Monday, July 27, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #228 - Guest Blogger, Cari Sultanik: Organic Tile

This week's Zentangle Challenge is by guest blogger Cari Sultanik, and it is to do a tile using organic or natural tangles. This is what I came up with. Summer is always busy, but it's been super busy and spectacular this year! I got back from CanTangle in Regina just over a week ago, and am still buzzing from adrenalin because of meeting wonderful CZT's, the amazing workshops, and learning so much! So HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #226 - Simplicity - Guest Blogger Katie Crommett

This week's Zentangle Challenge is from a guest blogger on Laura's blog (, Katie Crommett, CZT. The theme for this week is "Simplicity". A great choice! I used to be much better at leaving white space and only doing 2-4 tangles on a tile, but I suspect that with the huge number of new to me tangles, I'm crowding in too many new and familiar tangles. It's so good to go back to simple! But of course, I couldn't keep it totally simple and decided it was time again to try a tangle I really struggle with - Tripoli. I'm getting a bit better with the help of Suzanne Wilka's Tripoli tutorial, but I need to practice, practice, practice, and take more time and mindfulness in the drawing. Thanks for bringing me back to a simpler tile, and also to step out of my comfort zone by concentrating on a troubling tangle!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #225 - Color (Guest Post - Jen Crutchfield)

Wow, I managed 4 tiles for this week's Diva Challenge presented by guest Jen Crutchfield, CZT. We were asked to introduce colour… something I'm not comfortable with, but LOVE! I started with a grey tile and used blue and sepia ink and chalk pencils. I actually drew out this tile last week for the Square One Challenge to use Meer, but didn't like the tile so set it aside. I love it with colour!) My two pinkish tiles were background dyed using watered down Tombow markers and have been sitting around for a while - this was the perfect chance to play with them. I used Tombow markers to colour and shade the two more colourful tiles. What fun I've had using colour, and also trying a few new to me tangles! Great challenge!