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Weekly Challenge #256: “DuoTangle: Boo*Kee/Artoo”

Diese Woche hat die Diva uns eingeladen ein DuoTangle zu kreieren, in dem wir ausschließlich die beiden Tangle Boo*Kee und Artoo benutzen, zwei tangles die Laura nach ihren Söhnen benannt hat. Beide Tangles waren neu für mich und so habe ich sie zum ersten Mal benutzt. Ich finde sie passen fantastisch zusammen genau der richtige Mix aus Gegensatz und Harmony, was ich ja sehr mag. Da gestern seit Wochen die Sonne mal wieder schien und ich diese kurz beim gärtnern geniessen konnte, hatte ich das Bedürfnis dem Tile ein ein bisschen Farbe einzuhauchen – Frühlingsgefühle:)

This “weeks diva challenge # 256 “ , the diva asked us to create a DuoTangle using only the two tangles Boo*Kee and Artoo which are named after Lauras’s two boys. Both tangles where new to me. I think they fit perfectly together, its is just the right mix between contrast and harmony. Yesterday we had the first time after weeks a mostly sunny day and I was gardening a little bit and it felt like the spring is coming, so I used some light colors for my tangle to give a little bit of that springtime-feeling to it.

“Narwal” for Square One: Purely Zentangle on Facebook

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pattern: narval, dyon

Und dann habe ich noch die Facebook-Gruppe “Square One: Purely Zentangle” auf Facebook für mich entdeckt. Hier geht es darum ganz Basic ein weisses Original -Tile 3.5″ x 3.5″ zu benutzen, einen schwarzen Micron und zum Schattieren einen Bleistift – nichts anderes. Grossartig! Diese Woche das Tangle “Narwal”, auch neu für mich und auch gleich zu meinen Favoriten gewandert!

While looking to the other entries from the diva challenge attendees I found the Facebookgroup Square One: Purely Zentangle. Here is is all about the basics using nothing more than a 3.5″ x 3.5″ paper tile, pen and pencil. Awesome! This weeks tangle is “Narwal”, also a new tangle for me which just got to my favorites.

Thank you for visiting my blog and thanks for all that nice an kind comments!

Ghosts of Tangles Past

Phew, this “weeks challenge # 255 “ was really challenging to me. The Diva invited us to recreate a tile from our past, so we can see how our style has changed, hopefully increased. I think that is a great challenge idea, mostly for those who are tangling quite a long time, but Laura encourage also the ones who are tangling just for a few month, because even than it is interesting to see some growth.

Well, I have to admit that I was a little scared to start. I took my first tile from the 9th of September 2015, which is not such a long time ago. I participated on the challenge #238 “UMT – Tri-bee by Beate Winkler, CZT”. I remembered that I was really excited doing my first tile and since it was the first one I really had no expectations, I just started without having anything in my mind. No that is not completely right, the thing I had in my mind was ,this is my first try tangling a tile, it is okay when something comes out that I am not pleased with. I don‘t have to be perfect I am just starting with something new. So I draw my string with half closed eyes, just like my hands leaded me. Then I started one stroke at a time, I made little “mistakes” on shattuck, but it was okay for me. When finishing my tile I was so amazed and surprised how beautiful it came out. I really liked it.

the string

the string

Now I am sitting in front of an empty tile, in my mind the expectation to see a growth after recreating, also knowing that tangling is about not having any expectations in the result. Then I was thinking about how to recreate and I decided first to recreate the String – luckily I had taken a picture of it. I wrote the name of the tangles I had used in the spaces of the string copy and turned my original tangle upside down.

 

Okay, still sitting in front of that tile not daring to start. Then I had the idea not to recreate on a white tile but on a renaissance tile (which is a fake tile, meaning noch the original, because I could‘t get it here in germany, the fake-one is darker an the paper quality not that good). Since I haven’t only once or twice tangled on a renaissance tile and never really liked the outcome I thought, that will be a challenge without the direct comparison. I felt much better and started tangling.

Sometimes I cheated a little bit by turning the original tile and looking at it, but my husband saw that and while he stopped by he just took the tile and went away with it – well, than 😉 Since I don‘t have the microns for renaissance tiles I experienced a little with other fineliners and colors and polychromes. I had a lot of fun and I wasn’t caught anymore in my mind, thinking about recreating something greater than before.

I am satisfied with the result, but I am more pleased with my solution how to handle that challenge to feel comfortable but also challenged.

So in the end for me I see the growth more in how I handled the situation, that to see a growth in my tangling style. Which is very good for me, since I started tangling tiles 5 month ago. For me Zentangle® is more a method to relax and to let got my perfectionism and my high expectations towards myself, which always pressures me. Well I also love to have a beautiful result, but with Zentangle® I learned to enjoy and appreciate more the creating without judging than the final outcome.

Now I am curious see the tiles of the other participants.
Such a fantastic challenge! Thanks to Laura Harms.

And thanks to all to that leave so kind comments on my blog, I really appreciate it.

“Valentangle”

This “weeks challenge # 254 “ is about creating a tangle for Valentine.

Yesterday evening on Valentines Day I felt so “yin and yang” , so I tangled on a round tile. I started with the Aura-Leah tangle in heart shape in the middle, used Phicops and Ovy for the dots. The black yin is covered with lilypads und in the white yang are growing some heart shaped pokeroots.

I have to admit, that since here in Germany Valentines Day turned out to be more a day for consumption than for caring I am a little bit annoyed. It seems like everybody expects at least flowers that day or even bigger presents. And a lot people even don‘t know anything about the real meaning of Valentines Day, they just know it from the commercials. Certainly I don’t know if it is the same in other Countrys.

But creating something like that Valentangle is something that comes from the heart, so thank you Laura for letting people know that there is much more than only consumption on this day!

Love to everyone and have a great new week.

New Tangle: Molygon

This week  Zentangle® HQ released the newest tangle Molygon.

So this “weeks challenge # 253 “ is having fun with Molygon. And it really is fun, there are so many possilities to play with. You can tangle Molygon endless and fill the shape with beautiful and simple, or complex and wild other patterns.

I tried to tangle on a “fake” renaissance tile, because the original renaissance tiles from Zentangle® are not so easy to get in Germany. It really makes a difference, the paper isn’t that nice than the original. So I am not that pleased with the outcome, but it is okay I can do a lot more Molygon 🙂

So welcome Molygon!!