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…with pomegranate!

Weekly Challenge #312: “Coffee, Tea, or Me!”

I can’t believe I skipped so many challenges this year, some of them I tangled but didn’t post them. 2017 seems to be more like an offline und unplugged year for me:)

But since it is really April weather today and I am not digging in the garden, I decided to share my tile I tangled yesterday evening. This week’s challenge # 312 is to spill, dripp, blott some liquid on the tile like coffee, tea, wine, watery paint or like I did pomegranate. I really love to spill something liquid on my tile and then tangle, it helps like a string, and it is always such a surprise. I used some juice of a pomegranate which I made some vinaigrette from for the salad yesterday. I love that rich color and I was really surprised how this deep red color turned into a more purple color after drying on the tile. 

I started with the tangle “Vano” from Hanneke Sieben, which I tangled for the first time and definitely not for the last, and then I couldn’t stopp going in circles. I remember that actually don’t love tangling circles at all, but I guess that is something really special in tangling, for some reason things can change suddenly. So I am surprised with my tile but also happy:)

So I will tangle on now!

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice sunday

“Sundoo” Bijou

sounds a little bit like a new cocktail ;). My dearest friend from Switzerland and her boyfreind have been on holidays at our house. We were tangling in the evenings. Her boyfriend tangled for the first time and he did a great job. One tangle he chose was “Sundoo” from Jane MacKugler, CZT – which I never tangled before. But it looked so awesome to me, that I had to try this tangle for my Mini-tangle. I really love this tangle, it is fun. So I can recommend to everyone to just try out “Sundoo”.

 

… TO FALL IN LOVE!

Weekly Challenge #292: “UMT – EAXY by Nadine Roller, CZT

Only a short post today. First of all, we just have to pretend it is still sunday evening, otherwise it is not THIS weeks challenge anymore;) So this weeks challenge # 292 is a Use My Tangle Challenge  like the first Monday of every month.

This time we were ask to use a Tangle which is designed by Nadine Roller, also a CZT from Germany. You can find the step outs for EAXY here.

Actually it is really an easy tangle with only a few steps, but still it really needs a lot of concentration. I love it! It is so beautilful and geometric – a great contrast to organic tangles and patterns. So it is a great tangle to create some drama in your tile. I used an older tile, where I already had dropped some color on, but then didn’t tangle on it. I decided to use this blur of color like a string. So I started with EAXY in the middle and afterwards I framed it with some organic tangles like Flux, Printemps, Ornamato and Twenty-One.

There are always some tangles and pattern I also like use to in my mixed media artworks. Eaxy will definitively one of them. So tanks to Nadine Roller for deconstructing this beautiful pattern and Laura Harms for choosing it for the UMT Challenge!

Have a nice sunny week!

Weekly Challenge #289: “Leafy Goodness”

Now in Northern Germany autumn has arrived, it is getting colder and the trees are wearing their beautiful leaf dresses in all shades of red and yellow colors. It looks fantanstic, I love that time of the year.

So this week’s challenge #289 is a Leaf/Autumn theme. I started to collect some leafs from our trees in the garden. They were all so beautiful and unique in their shapes and colors , that I couldn’t decide wich one to use for my tile. I was so attached by the colors, more than the shapes, that I decided not to choose a leaf for tangling, but tangling a leaf, or two or more;) In the end of the evening I had a nice variety of tangled leafs. I arranged them in my big cooperbowl at the fireplace, where in the summertimes some of my roses are for decoration and now tangles leafs in autumn.

I wish everyone a nice autumn time with lots of sunshine and golden landscapes. Enjoy!!

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Deutsche Version (english version below)
Ich hab‘s getan! Am 2. April bin ich von Hamburg über Kopenhagen nach Rhode Island, dem wunderschönen Staat in New England /USA, geflogen. Das Ziel: ein CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) werden, um mehr Menschen einzuladen zu erleben wie einfach es ist kreativ zu sein, zu entspannen, Freude zu haben und dabei wunderschöne Bilder mit Muster und Strukturen zu zeichnen und am Ende immer ein schönes Stück Kunst in den Händen zu halten.

So habe ich 4 Tage lang in Providence RI ein fantastisches Seminar genossen – geleitet von den Gründern der Zentangle®-Methode Maria Thomas und Rick Roberts, sowie Molly Hollibaugh. Mit dabei 108 Teilnehmer aus 15 Ländern! 4 Tage voll Enthusiasmus, Bereicherung, Freude, Spass, einer Menge Input mit interessanten Menschen aus aller Welt. Ich fühle mich bestens vorbereitet!

Nach diesen Tagen habe ich mir noch 2 Tage Newport gegönnt, um all die Eindrücke noch einmal in wunderschöner Umgebung und in Ruhe Revue passieren zu lassen. Und so spazierte ich im Regen den Cliffwalk entlang und radelte bei Sonnenschein mit einem Leihfahrrad zum Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, um dort die Rundwege an der Küste entlang zu wandern. Den Abschluss bildete das Museum of Science in Bosten, wo es mich natürlich zum Schmetterlingsgarten zog.

Nun bin ich zurück in meiner schönen Heimat und noch immer ganz begeistert von den Eindrücken und Erlebnissen meiner Reise ins Zentangleland – und vor allem ich bin CZT.

I made it! On 2nd of April I travelled from Hamburg via Copenhagen to Rhode Island, the wonderful State of New England. My intent: getting a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), so I am able to offer people the fantastic experience to be creative in a relaxing, and fun way drawing structured patterns and create beautiful images – and in the end holding a beautiful piece of artwork in their hands. So I enjoyed 4 days a wonderful seminar led by the founders of the Zentangle®-Method Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, and also Molly Hollibaugh. 108 attendees from 15 different countries. 4 days full of enthusiasm, fun, enjoyment, lots of informations and conversations and many interessting people from all over the world. I feel optimally prepared!

After those great days I treated myself 2 nice days in Newport to review calmly all those impressions at a beautiful place. So I went on a rainy day for the cliffwalk and with sunshine I rode a rental bike to get to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge hiking along the coast. Finally I visit the museum of science in Boston mainly to see the butterflygarden.

Now I am back in my beautiful homecountry und still enthusaistic from all those impression and experiences I made during my travelling in Zentangleland – and I am proud to be a CZT!

Diva Challenge #263 “Globular Grid”

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Vom Global Trip zum “Globular Grid”, dem Thema der wöchentlichen Diva Challenge #263 einer grid challenge bei der auf einem runden Papier, oder einer Zendala Kachel, ein Raster gezeichnet wird das durch seine Wölbung sehr an einen Globus mit Längen- und Breitengraden erinnert. Raster fertig und los geht es mit dem Tangeln. Ich war wie so oft sehr farbenfroh gestimmt und so hat mein Werk noch ein wenig in Fluid Acrylics baden dürfen. Ich hoffe es hat ihm gefallen, mir nämlich auf jeden Fall!

Love and Peace und vielen Dank fürs Vorbeischauen!

From global trip to “Globular Grid”, the theme of the Weekly Diva Challenge #263, a grid based challenge, with a bit of a twist by creating a grid on a circle and make it globular. Grid done, just go ahead tangleing. Like most of the times I felt so colorful, so my artwork had to take bath in a little bit of fluid acrylics. I hope it enjoyed it, I did!

Love and Peace and thanks for visiting my blog.

Simone CZT22 🙂