Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Zentangle challenges and drawing

It's interesting to read Zentangle blogs are most bloggers that I follow are in the northern hemisphere and in the middle of winter. While the Diva is experiencing temps of close to 40 below, SE Australia is in the middle of summer and we are getting heatwaves of close to 40 above. 

I've been lucky so far to have been on holidays near a beach for most of the super hot days. Back home now and getting ready for a new school year - or I would be if I wasn't drawing.

Diva #347 - string theory - traced objects.


The objects I traced were a cup I use for water colour painting, a stapler, a fidget spinner, and an old tile I use to test pens.


The tangles I used this week are from my new Random Tangle Generator. I created my randomiser by cutting up my 2017 Tangle Patterns guide and keeping all the tangles I know or want to know. The dots on the back mean the tangle is either a grid, organic, ribbon, or complex. The hearts mean the tangle is a Zentangle Original.


Here's my Diva tile. I used: aquafleur, gotcha, star map, betweed, coral seeds, sh'rock and paradox.



Made by Joey #199


This tile uses string #237 and the tangles Didada, Arukas, Crescent Moon and 'Nzeppel.



Other Drawing


I've been doing a lot of Tangling over the past weeks. Mostly Opus tiles or bigger. 

Here's my latest Opus tile, playing with circles and triangles and colour.


I created the ZIA below for my foster daughter and her partner. Their initials are in gold in the corners. The ZIA is on A3 card stock. The colours were inspired by the beach house we were staying in.



Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.

Karen







11 comments:

Deanne Biron said...

Wonderful tiles! Thank you for reminding me of Aquafleur! And I love your Opus and larger artwork pieces!💕

Mariët said...

All beautifull work, your ZIA is Amazing!

Didisch said...

Wonderful pieces, and I how clever your tangle randomized is, thanks for sharing that tip!

Ria Matheussen said...

Lovely results, as well the black/white ones as the coloured ones.
My favorite is your last Opus tile made in soft sweet colours. I'm fond of your chosen tangles and wonderful composition on this big work!

Heike said...

Such beautiful pieces of art!

Lisa said...

Wow! I love the ZIA piece!! It is very whimsical. It reminds me of a carnival!

Pat Mathes said...

These are all great tiles/ZIAs. I love your random generator idea. That is a good way to keep it fresh and simple.

Anne's tangle blog said...

All beautiful and what a great idea to make a random tangle generator this way!

Sue Clark said...

Beautiful work! I love the random tile generator too! 😉

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Wow! Lots of lovely eye candy here! Love your Opus tile.

Susie said...

Beautiful delicate tangle tiles! They look like a lot of work was put into them. Well done.