Diva Challenge 336

This week’s Diva Challenge was to use another monotangle (a word that was coined by the Diva herself!), meaning a tile using only one tangle. I love these weeks because it is so relaxing to get lost in the drawing and not worry about fitting it with another tangle or string. This week the diva chose the Zentangle ® original tangle, Striping. The fun for this tangle is an interesting string to give the simple pattern a complex look.

Here’s my finished tile.

 

 

Diva Challenge #335

This was a UMT (use my tangle) week at casa Diva. The challenge is a bit lost in Inktober challenges but I particularly love the UMT challenges because they frequently let me learn tangles with which I’m unfamiliar. This week was one of these weeks where the tangle and I were in sync. I found it flowed and was easy to draw. It was perfect with my inktober idea for the “divide” prompt.

This week’s tangle was Tint, by Heinrike Bratz, CZT. (Step-out)

 

Here’s my tile including Tint and Diva Dance (today’s Inktober prompt). 

Diva Challenge #334

The Diva was back in action this week using one my favorite tangles, N’Zeppel. Diva, Laura Harms at Iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com, was back live on Twitch Monday morning and I was lucky enough to finally catch her broadcast. Laura is great and relaxed on the feed, adding coffee and her playlist as she tangles. I enjoyed it and she inspired me to try something I never wanted to do, namely, color black the small areas between the stones (in my case). I like the way the webbed area looks, so I’ve never filled it before. For the colored stones, done with Prismacolor Premier pencils, i liked the black to emphasize the depth between. Check out the link to the Diva’s site and find links to the pattern step-out as well as a great video by Molly Hollibaugh, CZT and daughter of Maria Thomas. Molly’s a great artist and I love the video. (I highly recommend everyone try out one of the many videos out there done by Rick Roberts, Maria Thomas, founders of the Zentangle ® Method, or one with Molly. They have a way of teaching that is second to none, If you want to truly experience a Zentangle experience, check out their videos. A few can be found on YouTube. Look for Kitchen Table Tangles. These are great videos.)

 

Sorry, I digress! Here’s my diva challenge tile for #334. There’s an extra at the bottom because I’d already done one from Molly’s video the day before the Diva’s challenge and I LOVE N’Zeppel!

 

This includes the patterns Pixioze, and Eni Oken’s twisted ropes.

 Thank you for stopping by! See you all next week.

Diva Challenge #333

 This week’s Diva Challenge was brought to us by guest bloggers, CZTs Juliette Flessinger and Kellie Fellinge, from the podcast, Tanglepod.  Listen to their diva Challenge here. This week we were challenged to find and use our “cozy” tangles. Tangles we feel relaxed and comfortable with.  I chose flux (Rick’s version) and went with a tile  i had distressed earlier and then shaded using Crayola Super Tips. The Crayola Super Tips are water-soluble and perfect for shading with watercolor, Derwent Inktense or distressed inks. Right now, they sell on Amazon.com for $14.00 USD for 100 colors. A great deal for most wet media projects. All of the guest bloggers this summer have been excellent.

  

  

Diva Challenge #331 Petoskey Stones

This week’s Diva challenge was brought to us by guest blogger Jane Reiter. Jane challenged us to tangle the pattern on the Petoskey Stone.

The above image is a close up of the radiating pattern on the Petoskey stones. This image is thanks to Wikipedia. The first thing was to figure out how to draw the pattern accurately. This is how I did it. There’s no right or wrong way but the perfectionist in me wanted it to be as accurate as possible.

Here’s my tile.

 

 

Diva Challenge 317

Welcome back to the new weekly “I am the Diva” challenge #317! This week was something completely different that CZT Laura Harms hasn’t done before. We are to cut or print a picture from a magazine or newspaper, afix the picture to a tile and tangle around it. It is an interesting challenge and I’m sure the tiles will be fascinating to see. I loved the idea but it presented a challenge for me. I don’t do print as I am a clutter bug so it left me with a problem as to what picture to use. As I went through my coloring books I ran across one of my beginning Zentangle books by CZT Suzanne McNeill. Zentangle 11 workbook edition is the book and on the back there’s a word, “Tangle”, thats been colorfully tangled. It was the perfect size and I decided to use it. I started worrying about copyright infringement about the time I finished the tile, so I went to Suzanne McNeill’s blog and asked her permission to use it. I haven’t heard back but of course she’s a busy lady and I am ready to post. So here is my Diva challenge tile 317 and I hope Suzanne wont mind my using her image! If you are interested in Suzanne McNeill’s blog here is a link! In the USA her wonderful books are available on Amazon.

Diva Challenge #316

I’ve done a terrible job getting my challenge tiles finished this week! I seem to be stuck in a creative slump and tangling was really tough this week. It felt like work. Which, of course, means I’m doing something wrong. Instead of giving up on them, I slogged through and finished, though not pleased with my tiles (but when am I ever?!). So, here are my 2 tries, similar but different in small ways. Here’s hoping for Zen when tangling this week!

Diva Challenge #315

 Hello and welcome back to The Tireless Tangler! It’s time for the weekly Diva Challenge. This weeks challenge was to get to know the Tangle “Molygon” better. To make friends with it. Sigh! I love Molygon. It was my very first tangleation about a year ago. I love the tangle but I’m always displeased with my results. Shaking hands are not friendly with Molygon! Maria Thomas said to “keep the lines consistent”. Hmmm…after 6 starts (and fails) and yes I know this is not true to the Zentangle® Method, (but they didnt have to post online for all to see) so after some thinking, finally I reminded myself I was missing the point of the challenge. I took out the sketchpad and played with Molygon until I came up with my own version that would be easier for me to draw. It’s closer to a “flux” in a molygon fashion but I’m sticking with it!

 

Diva Challenge Tile 315

 

 

 

Diva Challenge Tile 314

This is week 314 in Diva Challenge land! We are  doing a  UMT (use my tangle) which I  love because  you learn a new Tangle and frequently meet someone new. This week’s pattern is scallamps by Sarah Uram. Her step-out for scallumps is here on her blog. This tile just flowed out. I almost did another because I didnt feel I spent enough time on it. What I reminded myself was that this is the epitome of what Zentangle is all about. Not necessarily drawing because yes, its about drawing. However, it’s much more about the journey than the end result. So, I’m sticking with this simple tile because after all, there are no mistakes in tangling, simply new opportunities for exploration. Happy Tangling!

Diva Challenge #313

This week’s Diva Challenge is to do something earth day worthy. The diva drew her challenge on the back of a box of granola bars! Using recycled products is a great way to support the earth so I took my challenge in a similar but slightly different direction. I use a lot of paper. I cant keep enough in the house. I decided to conserve paper as well and drew my challenge on the inside cover of my sketchpad. Not very creative but I didn’t use any paper either! I traced a tile on the pad board twice and started with paradox and ended with gobs of echo lines. This was a true tangle as my brain wasnt anywhere to be found today. If you would like more information on the diva challenges, you can find the diva herself right here!

My dc313 challenge tiles.