Thursday, April 10, 2014

" Initial String " - Challenge #162

Great theme for this week's challenge.  Simple, easy and not much to think about!  We are to use our initials as our string.

My lower case initials follow a circle contour.....

Traditional Zentangle on tan cardstock - Sakura Micron Black #01; graphite shading...
...and this is the pencil string
~
Happy tangling....
...and thank you for visiting.
~
 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

CBS Sunday Morning

The Zentangle community is on a mission to share with the world the benefits of the Zentangle method.  "Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns" *

In the spirit of continuing to communicate this artistry along with its meditative benefits, the Zentangle community has joined forces to introduce the CBS Sunday Morning News Show to our founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.





 
 
Don't you just love a fun adventure??
Thank you, Maria & Rick!
~
    Happy tangling.....
 

Friday, February 28, 2014

" Curvy GridLock " - Diva Challenge #156

I am lovin' the theme of this weekly challenge........Gridlock!!! 
Love to do grids.  Really do.

A grid (according to zen-moi) is a line group of teenie-weenie little strings just waiting for the same teenie-weenie little pattern to be penned inside each teenie-weenie little space.  What could be more Zen than that????  And the shading is the cherry on top!  (okay, a teenie-weenie little cherry on top!)

Oohhmmm.


ZIA - Bristol 4"x6" - Sakura Micron black 01; graphite shading
Happy tangling...
.... and thank you for visiting!
~
 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's a String Thing #27

This week we are using string #33 found here on the TanglePatterns site.  All the pattern choices to create this Zentangle® or ZIA begin with the letter "E".  Adele at Tickled to Tangle always finds a connection between the assigned tangles and the string.  She comes up with some great connecting-stories! 

I used a tangelation of the official Zentangle pattern called Ennies.

It's a String Thing #27

Happy tangling!
...and thank you for visiting.
~
 
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

" Aquafleur " - Challenge #152

'Aquafleur':  water flower; flower of water; watercolor.  This is a new tangle by Zentangle® HQ....... bold, delicate, flowing - and oh, so lovely.  (find strep-out here)  And the challenge, for this week #152, is to use 'Aquafleur' on a Zentangle tile or in a ZIA.

ZIA - tan paper, Sakura Microns black and brown (sepia tone) #01; graphite shading; white pastels

There are some knock-out beautiful 'Aquafleur' compositions on the Diva's website.  
Hope you will have a look.....
~
Happy tangling.....
.....and thank you for visiting!

~
 
 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

" Twenty-Fourteen " - Challenge #149

Guidelines for this Weekly Challenge are to use New Year - or 2014 - as the theme.

I'll drink to that!!  Sl√°inte!!!!!

Bookimark - Sakura Micron Black & Brown #01; Prismacolor pencils; graphite shading.
Wishing you all a year of happy challenges from our favorite Diva, Ms. Laura!
~
Happy tangling.....
.....and thank you for visiting!
~
 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

It's a String Thing #21

Adele Bruno has a great blog about art and Zentangle®.  She has been posting 'string' challenges for a few months, and they are certainly an interesting addition to the many Zentangle-related games/challenges/swaps & inspirations that have been keeping "us tanglers" motivated!  (although we don't usually need a whole lot of convincing to sit-and-tangle-awhile, if you now what I mean!)

For this challenge, String # 21 is to be used with the following tangles: Struzzle, Sugarcane, Summer Sitter, Sundoo & Sunflower. (Strings and tangles are found on Linda Farmer's wonderful "Tangle Patterns" site).
                                                               ~
This is my first attempt at It's a String Thing challenge, and, man-o-man, it was fun!  My tile (below) is rotated 180° vs. the string sample (above)(I think that's  
allowed........?!?!?)
                                   
Traditional Zentangle Tile 3.5" sq.

Hope you will check out  Adele's site for more information about It's a String Thing. 
 ~
Happy tangling.....
.....and thank you for visiting!
~
 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Zendala Dare #85 & Happy New Year

The Bright Owl has started off the new year with an unusually interesting zendala template.  I had lots of fun with it - albiet, unconventional. 

Zendala - Sakura Microns Brown & Black; PrismaColor Pencils on tinted tan paper
If you have not yet seen Erin's Zendala, take a look here.  It is gorgeous!
~
Happy tangling...
....thank you for visiting and commenting.  I do appreciate hearing from you.
~
 

Friday, December 13, 2013

" Happy, Merry " - Weekly Challenge #148

Merry Christmas!  ...and  Happy Holidays!

ZIA - Bristol Smooth; Sakura Micron Black 01; Soft Pastels; Koi Watercolors; PrismaColor Pencils

~ 
 
Happy tangling......
.... and thank you for visiting my pages during the past 12 months. 
I appreciate your comments and the creative inspirations from all of you.
I am truly grateful.
 Tricia
~
.... and remembering Mom
 

Friday, November 29, 2013

" PeaNuckle & Well " Duo-Tangle - Challenge #146

Gobble.  I am thankful to be back to the tangling arena on this beautiful sun-shiny day. 

Happy Thanksgiving week to you.  And Happy Hanukkah.  No school today, so the children are happy!  Black Friday has arrived on a blustery New England wind, and Christmas preparations have officially begun.  Hallelujah!

This week's challenge from the Diva is a duo-tangle:  Well & PeaNuckle.  The tangle Well is so fun, with simple line-shifting, curving variations.  Lots of fun to play with. 

PeaNuckle, on the other hand, has me baffled.  But it's okay to be baffled while tangling!!  The element of surprise looms beyond the completion of each stroke, and it makes the process of tangling more artistically exciting.  (I really. had. to. pay. attention. to. each. line. direction.)   Ommmmmmmmm ~


Traditional Zentangle on Renaissance tile - Sakura Microns Black and Brown; graphite shading;
white charcoal highlights.
~
 

 Happy tangling....
.... and thank you for visiting!
 
~

Happy Birthday, HonI love you!!!
 
~