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“UMT: African Artist by Tina-Aukua Hunziker, CTZ”

This weeks challenge # 247  is like every first Monday of the month a Use My Tangle (UMT) challenge, the last one in 2015. This  month it is African Artist by Tina Aukua Hunker, CTZ from Switzerland – the step outs are here on Tina’s blog.

Today we had one of those really rare sunny days und so I spent the whole day gardening. So it was so relaxing and comfy drinking hot tea sitting close to the warm fireplace and tangling after being outside the whole day.

When I got my tiles and started to draw a string there came pictures of those great ornamental make-up of some african tribes and I also had pictures of this beautiful african masks in my mind.The square tile was actually too short for my string. So I decided to tangle 2 tiles, which have both that wonderful African Artist pattern, so they would work each by itself but also belong together.

I think the outcome is somehow a little curious in my eyes and I am not quite sure if I am really pleased with my outcome. But I had a great time doing this tangle, so I am so pleased with that practice and that evening.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice new and inspiring week.

pattern: Ennies by Zentangle®, Rixty by Zentangle®, Cack by Adele Bruno.

“Guest Post: Monotangle Trees”

This weeks challenge # 246  is a guest post from Dilip Patel the first CZT from India. Dilip and his wife Malathi are one of the rare CZT couples in the world.  I really love this challenge, maybe that is the reason why my Monotangle-Trees run a little out of control and have gone wild:)

The challenge is about creating a Monotangle Tree, so having a whole Zentangle® – Forest with all the trees. What a great idea, that will give a lot of power to the environment.

A single collective directed thought is all it takes to change the world.
Lynne McTaggart

I love nature, and there is a reason why we call it Mother earth! So everyone should show respect and care about. I get most of my creative ideas from trees, they have so many different faces and can tell me so much stories. I go for a walk through the forest almost everyday enjoying every breath.

Well, my tangle made a little bit its one way. I actually just started my mono tangle trees one a light colored background, that was my plan. But somehow my trees had another plan, and some hours and layers of paint later it had a complete different look. So it turned out a ZIA, not my planned Monotangle. I hope that is okay for that challenge. Sometimes my emotions overrun my mind, which I really appreciate, so I am pleased with my outcome, even though I have the feeling, it is not finally done, but it is for this moment.

So thank you Dilip Patel for that inspiring Challenge and thanks to the Diva making it possible.