Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Zentangle Challenge #155 - "A Little White Space"

This week's challenge from Laura at is to do a tile or ZIA and leave white space. When I do a ZIA I often leave white… but when I do a tile, for some reason, I always want to fill it up. There are so many wonderful Tangles to work with - it seems to be getting more and more difficult for me to limit the number of tangles and I think my tiles are starting to feel too cluttered. This is a wonderful challenge that will help me refocus. This one is done in my journal so maybe about 6" x 10". Not what I intended, but that's the way it goes. If I have time over the next couple of days, I'll try doing a tile and see if I can leave a space alone! Great challenge, as always!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Zendala Dare #92

I really like the template from Erin at this week. But when I started to transfer it into the lovely journal we got at CZT training, I felt the page was calling out for a bit more… this is the result, and I'm quite happy with it. I haven't used Fengle in a long time, nor Blooming-butter.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Zentangle Challenge #153 - UMT - Jailed Johnny

This week's Zentangle Challenge from Laura at is to "Use My Tangle" Jailed Johnny. I've done a couple of tiles using this one so far this week and have to say it sure looks different when used in a longer line with more "petals", or with duplicate rows. I had a bit of time this afternoon and decided to try the renaissance tiles again, and include the new Jailed Johnny. I love the renaissance tiles, but would love to take a class in just working with them - they are so different! I have a question - does anyone out there know the best sharpener or way to keep a white charcoal pencil sharpened? I have three different sharpeners, but the chalk lead keeps breaking off ...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Zendala Dare.#90 - Happy Birthday! - favourite ? tangles

This week's Zendala Dare has the added request from Erin that we use our favourite tangles in honour of her birthday. Not an easy thing to do for me since I have many, many favourites, and even my absolute favourites change frequently. Some days I favour grids, some days, something more organic. Some days I force myself to tangle when I'm just not in the mood, and then if I'm not happy with the result, a particular tangle may take on disfavour for a while… So. This one is for Erin - Happy Birthday Erin! The Heartstring is for the love of Zentangle and all that Erin gives, and gives, and gives. 'Nzeppel was really hard for me to understand, but once I got it, I've had hours of fun with it. And Gneiss - well it worked here, and I love how it is so simple but has such huge impact. I wanted to do another Zendala this week, because there are a few more tangles I would like to use on this template, but it's not going to happen. Now I'm off to look at others work. (And Erin, I didn't get a chance to comment on your blog post about the fellow who just wanted the templates and nothing else - so I just want to say, WE LOVE YOU! KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING, 'CAUSE YOU DO IT SO WELL!)