Saturday, March 30, 2013

Adventures in Monotangle #4 - Indy-rella

Decided to completely play for this challenge. Have not used my gel pens for some time. Pulled out a black tile and just started doing Indy-rella and randomly chose colors. All the pens I used were glitter pens but that did not show up real well. One nice thing about this tile is that did not have to make any decisions about shading. Hope you enjoy it. It was fun for me.

Nice thing about Monotangles is that do not have to list the tangles that you used. Can see others' take on this challenge by going to Mindful Creations. Is always interesting to see what others do.

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

Friday, March 29, 2013

Zendala Dare #50

Has been a while since have done a Zendala or submitted anything to the Zendala Dare. Actually, I copied and transferred the template earlier in the week and just did not get to it. Since I all ready had it on a tile could not let it go to waste. Probably was not a great idea to try and finish it during the NCAA tournament. It did keep me from yelling at the TV though. Since I had not done it for a while I kept it fairly simple. Started in the middle and just went with the first tangles that I thought would work. the result is respectable. As usual, the shading is the most difficult thing for me to address.  this was not too bad.  Here it is. Hope you like it.

Tangles used: Spiteria, Ennies, Shattuck, and Zinger.

This is a really late submission. If you have seen it I am really glad that you took the time to visit. You have probably all ready seen all the other submissions. If not, would encourage you to do so. 

As always, comments are welcomed, appreciated and encouraged.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Diva Challenge #111: "More-Mooka-Madness Monotangle-Mania

It has been some time since I have participated in any of the challenges. It seems like it has been longer than it actually has been. Finally able to get some things cleared so that I would have the time. Also helped today that the office was closed due to getting about 10" of snow last night. Fortunately it is late enough in the season that it will not stick around very long. In fact are calling for temperatures in the 50's by next weekend.

What a great challenge to return to - a Mooka Monotangle. I have to admit I have not used Mooka lot. After trying to do this I realized it was not so much about doing the tangle itself, it was more about not knowing how to finish it. Usually I have used tipple near the base. Wanted to do something different. Thought about using a black tile but decided against that. Decided that I would try to do a little more shading as a way to embellish. It was fun to do and overall I am pleased with the result.  Here it is.

I am glad that you visited to view my tile. If you have not all ready been, would encourage you to visit I am the Diva to look at all the other great submissions. 

Hopefully this will be the beginning regularly participating again. As always, comments are always welcomed, encouraged and appreciated.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Adventures in Monontangles #1

This is a new challenge begun by Roy Stauffer, CZT. This is his first challenge for his Adventures in Monontangles. Go to his blog, Mindful Creations to learn more about it and to see tiles that others have done.

 It has been a couple of weeks since I have taken the time to do one of the challenges. Think I have been going through tangle challenge withdrawal.  I miss doing them and hope to get back with the Diva Challenge and the Zendala Dare no later than the end of the month. When I saw this one thought it would be an easier one to do since I still am backed up on some other things. In some ways it was.  Roy's instructions were to pick a favorite tangle, create a string, and then fill each section on the tile with the tangle but vary it somehow in each section. Actually, the hard part was picking a tangle to use. I thought of a number of them but finally settled on Cadent. I have to admit that part of my decision was based on the idea that it was easier to think of ways to vary this tangle. It is one of my favorites also.  Part of the fun in doing this was doing the shading. This is usually the part the I have the most trepidation about, but I was pretty pleased with the results on this one. The triangular section was probably the most difficult one to decide what to do. I though about not doing any shading at all but when I looked at it, that just did not look right. Here is what I came up with. Hope that you like it.

I am glad that you visited. To look at other submissions click here. As always comments are welcomed, encouraged, and appreciated. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

CONTOUR: Marcelo Gutierrez's Winning Run - Valparaiso Urban Downhill 2013

Not sure why people like doing this. It is exciting to watch. Would be fun to do, but not as part of a race. I think I would take it at a much slower pace.

Do not think that have anything like this in Central Indiana. Don't anticipate there being any anytime soon.