Conall

…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

In a white room, with white curtains.

Today we are supposed to leave some white space in our Zentangle drawing. I love to do that. The first tiles I tangled had a lot of white space. I never filled the whole tile. By and by my tangle compositions got busier. I think  I am still trying out and  it depends on my mood. Today I used a tile which I had spilled on tea last year and decided to tangle only the stain and leave the rest of it white. And I really love it. I am still a supporter for white space:)

 

 

Remix: a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.

So todays challenge is to choose one Zentangle from the earlier days and remix it.

I decided to use the same tangles and change the composition, I choose one of my weekly diva challenge tile, the challenge # 277 was in July 2016 and is called “running round in circles”. Circles are for me most challenging, I have to remind that in Zentangle the circles are not supposed perfectly round. No perfectionism, please 🙂 Just be unperfect. letting go. Well, I try:)

 

 

Handlettering,  is extremely popular at the moment. Handlettering goes very well in combination with Zentangle. So I chose a script-font and tried to reproduce by hand and combine it with Zentangle.  I used a Zendala tile, because I wanted the lettering to be like a spiral, which was pretty challenging. In the first Moment, I didn’f  know what to think about my finished Zendala, it seemed a little bit to crowded for my eyes, almost a little messy. But now I really love it!

Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love – Rumi

… Tracy Verdugo.

Today we are invited to let ourself inspires by artist we admire and let his or her style shine through in the Zentangle drawing. Tracy Verdugo is a mixed media artis I really admire, I love the way she uses the colors and I love her attitude. I already made a mini online class from her and hat a lot of fun. One thing I mostly do when I paint is first of all painting the background, just making marks and layers with all different kind of brushes, paints and all kind of materials that I can use to put paint on. It is a totally intuitiv and unplanned process. When I think I am done with this I am looking what the background gives me for opportunities to go on painting, sometimes I only take small parts out of that whole background piece. And that is what I did here, I painted a big sheet of watercolorpaper and then I cuted it into small pieces and started to tangle on it. I had a great quality time doing this!