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This week’s “I am the diva” Challenge is to use the new Zentangle pattern Assunta. Directions can be found here.  I have been practicing this one for a little while, and it’s difficult for me to get the shapes symmetrical and the same size. I continue to practice. As always, thanks for the challenge.

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For this week’s “I am the diva” Zentangle challenge, Enthusiastic Artist  Margaret Bremner gave us the task of making a tile within a tile, that is, putting a smaller “tile” area within the larger tile. I have to say, this was the most difficult challenge for me yet. I was trying to make the smaller tile separate from the larger outer area using a change of pattern, or making the pattern darker, and it just didn’t work. I completed two other tiles earlier this week, before deciding to simplify and go with an outline of the inner tile area.

The tiles I used were: Dust Bunny, Floo, Chartz, a variation of Crescent Moon, and a “new” tangle (I haven’t seen it before, but it could be already out there) that I am naming Fayette. I got the pattern from an old door I saw yesterday at Fayette State Park in Michigan. See picture below.

Fayette Door Thanks for the challenge, Margaret, these always help me to stretch myself.

This week’s challenge from the “I am the diva” website is from Christina Vandervlist from the blog stART . The instruction is to either use straight line strings and fill with curvy tangles, or use curvy strings and fill with straight line tangles. I chose the latter. I used some tangles I haven’t tried before. I especially like how the St. John’s Cross tangle, although made with straight lines, results in some circles. Thanks for the challenge, Christina, and thanks to Laura too, for the diva website that hosts these wonderful Zentangle challenges.

This weekend, while we were camping, I had a chance to play with the Letraset Promarkers that I won from Sandra Strait. Her blog is Life Imitates Doodles.

I did a somewhat abstract drawing of a pine tree, filled it in with the Promarkers, and then used the Ultra-fine Nib attachment on the markers to tangle within the colors. It was lots of fun and the color of the markers are very vibrant and go on smoothly.
Thanks, again, for the markers, Sandra. I’m sure I’ll be getting lots of use for them as I play more with color.

This week’s “I am the diva” challenge is to use the new official Zentangle pattern: Pendrills. This is my first tile after practicing it once. I enjoyed the “tangled” nature of this one, but it will take some work to get it to look like I want. Right now, it reminds me of bones rather than a grapevine. I’m sure it will evolve as I practice over time. Thanks to the Diva, Laura, for the motivation to try a new tangle.

My second Zentangle for this week’s challenge. I had a day off from work, so I was able to complete another one. This one feels more composed than the first.

This week’s Diva Zentangle Challenge, by Carole Ohl, is to use 4 tangles: Pais (by Mikee Huber), Zedbra (by Laura Harms and Margaret Bremner), Keenees (by Donna Hornsby), and Baton (by Carole Ohl), in any string you choose. She asks that we then send the tile to her and she will use it in a Zentangle “art is for everyone” show.
Are we ever totally satisfied with the art we do? Can we ever silence the inner critic?
I may send this one to Carole, or I may do another one… we’ll see.

I am very, very excited to be attending the CZT training in Providence in October with my sister. We were on the waiting list and learned last week that we are in! Wahoo!!

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FairyLand

Thanks to this week’s guest challenge-creator, Carol Bailey Floyd, who gave the assignment of creating a Zentangle “where fairies would feel at home.”  So I had fun with the light and fanciful tangles, and also included a self-made one at the bottom patterned after a little fence my sister had in her “fairy garden” collection. So I named it “Gail’s Fence.”  Thank you again, Carol, for the delightful challenge.

Initials stringInitials ZentangleThis week’s challenge from the guest “Diva”, Christina, (aka stART) was to use our overlapping initials as the starting string. I used all new tangles on this one, with no practice on them beforehand; just launched in. Thanks for the interesting challenge, Christina.

String Theory v. IV: Creative GenesisBeginning string

This week’s Zentangle Challenge from the guest Diva, Sue Jacobs, was to use some sort of physical “string” and a weight to make the starting string for the Zentangle. I used a piece of yarn and small plastic ring I had hanging around, dropped it on the tile and took what I got. I am especially challenged, being a beginner, with complicated strings, so well of course that is what I ended up with, but I just jumped in.  I’m not entirely pleased with the results, but every tile is a learning experience for me and I enjoyed playing with some different tangles. Thanks for the challenge, Sue.

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