Wednesday, 30 December 2015

It's a String Thing #125

Adele likes us to celebrate the coming new year with some bubbly tangles. A nice way to look forward to the festive day tomorrow will be, celebrating the end of 2015 and the start of 2016.

The tangles we use are Bubbles, Sprocket and Tipple. 

Thank you Adele, for all the creative challenges you gave us this year!

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

2015 best nine on Instagram

Instagram is a great medium to share zentangle art work! These tiles are my '2015 best nine on Instagram'.

Do you agree?
You can follow me HERE on Instagram, if you like :-)

Monday, 28 December 2015

Striping around

Striping is a tangle I quite love, because it can create a lovely 3D effect. I drew some circles and filled them just with Striping. Fun!

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Fully tangled ;-)

In the three crossing strings, you see Onamato, Jessicup and Up N Down. In the background I just drew some lines and curves ;-)

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Alphabet challenge #38

Diane and Carolien keep challenging us through the Holidays :-) so here's my entry for this week's Alphabet challenge with patterns starting with L, P and N.

I chose Lealad, Prestwood and Nymph:

Friday, 25 December 2015

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Sundoo string

Sundoo is the pattern I used as a string, and I filled it with Paradox, Kozy, Jemz, Marasu, Kiss and Mr. E.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Joey's challenge #92

Today I filled Joey's gift string with some patterns: Starburst, Cracked, Heartstrings and Hibred. I imagine the gift is holding a present both for myself (new challenges by Joey in 2016) ánd for Joey herself: more entries by me in 2016 :-))

Thanks for the tangle fun you gave me this year, Joey! Happy Holidays and a great New Year for you and whoever visits my blog :-)

Monday, 21 December 2015

Black Mooka

I wanted to draw Auraknot and I decided to put some black Mooka around it. Never did that one in black before! To compensate the black, I drew some Tipple in it ;-)

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Alphabet challenge #37: T-O-Q

Diane and Carolien challenge us to create a tile with patterns starting with T, O and Q. I chose Tizzy (new to me) and put Owlz and Quiltz behind it.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Planet Ixorus

I drew a monotangle this time: a tile with only Ixorus in it. Quite relaxing to do :-)

Friday, 18 December 2015


The tangle Crossview can be quite a challenge to draw, but it's worth the puzzling ;-)

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

It's a String Thing #123

Oops, I forgot to send this one to Adele...  Oh well, I had a nice time drawing it anyway ;-)

Adele liked us to use string #123 and fill it  with Daviso and Holiday Ornaments - and so I did :-)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Diva's challenge #248

In this last challenge of 2015, Laura asks us to give the gift of zentangle. I'd love to give this tile to all fellow zentanglers I met through this loving community. You are Zentangle Stars who inspire me every week. Thank you!!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Joey's challenge #91

Another Holiday themed string by Joey :-) Trees this time, and I filled them with the following tangles: Reticulated, Tipple, Echo and Sanibelle. 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Alphabet Challenge #36: X-P-I

This week's Alphabet challenge of Diane and Carolien features the letters X, P and I. The tangles I chose are Xyp, Punzel and Inaura.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

It's a String Thing #122

For the 122nd challenge of Adele Bruno, we use string #122 and three tangles: Verdigogh, Kuke and 63Y.

I drew Verdigogh on the (main) string line and put 63Y in the circle. This way, Kuke had to be squashed in the top right corner ;-)

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Joey's challenge #90

No more Alphabet Monotangle challenges by Joey... Luckily she has creative other ideas :-) so this week we're tangling a Holiday themed ZIA. Joey drew us a special string and... off I went ;-)

The tangles I used are Lealap, Twilight Zone and Ahh. 

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Diva's Challenge #247

I'm in a busy period, so I was happy to be able to tangle today. The UMT of the Diva's challenge, African Artist by Tina-Akua Hunziker, was a wonderful way to relax.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I read and enjoy all your comments :-)

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Sunday tile

Nice to be Zentangling in a warm room on a stormy Sunday :-)

Friday, 4 December 2015

Alphabet Challenge #35: K-U-C

Diane and Carolien like us to tangle a tile with patterns starting with K-U-C. I started with Coaster as a border and then drew an Uncorked butterfly in it.

K was a bit difficult, I thought this pattern of Kaffee would fit in nicely - but it appears Kaffee consists of several different patterns. I just chose the one I preferred in this tile :-)

Thursday, 3 December 2015

It's a String Thing #121

Adele Bruno's challenge of this week is... to tangle a tree. Sounds like the Diva challenge ;-) but Adele specifically asked for a tree composed of Aquafleur. I think the result looks quite simple, but nice.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Zentangle surprise

I've been getting inspired by other tanglers on the internet to collect the patterns in this tile. Sorry for not knowing all the tangle's names ;-)

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Joey's challenge #89

We have come to the end of Joey's Alphabet Monotangle challenge. The Z of Zinger is this week's challenge, so I drew a bunch of Zinger flowers to say: Thank you Joey for these 26 lovely challenges! I've really enjoyed it.

And now I'm very curious what we will be creating next week :-)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Diva Challenge #246

How nice: Dilip Patel is Laura's guest blogger! He has a lovely challenge: choose any tangle pattern and create a tree using only this pattern. This way, we can create Zentangle Forests to share the message that we need more trees in the world, to combat the climat change. I fully agree, so here's my contribution: a Cat-kin tree, inspired by a weeping willow.

