Here are my tiles for a couple of this week’s challenges along with some other work from the week.
The Diva’s challenge for this week was to use color. Before I started working, I knew I wanted to use orange and green on the tile, and while it started out looking like a mustache, once I finished the tangles and added color, it appears the carrots in our garden are calling to me.
Meer, Sampson, Zander, Gneiss
The Bright Owl’s Zendala challenge is back as well. I used this to try out a couple of new tangles that I have been seeing around, and am pretty happy with the result. This includes Trio from Hanny Waldburger and a little bit of Tangled Fortune Cookie from Traci Scott.
Trio, Finery, Fortune Cookie
I also completed a couple of other tiles this week, one for the Facebook Square One group focusing on Munchin, and the other just finishing off a tile left from CZT20 with Mooka. I kept that one pretty simple…
Munchin, Dragonair, Flux
I hope you enjoy them, and I’d love to hear your feedback. Don’t forget to check out all the other great work on the Diva and Bright Owl challenges!
I’ve had this tangle hanging around for a while, and started sharing it with people at CZT20. Based on the responses from folks there, I thought I’d get the step out and origin story posted and shared.
This tangle came about a couple of years ago when we were on our family vacation in Maine. Whenever we go, we try to visit the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Booth Bay. They are beautiful and have a wonderful children’s section that my daughter loves. As she was playing near the pond, I sat on the rocks watching the minnows and tadpoles and was inspired for MeBoGa (from Maine Botanical Gardens).
As you can see from the step outs, it starts with just a series of backwards and forwards S curves, and has many possibilities for variations.
MeBoGa step outs
Here are some other examples with a monotangle of variations and used with Paradox, Purk, and Fife in a zendala. (That is one of the pre-strung zendala tiles – they make it so easy!)
Zendala with MeBoGa, Purk, Paradox, and Fife
Let me know if you try it out – I’d love to see how you use it!
A little late getting my tangle work up for this week, but here are a few tiles I have been working on.
First up, the Diva’s weekly challenge #224. This week she challenged us to do a monotangle using only Tipple. I started out with a zig-zag string and just went from there. Don’t forget to check out all the challenge responses from all the other tanglers!
Tipple Monotangle for the Diva’s weekly challenge #224
I also spent this week trying out a few new tangles. Here is a bijou tile I did with Abundies from Hanny Waldburger. I filled in the center using Lotus Pods, from Margaret Bremner.
Abundies with Lotus Pods
This last one was left from CZT20. We had been working on Paradox but had only done 2 of the triangles while at the seminar. I completed a full 6 and then decided to try out Olb after watching the new video from Helen Williams. I thought it transitioned pretty nicely from the Paradox.
Paradox and Olb
Thanks for looking. Hope all of you here in the states are having a great Independence Day, and those any where else are enjoying a bit of freedom and liberty where-ever you are!
This past week I traveled with my mom to Providence, RI to take part in CZT20 (training to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher – CZT). We had both really been looking forward to this, and had heard nothing but good things about the whole program. We were not disappointed! The weather forecast had called for Sunday to be a rainy day, so we were not looking forward to a 6 hour drive in the rain, but things worked out and we had sun the entire way up.
Crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge
There were many wonderful surprises over the course of the seminar – will do my best to not give any away in this post! The Hotel Providence was lovely, and the entire staff was friendly and helpful. I cannot say enough good things about Maria, Rick, Molly, Martha, and the rest of the Zentangle crew. These are definitely some of the most generous and genuine people I have had the pleasure to meet. They kept us busy and provided a great mix of business, philosophy, and technique, all presented with humor and enthusiasm and encouragement.
Lots of tiles created this week!
Even with all of the goodies provided, I still had to pick up more at the store. In fact, I think a picked up a little something every day we were there. I love everything, but have to say my favorite is the Sakura Pigma Pen 05 that they include as part of the Apprentice kit. My daughter loves to draw with me, and this pen is a bit more able to stand up to her 6 year old drawing technique!
So hard to make choices at the store…
And then there were the other tanglers. 109 new CZTs with my mom and I being one of at least 5 mother/daughter teams in attendance. Everyone we spoke with was warm and open. We tried to meet and talk with a lot of different people, but know there were many folks we did not get to meet.
Dinner with the Wednesday night crew!
I have to send some hellos out to those who really made the experience enjoyable – Betsey, Charlotte (the birthday girl!), Marcelle, Megan, Christi, Karin, Pamela, Julianne, and Miriam – it was so wonderful meeting all of you! Now stop causing arukas!
You can find my CZT information here, or check for other CZTs in your area.