Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2018

I am back... with lots of things done and with DIVA Challenge #374

It's almost two month ago that I wrote my last post on this blog.
The time was busy with many exciting things and I realize more and more that posting of photos on Instagram or Facebook is much less time consuming than writing blog posts...

But I would like to continue this blog and so I am going to try to summarize some of the highlights of the last time.

5th European CZT Seminar in Ireland

In September 36 Certified Zentangle Teachers from Europe met at the Wild Atlantic Way in the south of Ireland. Caroline McNamara organized a beautiful program at a lovely location.
We had three days full of tangling, discussing, laughing, eating, even dancing ;-).... I enjoyed it so much in this creative atmosphere with all the lovely ladies (and some men as well ;-)

Some of the Beauties we created during the meeting. Some tiles are not completely finished yet and I am looking forward to taking some tome to complete them.


After these exciting days I had some additional  holidays in Ireland together with my husband. We had a lovely time there.
This was not our first time in Ireland, and definitely not the last one. What a beautiful country!

Dingle Peninsula
Killarney National Park


holiday homes in Ballyconneely, Connemara

Inktober 2018

This year I take part at the Zentangle Inktober Challenge.
One tangle every day, using a list of 31 tangles.

Here are the first 25 drawings:


Advanced Zentangle Class in Dresden last Friday

Last Friday I run a advanced Zentangle Class with 8 students.
We had a very inspiring evening with beautiful results. My students were happy. I am very proud of them! See the Mosaics

a tile based on a class of Marguerite Samama,CZT , given on the CZT seminar in Ireland. I used it to teach some tangle enhancers and embellishments and to introduce the idea of fragments 

teaching the creation of Zengems, using Prismacolor pencils on a Bijou tile 
black and white Zendala combined as Yin/Yang with the original tangle "Bumper"

 Look, what a beautiful birthday present m students have prepared for me. I thought "embedded letters" in my last class and they wanted to show me their new skills ;-) This makes me happy!

DIVA Challenge #374 - "Splotch-tastic!"

Laura challenged us to take two tiles and to splotch some paint between them. I used a blue ink and tangled with blue Micron05 and Gelly Roll in gold ... Here are my two tiles:

Oh wow... this became an extra long blogpost... Thank you for reading! See you soon!
Greetings from Dresden, Simone

Sonntag, 9. September 2018

Happy Tangling in Dresden

Last weekend we run two Zentangle classes in Dresden - a basic and an advanced class.
We had a lot of fun together and I am proud of my students and their results.
The motto of the advanced class was Shading and Tangle enhancers.
Embedded Letters are full of tangle enhancers:

Letzte Woche fanden zwei Zentangle Kurse (Basic und Fortschritt) in Dresden bei SimTangle statt.
Irgendwie hat es mir nach der Sommerpause richtig gut getan!

Wir hatten viel Spaß zusammen und ich bin stolz auf die Ergebnisse meiner Schüler.
Das Thema des Fortschrittkurses war Schattierungen und Tangle- Schmuck.
Bei "Embedded Letters" (eingebettete Buchstaben) kommt eine Menge von Tangle-Schmuck zur Anwendung:

These are some shading exercises of the tangles Flukes and Munchin:
Hier ein paar Schattier- Übungen mit Munchin und Flukes:

Shading / highlighting and Tangle enhancers on a renaissance tile:
Schattierungen/ Highlights und Tangleschmuck auf einer Renaissance- Kachel:

The beautiful results of my basic class:
Das sind die wunderbaren Ergebnisse des Basiskurses vom Freitag:

My Sunday tangle using "Poa" (Marion Kreuzweg), MySwing(mine) and HennaDrum (Jane MacKugler), inspired by Anya Ipsen:
Und das war eine Sonntags- Rangelei, inspiriert vom letzten Wochenende mit Anya und Sabrina hier in Dresden.

Freitag, 7. September 2018

The DIVA ist back - DC#365 , and much more

DIVA Challenge #365

I was happy to see that the DIVA challenge is back!
The DIVA needed a recreation break and I am sure many of us missed her weekly challenges. 
Sometimes it is good to pause for a while - the better is the restart ;-))

For this week we re challenged to do a tile with the "basic" tangles, in basic style- only black on white tile.
I used Crescent Moon, Shattuck, Hollibaugh (wonky) and Tipple.
For the preparation of my basic classes as a CZT I often draw tiles with only these few basic tangles and I show the students the possibilities to draw lots of different tiles with the same three or four tangles.
Thank you, Laura, for the continuation of your weekly challenge and for this lovely start

 Tangle Mosaic Project #14 

As every time I took part to the 14th Tangle Mosaic Project which is run by Annette (aka Lonetta).
I love this project and I am proud to be part of it. The whole mosaic of all participants you can see here on Annettes Blog. These are my tiles and small mosaics of my tiles, provided by Annette for each participant. Isn't it lovely?

Start in the new Zentangle Class season with SimTangle

Last weekend I opened the new Season of Zentangle Classes in Dresden. It is my second year as CZT. I am proud of the results of the last year and we celebrated it together with students of the last year and new students who are interested to learn Zentangle.

During the event I was accompanied by my lovely CZT friends Sabrina Stein ( and Anya Ipsen (Sutsche Tangeleien). I was so happy to have them here!

    I was surprised by a gift of four ladies who attend many of my classes and who are very loyal students. They tangled a couple of espresso cups and one of them was a gift for me. Can you imagine my pleasure?

During this event we did not only eat, drink, chatter and laugh, but we also made a little Zentangle Mosaic Project with 3Z tiles.

I prepared the strings on the 3Z tiles and a sampler of some fragments. All students tangled a tile and Anya&Sabrina created and framed some mosaics. We raffled them at the end.

CZT Mosaic

The next day we three CZT (Sabrina, Anya and me) had beautiful tangling time together.
We dealt with "hidden tangles" - these are official Zentangle patterns which are not well known.
We created a mosaic of four tile with the tangles Orlique, Vermal and Pinch. This is one version of the mosaic:

Some more tangles - just for fun! 

MySwing (mytangle) with Echoism , Nzeppel and Areal (all Zentangle)

A bijou mono tangle with Tristar (Anya Ipsen)

Variation of Poa (Marion Kreuzweg) with Tripoli (Zentangle)