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 :-)
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!!
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.
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 :-)
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 :-)
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.
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:
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 :-)
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?
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 :-)
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 ;-)