Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Diva Weekly Zentangle Challenge #248 - "Give the Gift of Zentangle"

The final Diva Weekly Zentangle Challenge of 2015 is to "give the gift of Zentangle."  Below are two Zentangle inspired pieces of art ("ZIA") I am giving to my hair stylist, Jesha, along with a holiday card, a Starbucks gift card, and a treat bag with chocolate truffles, fudge, tea bags, and candy inside.  She always takes such good care of my hair all year long . . . and puts up with me.  I hope she likes it.  If not, she can give it all back, because I like it!!

The ZIA above is composed of Squid, Florz, and Fescu drawn on 4" x 4" watercolor paper  (140 lbs.) with a black Sharpie fine point pen.

The ZIA above is composed of Starawn drawn on 2" x 4" watercolor paper (140 lbs.) with a blue Sharpie fine point pen.  This size is to be used as a bookmark.

I originally purchased the pad of watercolor paper that was 4" x 6" and 140 lbs.  I wanted to use a square for practicing Zentangle patterns.  I decided to cut off 2 inches and use a 4-inch square.  I saved the 2-inch pieces I cut off and decorated them to give as bookmarks. So all in all, I was able to use all of the paper with no waste!!  Yeah!!

As always, comments and criticisms are appreciated!!  Thank you.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Zentangle Holiday Stocking

All of us, at the public library where I work, decorated a paper stocking to hang on the bulletin board for a holiday display.  Of course, I had to be different and use Zentangle patterns on my stocking rather than cutouts of paper and stick-on letters, trees, and snowflakes.  I stapled it to the bulletin board yesterday morning.

Above is a photograph of what it looks like.  I used Cadent, Crescent Moon, and 'Nzeppel for the major portions of the stocking.  For the top I used Quibble for my name and Florz for the background behind my name.

As always, comments and criticisms are appreciated.

Happy holidays!!

Diva Weekly Zentangle Challenge #247 - UMT - African Artist

This week's challenge was the "Use My Tangle."  The pattern chosen was "African Artist.  This is the second time I have drawn this pattern.  The first time I drew it was back in October of this year.

In my entry, I also included Cadent, Tipple, Fedr, and Fescu.  Unfortunately, this time the African Artist looks more like Isochor.  Hmmmm.  It also looks like a jumbled mess.  If it was not so late in the week, I would draw another tile.  But I have to work tomorrow and I doubt I would get anything completed by tomorrow night.

As always comments and criticisms are appreciated!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Diva's Weekly Zentangle Challenge #246 - Monotangle Trees

This week's challenge is a guest post from Dilip Patel, the first Certified Zentangle Teacher from India.  He asks everyone "to choose any tangle pattern of your liking and create a tree using only the chosen tangle over strings representing a tree."  In his post, he states he wants us to "create Zentangle Forests" and "there could be no better thanks giving process towards Nature."

I decided to use the Onamato pattern for my tree.  I used one of the new black Strathmore 400 Series Artist Tiles I purchased a few weeks ago.  The tiles are actually 6 inch x 6 inch (15.3 cm x 15.3 cm) 60 lb paper.  I cut them into 3 inch x 3 inch (7.62 cm x 7.62 cm) squares, a little smaller than the traditional 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch (8.9 cm x 8.9 cm) Zentangle tiles, but they work well for me.  I used a Sakura Gelly Roll 08 pen.

Yeah!!  This is my second challenge in a row.  I hope this is the start of a new habit.

As always, comments are appreciated.