Monday, January 28, 2013

Diva Challenge 104 Use TP string 003

When I saw that this string was one continuous line, I thought, ahha, another celtic knot. However this one was quite tricky, especially in the bottom left where the angles are so acute. In the end I had to make the angles less acute so that I could get the unders and overs going the right way. It turned into a kind of Moebius Celtic Knot. Does the tangle in the background have a name? I got the idea from a couple of the Moebius Sydrome submissions. It looked easy but it wasn't. 

This challenge was posted by Laura Harms at Diva Challenge 104.
The string for it can be found here.

Do you think you might like a Zentangle puzzle? If so, view my post at Zentangle Puzzle 1.

Update: The name of the background tangle is NEURON. Thanks Jana for the information.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Zentangle Puzzle 1

This kaleidoscope was generated with Kaleidoscope Creator from a zentangle drawing. The original Zentangle was posted on Laura Harms blog. It came from one of her challenges. Can you guess which challenge it came from and which tangler drew it? When you think you have guessed the challenge, then, for a quick search for the tangler, view the slideshow for that challenge at  at Diva Challenges 2012.

 If you know the answer please leave a comment. There are no prizes for getting it right but if you thought this was fun, I would like to know. I have plenty more where this came from and I could post some more puzzles.

Zendala Dare 42

Tangles used: Down Under (adaptation), Mooka, Hypnotic, Sonnenband, Shattuck, Zewm. Just scraps of the last four in the outside border.

Once again I used the small square template. It is quite challenging to work in miniature. 

The template for this zendala was given by Erin at The Bright Owl

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Diva Challenge 103 - Moebius

I had this Hollibaugh idea for this challenge but on a 3.5 inch tile it was hard to find tangles that would work in the small spaces of the Hollibaugh. Also my purple pen had a wide nib. Still, I managed it in the end.

This challenge was set by Laura at I am the Diva.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Zendala Dare 41

Hi fellow tanglers. If you have looked at my dare posts before you will notice that I now have a BLOG. Hopefully this will make it easier for folks to leave comments ;-)

The template for this dare was provided by Erin at The Bright Owl.

I really liked this template and found it easy to decide what tangles to use. This is the smallest template - the 3.5 inch sqare. This is only the second time I have used the small one. I was so pleased when I saw that the flash made the sparkles in the pepper show up. The tangle in the border is one that I invented to please my 8-year-old grandson. He wanted one called "Fang". This is what I came up with. Here are my instructions for drawing it.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Welcome quilters and tanglers.

For my first post on my brand new blog here is a new zentangle.

If you would like to see my other zentangles that I drew prior to having this blog, click on the Zentangle Gallery button. From now on everything I add to this gallery will be posted here. My Quilt Gallery button doesn't lead anywhere yet but it soon will.