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!
Laura Harms, AKA “The Diva” is taking some time off this summer and has invited some guest bloggers to issue the weekly challenges for her. Lee Darter gave us the challenge this week and, for me at least, it was a doozy! She gave us a 3 ring circus themed challenge based on her family’s vacation near the Ringling Brothers’ Museum in Sarasota, FL. We were tasked to use Cack (by Adele Bruno) and Tropicana (by Kate Ahrens) as our first 2 tangles, and then choose one more from the following: Florz, Linq (by Lara Williams), or Fescu.
I had to play around in my sketchbook to get a handle on Cack and Linq – both are patterns that I had not used before.
Practice, practice, practice.
After a bit of experimenting, (and a couple of tiles that will never see the light of day but did give me some shading practice) I was able to actually create a tile that I was satisfied with.
Cack, Linq, and Tropicana
So while I don’t think Cack will make it into my often used tangles, Linq might, and it feels pretty good to have kept working on them until I felt competent drawing them.
Are there any tangles that you have struggled with that you now love? Let me know below….
This week’s challenge from the Diva’s guest blogger is one of Simplicity. Creating a tile without filling the entire thing, leaving a bit of space to breathe. I played around with Rashell by Lin Chiu for this one and actually had fun leaving it so open.
With the Square One Facebook group, the focus this week was Finery. I did a tile as well as a zendala, and for some reason perfs were calling to me as well.
I hope you enjoy and would love to hear what you think.
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!