Monday, 26 September 2011

Diva Challenge #41 - Duotangle V. II

I haven't had time to tangle much lately - back-to-school has been insane. I made time for it tonight and am so glad that I did!  I love the result.  Thanks again to Laura, who presents challenges every week that encourage me to think outside the box! 

This week's challenge suggested that we use only 2 tangles, proving once again that less is more.  I always find working with a limit or narrow framework difficult.  The confines of the actual zentangle tile is a struggle for me, and I prefer to complete my work in a sketchbook instead.  As a result, my work is rarely "zentangle" size, but I like tangling with a larger page.

For this week, the tangles were Jonqal and Opus. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the two - one is structured and grid-like, the other airy and free.  Loved it!

Just an add-on.... I decided to use Jonqal in a mandala - I can't decide if I like it or not....

Monday, 12 September 2011

Diva Challenge #39 - Love and Butterflies

I find butterflies to be a calming presence.  I, by nature, do not enjoy insects, but there's something so unintimidating about butterflies, I find it impossible not to enjoy them.  They just seem so peaceful.  A lot of my Zentangle Inspired Art is butterfly-motivated and I've included a couple of them here to respond to this week's challenge - I think they speak to the concept of love and peace.

I experimented a little with colour when I drew a dragonfly for a friend, and just for fun I thought I would include it here, too :)

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


I was so happy when Laura Harms of posted this week's challenge! "Paradox" is one of my favourite tangles, and I'd actually been experimenting with it a couple of days before the challenge was posted.  Here's my Zentangle tile, all "paradoxed" up.

Friday, 2 September 2011

The Importance of Good Grammar

Adrianne, I thank you for this one.

This is a perfect example of why grammar is so important, and why it is SO important to make sure people understand how to use commas:

Let's eat, Grandma.
Let's eat Grandma.

Enough said :)