Monday, September 24, 2012

Challenge 88 Official Tangle IX

The challenge is the new official tangle IX, created by Rick and Maria. They presented this new tangle at the XI August Seminar. I definitely am not satisfied with my results.  I just could not get excited about these tiles.  They are missing something, maybe color or the wrong companion tangles.  What I do like about the challenge is my early entry to post it. Looking forward to all of your challenges and sure there will be many to inspire me to create a more snappy piece.
Hope you all have a wonderful week.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Challenge 87 Pinwheels For Peace

September 21st is the International Day of Peace.  Our Diva Laura's weekly challenge is to create a Zentangle Pinwheel for Peace as was done last year for the Pinwheel of Peace. I believe our world needs an International Day of Peace everyday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

South Side Brushes Zentangle Class

I taught a class at South Side Brushes yesterday.  Here is a sample of some of some of the tiles. South Side Brushes is a Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters and yesterday was our annual membership drive.  In all, there were 24 participants in a make-it, take-it introductory Zentangle classes.  Thank you to all who participated.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Puf Tangle

I began a mono of Puf, after the string was drawn, I began Puf in the largest part of the string.  When I looked at it wondering what to do with the rest of the string, I thought it looked like a hat, so I drew a face on the next section and ended with what I wanted to be a bow and locks of hair hanging onto her shoulder.  Anyway it does look puffy.

Groovy Tangle

I wanted to Zentangle some paisley's and started out with Eden Hunt's Groovy. Added a few paisley's and went off track with these squiggley things, but loved how the background turned out.

Ezmerelda Witch

Meet Ezmerelda the Witch, she was created and designed by Prudy Vannier CDA.  I thought it would be fun to Zentangle Exmerelda, she has a great hat, don't you argree?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Challenge 85 Copada

This weeks Challenge from the Diva is from Margaret Bremner of Enthusiastic Artist. Margaret's name for this tangle is called COPADA.  When I first looked at the tangle, I liked it, but what would I do with it.  Picking up my pencil and placing the string on my tile and I hoped for the best.  Well, looking at my string, I was not impressed, but I began by drawing Copada first to see where it would lead me.  Well, it's not too bad, thought the color pencils could only enhence this strangle looking tile.  Kind of reminded me of a hat, which gave me a couple of ideas for other tiles.  Hope you have time to take a look at how my idea's turned out.