Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Diva #275 - Give peace a chance

This week's Diva challenge asks us to reflect on the recent events in the USA. Black lives matter.

I chose to use organic tangles around a peace sign. Tangles used were Verdigogh, Tamisolo and Iza.

Drawing with Shelly Beauch

Last week I travelled to Tasmania (over 700kms away) to spend a couple of days improving my drawing skills with the delightful and generous Shelly Beauch.

We spend most of the second day working on an Opus tile sampler, where Shelly showed me new tangles and helped me draw some older ones. Here's my Opus tile.

I did lots of other drawing last week, some of which you can find on the Zentangle Mosaic App.

Zen Gems

Zen Gems are something I've seen lots of and tried but without success. Some in person tuition has changed that. Here's a collection of Zen Gems that I created yesterday, complete with plenty of tangling to enhance them and to link each 'tile'. 

Zentangle Primer

My Zentangle Primer and workbook arrived just before I travelled to Tasmania. The book is packed with inspiration and ways to develop and extend your Tangling skills. I spent hours with it, particularly in airports waiting for delayed flights. 

Here's my name plate.

Have a great week.

Miss L


Suzanne Fluhr said...

Not too many people I know can say they went to Tasmania to tangle. It sounds so exotic to American ears. I really like your idea and execution for your "Give Peace a Chance" tile.

Ria Matheussen said...

Wow, what a beautiful Opus tile, so nice drawn and brilliant colors, but also your interpretation of the weekly challenge is very nice.

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The Yorkshire Tortoise said...

A simple and peaceful response to the diva challenge. Beautiful tangling in the other peaces too and the Opus tile is epic. It will have such memories for you in the future too. The nameplate tangled on your Primer is lovely, why didn't I think of that? Well it is my next project now :-)

Dorita Menconi said...

So many beautiful pieces. I really love your peace tile.

Mariƫt said...

Beautiful tile for the challenge!
Also love your Opus tile and your nameplate.

Ilse said...

Beautiful work! I love the way you put the peace symbol in front of the tangles.

Anonymous said...

I keep dropping not so gentle hints to my family about how gratefully received the Primer would be. Now I've seen a bit of yours, I think I may have to put a little pressure on. Your work here is lovely and I really like your sampler. What a lucky girl you are to meet and work with Shelley Beauch. I like the range of organic patterns you have put with your Peace symbol - the plants/patterns all work together and so should we...

Antonine Koval said...

I love all the work you offered in this post, but your Primer nameplate has me inspired. I've been too chicken to touch mine! LOL I love the organic tangles on your Diva Challenge entry. They do convey a sense of peace and harmony.

Anja said...

Love all your work! My favorite are the Zen Gems!