Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cozy up for a Change of Season

The Diva's
Diva Challenge #333: "Cozy up for a Change of Season with TanglePod’s Juliette Fiessinger and Kellie Fellinge, CZTs" 

In our upside down world at the bottom of the Earth our blossoms are blooming, the grass is growing, the sun is gradually getting warmer.........hurray! It is a bit windy today so I'm finding comfort in marasu which is uncurling into a flourish of drawings with printemps drifting on the breeze.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

String it: 2² (two squared)

The Diva's

Weekly Challenge #332 "String it: 2² (two squared)"

Phew! It's been a busy week, our  35 year old carpet has been replaced with fresh grey wool new carpet. What a job! Great now that it's down and I'm happy! Our old carpet has survived children growing up, parties and dogs, it was a super quality and still looked ok but it was 'red'. I have procrastinated over replacing it because it wore so well and everyone who visited admired our lovely red carpet and when I mentioned that I was planning to change it, there were always comments "No, not the red carpet!"




Friday, September 8, 2017

One, Two.......

Our son and daughter-in-law have moved into their new home. Lucky me.... they have asked if I could tangle a long piece of Zentangle Inspired Art. What a lovely excuse to design a four square long mosaic using Opus tiles. I love the colours of their living room mat so that was my starting point.

I'm going to try a wave effect.....hope it works!
Here are the first two tiles.




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Petoskey Stones

The Diva's

Weekly Challenge #331 - Guest Blogger Jane Reiter
Weekly Challenge #331: "Petoskey Stones in Michigan

A fun, different challenge for us this week! Jane suggested we tangle our own interpretation of the fascinating Petoskey stones. Thanks Jane.

Pre-strung Renaissance Zendala tile


If you, like me hadn't heard of Petoskey stones, check them out on The Diva's blog here.



 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Zentangle Plate

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #330 - Guest blogger Jeanette Clawson - Zentangle Plates

A four tile mosaic representing a plate has been on my list of things to do for awhile. Thank you Jeanette for giving me a nudge to play round and bring out the blue pen.
Happy happy!!



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Four Tile Mosaic

1-2-3-4

1 - Sunshiny day
2 - Happy hours
3 - Curvy string lines
4 - Tile Mosaic




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aloha

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #328 - Guest Blogger Suzanne Fluhr

Suzanne's tangle aloha brings thoughts of a welcoming spirit, peace, sunshine, soft breezes and floating leaves.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Diva dancing in Lisbon

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #327: "The Diva dancing in Li sbonGuest Blogger Henrike Bratz

For this week's challenge I decided to use a pre-strung tan tile and try to fit Henrike's fragment Lisbon into triangles.
I missed the last challenge so added some 'Nzeppel circles to fill in the spaces.




Some photos of our travels in Thailand, enjoying the sights, sounds and colours of Bangkok and Chiang Mai.



Celebrating Paul's 65th birthday on the 81st floor of the Baiyoke Hotel Bangkok

Amazing tiles at the Grand Palace Bangkok
Fun whizzing around Bangkok in a Tuk Tuk.

Sunday night market Chiang Mai

Sensational melon carvings in Chiang Mai


We hired a scooter, worked our way through the traffic and ventured up over the mountains.

Scooter got a puncture, had to get a local mechanic to repair it!



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ellish with Mooka Spiral

This week I have been delighted with the questions about how I created the Tangled Heart for The Diva's Challenge. Well, it just happened! With that in mind I decided to tangle a spiral shape on a renaissance Opus tile with the same process and show you how it grew!

Hope the pictures tell the story.
 



Started with a spiral string and ellish in the centre
 



Continue around the shape and finish ellish with a mooka tail.

Keep going, ellish is a very forgiving shape.



Occasionally fill in the empty spaces with an aura and fill with brown pen. 


Tangle the ends, have fun!



Shade with pencil and highlight with white charcoal.

 





Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tangled Heart

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #324: Guest Post - Jessica Davies - Tangled Heart

My heart sure is in a tangle with a little mooka weaving it's way in and out of ellish.



Earlier this week I enjoyed the company of my special friend Karen, who you all know as The Creative Miss L.
In this photo you can see Karen's wonderful Opus tile she tangled with the fun wooden letters she gave me to tangle.

What a joy Zentangle is for bringing such lovely people to my home. Thank you Karen for travelling from Canberra to Tasmania, hope to see you again next year.




Sunday, July 9, 2017

Gourdgeous

Patrick Swayze told us not to put Baby in the corner but what about putting gourdgeous in the corners?

