Monday, 26 March 2012

Challenge #64 - String Theory - Fortuneteller

I know exactly the little foldy devices that Laura Harms refers to when she says "fortunetellers".  We always called them "cootie-catchers". Never did quite figure out why! 
This week's challenge has us dividing our square tile into 8 right-triangles.  I'm a geometric person by nature, so this appealed to me instantly!  In fact, I'd already done a similar one with paradox in which I'd added colour (I'm not quite there yet with the colour!).  The one I did this week includes some favourites, and a couple of tangles that I don't use too often - I think I may have used "shard" once before.

I also can't wait for the Zendalas!  I've already ordered mine from my local CZT (Chari-Lynn Reithmeier), and I'm hoping to get them this week. Here's a link to a previous blog that I posted about some full-page sized mandalas that I did over the summer: Mandala Enjoyment

Monday, 19 March 2012

Challenge #63 - using Fengle

Um, my new favourite tangle, maybe?!?  I love this one!!  Fengle - the new tangle from Rick and Maria - is beautiful and a lot of fun to play with.  I think I may have spent too much time on the orbs in the background (didn't seem like such a daunting task when I started, but man, it took a while!).... :)  Really enjoyed this tangle - thanks for another great one, Laura!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

More Mandala Enjoyment!

A recent release from Zentangle (via us with the upcoming joys of Zendalas.... I've done mandalas before this, but they were HUGE!  The ones below are from 8.5X11 pages.  I can't wait to try them on a smaller, more zen scale :)  Here are a few that I've done in the past couple of months...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Challenge #62 - Spiral vs Paradox

I love Paradox - I was so excited when I saw that it was in this week's challenge!  I've recently been experimenting with more curved tangles (including spirals), so I definitely saw the "Challenge" part of this week's tile.  I had a couple of practice tiles before I ended up with something I was satisfied with. 

My Paradox doesn't look like the typical paradox - I include betweed-like spots to curve the edges a little. 

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Challenge #61 Golven

What a week this has been!  Busy from start to finish, I've been tangling like crazy!  Zentangle workshops on Monday meant 6 1/2 hours of Zentangle with students (which was AWESOME!), and as a result, I think I've started something at my school - the kids love it and it seems as though we might have a new "club" starting (all I need to do is beg school council for some money for tiles, and we'll be good to go!).  So exciting to see them hard at work - their results were awesome!

After consultation with Chari-Lynn, I've found many new ways to share and display my tangles, and pretty soon, my apartment is going to be covered!!  Fortunately, the bf likes them, so it's okay!! 

AND, I've decided that some time in the near future (not this summer, but perhaps 2013), I hope to become a CZT :)  I'm going to start saving now!!

This week's challenge was using a new tangle (courtesy of Mariet) called Golven.  I like it!  I've also been using Fricle a lot lately, and that one might be one of my all time faves.  Love it :)