Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge#257: "Guest Post - Oooh Shiny!"

This week's challenge was a Guest challenge by CZT Amy Broady.
She challenged us "to make your tangled work shine! Or gleam. Or glint. Add a special touch. I challenge you to include a METALLIC feature in your tangled art this week. It could be bold or subtle, a major feature, or a finishing touch."

Here is my tile with Coil, Mooka, Oybay and some Tipple.
I used my Derwent Inktense color pencils to make the Coil look like a metal. I also used my gold glitter pens on some of the Tipple

The metallic look was inspired by Eni Oken's gold work post on 'Shading Zentangle' group on Facebook
You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge#256 - Duotangle: Boo*Kee/Artoo

This week's challenge is to create a tile or piece using only two tangles by the Diva (CZT® Laura Harms)that are named after her two boys. The tangles are Boo*Kee and Artoo. 
I know it was a Duo tangle challenge but I could not stop myself from using Diva Dance. That's because I always see the Diva standing strong behind her boys.
Here is my tile.

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge#255 - "Ghosts of Tangles Past"

This week's challenge is to look back into our archives and recreate a tile from past with our present style.
It's been a year since I started Zentangle. But I could still see some changes.
My old style was to draw a String, and fill in each section with a different tangle, shading was not important.

Now I use fewer tangles in my tiles, and I have now learned the difference that shading can make in a tile.

Here are my old and new tiles.

Tangle Patterns String#146, Onamato, Demi, Bask-It, Barberpole, Inapod

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

Monday, 1 February 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge #253: "New Tangle: Molygon"

This week's challenge is to use the new official Zentangle tangle pattern MOLYGON.
This is such a fun tangle. So many different ways you could fill it up.

I filled mine with Tripoli and Tipple.Here's my tile.

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

Monday, 25 January 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge#252-""String Theory: Tangle within a tangle"

This week's challenge is to use a tangle as our string.

I chose one of my favorite among the weave tangles, W2(Warp and Weft). 
So this is my String tile.

I used Arukas, Onamato and W2 as tangles. W2 inside W2.. yes like inception.. mathematically speaking its like recursion..

Here's my tile before and after shading.

Let's keep tangling!!

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

It's my First Zentangle Anniversary!!!

Oh My God!! I can not believe it's been a year already. Jan 24th was my First Anniversary with the Zentangle Method®.

So here's my tile celebrating it.. Some Heartrope, Luv-a and Bijouism "Gratitude"

I am so thankful to Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas for sharing the Zentangle Method® with all, I would also like to thank my teacher CZT® Dilip Patel for introducing me to the beautiful world of Zentangle

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

"It's A String Thing!"#128

For "It's a String Thing" #128, Adele selected TanglePatterns String 129 by Nancy Smith

This week's tangles include:
Hypnotic by Elena Hadzijaneva - I had never done 'Hypnotic' before. A very simple, fun-to-do tangle!
Paradox by Rick Roberts, Zentangle® co-founder 

Adele was also kind enough to provide her tips for tangling both patterns.

Here is my tile.

Let's keep tangling!

The tiles entered for this challenge are published on mondays on Adele Bruno's blog

Diva's Weekly Challenge#251-"Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day"

This week's challenge is to raise awareness for the Moebius Syndrome
Moebius Syndrome is a congenital nerve disorder which affects 1-2 in 1,000,000 people. 
Yes! Even I did not know about it till today! Diva's younger son Artoo was diagnosed with Moebius Syndrome when he was born.

This Sunday, January 24, is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day.

So the Diva asked us to use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as our string, or create a Moebius strip out of paper and tangle that...

I chose to use the logo. I have tangled around the logo rather than use it as a string. 

My obvious choice of tangle pattern was Diva Dance. The Diva's strength as a mother is just so amazing!! I wanted to do this tile as a tribute to her.

The colour for MSAD is Purple. I  have used my Staedtler purple fine liner

Here's my tile.

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge#250 - Bringing it Back to the Old School

This week's challenge is for us to go back to the roots of Zentangle®.

We had to create a piece on a WHITE 3.5" square tile, with a Black pen and pencil for shading, the way the Zentangle® method initially started.

So I started with a very simple String. I decided to use the first 2 official Zentangle original tangles I could think of. Cubine, Pokeroot!!

It was very relaxing not to have to think about which color to choose, about how I wanted it to turn out.. Just simply putting the pen to the paper and drawing each line.
Like Laura said, its all about THE PROCESS not the product!

Here is my string and my completed tile

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog

Monday, 4 January 2016

Diva's Weekly Challenge#249 - "DuoTangle: Celebrate with Diva Dance and Auraknot"

This is my first post in 2016 so, Happy New Year all!!
This week the Diva's weekly Challenge completes Five Years!! 
Congratulations to the Diva, CZT Laura Harms!

To celebrate the occasion, Diva has asked us to do a tile with a duotangle.  And the tangles we have to use are Diva Dance and Auraknot.

Pictures of my tile before and after shading.

You can view the other entries for the challenge on Diva's blog