Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A while ago I had the opportunity to play with Suminagashi marbling ink with Chris Titus. This tile is from that very fun session. The Suminagashi ink comes out in quite a subtle pattern, and the colours are muted - as you can see, red becomes pink. Happy Valentines Day to everyone!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
I love both of the Tangles in this week's Diva Challenge (www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca). I particularly like Paradox with rounding. But I don't think I've ever put them together, so this was very fun.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
This week's challenge from Laura at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca is to use the new tangle Drawings. Not one of my favourites from ZenAgain, but I love seeing it on other people's art. This morning I am tip-toeing around the house because my husband has a (man) cold… I'm sure most of you know what that means. My normal routine has been disturbed for a few days, and though I feel bad for him not feeling well, I'm not in the Zen moment to be creative. So I drew this quickly and without judgement - just letting go - and, surprisingly, though it's a bit rough, I'm quite happy with it! Colour was added with blue and red Stabillo All pencils.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Happy New Year! It's so wonderful to look forward to the Diva Challenge every Monday! (www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca) Thank you so much Laura! The first challenge each month is a UMT (Use My Tangle), and this month it's the tangle Orbs-la-Dee by Anneke van Dam. This is a tangle I used a few times when I first saw it, but then forgot about it - one of the reasons I love these challenges. So, my tile is busier than what I've been doing lately and I had intended to put Orbs-la-Dee in the centre but made a "mistake" when starting it - and that's how 'Nzeppel happened. I just love the way Zentangle tiles can end up so very different than what was envisioned… This is one of those tiles that I wish I had taken a before shading picture… I almost tore it up at that point! I don't love this one but it turned out better than I thought it was working toward. And I apologize that I don't comment on every post. I don't post comments on photo's taken on flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, and sometimes when there is a blog post with lots of responses to many challenges. I won't comment if I have to sign up for or or sign into something else - it's partly time management.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
I'm not comfortable with Fragments and Reticula… I think I understand it better since it was well explained and we got to play with it at ZenAgain, but I really don't see the point in some ways. It seems to complicate and add stress, at least for me. When I saw this week's challenge (www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca, I actually cringed and thought I'd pass on this one. But then I felt guilty and decided I had to at least try a tile. As it turns out, it was quite fun. I chose the tangle Well, at least the first few steps of it. Here is the fragment (repeated and mirrored, the outline, and the final tile. It's a bit crazy how twisting, turning, different embellishments or shading can change a fragment!
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I had lots of "oooops" and difficulty with Eaxy for this week's I am the Diva challenge (www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.ca). I'll have to give it another try on another tile, but I felt that even though I got lost on this one several times, I'm happy with the end result. Though to me it doesn't look much like a Zentangle tile - more an abstract compilation. The Peaks in the bottom were based on a vintage shirt I saw in a shop - I liked the layered peaks and the lines more open on one side within each peak… yet not always on the same side. (again, I apologize for not commenting on all submissions and do take time to look at and enjoy them. I don't have instagram, Yahoo, or Pinterest (or have to log in each time, which I won't do). And I also don't comment, usually, on posts that have several challenges in one post because although I enjoy seeing what you are up to - I'm specifically looking for the Diva Challenge.