Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekly Challenge #204: "Valentangle"

Let's get into the Valentine spirit and use a heart as your string or tangle hearts or use colors red white or pink, whatever you like. That is the challenge for this week by the Diva
I used only red, the color of love. I like Arukas and used this tangle to connect  hearts, like Valentine stands for.  I don't believe in only one Valentine's day. Why can’t we celebrate love every day? Nothing makes us happier than loving others and being loved, so why not nurture it and enjoy it each day of the year?

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Weekly Challenge #203: "UMT - Athitzi by Seven"

It is the first Monday of the month  and time for a UMT Challenge (Use My Tangle) This time it is brought to us by Seven and the name of the tangle is Athitzi. Drawing little lines, so an easy pattern but  how shall I use it......?
 While viewing my friend Carole's online photo album of the Chinese Gardens in Sydney, I got inspired by a picture of a patterned pathway. 

(Did you know that  in traditional Chinese gardens the different sizes of stones/pebbles were used to massage the feet?)

This is how my pattern turned out.
I'm not so thrilled with the coloring though...

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Weekly Challenge #202: "DuoTangle: Chebucto vs Copada"

This week our task is to create a DuoTangle,  using only the two tangles given.  The two tangles are Chebucto and Copada, which are kind of border tangles. These are not official Zentangle tangles but designed by Margaret Bremner, CTZ.  It was difficult to get a start. I didn't want  to use the tangles in criss-cross lines so I decided to make a circle instead. 

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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....

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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.

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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