Monday, August 14, 2017

Zentangle® Fragment D-1, Chaz, and Abukas

Our guest poster over at I am the Diva this week is Marguerite Samama, CZT. She proposed that we use the Fragment D-1 from the Zentangle Primer book. A lot of you will recognize this fragment as Chaz, a tangle I presented at my CZT training in 2013. I'm looking forward to seeing our creative group play with this one.
I used Prismacolor pencils, Micron pen in brown, and edged in Distress Inks on a 3Z tile.

The focus tangle for Square One this week is Abukas by CharKat, CZT. If you follow the Diva and look at the contributions, you will know CharKat and her beautiful tangling.
To me, many tangles are extensions of others. I always have loved the stacking in Hurry, which I believe grew into Arukas and then Abukas. I have added some of that patterning in between these two. Try adding that style around any shape and have some fun!

And, this week I was experimenting with connecting tangles. Coloring was done with Copic markers. I think I may continue the green from the upper Crescent Moon down into the Hollibaughed area. What do you think?
Thank you so much for always encouraging me with your thoughtful comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Zentangle® Aloha and Scute

Running a bit behind this week since Monday was a Canadian holiday and yesterday the Hubby and I took a little road trip up north.

I was so pleased to see that Suzanne Fluhr is the guest blogger over at I am the Diva this week. She shared her tangle, Aloha, and well as a cute photo of Dino her cutie dog.
I used some colored Copic and Sharpie pens and some Polychromos pencils for shading.

The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Scute by Lily Moon. This is a Facebook link. However, Lily also has a YouTube video that I haven't looked at yet .I added some Mooka, Jetties, and Fescu.
That's it for this week. I hope you are having a great one, and I thank you all that visit and leave comments!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Zentangle® Lisbon Fragment, and Flovine

This week at I am the Diva, our guest is Henrike Bratz, CZT, sharing her step-outs for a tangle she calls Lisbon Fragment. Do go look and see how it really was supposed to be done. I tried to get it to do a twist, but I would really have to go back and rethink this to see if I could get it to work better. Sometimes I think I know what I should do, but sometimes I really don't. However, posting exactly what I did using a regular Zentangle tile and adding some Marvy Le Plume pens.
Square One, on Facebook, has a really nice tangle from Lin Chiu, CZT, called Flovine. I put it into Quib and added an upper shadow of Bales.

And, since I really liked this tangle, I put it into a circle, added Squid, and colored with Copic Markers.

Thanks for stopping by. I truly love reading all of your comments!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Zentangle® 'Nzeppel and Block'd

Our special guest this week at I am the Diva, is Elisa Murphy, CZT. Elisa challenged us to use 'Nzeppel. 'Nzeppel is one of my favorites, so I needed to try something new. I chose a Renaissance tile and two very glittery pens (which don't show up well in the photo). I did double lines for the shaped to squeeze into and flared out the shape. Colored pencils were used for the shading and highlighting.
The focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is Block'd by Jane Eileen Malone, CZT. I was fortunate enough to be able to take many classes from Jane. She definitely has a mathematical mind and I can find her tangles a bit challenging. But, that's always good to try to stretch now and then.
Keeping it short this week. Glad you could stop by. I appreciate all comments.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Zentangle® Some Peanuts, Peanuckle, and Rope String

Jessica Davies is with us again this week as guest poster over at I am the Diva. She challenged us to use Peanuckle. This tangle gave me fits for a long time. Even with the expert teaching from Molly at my CZT training, I still trembled at the thought. This tile proves that one should revisit difficult tangles at a later date. No problems with this one at all anymore. And, sorry, I just had to do this, LOL!
Square One, on Facebook, has a focus tangle of Fluxecho with the step-outs created by Lynn Shelton Mead. I added an aura and filled using Knightsbridge.
And for that splash of color,I had to try Rope String from CZT Margaret Bremner. I used Copic Markers for the color. In support of our Online friends, Michele from Coffee & Creativity, I will add this one to the MadeByJoey Weekly Challenge.     
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Zentangle® With Hearts, Kofeforn, CoffeeCups, and Companion

Guest, Jessica Davies, CZT, over at I am the Diva, has suggested we use hearts this week in our challenge. I happened to have out my Oxide Distress Inks and my stencils for some card making that I was doing, so I started with that. Then, I thought that I should use a tangle from Laura herself to fill the hearts, so I selected Kofeforn, a tangle I had not yet used before. O tangled with a purple Copic Multiliner and shadowed with a dark pink colored pencil. Here's some love to both Laura and Jessica.
This week's focus tangle on Square One, Facebook, is a tangle from Simone Hassel called CoffeeCups. (This is a Pinterest site, so I'm not sure you can see it if you are not a member.)
And, for even more color, but this time with Copics, I used Companion by Carrie Liao.
Thank you for stopping by. I enjoy each comment thoroughly.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Zentangle® a Prickly Pear, and Campreap

It will be super nice to see everyone show their pride in their living space in this world. The challenge at I am the Diva is to do a tile that reflects our home. I am very happy to be located in the southwest of the USA. This is something we see often, and yes, our sunsets and sunrises can be much more vivid than this.
I used watercolor pencils on the cactus that I drew. I added partial Ahh for the prickly parts (prickly pear cactus) and some "rocks" of Festune.

The focus tile for Square One on Facebook is Camreap by Susan Yeo, CZT.
Of course, I love to stretch tangles, so I added a Bunzo type center and an aurua. I added Fescu and a Bunzo style Jetties to balance out the look.

Sometime I push too hard and wind up with an "oops"! Of course, there are no mistakes in Zentangle, so I took this Campreap that went wrong and just kept going. Never toss a tile, you can always learn something.
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit, and I love reading your comments!