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.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Zendala Dare 44

This zendala was drawn using Erin's template that you can find at The Bright Owl
Tangles used were: Heartrope and Verve. As Valentine's day is this week I included some hearts.
I thought at first that I wasn't going to be able to do this today because I couldn't print the template. But a good friend of mine who is exceptionally computer savvy answered my cry for help and came and fixed things for me. Thank you John.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Diva Challenge 105 - Dansk

This challenge was posted by Laura Harms at Diva Challenge 105.

The challenge was to use Margaret Bremner's tangle Dansk somewhere on your tile. I also used Fang, Seljuk, and Zinger. For my string I used number 2 from You can find it here.

Zendala Dare 43

The template for this zendala was by Erin at The Bright Owl. This time I used the full-sized template, much easier than the little one.

Once again a celtic knot appeared in my drawing. I had to curve a couple of straight lines in order to create it. Then something funny happened. I was planning to use Dansk as one of my tangles so that I could use the same drawing for the Diva's challenge (here) this week. I was confident that I knew how to draw Dansk and I went ahead and drew it all over the zendala.  Of course you will have noticed that I actually drew Verve, not Dansk. Haha. So my plan will not work.

Update: I forgot that there was an extra challenge this week and we were supposed to draw something that made us feel like an artist. I think I would say that it is the shading and colouring that I feel is most artistic. That and changing things - making the celtic knot in this drawing. And, now I think about it, making things look shiny. So, unintentionally, I did do the challenge after all.