Thanks for visiting my blog, your comments always put a smile on my face :-)

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Alphabet challenge #34: H-W-N

Diane and Carolien challenge us to use patterns starting with the letters H, W and N. I chose Henna Drum, Warped eggs and Nymph:

Thursday, 26 November 2015

My first Notan

Inspired by two of my Instagram friends, I tried to incorporate the art of Notan with tangle patterns.

Here you can see a short instruction video by Cindy Shepard. It's a cool and easy-to-do technique, so this won't be my last try :-)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Tangling on :-)

String #135 caught my attention :-) and I filled it with lots of patterns. From top left, going clockwise, you see Striping, Puf, Orange Peel, Netting, Tri-bene, Quiltz, Twilight Zone and Tour.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Joey's challenge #88

Joey chose a beautiful pattern for this Monotangle challenge: Yuma. I loved drawing this tile, thank you Joey!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Diva challenge #245

Laura likes us to go back to basics and tangle Hollibaugh, a pattern that uses the drawing behind method. It's really quite simple to draw, and I decided to honour it's simpleness :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog! You're comments are always read and much appreciated.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Auraknot meets Flux

Today I wanted to draw Auraknot, and do it a bit different than normally. It looks a bit odd now ;-) so I put Flux in the background. A lovely tangle I often forget to use!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Alphabet challenge: B-E-X

Diane and Carolien like us to create a tile with patterns starting with B, E and X. I chose Balo, Efilys and X:

After I had finished this tile, I discovered I made one like this before, including two of the same tangles :-) You can see it HERE in my post of October 2014. Funny to notice my hand did get steadier by tangling every week. 

Thursday, 19 November 2015

It's a String Thing #119

Adele Bruno likes us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Coca Cola bottle design. To be honest, I stopped drinking Coca Cola quite some years ago, for health reasons. I always like to tangle though :-) so here's my entry for this challenge:

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

U-K-H challenge

A bit too late (a new challenge is already online at Diane & Carolien's blog), but this is my entry for the Alphabet challenge with the letters U, K and H.

The patterns I used are Unme, Kozy and Hamail. And I used a lot of black ink :-)

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Joey's Challenge #87

Joey chose the pattern Xplode for this week's Monotangle challenge. Somehow this tangle reminds me of fireworks, so those inspired me creating this tile :-)

Diva's challenge #244

Tripoli is one of Laura's favourite tangles - this shows in her beautiful tiles! When I draw it, it hardly ever ends up the way I wanted, so I (partly) kept her advice in mind: 'not all triangles must be created equal'.

As you can see on my tile, I used this information above and under the blank part in the middle. On the left and right side, I tried to draw Tripoli in the 'official' way. Now I wish I had done the left and right side in the same way as the other parts. 

It was a nice challenge though and I'm still pleased with the result. As I was with your comments on last week's challenge entry: thank you very much :-)

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Square One: Paradox

The Square One Facebook-group asks us to focus on the pattern Paradox. My version ended up on a bed of Inapods:

Zendala day

It was some time ago that I tangled in a circle, so here's a new one. In the middle you see Bauer, around it Annee and on the outside Twing. This was fun!

Friday, 13 November 2015

String 156

Today I wanted to try and use string 156. I filled it with Nipa, Msst, Shattuck and da'Deal. Not sure if the pattern I used in the 'divider' (top left and middle to down right and middle) has a specific name as well?

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Joey's challenge #86

Joey has chosen to challenge us with the tangle W2 to create a Monotangle with. Quite a difficult pattern to me... A real challenge :-) for which I used string #160:

Monday, 9 November 2015

Diva Challenge #243

Like Laura already mentioned: this week's challenge is harder than it looks. When you have to leave 60-70% of the tile blank, it's even more important than normal to really think about a striking composition. It's a real challenge :-) to create something interesting.

Since you're quickly finished drawing this way :-) I decided to try three versions. The first one shows Tootle in white on black:

On the second tile, I put Mak-rah-mee and Abacus together:

Finally I chose to draw Marasu inside a little border frame:

I'm not sure which one is my favorite. Do you have one?

Thanks for visiting my blog, your comments are always read and much appreciated :-)

S-F-T challenge

Diane and Carolien's Alphabet challenge arrived at the letters S, F and T. As I wanted to use Sundoo for the S, I decided to add some other organic-like patterns: Flyz and Telis.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Krli-Qs string

Today I used the beautiful pattern Krli-Qs as some kind of string. Around it, you can see Crescent Moon, Tipple, Diva Dance, Yah and Reticulated. I'm quite pleased with the result :-)

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Back to basic

Sometimes, it just geels good to go back to tangle basic patterns, there where the zentangle love once began ;-)

So today, I really enjoyed drawing Scallops, Keeko, Ennies, Popova and Tipz:

Friday, 6 November 2015

TNTM #44

In Suzy Mosh' challenge, we tangle a pattern that's new to s. This week starting with M: I chose Myko and made a variation of it. The Artist focus is Kathy Barringer, and I used her pattern Up N Down as a string. Finally I added Morse to this rather dark tile.

When I was ready to take a picture, our black and white cat Izzy decided his tail fitted in nicely :-)

After plenty of sweet cuddles, he finally let me take a proper photo ;-)

Thursday, 5 November 2015

It's a String Thing #117

Adele Bruno created a new tangle she likes us to explore in a Monotangle: Sand. So I did :-) and this is my result:

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Zentangle mountain

Today I wanted to play with some random patterns. I took string #157 and started filling it. From bottom left to top right you can see Jonqual, Jessicup, Fandance and Zinger mixed with Fescu.