Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #201 - Moebus strip

This week's Zentangle Challenge #201 is to tangle a Moebus strip - you can read all about it at I hand drew the moebus strip and in hindsight should have traced it, because the proportions are all out… but that's the way it goes. I love these two tangles… but together on the moebus strip - doesn't particularly work. Ah well, I had fun doing it for this worthy cause, and that is the Zen of Zentangle!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #200 - Zonked

This is my second submission to this week's Zentangle Challenge. Zonked is a tangle I've used a lot recently if I have a nice square portion to fill in. For my own personal challenge, I thought I'd try it on the Renaissance tile, and try different sizes. As with all the tiles I do that start out with an expectation - this didn't even come close. I rather like it, but think Zonked is more dynamic done in a simple uncomplicated grid. There are so many wonderful entries to this challenge, and I may do another because I have a couple more "Mac'N'Cheese" tangles that haven't yet been used and they are calling out to me… Many, many thanks to Laura for giving us these challenges every week!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #200 - Bi-Zen-Tennial Celebration! Use your Mac'N'Cheese in a mono tangle

In this week's Zentangle Challenge we are to use our go-to or Mac'N'Cheese tangle - something that we keep going back to, and use it in a mono tangle, and somewhere put in the number 200. Well, I have lots of favourite tangles that I use a lot, but Inapod is one of my first and favourites. I like it because of the flow - the way it's drawn out -, and I like the the way each segment is a bit off-kilter and not exactly like another. I'm not sure that I love it as a mono tangle. This is a deceptively easy challenge - deceptive because I'd think using one tangle would make it easier… but I find it's actually quite difficult to fill a whole tile with one tangle and keep it interesting. I'm really interested to see what the rest of you have done with this challenge!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #199 - UMT (Use my Tangle) Hitched

I've gotten out of the practice of posting my works on my blog and so I'm starting back with new motivation in the New Year! This week's Zentangle Challenge ( is to use the tangle "Hitched". I can see that there will be lots of variety with this tangle and look forward to looking at what others have done with it, especially how to shade it! We got a new printer/scanner recently (arghhhh - more technology to try to figure out), and this is the first scan I've done… it doesn't seem to show shading very well so I'll have to play with the scanner more, or shade darker, which I don't really want to do. Anyway, thanks for looking, and Happy New Year to all of you!