Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #120 ~ Tangleation Nation ~ Bales

This week's challenge is to use the tangle, Bales.
Although it is considered to be one of the staples of Zentangle,
I find I hardly ever use it!

So thank you Laura for this week's challenge!
Definitely need to play with this.

 (Tangle used ~ bales)

I have eight Tiffany lamps ~ after I finished with this tile
I realized that it would have been great colored!
I plan on doing another one of these so I can
use my Koi Water Colors by Sakura.  FUN!!!

Just a note ~ I have been experiencing a "problem" with my
zentangle tiles and micron ink. The ink seems to be bleeding a bit and
the tiles seem to have more of a "rag" to them.
I have a light hand and it has been a bit more damp where I live.
Anyone have an idea?


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #119 ~ Ebony and Ivory

Laura's challenge ~ 
"This week's challenge was directly inspired
by this post on the Zentangle Blog where Rick and Maria
showcase some gorgeous pieces where the black and white
are evenly distributed throughout the tiles." 

Well, NOT that I expect results ~ I really don't,
but this didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would.
BUT that's ok! So in the true fashion of
Zentangle, it turn out how it was supposed to ~ unexpected!!

Thanks again Laura ~ you are awesome!!!

 (Tangles used :: strircles and flux)




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #118

This week's tangle comes to us from Katy Abbot, CZT~ it is called Kuke
and if you click here you will learn all about this wonderful tangle!!!!

This tangle is so much fun ~ I will be using this one a lot!
Thank you Katy! Thank you Laura ~ another great challenge!

 (Tangles used :: kuke and hollibaugh (variation)


I love this time of year where I live!
(That's not entirely true ~ I love it where I live ALL of the time!)
I like to take pictures of my work outside by this
dogwood. It just stopped blooming and is now leafing out.
It's so beautiful!
 



Friday, May 10, 2013

Pinetree Studios Name Block Tile Holders!!!!

Pinetree Studios Name Block Tile Holders!!!!

Pictured below is our NEW Tile Holder.
They are wood blocks and personalized.
BUT WAIT . . .
They can display ~ Zentangle Tiles/Certificates,
photos, recipe cards, etc.



Please click here for purchasing information.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #117

It's that time again!!!!
This week the Diva has challenged us to use the
"New Official Tangle ~ Schway"
just released by Zentangle ®.

I instantly loved this new tangle ~ think you will too.
I do have one bit of advice however! Try very hard not to have too
many interruptions while drawing this tangle ~ that is if anyone COULD
interrupt you!!! Talk about being in the zone.


(Tangles used ::  flux and schway)


Sunday, May 5, 2013

New way to display . . .

We are always trying new ways to display
our finished Zentangle tiles.

We have displayed them in photos albums, travel albums, 
picture frames, just hanging around loose (they tend to get dog-eared!)

So we got to thinking ~ again! When WOW! it hit us!

Pinetree Studios Name Block Tile Holders!!!!

These tile display holders can go anywhere!
We have ours all over our home ~ different names because we
all create Zentangle tiles.


It's a fun way to show off our art.



We can see these being displayed in place of name plates
on desks at work or around the house like we have.
I've used them while teaching my classes or doing a demo.


This would also be a fun gift!


Click through to our ETSY store
for more information.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Diva Weekly Challenge #116

Every week there is a challenge given to us by I am the diva.

This week is "Blind Slighted"

Laura states, "I'm revisiting another past challenge - using a blind string. 
i feel that it's good to go back and remind myself that not all my tiles need
to be pretty, and sometimes i need to let go and just tangle,
to take a deep breath or two, and to centre and not worry about what
the outcome of my piece will be. To find my zen."  

So . . . closing my eyes I drew my string ~ then what!
To continue with the eyes being closed, I decided that I would
choose my tangles/patterns the same way.
So out came the TanglePatterns.com Tangle Guide 2013.
I closed my eyes, flipped to a page and stuck my finger on a tangle.
Whatever I chose was what was drawn.
Actually it was quite fun!!!

(Tangles used :: hollibaugh, diva dance rock 'n roll
printemps, florz, zedbra, paradox, flux, betweed)

Thanks Laura!



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I'm Weaving!!!!!

No, no ~ I am not staggering ~ I'm WEAVING!!!!

Gary gave me a Cricket Loom several years ago ~ unfortunately, the
person who said she would teach me ultimately declined ~ poo!!!!

So while I was doing some web searches I came across an AWESOME web site
and low and behold ~ they were offering a class in Rigid Heddle Weaving.
Just what I needed!!!!

The web site is Craftsy.com and they offer so many fantastic classes.

I have found that there are a LOT of other students taking this online class
so I don't feel all alone and can ask questions and actually get replies!
YIPPEE!!!

Here is the link

Here is a picture of my very first loom woven scarf!


I'm working on my second scarf ~ I'll post that picture soon.