Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Zendala Dare 47 - "Losing It"

I love this template and the additional challenge of losing some of it. I decided to include the template with my post instead of linking to it as it was easier to draw the parts lost than to describe it in words. The parts highlighted in pink (sorry it's so shaky caused by shaky mouse operator) are the parts that I "lost".

Tangles used: Black pearls, Claws, Joy, Pearls, Pepper (modified), and Squid.

I was so busy last week that I didn't get a chance to look at all the posts for Dare 46 and I haven't looked at dare 47 either. However I was having fun. I had my son and his family staying with me. His kids are the ones that inspired me to create my two tangles. So I spent some time tangling with them. We did a lot of skiing together.

After they left we had a huge dump of snow here in SW Alberta. There was a total of 80 cms that fell in 3 days. So of course I had to go skiing again. I have skied 7 times in the last 10 days, 4 times downhill and 3 times Nordic. It's great to be retired.

Now I have some quilting and some interior decorating that is demanding my attention, so I might not be posting zentangles in the next little while. But there may be some quilting posts! After all I am The Quilting Tangler!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zendala Dare 46

Did this in a hurry this morning while my house guests were out. So I kept it small and simple. The template can be found at template.
Tangles used were: Brax, Pepper and Puff.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Zendala Dare 45 number 2

Well, I had time today to toss off another one for number 45. It makes a difference when you use the small template. But it is harder to find tangles that work in the tiny spaces. I actually followed all the lines in this one - no erasures or add-ons. For the template see Bright Owl.

Diva Challenge 107 - Quandary / Zendala Dare 45

This time I did it without making a mistake - I used this week's Zendala template (Bright Owl) for the Diva's Challenge - one for two. I posted the last Diva Challenge late in the week. If you missed it and would like to see it go to Snake.

The Diva's challenge (see Quandary) was to use the new tangle "Quandary" in a tile. I had to practise this one quite a bit before I felt confident to use it for real. But by the time I finished drawing this zendala it was flowing effortlessly off my pen. The zendala darers will notice that I erased some lines to make larger areas for my tangles. I had fun colouring this one getting the yellow to shade to red.

Tangles used: Quandary; Verve; Nightsbridge (variation) and Emilie.

Update: I have just finished looking at the posts for Quandary prior to mine. I am amazed at the number of variations that have been created. I had enough to do to get the basic drawing right. But next time I use Quandary I will try for more than just basic.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Diva Challenge 106 - Year of the Snake

To coincide with the Chinese new year for the year of the snake, the Diva challenged us to make a tile that was snake related. You can find the challenge described at challenge 106.

Tangles used: Fescu, Mssst, Scrawls, Sedgeling, Verve, Zinger, and, up in the left-hand corner, my new tangle "Zoya". This one is dedicated to my six year old granddaughter who is always asking "Teach me another tangle Grammy." She loves to tangle in colour with all my fancy pens. For how to draw "Zoya" see below.