Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Zendala Dare #109

This is for this week's Zendala Dare from Erin at I really like this template, but agree with her that the outside parts seemed a bit awkward, so I added in lines to make leaf-like petals around the edge. I haven't used Ixorus or Braze in a really long time, and I'm glad I re-discovered them! Not liking the way I shaded Braze because it doesn't look like I wanted it to, but then again, it has a very different look and that's one of the great things about Zentangle - NO MISTAKES - and it's ever so forgiving and surprising! This tile is done on white water-colour paper, but looks blue in the photo - I wish it was blue; the photo looks better! I'm off to Glasgow and Belfast for the next week and a bit, so I'm going to miss next week's challenge, and may not have time to view and comment on the entries until I get back. That's the thing about traveling… I love it, but dearly miss the Zentangle time, and of course, my cats….

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #235 - String Theory - Stripes

I've coloured a number of tiles with inks, and this one had some nice but irregular "stripes" that I followed as a string. This is my entry for this week's challenge from Laura at I had fun doing it, love the yellow and purple background, and have a love/hate feeling about the Meer which is awkward, but very different.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Zentangle Challenge #234 UMT - CanT

This week's challenge from Laura at is a UMT (Use My Tangle). The tangle is CanT and was created by Chris Titus at CanTangle, which was a fabulous weekend this summer in Regina, Saskatchewan. Full of amazing workshops, wonderful people, and lots of fun. I almost didn't do the challenge this week, even though I'm quite familiar with this terrific tangle, because I'm off to Scotland in a few days and am busy, busy, busy… But this idea has been percolating in my mind all week and the only way to let it go was to sit down and put pen to paper. It didn't come out quite like I envisioned, but I think I like this better anyway. My husband says it's not finished and I should fill in all the pieces with the shell like lines, but I disagree - I like being able to see how I got to the shell shapes using "CanT". Whoops, I just noticed - I might add a bit of graphite around the outer edge to give it more dimension but I don't think I'll bother changing the photo - you get the point. Sometimes it's just guessing when to stop! Let me know what you think?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Zendala Dare #108

I LOVE Zendala's! and here is this week's from Erin at I changed this one a bit - took out two circles. This was done on an ink stained tile.