Had a heap of fun tying my tangles in a knot, I suppose that's better than getting my knickers in a knot!

Opus Renaissance tile


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Home

Weekly Challenge #323: "Home"

It's wonderful to venture off on holidays and it's always lovely to come home.
Even though our garden is looking quite wintery, when I looked out the window this morning my bright red pots shone in the sunshine so they were the inspiration for the colour in my tile today.





Sunday, July 2, 2017

I'm Happy with That!

I started this Opus tile with just 3 circles for zengems down the bottom left. No plans, no problems, no expectations, no rushing just wondering what the surprise would be when I finished.
After tangling around the 3 zengems it seemed to need balancing with 2 more. Around with a flourish, tangling with just the black pen and finished off with shading, a touch of gold and white highlights. Yes, I'm happy with that!



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trying Aquafleur

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #322: Trying Aquafleur"

Trying aquafleur in different ways, they don't look very flowery though.





Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shattuck on Opus

Shattuck is still hanging around, this week on a Renaissance Opus tile.




Thursday, June 22, 2017

Left Hand

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #321: "Non Dominant - Aura Challenge"

Using my non dominant hand is certainly a challenge but hopefully my brain has exercised today.
Okay.....my left hand feels tight, my left shoulder needs a stretch and if I shut my left eye and squint my tile looks right!!





Sunday, June 18, 2017

Going Around With Shattuck

Recently I tangled a renaissance tile featuring shattuck, by filling in the stripes and adding a highlight with white charcoal pencil it came out quite dramatic.
With the string as 2 curved lines it was calling out for 3 more tiles to make up a mosaic.

4 times the fun!!!!




Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dansk

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #320: "UMT - Dansk by Margaret Bremner, CZT"

Dansk, a little bit loopy (in a nice way) and a little bit frilly!

If you are new to Zentangle check out Margaret's blog here
You will be inspired and find the most fabulous tangling and superb Zentangle art.





Thursday, June 8, 2017

BEad INSPIRED

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #319: "BEad INSPIRED"

It's time for our yearly Beads of Courage inspired tile
Little white poke-root beads tied together with zander.





Friday, June 2, 2017

Oooh That's Bright

Hope you like this massed mix of tangles splashed with colour on a white Opus tile.


Monday, May 15, 2017

What's On!


Happy News for Aussie Tanglers!  




Aug 11 - Aug 13Brisbane Marriott Hotel · Brisbane, QLD

Let's make it a special event and experience the fun and passion of Zentangle.

If you would like to officially register your interest to attend in August 2017, please do so by contacting Francoise and Margaret via the AusTangle Facebook page or by email at: info@austangle.com.au


It will be a great weekend for tangling!!


Tangling in Hobart 30th May
Register here for an evening of creativity





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Molygon

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #315: "Tangle Study = Molygon"

 Stripy molygon as a monotangle on a white tile


The same tile with indy-rella, noom and diva dance added.



Circular molygon


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pop of Colour

It's raining!
Some stripy daisies to brighten up a wet day. I like the way diva dance swirls around like puddles of water. 

White Opus tile

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Linking and Flowing

Connecting, linking and flowing tangles together can be quite a challenge. Once you have collected a good bank of tangles it's fun to play around and see which ones fit together. 

Remember to always draw you string with a pencil so you can cross over and flow easily.

This Renaissance Opus tile was quite an adventure, starting with a spiral of noom filled with a (hop-on-top) crescent moon which flowed into a tangleation of rixty tied together with mak-rah-mee which then linked into squill. Auraknot fitted into the space made by squill and a gem cyme flower balanced the shape on the other side. Tripoli then fitted into the petals. More mak-rah-mee with mooka ties and the rixty tangleation spills from the bottom right. The top border was actually drawn last.

Hope that explanation helps with your connections. Have fun!

For the highlights I used the gold Gelly-Roll pen and white charcoal pencil.










Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Earth Day



Where would the earth be without the glorious sunshine? No warmth, no growth, no life.
We have been extremely fortunate the last couple of weeks to have been able to enjoy the most wonderful autumn weather. I just had to pop outside to take this photo before the evening sun dipped below the hills.

Thank you sunshine!
Thank you Earth!



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Coffee, Tea, or Me

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #312: "Coffee, Tea, or Me!"

Big decision ......coffee, tea or let's go spicy with some splotches of turmeric!
A quick paste of turmeric and water and splat, no splashes though, it was a bit thick. Love the colour, it reminded me of daisy centres so they blossomed into blooms just for the northern hemisphere spring.


This Opus tile was inspired by last weeks challenge of a circle and square string.

White Opus Tile

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