Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Biggify - Challenge #50

This week's challenge from the diva was to biggify, or enlarge, our tangle patterns. So often we make our patterns small since we are working on such a small space (3 1/2 x 3 1/2). So the diva asked us to use the same size space we usually use and make our patterns bigger. I thought it was going to be difficult, but I whipped this out in no time when I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. I like it! Hope you do, too.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Red Thread Challenge

Guest challenger Chris Letournea, CZT at Tangled Up in Art provided this week's challenge. To raise awareness of The Red Thread Promise, an organization dedicated to changing lives- whether it's helping orphans, disabled kids or people without basic medical care, we were to create a traditional black and white tile using one red "thread" running through it. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

String Theory 7: Tri-Shapes

CZT Sue Clark sat in for the diva this week, issuing this challenge: create a tangle using a circle, square and triangle for a string. Also, use three tangles that you've never used before. I had so much fun with this one! I've never used any of the tangles in this piece. I used rose, fern, click clack and krli-q's.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kiss My Grids

I love the title for this challenge! And I love grid-based tangles. I'm not really happy with these, but I had a good time making them.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Better Than a Pair of Ducks

This week's challenge from the diva was to use the tangle paradox. I don't use this one that often, so I was happy for the challenge and the practice. I remember that I did these quickly while I was waiting for a prescription at the pharmacy.

Love is all you need

Drawing a blank for what to do for this theme, so I did some wedding rings.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pinwheels for Peace

String Theory 6 celebrated the International Day of Peace. Every year since 2005 Pinwheels for Peace has encouraged people around the world to create and display pinwheels, a symbol of childhood, on September 21 in order to "make a public visual statement about...war / peace / tolerance / cooperation / harmony / unity." In 2010, they estimated that there were more than 3.5 million pinwheels spinning for peace! Schools, clubs and families can join online and then post pictures of their displays on the Pinwheels for Peace website. They provide a template for the pinwheels as well.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lest We Forget

This week's challenge - remember...the poppy is a symbol of remembrance, based on the poem In Flanders Field by Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we live
in Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

DuoTangle: Jonqual & Opus

Challenge #41, combine two specific tangles - jonqual and opus.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


October is breast cancer awareness month, so our first theme of the month is hope. I did one simple tangle with the word "hope" that I really like because it's light and airy. I tried another one with the ribbon, but it ended up very heavy, sort of looks like legs walking. lol.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunflower Fun

Challenge #43 was provided courtesy of Pennyb: In Republic of South Africa, on 12 October we have Bandana Day, which is run by the Sunflower Fund. This is an organization founded in 1999 in support of the SA Bone Marrow Registry for people suffering from leukemia. Every year our local retailer (Pick n Pay) sells Sunflower bandanas and the proceeds go towards the Sunflower Fund...everyone wears a Bandana, somehow somewhere on this day!

The diva posted their logo so we could draw a pattern and we got busy! I was brain dead at the time, so I looked to the diva's tiles for inspiration and unfortunately, mine came out very similar. I hope you take it as a compliment, Laura! :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sharing Zentangle with Family & Friends

I had a chance to show some family and friends how to do zentangle this weekend. I worked with about 14 kids and adults, and I had the BEST time! Here are some card samples from my mom, my 12-year-old god daughter and my 9-year-old nephew.

the 9-year-old writes his name as Mr. E! :)

My god daughter has been  learning to zentangle with me for a little while now, and she wanted to teach volcano, one of her favorites. This is my nephews first try. I think she did a great job teaching and he did a great job, too! He added his own touches to decorate his card. :)

Tangled on the Inside...string theory 7

How about a tangle within a tangle? Only the diva would think to do something this cool. Use one tangle as your string and tangle within it! I made two - Mooka as the string and various tangles inside and bales as the string with various tangles inside.

Mooka with various  tangles

bales with various tangles

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Tangle...Punzel

Rick and Maria released a new official zentangle a few weeks ago called punzel. It is a variation on the "chainging" tangle. So challenge #45 was to use punzel. I really liked this one and plan to use it a lot! Here's my challenge tangle...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Challenge...All Hallow's Eve

I know I haven't posted in a couple of months and I apologize to my followers. :) I've been doing the challenges; but I haven't been taking the time to post. So I will be adding all the missing challenges over the next few days. This week's challenge was to tangle All Hallow's Eve