Sunday, August 2, 2015

Diva Challenge #228: Guest Blogger - Cari Sultanik, CZT

Have another newer CZT being the guest blogger for the Diva Challenge. Cari Sultanik is also the lady who started the FB Zentangle Prayers for Hayden. This was to support a little girl, and her family, that is struggling with cancer. People she asked that people do a tile and post it to the page but a number of people also sent the tiles as well. But that is not what this challenge is about. This is about celebrating things organic and natural. She stated that she has always liked the tangles that imitate nature.

I have been busy the last couple of weeks getting ready for classes, an event, deciding to put items in a local consignment/reuse store, and my job has kept me busy. I did not even do a tile for last week's challenge. I was not sure that I would do anything this week either. After I started it, I was glad that I did. It was nice to do something just to tangle and not preparing things. Was definitely ikn production mode before. This was just relaxing. I enjoy doing the organic tangles also but there are times when I can be frustrated by them. I chose to use some old faithful tangles for this one. This is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it.

Tangles used: Featherfall, Phicops, Abundies, & Tipple. 
I am not sure about the pod tangle. It is kind a cross between In-a-pod and Sandy Steen Bartholomew's Awdry. It may also be one that someone else has done and I just do not know the name of it.
Shading is done with HB, 2B, and 4B pencils.

Carol Ohl's Featherfall is one of my favorite oranic patterns. I like the way that you can have them close together and it still looks nice. Did not really intend it, but after I was doing this had an aquatic character to it. I am pleased with the way this turned out as well as enjoyed doing it.  

I have not looked at many of the pieces of work that others posted. I saw a few that were in my blog reader. Probably will not have time to look at a lot of them, but hope to get to as many as I can. Will have to see how many I can comment on. I know I like it when people take the time to comment on my work. By this time, as this is really a late post, I am sure that most people have all ready looked at the posts but if not go to I am the Diva and check things out.

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

Go Tangle !!


  1. Lovely organic tile, Donald. It reminds me of an ocean floor and the coral, etc flowing with the current.

  2. I like your underwater tile, Donald.

  3. What a lovely and imaginative tile.

  4. A lovely, calm underwater scene, and I love your aquatic characters! Featherfall is a beautiful tangle, and you did it beautifully. Nicely done.

  5. I think that is the word for this, lovely! And, underwater too. Nice Donald. We all need to slow down and try to relax now and then. Yay for Zentangle!

  6. Your tile shows the calmness you had making it, I love undersea scenes. And yes I did intentional do green shading in the white printemps, it is the same technique as the tints of tan workshop from Marty Deckel. I love the way the tiles or tan papers looks when using this technique. Thanx for your nice comments on my posts all the time! I want to wish you good luck with your classes(although I doubt you need it, it will go terrific) and ofcourse with your adventere for the reuse store!

  7. Absolutely beautfiul tile! I like your harmonious underwater scene!

  8. Dear Donald, your Tangle Drawings are so lovely. To my hearts regret, I must unsubscribe from all my newsletters/blog posts. Business reasons require my undivided attention for some time. With heartfelt blessings to you and yours, Tracy McDonald


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