Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weekly Challenge #228: GUEST BLOGGER Cari Sultanik, CZT

This week's I Am The Diva Challenge is to choose tangles that feel organic to me.  I love this challenge because I favor organic patterns that grow in all directions and morph into other things and provide a freedom that more structured patterns don't.

My first tangle is my first ever on a Zendala tile.  It features Flux (both Maria Thomas' and Rick Robert's versions).  Rick's version morphed into Show Girl while Bunzo anchored the whole thing and Zinger and Fescu provided a little whimZy.

My second tangle is one I created a couple weeks ago, so I didn't want to use it as my primary tile because it doesn't show what developed while thinking about this weeks challenge.  But, it definitely shows how much I like organic, freely developed patterns.  This one features both Maria's and Rick's versions of Flux, a really free floating Aquafleur and Showgirl.  I was experimenting with Sakura Pentouch pens in my quest to find a white pen I like.  The orange comes from a Sakura IDentipen.  The shading comes from a Zenstone.  The ZIA is on a 6x6 Strathmore Artist's Tile.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Weekly Challenge #227 GUEST BLOGGER Lee Darter, CZT
From I am the Diva

What a great challenge.  I have never drawn Cack and today is the first time I believe I've even seen Tropicana.  I was torn over which pattern to use for the third and settled on Florz because I thought it would make a great webby background.  I think I see me playing around with Tropicana a lot.  Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thank you so much Katie for the simply delicious challenge #226 to keep it simple.  As I stumbled into my "" Studio this morning kicking photography things I had to have, Origami things I had to have, Gelli Print things I had to have and all other sorts of stumbling blocks out of my way so I could sit in the peace and relative physical safety of my Zentangle place, I must have spent 15 minutes complicating the challenge by trying to think of what patterns I could tangle to keep it simple.

Ultimately, I am very pleased with the result.  I think, and someone please correct me if I'm wrong, this is a Tangleation of Fengle with Mooka tendrils and internal auras

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Thanks Jen , for the fun weekly challenge #225 - You challenged us to use color and maybe use fewer rather than more.  I got away with four Pigma Micron colors if you don't count the black pattern colors and the brown chop.  I used Helen William's  freeform version of Aquafleur and added a little Helen Williamsesque heart just because I wanted to.  My favorite pattern in the world is Diva Dance (as I understand from the Diva herself) and having drawn from the outside in, I guess this one is Roll and Rock - or some such.  And oh - I most always use my Zentangle Kit box as the background for my pictures - seems like the right thing to do.

too much fun

Thank you, thank you for the fun challenge and for the opportunity to play, muse, meditate, get lost in the adventure and have fun.

I was going through my huge stack of Zentangle tiles today (which I highly recommend for the morale boost it is) and discovered several (OK - Many) tiles I've done over the last year, since tangling came into my life that I thought fit nicely into this challenge.  I think this one, from this last February is particularly suited to this challenge, especially since I generally don't feel my Auraknot tangles look very good.  So with no explanation as to colors, pens or method, I hope you enjoy this submission.