This week's Diva challenge.It's a lovely thing to have a couple of hours to sit and draw mid-week. I've been sitting at my desk. Arthur the kitten is asleep on the spare bed but ready for pats whenever I feel inclined. Music is playing in the background. Autumn has arrived so the evening is cool evenings while the during day we had a perfect, still, blue, moderately warm day.
My first tile used string 077.
I tried to do something fancy with the middle section of this next tile. It was a bad, bad fail so I cut it out and filled the space with some patterned paper.
The final tile is influenced by one of the tiles I looked at on the Diva's site this evening. Can't recall whose tile though.
Zentangle in the mail
Last week I got a few nice things in the mail. I got some Sakura Gelly roll pens in lovely metallics and some in black. I also replenished my stock of Sakura 01 pens and Zentangle Tiles. Best of all was my new tile mobile.
You might have seen it on the Zentangle website? I've got it hanging above my desk in the study, which is the place where I do most of my drawing.
Not content to fill it with tiles I've created in the past, I set about madly creating new ones. My past tiles are all neatly stored in folders and .... and .... there are all these new Tangles I've been meaning to try and.... and ... I've been learning so much lately ..... You get the idea.
The product description says it holds 12 tiles. However, the gripper thingys are strong and will hold two tiles, giving the mobile a capacity of 24 tiles. For the moment mine is holding mostly blank tiles but not for long.
Zentangle on my Phone and iPad
Have you downloaded the Zentangle Mosaic App? Zentangle HQ told us about it in their latest newsletter.
The App is easy to use and is filled with lots of lovely artworks to look at. It works on both my iPhone and iPad, although I don't think it has been designed for iPads? Anyhow, it works on both my devices and I prefer to use the larger screen of my iPad.
I must admit to feeling a bit down about my own drawing skills when viewing the marvellous work on the App. However, at this early stage I think most of the tiles have been submitted by CZTs who one would think have better than average Zentangle drawing skills.
Today I tried uploading my own tiles. This was surprisingly easy to do.
My verdict of this new App? Five stars.
Zentangle in Colour
We've all seen lots and lots of colouring in books for adults. You've probably seen a few Zentangle ones or ones the use the Zentangle name.
I always think I'll enjoy colouring in but I find I'd rather create my own work than use someone else's. Is that just me?
I came across one recently called 'Tangled Treasures" by Jane Monk. This is the first adult colouring in book that I have stuck with and enjoyed using. I've been using it to get ideas for combining Tangles and for new ways to draw some old favourites.
Here's one of my pages.
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Have a great week.