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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:)

 

 

Hefty Hack with tne new Official Tangle: Drawings”

It’s the Hefty Hack – technique! Materials you need: watersoluble markers like Tombows, a brush and water and also a plastic bag.

Now scribble some color on the plastic bag. Wet parts of your paper with your brush and then place the bag on the water with the color faced down. The colors react with the water. Now the bag can be lifted up and you have your gorgeous watercolor background. Let it completely dry and then tangle.

I used the new Tangle “Drawings”, which was introduced at last years ZenAgain workshop, because on this weeks challenge #299 the Diva asked us to use the new official tangle “Drawings”. You can see the stepouts here.

So I combined the Zenuari’s prompt with the diva’s challenge. The weird thing, if I wouldn’t know that I tangled this, I would believe someone else did, it is totally not the style I am used to tangle and I am not sure if I like it:) But however – isn’t that that the awesome thing about Zentangle – you never no the outcome – and sometimes it really surprises me. Moreover, what will it look like to me in a couple of weeks or month? Isn’t that absolutely fantastic.

So thanks you for visiting my blog and have a relaxed and beautiful Sunday evening

 

 

Gem-Session No.1 !

During last years  Zengems just popped up in Zentangle-land and they are still immensly popular. So today, we draw Gems. I now that a lot of Tangler love drawing those Zengems and they really look beautiful, but I have to admit, I didn’t had the need so far to draw gems. I guess I don’t want to think to much about light and shadow, which you really have to if those gems look realistic and shiny. But today I tried, and I think they do look like gems, but still, I am not a huge fan of drawing gems. I guess I will rather admire gems by other tanglers:)

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

Zentangle goes triangular!

Brand-new is Zentangle inc.’s 3Z tiles, which they introduced at the ZenAgain Worskhop last year. So today’s prompt is to tangle away on a 3Z tile. Which is pretty good for my, because so far I didn’t try out the 3Z’s. Now I have a reason to tangle my first triangular tiles.  I just started in the middle and then I was in the flow. It is really great to tangle on those 3Z’s.

Todays prompt is to first to find some stuff around the house and arrange it on the tile. Than trace the shapes with pencil onto the tile and so we have the string! And tangle! I gathered my stuff in the kitchen. A piece from my “kitchen aid”, a spaghetti-fork, a cookie-cutter in starshape und the handle of a fork. So I got an interessting string:)

Today I had a really peaceful and calming tangle evening, enjoying every deliberate stroke and I really went out of my comfort zone and passed the border! Meaning I stuck with the “elegance of limit” and just ignored the “border” of the string.

here you can see  my string, you probably can see where I passed the border and where I stayed with the string! I made a wonderful experience tonight with that tile!

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“UMT – Orbs-la-Dee by Anneke van Dam”

like every first Monday of the month the Weekly Diva Challenge is a Use My Tangle Challenge – this month’s  Orbs-la-Dee by Anneke van Dam, and you can see the step outs here .

It feels like the last challenge has been a long time ago and I am very happy that the Diva is back from christmas holidays I had a great time tangling Orbs-la-Dee, it is a fun an very relaxing tangle, I didn’t know this tangle so far, and I am happy to know now.

So have a nice weekend everyone and thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate that so much.

 

Straightforward

well not really. It was not so easy as it sounded – for me.

The challenge for today drawing a string only using straight lines. What kind of tangles is up to us, organic- or gridtangles or everything else.

There are many crooked lines and one straight line. Which is the line of truth? Why the straight line? Truth is always the shortest distance between two points. Sun Myung Moon

I did a very straight string and then cose kind of a mix between straight and border-tangles and also organic-tangles.

 

Drama, Baby, Drama.

Dramatangles are those tangles that add some “drama” – meaning contrast into the tile. The easy way to create this drama is using tangles that have a good contrast between black and white, just as “Umble”. Umble is an official zentangle pattern and I tried it once or twice and never liked it so much. Probably I had difficulties to draw those curvy lines – drama:) But today I wanted to challenge myself and so I chose this tangle for being my personal Dramatangle and I think it didn’t went out too bad;)