Saturday, February 10, 2018

Getting ready for a Pop-up Market : Tangled Whale Tail

I have not been real consistent about doing much tangling lately or about posting things.  Won't go into details but life has been chaotic in our house hold.  Our Farmer's Market did a Winter Market and they are also doing two Pop-up Markets. One is in February and one is in March.  They are run differently in that they run for 3 days and we do not have to be there. They are run more like a store.  I try to do some different things and I have had a number of items that I have wanted to do but have never gotten around to it.  Here is one thing that I finally got around to doing. It was on the clearance shelf at Hobby Lobby.  Hope that you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Diva Dance and Shattuck.  Used both ends of a black IdentiPen to do the tangles.  Not sure that is perceptible in the picture, also used a grey Fabrico marker for a little highlighting. 
Both sides are done in with the same tangles.

Have not done it yet but will probably use a spray matte sealer on it to protect the ink. The picture is a little dark. Tried to use the flash to take a picture but because of the material I got a glare on it and could not get rid of it.

Thanks for visiting.  As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Diva Challenge #347: "String Theory - Traced Objects "

This was a different challenge this week. I have participated in string theory challenges before but not sure if I had done a traced object one before.  Started this early in the week and just did not get to it.  Think there was a little procrastination as I was not sure what to do.  Still was not sure even after I had traced some things.  The challenge was to use things that were around you at the time not necessarily to pick something specific.  Will give more details later.  I used a Renaissance tile.  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Hollibaugh, Zander, Knightsbridge, Mooka, Tipple, & Flux

Did not say above but decided to take a picture of the tile before I did any highlighting or shading.   Was not sure what I wanted to do. At first was thinking of just using graphite.  I have used graphite on the Renaissance tiles before but not really a big fan of it.  Had done some layering of colored pencils to get more of a sepia shade for shading but did not really want to take, or have, the time to do this.  I finally decided I would use a white charcoal pencil

Here is what it looks like with the white highlights.

Not really sure how I feel about this.  It is okay.  Could not decide what I wanted to do with Hollibaugh so just left it with no  shading or highlighting.  

Almost forgot to mention what I used to create the string.  The bottom is a wooden handle on a crochet hook.  The two orbs are the inside of the finger holes on a pair of small craft scissors.  The last is the battery cover for my mouse.  I have to confess that what it reminded me of was a ferry boat that was on Lake Erie. It was primarily a vehicle transport and was referred to as the "cup and saucer".  Would go out to the Bass Islands off the Ohio coast.

Have not looked at what others have done.  May not even get to it before the next challenge.  Should be some interesting things as there about anything could be used to create your string.  If you have a chance would strongly recommend that you go to I am the Diva and see what others have come up with.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Diva Challenge #346: Duo Tangle - Phicops vs Huggins

First post of the New Year and it is the first Zentangle® related post in months.  There has been a lot going on in my life. Won't go into the details.  Nothing major in terms of illness but just things that result in a good deal of stress and are time consuming.

When I saw the first challenge of the New Year, thought I could knock something out quickly. Well, it took longer and it probably got more complicated than it needed to be.  It did give me some much needed tangling time however.  There was no stipulation that had to use the standard Huggins, so as somewhat apropos, I chose to use "Crazy Huggins".  Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

I chose to use a combination of stippling and graphite for the shading.  Maybe got a little carried away with the stippling.  As I was doing this, had some thoughts of adding some color but chose to stay with the basic black pen and graphite shading.  Liked the way that the shading turned out in the Phicops.  

I had some difficulty deciding which orientation I wanted to use and decided that there was no reason I could not post both.  Interesting how it changes how you look at it when you just rotate the tile a little.  I also chose to put the square orientation as I could get a better close up of the tile.  Here is what it looks like with it oriented on the point. 

I have not had a chance to look at any other things that have been submitted. I am sure that there are some really fantastic pieces of art.  If you have not done so, would encourage you to go to I am the Diva and look at what others have posted.

