I used the zendala template from this week’s Bright Owl Zendala Challenge to work on a larger piece, so it isn’t done yet. But seeing as today is the day Erin normally posts the new challenge, I figured I would post what is done, and will provide an update later when it is complete.
I have been playing around with Tri-roda (from Eni Oken) and Narwal (from Samantha Taylor) a lot lately, and thought they worked well together to form these trumpet like shapes. Filled in the rest with Fleavy (from Hanny Waldburger). I still have some rounding to do in ink and then the decision of keeping it black and white or adding color. I am leaning toward color, but let me know what you think.
Tri-roda, Narwal, Fleavy
In the Square One Facebook groups this week’s focus is on Meringue. I had a lot of fun with this (those curves are my fav!) and threw in some Buttercup as well.
Merinque and Buttercup
Last night was the first night of the 6 week course I am teaching as part of our local night school program. I have a wonderful mix of students and we all had a great time. After our first tile, we only had about 15 minutes left, so we did a quick Bijou tile to get one more pattern in. Can’t wait for next week!
Tile 1: Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Printemps, Florz
Tile 2 (Bijou) – Flux
This week Laura Harms, AKA ‘The Diva’, challenged us to use the tangle CanT by Chris Titus. This is a great pattern – very easy to follow and tons of variation possibilities. The circles in the centers of the grid reminded me of Well, so I included that as well.
On the Square One facebook groups the focus pattern this week was Opus. I went pretty straightforward with this one, but if you are on facebook, you should check some of the others – I was really amazed this week with some of the Opus tiles!
I also wrapped up the Zendala I am donating to the Prayers for Talan fundraiser. Here’s a pic of the finished piece (sorry for the reflection) as well as a close up of some of the detail. Please send along some healing thoughts for Talan and his family as he moves along his road to recovery.
Zendala for Prayers for Talan
Heart shaped Fengle, Flux, Fife
I was able to get back to some weekly challenges now that I am home, even though this has been a busy week with other life stuff.
I started off with the Diva Challenges. The first is a catch up from last week where Erin Olson from The Bright Owl provided a template for us to use. I took the opportunity to try out Frost Flower by Karry Heun and TA-DA from Margaret McKerihan (although the way I used it, it reminds me more of Inapod).
Frost Flower, TA-DA, Flux
Then I got busy with this week’s challenge from guest Sharla Hicks who challenged us to use tangles that use undulating C and S lines. I have to admit that patterns like this are some of my favorites to draw, so I was a happy camper.
I go so caught up in these curves, that when I saw the new zendala template for this week’s Zendala Dare, I just had to keep going!
“I mustache if you like this zendala…”
Be sure to go check out the rest of the undulations going on over at the Diva’s (that sounds naughty) and the zendalas at the Bright Owl.
This week’s Diva Challenge comes to us from guest challenger Cari Sultanik. She is asking us to use tangles that remind us of things natural and organic. These are my favorite tangles to use, and I had just finished some prep tiles for an upcoming class where I will be focusing on organic patterns for one of the classes.
Flux, Marasu, Zinger, Sampson
Diva Dance, Poke Root, Poke Leaf
Here are a couple of others from this week:
The Weekly Zentangle Tangle Video group focused on Fengle this week.
The Square One Facebook group focused on Eye-Wa as this week’s tangle.
Eye-Wa, Srewolf, Perf
Be sure to follow the links above and check out everyone else’s work. It is always so inspiring to see all the different approaches to the same challenge!
Erin Koetz Olson at the Bright Owl Zendala Dare gave us a wonderful template this week. I had a bunch of different thoughts on how to approach it, and ended up making 2 different versions.
This first one got transferred a little off center, but I just went with it. (No mistakes in Zentangle®, right?)
Aquafluer, Printemps & more
I’d been itching to break out the Renaissance tiles that I got in Providence last month, so this zendala was the perfect excuse for that.
Onamato, BTL Joos, Tipple, Mooka, Flux
I’ve also joined a new group on Facebook – The Weekly Zentangle Tangle Video (WZTV). They select a tangle each week and then the tiles are compiled into a video slideshow by Jane Dickinson, who does a great job running the group.This week’s tangle is Verdigogh.
Verdigogh, Tagh, Diva Dance
I’d love to hear your feedback, and don’t forget to go check out all the other Zendala’s over at the Bright Owl this week.