Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Henna Drum is a tangle I have been using for a while and really love. It was great fun to use it in a challenge. I also used String #7 from tanglepatterns.com. Love using my new string organizer to easily pick a string to use.
Monday, July 29, 2013
So nice to have the day off and have time to do my weekly challenge. After a very soggy weekend in Saugatuck, MI nice to be able to have a nice day to tangle with the windows open. I decided to try a new way to choose tangles for this challenge and created a random selection using tanglepatterns.com. By using my iPad I brought up the website and then randomly clicked on a letter A-Z at the top and then randomly chose one of the patterns that came up for the letter. I sometimes have students ask me about how to choose tangles and do I balance them, etc. Finding a random way to choose tangles is a great way to take away the pressure you can sometimes feel to choose "the right tangles" Give it a try and see how it works for you.
|Tangles: Loblolly, Queen's Crown, Dex, Japonica, Good Joss, Ninja Stars|
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Duo tangle challenges are always fun and usually include tangles that I don't use too often. This was true for this challenge as well. I don't know that I ever had the chance to try out cirquital before this.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
My newest tangle comes from a beautiful tie I saw at an event I went to recently. I just had to take a picture and try to figure out how to make this into a tangle to share with everyone. Fiddler is one of those tangles that really requires you to slow down and create each stroke deliberately. It has really helped me to find focus in my super busy summer. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
|Here's the tie|
Thursday, June 20, 2013
This week's challenge was to get back to the zen of zentangle and not use any existing tangles or tangleations - really to get away from thinking about what tangle you are going to use next. It was more difficult than I thought but once I got going with it I really did just take the next step and let it evolve. Oh, I should also say that I used a pre-strung zendala to try help the process get started and take some of the thinking out of the equation from the get go. It took a lot of time to complete over several different sessions and ended up being way more colorful than I ever would have imagined. I started creating with a red micron, since I have been trying to use a little color lately, but once I started adding the colored pencil it really got lost. That is when I just started going over all the red with white gelly roll pen. It was an interesting experience and a nice change but I am ready to get back to my tangles.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This is a tangle I discovered on a recent trip to Epcot in the Japanese Village. There was a wooden box with a pattern I thought I had not yet seen in tangles. It can be built one block at a time and allows for personal variation/tangleation. I don't think it quite fits into the idea behind the grid (un)tangled as I first hoped, but I think it makes for a fun new tangle. AND it easily allows the tangler to create depth within it as well with the aura'd boxes floating over the grid. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
I decided I needed some more paperweights and had a few more rocks. I tried one in blue and didn't like it till I added in the white highlights. It was kind of blobby (is that a word?). I think the white added some definition and helped make it more delicate and lace-like.