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Monday, May 25, 2015

Diva Challenge 219

Diva challenge this week is to use straight lines only.  No curves.  I have used fassett attacked by two swarms!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Color

Marie Brown is a designer for Tombow.  She has an article on Tanglatterns.com that is really worth reading if you are interested in adding color to your ZIAs.
http://tanglepatterns.com/2015/05/adding-glorious-color-to-your-zia-projects.html

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Diva challenge 218 White on Black

Diva challenge this week is to do a white on black tile or ZIA.  I have done an organic tile with mooka, verdigogh, tipple, and some of Sharla Hicks' organic twists.  White gelly roll with zenstone shading.

Week 21 Our Tangled Lives Journal -Hands On


The prompt today is Hands on.  Draw our hand and embellish it.  I didn't take as much time preparing paper, etc., as I leave Friday morning for an 8 day trip and wanted to be sure to have it done so I wouldn't fall too far behind.  I will only have basic tangle supplies with me.  So I did a quick colored pencil background and then found the quote that really fit me - "You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk."

Zentangłe 5/20/15

I came back from Santa Fe with so much new information to absorb.  New techniques, new tools, new ideas!  The problem is I got tied up in the process.  So I needed a withdrawal from all that to just tangle.  Here is what I have been working on.  It is 8 1/2 x 11" and the color is cheap colored pencil, but gently layered.  And it is actually as pastel as the photo shows.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Week 20 Our Tangled Lives

Layers.  I found this quote and it really hit home.  I have added and peeled away the layers and grown. This is the first time I have done a dimensional piece.  Intèresting!



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Our Tangled Lives: Week 19 Make Your Dream Real.

Well, I am not a traveler.  Oh yes I will travel to an event or gathering but I am really a homebody.  But I love the stories of the past.  I would love to time travel and visit some favorite times - meet ancestors, see the way of life, the danger of resistance lives, the excitement of flapper days, etc.  not to live, just to visit. I live through books and films. Remember family stories of Indian visits in the night but friendly visits of assistance.  Not the violence. My family was an "old family." I was a late arrival and had to learn from stories. I think that is where my live of the past comes from and my dreams of time travel.  So here is a collage of some of my dreams of travel.

Square one: zinger

Zinger with hamail, flux and mooka.

Diva Challenge 217 Dex meets Bunzo

This is a duo tangle challenge this week,  Dex and Bunzo.

Zendala in progress step 2

Here is the next phase of this 12x12" zendala using the large stencil from Ann Grasso on gray Stonehenge. Slowly shaping up.  The center is pretty much done and I actually put a fixative on that part because of the graphite and white chalk.  The outer border is a subtle copper metallic watercolor.

Blue mookas

A card done in the style taught by Sharla Hicks at Tangle U 2015.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Diva Challenge 216

This week is a UMT challenge.  Use My Tangle.  The tangle is 'Brella by Bunny Wright.  Here is the step out.
I kept it simple with a simple string.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Week 18 Our Tangled Lives

Week 18 already. Our prompt was to fill a map of our city or an object with flowers.  Flowers, huh?  Funny, I have been drawing flowers this week already.  So I live in a small suburb of the Denver Metro - the very northern part.  We are a City and County.  It is a hard area to know which City you are in.  If you look at this map you will see why.  Every direction is another city and county.  Only a street divides it.  One side of the street is one city and the other side is different.  So I looked at the history when getting a map.  Interesting!  Our county became the smallest and newest in 2001.  So I flowered my city.  And the vine is a tollway connecting two parts and the next county but is a part of my city.