Thursday, January 22, 2015

Weekly Challenge #201: "Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day 2015"

Saturday January 24th is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. Moebius Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that is present at birth. It primarily affects the 6th and 7th cranial nerves, leaving those with the condition unable to move their faces (they can't smile, frown, suck, grimace or blink their eyes) and unable to move their eyes laterally. More info can be found here.

Laura's son Artoo has this syndrome and the challenge for this week is to raise awareness for this disorder and use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as your string or use it in another creative thing.

This is my submission for this week:
 Tangles used: Zedbra, Knase, Shard, Chebucto, Prestwood, Rain and Paradox.

The color for MSAD is purple, so if you want to support Artoo and all the others with this disorder, consider to wear purple Saturday....

Thank you for reading my post. 
Comments are greatly appreciated.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weekly Challenge #200: "Bi-Zen-Tennial Celebration!"

There is a celebration going on on  "Ï am the Diva" this week !!! Laura has posted 200 challenges for us over the years, starting on December 20, 2010. Thank you so much Laura for the inspiration. Although I don't participate every week, I wanted to submit to this special Bi-Zen-Tennial Celebration. 
This week's Challenge is to use your favorite  tangle in a Monotangle and take advantage of the whole tile, so no borders. Also put the number 200 somewhere on the tile...
 I thought  Arukas would be a good tangle for this challenge. I love this tangle. 

My grandson Owen was visiting and he wanted to participate also. He had so much fun doing this so this is his contribution to the # 200 challenge. but ...he didn't want to add 200.....

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weekly Challenge #187: "String Theory- Blind String"

Back with the challenge after a 5 week hibernating period. We are in the USA right now, staying with my in-laws in South Carolina. They live in a rural area and there is nothing to do, so why not start tangling, just in time for this week's challenge. The weather is nice today, perfect to do it outside with the birdies singing in the background. Now isn't that relaxing?
This weeks challenge is to draw the string with your eyes closed. I got so happy that I forgot to make a picture from the string, but here is my entry for this week:

Tangles used: Matt, Crossroads,Kuginuki,Scraper.

Thank you for reading my post.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Weekly Challenge #182: "Stripes"

Just in time for this week's challenge. It was a busy week. My granddaughter Imane was staying with us for three days and she kept me busy. She likes doing crafts and because we had lots of rain those days, we stayed inside and had fun crafting.  Also  Zentangle came along. She wanted to make a heart as girls always like to draw hearts. Now didn't she do a great job for a first time tangler?

Then it was my time to do the challenge. Sometimes it is nice to do a challenge a second time. That's what we are going to do this week. It will be "stripes", vertical, horizontal, diagonal, just anyway you want to.
Since I live in the Netherlands, which is famous for the flower fields, and volunteering in our local mill, this idea came up to me.
Tangles used: Dansk, Prestwood, Riple, Lettuce Farm, Crescent moon,Cootie, Bubbles, Keeko

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weekly Challenge #180: "UMT - MacDee by Anneke Van Dam"

Missed 2 weeks of the Weekly Challenge but made it back this week. Time again for the-Use-My-Tangle-Challenge. The tangle we try out is MacDee. You can find it here . My first thought was, is this a tangle? How can I use it? But  it is a nice background tangle and I used it with Mak-Rah-Mee . 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weekly Challenge 177: "Truffle by Caroline Broady, CZT"

Caroline Broady is our next guest, hosting this week challenge. She is the youngest Certified Zentangle Teacher, and a  graduate of the 11th seminar in 2013. The tangle she wants us to use is Truffle. She developed this tangle while she was at the CZT seminar where she was inspired by the wallpaper at the hotel. This is my submission: 
Tangels used are Truffle, Twisted Ribbons and Durn.

I might give it some color, will do it later.....

Monday, July 21, 2014

Owen's Birthday Cake

Time to show a birthday cake for a change. It was Owen's 8th birthday Tuesday but we celebrated it Saturday. It was a very hot day: 35º C (95º F) when I was in the kitchen making the cake that morning. No airco in the house but with the fan next to me it was comfortable to work. I had baked the (carrot)cake the day before and had frosted the layers and outside already so it was the decoration what had to be done yet. It was too warm to decorate the cake with a butter/cream cheese frosting, which I always do. It would have been too soft. I used marzipan instead. I had never made a cake with this so why not give it a try. For boys, a super hero cake is always a winner.  I made a mix of three super heroes. 
I was satisfied with the result.

Owen cutting the cake....
...while everybody is watching.