Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2018

DIVA Challenge #377, Tangle Mosaic Project #15 and my Zentangle Christmas Classes in Dresden

DIVA Challenge #377

For this challenge we should create a Duotangle of  Fengle and Pokeroot.
I decided for a Renaissance tile :    

Tangle Mosaic Project TMP#15

The final post to Annettes TMP you can see here on her TMP-site.
Some details about thus project I wrote in on of my previous posts.

Here is my tile and two mosaics, which Annette created from my own tile. 
Thank you very much, Annette, for your efforts with this beautiful Zentangle Project!

Zentangle Christmas Classes 2018 in Dresden

This Year, I run two Zentangle Christmas Classes as a CZT. 
I started with the preparation already in September, had lots of different ideas, wasted some of them and finally chose one project for the 3 hour´s class and one additional for the 6 hour´s class.

The first one is a white card of Fabriano paper  with two stars, filled with Cassiopeia and Tripoli.
For the embellishment we used Sakura Gelly Rolls in red ("Moonlight") , in gold and transparent (Stardust). 
Additionally we tangled black stars (two 3Z tiles glued together) on both sides so that you can hang them anywhere. We fixed the star at the card- so it is a complete Zentangle Christmas Gift.
My students were very happy with this project and I was happy with all the beautiful results.

Happy and tired after 6 hours of tangling...  Thank you, ladies, it was a lovely day!

 The second project is a black card with a mounted Zendala on it. We made an Auraknot star on each Zendala. We discussed how to color the edge of the Zendala and I proposed to do it in different ways, so the students could choose... So you can see so many different results- and every one is beautiful.
I am glad about such experiences- so I can show the students the variety of possibilities ...

On the black card, outside the Zendala, we created a red ring, filled with golden Shattuck. And under the Zendala we drew an Indyrella Star (which I do LOVE!!, and the students did as well!

the mosaic with the different Zendala edges : black, white, red, gold .... soo lovely!
Finally, I wish my blog readers a beautiful, and happy Christmas season full of joy and fun!
In Germany the Christmas markets are open and we especially enjoy our hot spicy wine called "Glühwein". Do you know it? It´s so yummy!

See you - take care!
See you!

Sonntag, 18. November 2018

DIVA Challenge #376 , Annettes TMP#15, the last Inktober tangles and some more stuff

DIVA Challenge #376

Many CZTs from all over the world met in Providence some days ago for "Zen again". (I wish I could be there one day..)
Laura, the DIVA, was one of the participants. The CZTs tangled an interesting string together - if you put 4 (ore more) of them together you get interesting mosaics.
This is this week's challenge.

I drew only one tile with this string and constructed the mosaic with this tile, using PowerPoint.

In September, my dear CZT friends from Berlin (Sabrina) and Hamburg(Anya) visited me in Dresden and we tangled together , using the same string. I wrote about the meeting here.
We used three Original Zentangle tangles Orlique, Vermal and Pinch which are not well known- ask your local CZT if you are interested to learn them! 

Lonettas Tangle Mosaic Project TMP#15

The 15th Tangle Mosaic Project, which is run by my CZT#23 class mate and friend Annette with such beautiful results each single time, has started. More and more tanglers worldwide take part to this mosaic and I am looking forward to the final mosaic of this one. 
Thank you, Annette, for your efforts. I know that it is very time expensive!
This is my contribution:

Inktober tangles Days 26 to 31

without comments ;-)

...and some more stuff...

Some days ago I received a foot from Margaret Bremner, CZT from Canada. She showed me a tile using my tangle MySing in an interesting variation in Hollibaugh style. Look this stunning work : 


Such inspired, I drew my own version . Thank you for your idea , Margaret!

The last two tiles show my first impressions with the new official Zentangle pattern Ratoon. 
It is very versatile - I am looking forward to try more of this tangle....

I am running two Zentangle Christmas classes this year.
I prepared some Christmas cards and tags - the students of the first class have been very successful and we could appreciate a great mosaic of cards and stars, finally.
I will show you something about it in one of my next posts...

Have a nice Sunday. I wish you a joyful start into the Christmas Season.
Love, 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.