Friday, April 21, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #312 - Coffee, Tea or Me

I used a splash of fuchsia ink, then blew through a straw to get my "stain" string for this week's Zentangle Challenge. ( I have a few other stained tiles (my favourite being wine stains), so I may just continue and do more… (My apologies in advance for not commenting on posts using Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, or several others that I can't access without an account or using a password please know that I am looking at your work and enjoying it.)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #311 - Circle Square String Theory

I've been absent from Laura's Diva Challenge ( for a few weeks, only because I've been concentrating on other things. I miss it and am going to try to make it a priority to do and comment on each week's challenge. This week's challenge is to use circles and squares as a string, and to me it's like going back to basics - this is often where I go when I'm stuck. I find that once I've done a string of geometric shapes, it's much easier for me to just fill in the shapes without much preplanning. It's very Zen for me and I'm often surprised at the result.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #303 - Valentangle

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

Zentangle Challenge #301 - Duo-tangle: Paradox and Diva Dance

I love both of the Tangles in this week's Diva Challenge ( 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

Zentangle Challenge #299 - Drawings

This week's challenge from Laura at 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

Zentangle Challenge UMT - Orbs-la-Dee by Anneke van Dam

Happy New Year! It's so wonderful to look forward to the Diva Challenge every Monday! ( 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

Zentangle Challenge #296 - UMT: Moowa by Anya Ipsen

This week's challenge from Laura ( is a UMT (Use My Tangle): Moowa by Anya Ipsen.