Saturday, August 29, 2015

Zendala Dare #107

This week I am together with my husband in West Danmark at the North Sea  in a cute and cosy little cottage.
It is so lovely here and so relaxing. The heathers are blooming. The weather is fine to sit on the terrace in the sun and to draw.
Today I spent some time to tangle for the Zendala Dare Challenge.
This week´s template reminded me to a flower, so I started my first tile with watercolors and tangeled over the colors.
As I was not so happy with the result (too much color?) I started a second attempt. In this tile I used a coloured pencil instead if graphite for shading.
I like this tile more, what do you think?

this is the SECOND tile 

and this is the first one

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DIVA Challenge #232 "Audio Meditation 1,2,3"

What an interesting new challenge by guest blogger Holly Atwater!
When reading first time I did not really understand the task, but after listening to the first Audio file it was rather clear.
Then I was a bit afraid, if I would understand all the text in English, but the voice and the articulation was so clear and calm that I was surprised to understand almost all words! (In the first Audio Meditation I had an online dictionary where I had to look two or three times..;-) This was not relaxing...
And then I thought: No mistake at Zentangle, so it doesn´t matter if all is perfect and then came the flow... Thank you, Holly for this interesting experience!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Zendala Dare #106

This is the first time that I attend to the Zendala Dare Challenge.
My very first zendala I draw when Erin was on the DIVA Challenge blog as a guest blogger.
I am glad that I found this site because I like the regularity of the zendala strings - this is soo relaxing!!
Thank you, Erin, for your templates.
This is my result for this week, I am rather happy with it:

Hopefully I will find some time during the next weeks as well.

Friday, August 21, 2015

It´s a String Thing #107

This week Adele Bruno gave us the challenge to tangle the patterns
Asian Fans, Bud aud Budlite.
Again, three new patterns for me to try.
Thank you, Adele, for the lesson how to draw Asian Fans, so I tried it as you suggested. The Budlite and Bud are very nice with a little practice...
The string of this week is very nice as well.
Thank you, Adele!

DIVA Challenge #231 "The Undulating Tangles in C and S minor"

This week the DIVA challenge has been created by guest blogger Sharla Hicks.

First I learned a new English word: I had use the dictionary to find out what "undulating" means. (Now I know it and I hope I won't forget it..)

A very nice challenge ! First I started with a light blue ink liner on dark blue paper, but I am not so glad with the result.

So I tangeled a nearly classic tile and I am much more satisfied with that.

But - as Zentangle does not know mistakes - finally I will show you both ...

Thank you, Sharla, for this interesting Challenge!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Der Tag als der Regen kam...

An diesem Wochenende ist in unserer Region eine 14 Tage anhaltende Hitze- und Trockenperiode zu Ende gegangen.
Temperaturen täglich zwischen 33 und 37°C und kein Tropfen Regen... Die Elbe hatte Rekord- Niedrigwasser, die Bäume bekamen braune Blätter und Nadeln und die Nächte waren tropisch. Ich habe diese Zeit als recht anstrengend empfunden! Daher haben wir dem erlösenden Regen regelrecht herbeigesehnt.
Das erste Gewitter kam am Samstag nachmittag, genau in dem Moment, als ich gerade dabei war, das Zentangle Muster "Narwal" zu entdecken.
Zur Begrüßung des Regens habe ich gleich dieses Bild gestaltet.

This weekend finished a 14 day period of suffocating heat and dryness in my region.
Temperatures between 33 and 37°C are absolutely ununsual and no rain at all... The river Elbe had a record of low water, the trees got brown leaves and needles ant the nights were tropical. This time was rather strenuous (i hope this is the right word) for me. So we have been waiting for rain a long time!
The first thunderstorm began at saturday afternoon, when I exercised the Zentangle pattern "Narwal". 
As a welcome to the rain I completed the exercise to this drawing:

Patterns : "Narval","Daviso","Msst", "Nipa", "Fracas", "`Nzeppel"
Colours :  Derwent Inktense Ink Pencils

Ich wünsche allen einen guten Start in die neue Woche bei angenehmem Wetter!
I wish you all a good start into the new week with fine weather!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

DIVA Challenge #230 - "Let’s all be ZenDivaDala"

This week the DIVA Challenge comes from Guest Blogger Erin Olson, CZT.
She gave us a tamplate for a Zendala.

Well, my first Zendala!
And what shall I say - it was such a nice evening for me - I started with one of my favourite patterns "Paradox", the ideas came step by step,  and then I was in the flow...
Tonight I am very happy with the result:

Muster Mixer #9

In Anya Lothrops Muster Mixer #9 besteht die Aufgabe des Monats darin, die Muster "Tropicana" und "Ixorus" zu mixen.
"Tropicana" kannte ich aus einer DIVA Challenge, "Ixorus" war wiedermal neu für mich.
Zunächst dachte ich, es gäbe nur eine einzige Möglichkeit zu mixen, aber beim Zeichnen fielen mir dann doch noch ein paar weitere Varianten ein.
Das ist mein Ergebnis:

The task of Anya Lothrops "Muster Mixer #9" was to mix the patterns "Tropicana" and "Ixorus".
I have already used "Tropicana" once in the DIVA Challenge, "Ixorus" was new to me.
First I thought there were only one real possibility to mix both patterns, but while tangling I found some more variations.
This is my result :
Many greetings to the Zentangle community - wish you all a perfect summer!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

DIVA Challenge # 229 Positive and Negative

This week we had an interesting challenge by guest blogger Sandy Hunter (CZT):
We should shift our focus to the negative space - the white part of the tile. When I started to draw I thought that it might be interesting to intensify this effect with the other extreme and to add some black space.
So I managed it at sunday evening to complete this challenge after a very busy week and weekend...
Thank you Sandy for this interesting challenge and this experience!

It`s a String Thing #104

At least I did it... I have not had enough time this week for the challenges.
But I had the ideas in my head and I wanted to draw them.

Even if the result is not as perfect drawn as I intended (I started with the wrong glasses....) I send this tile as my part to "It`s a String Thing 104"

Congratulations, dear Adele, for this two years challenge. I think it is a lot of work every week to review all our works..
Thank you for that !
Best wishes from Dresden!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Diva Challenge #228 "Nature"

DIVA Challenge #228 comes from guest blogger Cari Sultanik, CZT. She asked us to draw someting "organic", related to the nature.
This is a very nice theme with soo many possibilities... not easy to decide!
Thank you, Cari, for this beautifu challenge, I had a very peaceful and relaxed afternoon!
This is my result, just in time at sunday afternoon in Germany...
Many greetings to all tanglers, I wish you all a perfect summertime!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It`s a String Thing #103

The String Thing´s task of the week was to use the patterns Meer, MI2 and MR.E on a tile with string 103. While Adele (hopefully) had lots of fun with her grandchildren I had fun with this patterns.
Thank you Adele!
This time I did not use any aditional colour (but it was hard for me to do not!!)