Friday, May 31, 2013

" Bales - Tangelations " - Challenge #120

 This week we are exploring Bales and it's many tangelations. I love Bales. It's so forgiving and it multi-tasks beautifully. All that is needed is the basic stroke pattern and a creative imagination. (I'm still working on that creative imagination!)

ZIA - Sakura Micron Black #01/0.25mm; chalk pastels
On the Diva's blog post are photos of her beautiful family..... and a message written on the sidewalk in chalk:

"Some people
 feel the rain.
  just get wet." 

 Tangle happy...
... and thank you for visiting.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

" Ebony & Ivory" - Challenge #119

For this week's challenge, like Laura, I struggled at the beginning.  Just having that extra little bit of information in my head (ie: ...."try to use equal parts of black and white space/tangles") distracted my thought process... until I de-constructed the instructions!  Duh!!!  Just use a black pen on white tile.  That's all.  End of trauma.

And, as Laura also noted, it's difficult to find a white opaque pen that is truly 'opaque' and user friendly... delivers a smooth line without skipping; covers black/dark paper in one stroke; dries to a crisp white color; etc.  So, no white pen for me.

And because of my Type A procastination, I'm late in posting.  But I'm happy.

ZIA - Sakura Micron Black #01/.25mm.  No graphite shading.
Tangle happy!
... and thank you for visiting.

Happy Birthday, David !
Happy Birthday, Tehya !
love you lots...


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

" Kuke " - Challenge #118

This week is a UMT Challenge... and the pattern, 'Kuke', was created by Katy Abbot, CZT.  It's interesting to see the photo of Katy's cucumber on the light box!  Looks just like her tangle !!!  Cool.

Traditional Zentangle - Sakura Micron Black #01/.25mm; PrismaColor Pencils; Zig Pen Platinum; graphite shading
Great challenge.
Happy tangling.....
... and thank you for visiting.
Happy Birthday Ero!  Love you..... 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

" Schway " - Challenge #117

Last week, Zentangle® Central released a new official tangle called "Schway".  See it here on the Zentangle Newsletter.
When I viewed this new tangle pattern in the Newsletter, I was immediately disinterested because the resulting design did not appeal to me.  I had no desire to study the 'step-out' and felt that it would never have a place in my Zentangle practice.  It just didn't taste good.
Then came Monday, and the Diva had spoken!!  This week's challenge is to use "Schway" in a Zentangle or ZIA.  Oy vey.
So, back to the Zentangle Newsletter to study the Schway step-out.  I practiced it a few times.  Still did not appeal to me.  Not my style.   
Now it was time to draw my string on a tile.  I tangled other patterns and played, joyfully, with Mooka and my other tangle-friends.  Oh, yes, I was avoiding the inevitable.
Then along came Schway.  After the top area of the design was all Schwayed,  I started adding a few more strokes.... one at a and there.... until:  OMG, it doesn't look like Schway anymore!!!  Cool.
All I am saying is  Give "Schway" a chance.*

Traditional Zentangle - Sakura Micron Black #01/.25mm; graphite shading

* Thank you, John Lennon. 
Happy tangling....
and thank you for visiting!