Pat Mathes,CZT
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Sharpen your line skills posted a new story today about sharpening line drawing skills.  Linda posted an article of six easy lessons from Simone Bischoff.  Here is the link to the article. Pretty awesome stuff.

Square One: Purely Zentangle - Dex was the word of the week

My tangle this past week in Square One featured Dex, Visited by munchin, fasset, printemps, florz, keeko and inapod.  Used String 123.
 While I was at it, I did another Purely Zentangle tile featuring Coil with Mooka, purl, , printemps, tripoli both large and small, and a tangleation of a grid - maybe a modified Yincut (the one with the triangle and orb on one-half)?  Anyway, I liked the coil with Mooka part of it.

I know I am rambling a bit here.  I have been doing a lot of practicing this week to keep the flow going.  Life changes daily and I am trying to get some direction going.  I think I have a new plan in place and look forward to seeing if I can make it work.

I'm not even sure if anyone is reading my blog yet, but I just want to keep adding to it and get some steam built up.

Laters friends.


I finally finished my first colored pencil drawing.  I partly used a coloring page from Creative Haven and then made it my own and Zentangled it.  I learned a lot and can't wait to start another one.  It is Micron pen and colored pencil.  8"x10"

Friday, September 19, 2014


Here is a new tile where I was practicing twisty-bob and working on shading.   Included cubine and shattuck for that reason.  It came out rather dramatic but I like it.  The shading really made it pop.  My photo came out dark, not sure why.  It is on a white tile.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Diva Challenge 185

This week's challenge is to do a Duo Tangle with Phicops and Diva Dance.  Phicops is a tangle that was created by Laura Harms' husband, and Diva Dance was created by Rick and Maria for The Diva.  It is a different pair to put together but here is my entry.

Enjoy your week and I will talk to you soon.  I am thinking about putting together a class.  Hopefuilly it will come to fruition.  I  will let you know more about that in the future.

I do find that Zentangle has really opened a new door for me - one to help forget about the daily pressures and relax.  And the friends I have made - unbelievable!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Square One: Purely Zentangle

A group was started to take us back to the basics.  Only 3.5" square tile, black pen and graphite pencil. No color. No exceptions.  It is great to do.  Each week the focus tangle is an "official" pattern. We all then create a tile using that tangle.  This week is Fescu.  What a treat this has been. Some have used it as a focus of the tile -in others it is an accessory.  I have used it as an accessory to Luv-a, rain, with some quahog and tipple.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Diva Challenge 183

Doesn't that figure - I start my blog and then go on vacation.  So no postings.    I will start by posting my entry for the Diva Challenge this week - if you aren't familiar with her challenges, visit her website.  There is a link on my blog taking you directly there.  Her challenge this week is to use the new Tangle introduced at CZT 14 and CZT 15 classes named Ing.  It is a wonderful tile to use.  

Diva challenge with Ing.  Used renaissance tile since I hadn't for a while.