Mittwoch, 21. März 2018

DC#356 "Name String" and some

This week the DIVA challenged us to use our name as a string on our tile.
I used my favourite C.R.Macintosh font and tangeled some flowers around: Spiral Rose and String Rose by Helen Williams and my own MySpin; some Printemps in the background.
And two pink dots- my signature ;-)

Some days ago I drew a tile which has been inspired by Melinda Barlows YouTube video.
I love the tangle "Shell Xcape" by Jane Keslin and combined it with some spring colors ( unless the temperatures still seem like winter)

Some days before Annette Plaga Lodde started her next Zentangle Mosaic. If you would like to attend: here is the link

Last not least, I drew another Verve tile for DC#355 from last week.
For my last Zentangle class I tried lots of variatons with watercolour frames- this is why I am in my "color phase"

Dienstag, 13. März 2018

Thank you for DC#354, DC#355"Verve" and my first Zentangle Workshop

Last week for me was a very special one: The DIVA chose my tangle SIRI for the UMT (use my tangle) challenge.
I felt so happy, when I saw all the beautiful contributions to the challenge - I realized that SIRI might be a bit complex to understand for the very first time, but, nevertheless, every tile with SIRI is a great honour for me.
I would like to say a big THANK YOU ALL!! You made me very happy!
And I found a lot of inspiration for my tangle - how cool is that?

This week the DIVA challenged os to draw a tile with the tangle "Verve" by JJ LaBarbera.
Verve is one of my favourite tangles, so I started immediately on the first tile I had on my desk...
It was a tile which I dyed with an Ecoline Watercolor edge in green - doesn`t it look like a first touch of Spring? The perfs are coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

My first Zentangle day workshop last Saturday

... was a new and great experience for me.
I spent a lot of time with preparation , choosing the tiles, techniques, tangles... It should be interesting and amazing for the class, I wanted to teach a little string theory, organiic tangles and drama tangles, grid based tangles and "crazy" ones, the Renaissance techniques, a bit of color and a lot of tangelation.

I was rather happy with my programme and the students were also.
Look at the beautiful results.
I am impressed, that every tile is so beautiful abd so different.
Wow - I LOVE to be a CZT (even if it is only one day a month...)

Morning coffee before the workshop ;-)

Organic tangles (Flux, Poke Leaf, Poke root) with drama Striping
every student created their own string

tangelations of BALES on Renaissance tiles

Crazy Huggins with Shattuck or so... on Renaissance tiles. Printemps as background

Bijou tile with HURRY and some coloured tangelation 

Coloured tiles (Ecoline watercolor) with a tangelation of Arukas

Indeed, we needed the 6 hours to create these tiles (with some little sketches between).
All participants were happy that afternoon ;-) and me too!
I am sure - I will do it again.

On Sunday we walked in the Saxon Swizerland near Dresden. The temperatures felt like spring, about 13°Celsius. But we could see the residues of the winter days - beautiful frozen waterfalls and icicles on the rocks- just beautiful nature:

behind the ice ;-)

Montag, 5. März 2018

DIVA Challenge #354 „use MY tangle SIRI“

Wow... I am so excited! This morning I got a message by a friend who wrote „You are at the DIVA Challenge this week!“
I could not believe that the DIVA really chose one of my tangles for her „UMT“ (use my tangle) challenge. Each first Monday of a month she chooses one of our tangles for her challenge. I am very grateful to have the chance to see many tiles with my tangle.
I hope that you will have fun with SIRI.  (Here is the link to DC#354)
I drew a tile tonight with SIRI as border tangle. I combined it in a Duotangle with Crazy `Nzeppel which I drew with a grey pen.

I am just preparing a Zentangle Workshop for next Saturday where I am going to introduce some color and so I did some experiments with Ecoline water-color. This tile is one of them. I am looking forward to this workshop and hope that my students will have fun!

But first of all I am looking forward to seeing all your tiles . Thank you for giving  SIRI a try!