Dienstag, 3. Juli 2018

Summer Holidays : Beach, Sun and Zentangle ....



This is a blogpost from the "Toppen of Danmark" - North of Jytland, where I spend my holidays with my family in a beautiful cottage while we have the best summer weather you could imagine.

It is a time full of releaxing, walking, cycling, swimming, tangling and watching the games of the FIFA World Cup.


Danmark and Iceland unfortunately already left the competition, but today our hearts are beating for England.
Congratulations to Sweden for reaching the quarter final!
Of course: Dynamo Dresden forever...
This is a tangle on an ecodyed tile, I drew Molygon as a reticulum and filled with some fragments 
My contribution to Adele Bruno`s IAST#249 : Ecodyed tile with Abeko and DivaDance


A beautiful variation to Icanthis is "Icantoo" , presented by Hanny Nura

Some days ago Diana Schreur posted a tangelation of "Eaxy" : Isn`t ist stunning, how different the same tangle can look?


I tangeled this as a frame for any certificate, Zentangle Class vouchers ... Love it!

Last friday I realized, that my tangle "MySwing" is the focus tangle in the Faceboog group "Square One: Purely Zentangle"
I am very proud of it an I am so happy to see all the tangles from various rtists with my pattern. While I stuck a bit in my own version I can see now so many different interpretations- I am so grateful for this experience! My great thank you to  all of you who give MySwing a try! You are beautiful!
This is my MySwing tile this week


tangled on the beach- the waves are leaking it away...
Paradox awaiting the sunset ...

After the sunset ...

I wish all my blog readers a beautiful summer and a relaxing time.
For all who live south the equator .... I assume it is not really as winterly as we are used to in Europe ;-))

Sonntag, 17. Juni 2018

Sommer-Sonne- Zentangle und Fußball! Summer-Sun-Zentangle and the FIFA World Cup...


I am so proud to show you a report which has been published in the German Journal "bella (Nr.25)" this week.
The editor of this report has attended a Zentangle Class in January and she was so impressed by Zentangle that she decided to write this report. Thank you!!






Some days ago I contributed to Adele Bruno's IAST Challenge. The theme was Helen William`s tangle "String Grid" - I love it!



Yesterday I read the latest post by the DIVA here on her blog.
I was deeply impressed by her words and I can underline every word she wrote. Thank you Laura, for your brave words and for this post. I am sorry that my English skills do not allow to express my thoughts exactly but I hope you can understand it well.
I also felt sometimes that we have instantly some stress... even when we do our beloved hobby. 
We do not only draw- this is fun! We post and blog and comment each other...
At the beginning ogf my Zentangle Journey I loved to do this every day, but now I realize a lot of "administrative work" around the drawing. 
Even though I love to be a part of the Zentangle family with all the aprreciation I decided to reduce the blogging and commenting to a lover level. I am sorry for that but I hope you all will understand.

I wish you, Laura all the Best. 
You are such a powerful wife, mother , artist .... and sometimes it is to much for one person. I very much appreciate your blog and all your activities around it, the challenge...

Take you time as much as you need! We will miss your weelkly challenge but I will wait patiently until you feel fit for it again. It should not be  "work"...


Today I finished my Zentangle Project Pack#3 tile. I decided to use an Opus tile which is sized 3x3 "normal" tiles.
I am not so very satisfied by the result, but I show it here. I feel it is not complete yet, but I don`t fell like continueing. 

Some days ago I read an article about ecodyeing. I was so interested that I immediately started a first attempt, very easily. Some sheets of Fabriano paper, layered with onion shells, some plant parts and pressed them together. Then I cooked in boiling red tea (fruit tea). Look at the results- arn`t they stunning?! I am sure to play with this method again someday.





This is a real "relaxation" tile: 
Using only Well as a fragment in a rectangular grid... without any tangelations, on a ATC card.



