Last week was a very busy week for me so I didn't had any time for drawing until sunday when I did the following tile for "I am the Diva Challenge #328". For this challenge we had to use Suzanne Fluhr's beautiful tangle "Aloha" which I pair with tangles "Fluxeed" by Terri Delaune, and "Zinger" and "Printmeps" by Maria Thomas.
Here is my tile done all with black Micron pen and Prismacolor colour pencils:
For this week's at "I am the Diva Challenge #329" we had to use "Fragment D-1" by Zentangle. First for a touch of summer I drew on the corner a bit of "Flux" and "Bronx Cheer" by Rick Roberts. Then I created a grid where I drew the "D-1 Fragment" in two different colors along with "N'Zeppel" by Maria Thomas.
Here is my tile done with black and brown Micron pens and Prismacolor colour pencils:
Lastly, but definitely not least is my tile for "It's a String Thing #208" where Adele Bruno's "It's a String Thing" is celebrating the fourth Birthday of this weekly challenge!!! Four Years where week after week Adele has posted a challenge and then created a post with all the challenge entries with encouraging individual comments for each one of them!... Her amount of work, love and dedication is amazing! The Zentangle community is greatly blessed with her presence. Thank You Adele!!!
For this challenge we had a string similar to four candles and we had to use the tangles "Knightsbridge" by Maria Thomas, "Copada" by Margaret Bremmer, "Wud" by Jonni Feddersen (I used the "Wud ribbon adaptation" by Margaret Bremmer and "Trella" by Adele Bruno herself.
Here is my tile done with brown and sepia Micron pens, graphite for shading and a little bit of Sienna brown colour pencil shading "Wud"
I hope you have enjoyed this tiles and come back and visit often. As always if there is anything from this post that you would like to use in your own drawings please feel free to do so.
This time I have two tiles for Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing Challenge" one forIAST #205 and another forIAST #206.
For IAST #205 we had a string similar to a sun and we had to use the tangles Pauline's Pigtail by Adele Bruno, Shard by Carole Ohl and Shattuck by Maria Thomas. This was my first time drawing "Shattuck" all around in a circle and somehow it created a slightly different look than my usual Shattuck. Then I added "Pauline's Pigtail" in the center and I had fun trying to create a gem around it and then "Shard" encasing it. Here is the end result:
This tile was made with black Micron pen, a combination of Prismacolor and Crayola colored pencils and white gel pen for highlights.
Now for IAST # 206 we had a string that somehow made me think of a cushion and then when I read that one of the tangles we had to use was "Yin-Cut" by Maria Thomas I knew exactly where to start. The other two tangles to use were "Funbea" by Beate Winker, CZT and "Pach" by Judy Okawa. I decided to create a cushion with Yin-Cut and use Pach and Funbea along with a little bit of Printemps and Marasu (both from Zentangle) as the cushion decorations. Here is the end result:
This tile was made with black, and brown Micron Pens, Le Plume II marker no. 30 Rosewood for the light beige Printemps and shading with Prismacolor pencils and graphite.
Finally, the tile for "I am the Diva Challenge #327" we had use a beautiful pattern called "Lisbon Fragment" by Henrike Bratz and the "Diva Dance" by the Diva, Laura Harms. I did some red Diva Dance flowers and added some "Fescue with a twist" next to them. For the "Lisbon Fragment" I colored it's sections with two different colors and then on the section of the very bottom I added some "Bales " just for fun. Here is the end result:
This tile was made with red Sharpie Pen marker, black Micron pen, Prismacolor Colored pencils, and white gel pen for highlights.
I had lots of fun and happy relaxing time creating this tiles. I hope you liked them and come and visit often.
N'Zeppel Monotangle tile for "I am the Diva #326" and Thank You tile for Charity Woods from "CraftyArtisticKC"
First of all I would like to start this post with a big thank you to Charity Woods from "CraftyArtisticKC" for invited me to be part of her blog "Showcase Sunday Series" were every Sunday she performs an interview introducing a new blog .
Thank You Charity!
Tangles: Flux, Aquafleur, LaFlor Perfs and Fescue
Some of you might know Charity as one of "I am the Diva" challenge participants. She has a beautiful blog where she not only shows her numerous drawings but all sort of interesting posts like art supplies reviews, crafts, poems, and many more...even a zentangle pattern organizer! I invite you to visit her website as well as her "about me" page and read her beautiful intention behind creating this blogs. To visit her blog press "here".
To get to know me a little better with her interview press "here".
Now for this week's "I am the Diva Challenge #326" we had to create a Monotangle tile of N'zeppel and at the same time tap into the zentangle mindfulness and reflect about moments where just like a teenager we have felt that we do not fit in.
As I was thinking in life's ups and downs where sometimes we feel we have everything figured out and all is going up and smooth and then a change comes along and we feel like all is coming down forcing us to readjust and find a new balance, a new us. I guess that is life's cycle, just like waves in the ocean... that gave me the idea to start my tile with a wave string. This forced me to the uncomfortable unknown of drawing "N'Zeppel" in an spiral grid, for a moment I thought that was too difficult and almost changed my mind, but then I thought just like teenagers I must keep going on and face the fear one step at a time... I think it turn out quite all right ;-) To my surprise the wave created a half heart in the empty space so I decided to continue the heart filling the rest with colored N'Zeppel.
Just when think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
This tile done with brown and black Micron pens, white chalk, graphite and Burnt Ochre Prismacolor coloured pencil.
I hope you liked this tile and as always if you would like to use anything from this post in your own drawings please feel free to do so.
In Adele's Bruno "It's a String Thing #203" we had a string to work with very similar to the "Yin-Yang"symbol and the patterns "SeZ" by Rick Roberts and "Trilad" by Laura Liu, CZT.
All "SeZ's" circles plus the string similar to Yin-Yang invited me to create a Yin-Yang tile with "SeZ" in two different color versions.
Here is my tile along with a my my thoughts while I was drawing it.:
This tile was made with "Le Plume" markers in the background colors, white gel marker, and gel pens in copper and silver.
Now for Adele's Bruno "Its a String Thing #204" we had an interesting string with big handwritten letters saying "I do" and the patterns to use were "Bluebonnets" by Suzanne McNeil and a tangle of our choosing one that we wish we had come up with ourselves, one that makes you say "wow, I wish I would have thought of that!" The tangle I chose is "Abundies" by Hanny Waldburger for two reasons, first, I think it is gorgeous and secondly, I love Hanny's story of why she named the tangle "Abundies" as a way of sending good seeds and thoughts so we can all connect with our inner abundance. Thank You Hanny, may abundance be with you always! To read Hanny's beautiful post click "here".
And here is my tile:
This tile was made with brown and black Micron pens, and Prismacolor colour pencils.
Lastly my tile for "I am the Diva Challenge #325" we were asked to draw a tile using the tangle "Peanuckle" by Molly Hollibaugh CZT. Since this tangle has the appearance of a basket weave i thought it would be nice to draw a cone basket full of beautiful summer flowers.
Here is my tile done with brown and black Micron pens ,Crayola colour pencils and white gel pen for highlights:
Tangles: Peanuckle, Flee, LaFlor, Pixioze, Sedlings and Mooka
I was still thinking about "abundies seeds" while drawing this tile with flowers and then I remember reading this proverb some time ago:
"All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today"
- Indian Proverb
I hope you liked the tiles and come and visit again! As always, please feel free to use anything from this post in your own drawings.
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