Thanks for visiting. As usual, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated. 

Go Tangle !!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lacey crocheted white over sweater

Have not done a lot of posts on things other than ZIA or Zentangle® items.  Actually it has been a long time since I have posted anything.  Part of the reason is that I participated in a Winter Market that met for 6 consecutive Saturdays.  The last Saturday was December 16.  Here are pictures of my area and the different things for sale.

This kept me pretty busy.  In the process, tried to keep some of the smaller items available if I sold what I had.  Also ended up with 2 commissioned pieces. The one was a set of tiles that I put in an acrylic frame for coasters.  I do not have pictures of those.  Were both ZIAs with a musical  theme.  The other was a crocheted sweater.  I have modified things that I made for family members but this was the first time I did something for someone else and without a pattern.  I went to Ravelry and looked for some ideas as I knew what she wanted.  Took some information from one on sizing and took off from there. I had done a lacey shawl that she liked and she wanted something along those lines.  Could not replicate the exact pattern as the shawl was done in a large triangle. Anyway, here is what I ended up with for the completed project.  I was pretty pleased with it.  Have not delivered it yet so hope she enjoys it.  Here is a picture of the finished sweater.

It is a simple pattern using double crochet stitches. The neck and arm openings are finished with single crochet rounds and the bottom has a shell stitch. That was one of the stitches that was used in the shawl that she liked as an edging and I was able to incorporate it in the sweater as well.

Thanks for visiting.  As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !! ( or knit or crochet if that is your thing!)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Diva Challenge # 336: "Striping - Monotangle"

Have not been able to participate in a lot of challenges lately.  Had some time but then realized that I only had Bijou tiles.  Oh well, just did two in a little different style. Am away from my laptop so am doing this on my tablet. Hope I can get things posted. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it. (Had to wait until I got to my laptop as was not able to figure out how to load things on my computer.)

This is a more traditional use of Striping.  

Here, I tried some thing a little different.  Did not exactly turn out the way that I was thinking but still kind of interesting.

  This is from one of the challenges that I did not get finished.  Felt some need to finish it but also had some time to tangle and did not have any blank full size tiles.  Did not use the typical hexagon shape, but most have 6 sides. 
 All the shading was done with HB pencil. 

I have not looked at any of the other things posted on I am the Diva. If you have not either, encourage you to look at what others have done. Are always  interesting pieces.  Just click on the link above to go there directly.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Diva Challenge #335: "UMT - Tint by Henrika Bratz. CZT"

This week's challenge is a Use my Tangle (UMT) challenge.  It uses the Tangle Tint by Henrika Bratz.  I was not famillar with this tangle but I like it because it uses simple strokes and you can do a lot to embellish it.  I needed some simple tangling so it fit really well for me.  Won't go into a lot of detail but life has been a little more stressful lately for a variety of reasons.  I started the last two challenges and never completed the tiles.  One all I got done was the string. Another, I got about a third done and never got back to it. I finished this tile in a relatively short time.  Did not try to do a lot and kept everything simple. Here is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Tint, Florz
Shading done with graphite pencil

I have not looked at anything other than the Diva's example on her blog.  I would encourage you, if you have not all ready, to go and look at the pieces submitted. There are numerous pieces of astounding art.

Thanks for visiting. As always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Another tangled pumpkin

The other two that I did have been sold so was trying to get others done. Here is one that is a mixture of free form and structured patterns.  Used a Sakura Microperm pen to do the tangles.  I am fond of the tangled tree myself.  Here are picture of the top and the different sections of the pumpkin.

The tangle dividing the different "scenes" is Shattuck. It is one of my go to tangles.  Other tangles used include Sea Wave, Aquafleur, Phicops, Diva Dance, Squid, Indy-rella, and Sanibelle to name a few.

Thanks for visiting. as always, comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated.

Go Tangle !!