Last not least I attach a little tangle on one of the ecodyed papers:
A tangle, which I dedicate to the match of the German Soccer team which is going to play it`s first match in the Fifa World Cup 2018 this afternoon.
This is my contribution to a successful match ... (hopefully! :-)



This summer is so beutiful this year- the nature shows uns some of it`s perfection:






Sonntag, 3. Juni 2018

DIVA Challenge #365 and something about my Zentangle classes "black" and "3Z"

DIVA Challenge #365


The task of this DIVA challenge was to create a monotangle of Carol Ohl`s tangle PUF.
This is my contribution, drawn on a renasisance Zendala with a wonky grid as basis.



The tiles for thi DIVA Challenges #363 and #364 I first posted and linked on Instagram.
I created the blogpost later, if you are interseted to read more, look at my blogpost here.

The result of Lonettas Tangle Mosaic Project #13 I posted in a separate post here.

Recently I run two Zentangle classes - Black and 3Z.
I am so happy with the results of my students and I saw them so happy that I want to share with you the results.

Zentangle Black Class:

I prepared three diffrent black tiles for this class.
First as a introduction Rick`s tangelation of Crescent Moon:


Second: The tangle Spoken as string for some different areas to fill.
I showed my students how to use the Zenstone and to draw with black again on white,
I showed some possibilities and variations and they filled the areas in their own way. 

The third tile is an Apprentice tile. We discovered the different white Gelly Rolls (05/08/10)



3Z Mosaic Class


I was curious about this class - I never made such a mosaic before.
First we used a prestrung 3Z tile and filled with Striping and Staric in two colours.
As we had six 3Z tiles we could create a hexagon mosaic.

See some variations of the mosaic: 




The second 3Z is a combination of `Nzeppel, Shattuck, Maryhill, Flukes and Mooka , using the blue Micron 01 and the dark blue Micron PN





Here we combined all 12 tiles to Stars:

And this was our third tile with a "Well" string.

When I see this fotos I am still happy rememberig this class- full of positive energy.
Thank you, ladies!!







The beauty of peonies - Die Pracht der Pfingstrosen 



I wish you all a happy new week and a perfect Summer!





Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2018

Zenbutton and Lonettas TMP#13

I ever wanted to draw a Zenbutton - at least I did it!
I tangeled this tile at the beach of the Baltic Sea - can you see the fine white sand ?



n my last post I wrote about my short trip to the Island of Rügen.
I can not resist to show you two more pictures as I love them so much:








In May Annette (Lonetta) published her newest Tangle Mosaic Project.
Again, she prepared a beautiful string, and here is my tile as contribution to this project:


This is a Mosaic Annette created using my tile (in the black/ white version)


The complete Mosaic of all contributions you can see here. Please take the time and have a look at it - it is sooo beautiful!

What a beautiful May this year with some holidays and DC363 and 364

This may has flown away...  It was a month full of sun and beautiful days- it felt like summer.
Since my last post we had two long holiday weekends. The first one I spent in bed because of a crazy flu. The second one I was happy enough to spend some days on the beach of the Baltic Sea on the beautiful German Island Rügen. A very good place for recreation, indeed.

I did not tangle as much as I am used to, but I did not miss the DIVA Challenges:

DC#363:  "Laura's Auras"


I drew this tile sitting in the sun in a cosy Beach Chair:

For those of you who do not know how a typical Beach Chair of the Baltic Sea looks like:



This tile I tangleled at the beach as well. It is inspired by a plant which is called Sea Buckthorn (German: Sanddorn). It is a Duotangle of Verdigogh and Tipple ;-)  :


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Among many other beauties we hat the possibility to watch a perfect sunrise (before 5 o`clock!)...

---the Sea Bridge of Sellin...

...the miracle of heart tangles... (baby fern)....

....and some huge poppies:


DC#364:  "Remake a Classic"
For this challenge I chose a tile from February,2015. It is one of my very first tangle, before I realized that this is Zentangle. I did not know anything about thie method- I only found a stepout and drew it. I do not know it anymore but I think that I "copied" a tile which I saw in the web.
Last Sunday I drew it again.



Some more tiles and impressions of the last weeks at SimTangle you can read soon in my next post
See you!