning as I did/do see them closer to drawing and I have never been comfortable with my skills in that area. I also chose to do it on a Renaissance Zendala tile. As is usually the case, shading, was also a challenge. Was not really sure what to do so just went with what I saw and seemed to fit. Over all was pleased with the end result. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it, even if it is not exactly what was intended.



Tangles used: Sampson, Oke, Kogin, Verdigogh
Kogin is a tangle from Sandy Bartholomew's Totally Tangled. It was developed by Melissa St. Pierre. The others can be found on tanglepatterns.com. 

I have not seen any other things posted so far. Hope to have time in between other things to look at what others have come up with. Would encourage you to go to I Am the Diva and look at the great pieces of art that others post. Would also encourage you to try your own, even if you do not post it on the blog.

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