Sunday, March 30, 2014

A New Challenge...

Hi all!  Today I am posting a Zentangle tile that I made for a new challenge.  The site is Made by Joey weekly challenge.  This is her very first challenge and I decided that I am up to it!  The challenge was to use any pattern(s) within a 9 square "Tic Tac Toe" box.  I want to support Joey in her efforts so here is my first challenge for Joey's first challenge...

This was a simple and fun one to do!  I even tried to do a different kind of shading.

Good luck to Joey with her new challenges!

Till next time...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

More Tiles and a Challenge

Hi all!  I have done another challenge for I am the Diva.  The challenge was to do a tile with a spiral going out.  I drew my string and started tangling.  I had no idea where I was going to go with it.  I thought I would just do a little Poke Leaf, one of my favorite fillers.  Then I just kept going around and around, spiraling out.  I ended up doing a mono tangle of just Poke Leaf!  I decided to shade the in-between spaces and all of a sudden, I had my tile!  I think it turned out really cool!
 Mono Tangle for Diva Challenge #160

I was at a ladies' church function last week.  I was showing some people how easy it was to draw a Zentangle.  I drew a string and just did a couple of quick tangles to show them.  I didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was doing and didn't particularly like the tile that I had started, but I decided to finish it later.  I still didn't particularly like it but continued on...I finally decided that the only way to salvage it was to make it a ZIA and add color to it.  I used some iridescent watercolor paints and kept going until I was satisfied with it.  I wish you were able to see the iridescence.  It is much prettier in real life.  My husband thinks it is fantastic!  I am pleased with the outcome.

 I did this Zentangle to try using a new tangle called Rixty.  It is in honor of Rick Roberts 60th birthday.  Get it?  Rick is sixty...Rixty!  

This is another one that I did with Rixty.  I also wanted to use this string and I had a blue tile handy so I did it on the blue.  Interesting...

That's all for today.  I am working on some more challenges that I will post at a later day.

Till next time...

Friday, March 21, 2014

I am the Diva Weekly Challenge and 2 more tiles...

Hi all.  I have finally decided to make a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) and actually post it on I am the Diva's challenge blog.  As I mentioned in my last post, I made one, but didn't post it.  I figured it was time to bite the bullet and do it!  

 It is not quite what I expected.  It turned out a little dark, but it is my "first".  I sprayed it with a meadow green ink spray and then sprayed it again (lightly this time) with a gold ink.

Here are a couple more that I have done since yesterday.  I have been quite busy!

 I thought this would be interesting with the heavy black line around it and the white in the middle.

With this one, I decided to leave a lot of white space.  I really like the way it turned out!
I guess 1 out of 3 isn't too bad!  LOL!

Till next time...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Some Interesting Work...

Hi all.  I have been doing some interesting work lately...

This first one is called Found and Tangled.  The object is to take a page from a book, highlight different words to make a poem (or something that kinda makes sense.  Then you can draw or tangle on it.  My poem says:
Spectacular Leaves across bright shining yellow flowers.
Clusters form rose-colored flowers.
Dense flower clusters spread seeds.
Leaves have arching branches with shiny flowers.

 This next one is a Zentangle that I had done a while back.  I painted the wood frame and put the Zentangle into the opening.  This was donated as a piece for a Chinese auction to raise funds for Project Legacy.  The project raises funds to help children in my county.  

 I drew this one yesterday in Sunday School (where I do a lot of my work).  I finished the shading last night while waiting for friends for dinner.  I signed it on the back and presented it to them.  They are moving away in 2 days and I wanted them to have a small gift from me.

This last Zentangle was made for the Diva Challenge last week.  I don't think I actually submitted it, but here it is! 

Hope you enjoy them!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Till next time...

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Finished Swap

Hi all.  Well, I finally finished my ATC deck swap!  It was mailed out this week.  That is a load off my back for sure.  53 cards is a lot of tangling!  Mean while, I have a few more projects and tiles to show you.

 All 53 finished ATCs

 Framed Zentangle for Project Legacy Chinese Auction

 Zentangle for club using, Purk, Courant, Tidings & Eye-Wa

Diva's Challenge #157 Using Charlie

Have a blessed week!
Til next time...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

More Zentangles® and ZIA's

It is already March 1st and I think I lost the whole month of February.  Where does time go?  I have been very busy, working on my Zentangle art.  I am involved in a couple of swaps.  The big swap is to make 53 artist trading cards.  That's a lot of tangling!  One of the tricks that I learned from other CZTs in the swap, was to do a large 5"x7" Zentangle and then cut it into 4 pieces that measure 2½" by 3½" (the size of the ATCs).  I did that with a few of them.  Meanwhile, here are a couple more pieces of my work...

This is one that I did the 5x7 and cut into 4s.

This is a regular size tile that I did for another swap.

Till next time...