Sonntag, 12. Mai 2019

Sikito again and again... ,Tangle Deck 3 and Fullmoonmosaic

One week ago, my tangle Sikito has been published at Tanglepatterns.com (see my latest post).
Only a few days later I found that Adele Bruno chose "Sikito" together with "Edie" by Laurel Davies as tangles for her "It's a String Thing" challenge "IAST#290". WOW!!
This is my contribution:
I hardly can wait for all the others....
IAST#290

Last week I decided to try as much several tiles with Sikito as I have ideas.
I made five tiles. Enough for his week, enough Sikito for the next days ;-)
But I am happy about the variety of Sikito and I had a lot of fun with it.

Sikito "half fragment" as border - combined with Saatin
Sikito on Zendala. The swirls are made with watercolor on a spinner. What a cool string...
Sikito Spring style ;-)
Sikito as fragment in a rectangular grid 
Sikito embedded in MySwing. With Pixioze (M. Bremner
Hanny Nura's Fullmoonmosaic
This afternoon I drew the tile for Hanny Nuras "Fullmoonmosaic" . She chose the tangles "Saatin" (Nadine Roller) and Joki (Kim Aarts).
Both tangles are so lovely. I added a Zengem in the center.


Lynn Mead's Tangle Deck3 - CZT Edition

This week I received my Tangle Deck 3 - CZT Edition, from Lynn Mead, CZT.
She created a deck of 48 cards with tangles by CZT artists from all over the world.
I am proud that Lynn chose my tangle "MySwing" as one of the 48cards!
I was so excited to be part of this project and I am happy to have the result in my hands now:
If you are interested, here is the link to Lynns website.


I wish you a very good start into the new week. Good night!

Dienstag, 7. Mai 2019

Zendala Moments #4

During the last weeks I was too busy to tangle as much as I do usually.
I had beautiful holidays instead (see my previous blog post) and prepared my next Zentangle class.

The more I loved to tangle this Zendala for Annettes "Zendala Moments #4". What a lovely string!




Have you seen, that my tangle SiKito which I showed you on my previous post, has been published on Linda Farmers "Tanglepatterns.com" last Friday?
I feel so honored, that my tangle has been implemented into this huge database of tangles which have been created by artists from all over the world!
It is my third tangle on this website!





Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2019

New tangle “Sikito“, holiday impressions from France, IAST#288


I am back at home from our trip to the amazing Bretagne in France.
We had an amazing time and I am going to share with you some of the highlights. 
But first of all, I am proud to present my newest tangle, which I completed some weeks ago.The story behind this tangle is quite simple:A couple of weeks ago I bought some dishes and a kitchen towel from my favorite designer “Greengate”. I have dishes and table cloths with several different designs which I use in my daily routine and absolutely adore. 



One of these designs inspired me to recreate it. I gave it the name “Sikito” which is the abbreviation of SImone’s KItchen TOwel đŸ˜„.

   


This is the step out of SiKiTo:
I realised that this tangle has lots of variation possibilities. It can even be used as a fragment.

I hope you enjoy recreating Sikito and will like the results. I'm looking forward to seeing your versions of Sikito. 



And now, as I promised, here is the account of my holiday:
The journey from Dresden to the Bretagne takes about 1600km, this is quite some distance to drive by car. 
We spread the journey into three parts and first visited the city of Troyes in the Champagne three several chateaus of the Loire.
What a beauty!!

window of the Cathedral in Troyes - like a Zendala ;-)


Chateau Chamboard








Chateau Amboise




Chateau Chenonceaux





We spent eight days in the Finistère in a cottage with an amazing sea view.
We were walking along the cliffs, cycling, sightseeing and : enjoying the Bretonish kitchen;-)









Moules frites 



One of the highlights was a visit of an Oyster farm at the river Belon where we tried several types and sizes of Oysters. I had never imagined how delicious oysters could be. 







Also a highlight was the visit of the lighthouse “Phare d EckmĂźhl “.
We climbed the 300 steps and had a stunning view - outside and inside:






The visits of the cliffs of Pointe du Raz, Pointe du Van were breathtaking, especially because of  those forces of nature: the broad reach and the massive waves.






I spent some time with tangling of course (even if the weather and the nature were too amazing to spend long time inside...)
This was a stone I found on the terrace table of our house (I left it there, but tangled;-)


And this is my tile for Adele Bruno's IAST#288 which run during the Easter holidays. My tangle Tulipa was one tangle in the challenge ;-)



On the way home we visited the world famous castle and gardens of the French King Ludwig XIV in Versailles near Paris. What a lovely day!

the hall of mirrors


Versailles at sunset