Friday, April 23, 2021

My new tangle - SIROS - and  a reminder to the beautiful Mackintosh Roses

It's almost one year ago that I wrote my last blogpost.

For me blogging is really too time consuming and I share my work mostly on Instagram (SimTangle_czt)

Today I decided to publish a new tangle and to post it also here on my blog.

Many of you know, that I love Art Deco (Art Nouveau, Jugendstil...). I posted several times about my experiences in Glasgow and around exploring the beautiful work of C.R. Mackintosh. 

This inspired me to draw the Mackintosh Roses, which I draw from time to time, which are drawn similarly to the tangle "String Rose" by Helen Williams. I start with the outline and draw the strings into the middle.

Here is an example of the Macintosh roses on a black Zendala - one of my latest works. I will draw it together with my students tomorrow during my next online class:

Some days ago I saw a photo on Instagram with a beautiful art nouveau detail by Dorka @magicofmoment_s 

and I knew immediately that I would like to give it a Zentangle look.

After a few sketches I found a good and (for my opinion) simple way to deconstruct it and to create this tangle. It reminds to a flower, may be a rose . So I named it SIROS ....

The tangle can be drawn with and without the stem, but for me the thorned stem fits very well to a rose. It can also be drawn behind the bulb in Hollibaugh fashion - so that it does not need to have a special direction..

I posted the step out today on Instagram and in a Facebook group, received lots of likes and saw already 4 tiles with beautiful SIROSes. 

Thank you so much! 

SIROS can be started not only with a Pentagram, also with hexagon an even wit ha circle!

I wish you all a lot of fun with SIROS and look forward to seeing them soon!

Stay safe and keep tangling.

Best, Simone

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

MySwing reloaded

I am very proud of my tangle MySwing which has been published on in December, 2016. It was my first tangle at this site and the special blogpost has been visited 16.859 times already! I did not expect that at all and I thank you all who like to draw MySwing.

During the last weekend I played a little bit with this tangle and found some new possibilities of drawing MySwing :

How to draw a MySwing Flower

This is a sketch with an idea only with pencil on a sheet of my notepad. I did not have my tangle tools available...

Zentangle ProjectPack#09 finished!

In April we had the opportunity to take part to a beautiful new Video Project by Zentangle HQ- accompanied by ProjectPack09.
It was announced as a Spring project and so it was no surprise that the main color of the project is GREEN!
Normally, I am not a great lover of green, but this project was so full of spring power like I can watch daily in the nature- just beautiful.

This time I was too late to get the Project Pack with the original materials, so I decided to draw with my glass pen and Ecoline watercolor inks instead of the Sakura Micron pens which came along with the material pack.
I loved working with this inks and enjoyed the brightness of them!

After finishing the wonderful 6 tiles (I admit I drew some more, because I could not stop...) I completed them to a Mosaic and sticked it on a black Opus tile. After some embellishments with a light green Gelly Roll (Moonlight 06 from PP#08) I framed my Opus tile. And I am happy with the result:

Just before I sticked the tiles on the Opus tile I combined them to another Mosaic with 7 Zendalas.
In the center I drew another Zendala. I arranged them in three several ways:

The string I created using the absolutely amazing "Markus Operandus" . This is a great tool to create strings on Zendalas and other tiles. What an idea! And how generous by Rick and Maria to give us all the opportunity to download it from their website!

For those of you who feel inspired by this project and did not start yet I attach he link to the Project Pack 09 videos as well as for the download of Markus Operandus 

In Europe the Project Pack can be purchased from the Tanglekunst Shop