Sunday, January 31, 2016

Opus Kachel mit vergoldeten Elementen

Ich möchte euch heute mein neuestes Projekt zeigen, diesmal nicht auf einer Zentangle Kachel (9x9cm) sondern auf Zeichenkarton im Format der Opus tiles (27x27cm)

Ich habe die Muster entsprechend teilweise vergrößert und am Ende einige Flächen mit Blattgold vergoldet. Das Ergebnis gefällt mir schon ganz gut, aber mit etwas Übung sollte das Vergolden noch exakter gelingen...
Insgesamt bin ich mit diesem Bild zufrieden, ich mag es.

Today I show you my latest tangle project, drawn on a sheet with opus tile size (27x27cm)
As finish I have added some gold on some areas. I used a gold leaf for that. I need to practise this technique for more exact results, but I love the tile, anyway...


Thursday, January 28, 2016

It`s A String Thing #129 - Hearts...

The first Heart related IAST Challenge this year:
LG is a tangle which I used in my very first IAST tile (101).
The two other tangles "Caught" und "LaBel" are new to me but both are very nice despite I am not really a fan of heart- tangles. BUT its Valentine Day soon so we cannot avoid it!!

This is my contibution to IAST #129:
                                                     String #169 (

Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekly Challenge #252: "String Theory: Tangle within a tangle... it's like inception... but with tangles"

What a good idea... "Tangle in a Tangle" is the new DIVA Challenge.
Choose a tangle, use it as a string and tangle in it.

I chose "W2" and filled it with several tangles : Printemps, All Boxed Up , Maisie and a variation of Prestwood.
It is amazing what interesting ideas the DIVA has week after week! Thank you, Laura!

And I would like to show once more:
Last year I was not early enough to finish the Hollibaugh- Challenge (DC#245), because I was ill.
As I did not post it anywhere yet I show it here today.. In my opinion it goes with DC#252 as well.

I hope that all of you who are living at the East coast of the USA came through the winter storm last weekend without any injuries or other problems. My thoughts have been with you.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Just for fun

Heute habe ich nur mal so ein bisschen herumprobiert und Anregungen ausprobiert
Das ist dabei herausgekommen:

Ich wünsche allen Tanglern ein wunderschönes Wochenende!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ìt`s A String Thing #128

This week`s IAST challenge was a great pleasure for me.
Paradox is one of my absolue favourites... I love it to play with it.
And the string is just perfect for this pattern.
The other tangle - Hypnotic - is really fun as well.

Thank you, Adele, for this beautiful challenge! I wish you a nice week and I am looking forward to see all the other tiles next tuesday.
String #129. (
Tangles: Hypnotic and Paradox

Monday, January 18, 2016

DIVA Challenge #251: Moebius Syndrom Awareness Day (MSAD2016)

This Sunday, January 24, is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day.

I have not heard something about the Moebius Syndrome yet, except here on the DIVA`s blog.
It is a disorder of the nervous system which is affecting about 5000 people worldwide, this is a share of about 1ppm (one per million)!!!
This is the reason why it is so important to raise the awareness for this Syndrome.

I am deeply impressed, how Laura (The DIVA) and her family cope with this disorder of their little sun Artoo. Such a lot of love, power, trust and empathy which we can follow and read about every week on her blog.
Unfortunately, my English is not good enough to express all my thoughts and admiration about it.
Anyway, this is inspiring for me to cope with any circumstances and imperfections which we meet in our lifes.

This is my contribution to the DIVA Challenge #251 - tangeled on the sign of the Moebius Foundation.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

My String Challenge Strings #009 and #010

This is another tile for my own "String Challenge"
I discovered "Tweety" , which I like very much when I was surfing in the web. It is from Sandra Strait, she posted it in 2010. If you are interested in this tangle, you can find it here

String #009 ( 
Patterns: DIVA Dance, Arukas, Merryweather, Tweety, Pokeroot, Zinger

String #010
Patterns: Hi-Cs , Fife, Sand, Knightsbridge

Saturday, January 16, 2016

It`s A String Thing #127

Today I decided to take part at the IAST challenge again.

I follow Adele Bruno`s blog and the IAST every week and I am impressed about the lots of fantastic tiles!
Besides of Printemps the patterns of this week are new to me, so it was a real challenge for me.
I love the string with the yin/yang.

This is my contribution to IAST this week:
String No. #172 , 
tangles: Puchong (Michelle Lim , CZT)
Printemps (Maria Thomas, original Zentangle)
(O) (Damy)
Zonked (Barbara Finwall)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Diva Challenge #250 - "Bringing it Back to the Old School"

This week the DIVA reminds the Zentangle community  to the basics of Zentangle, using only  a white 3,5" tile, a black pen and a pencil.
Without any focus on the result - only on the process of tangling.

She is right... sometimes it is good to stop and to get back to the "Old School".

(Despite I love colours and I am sure we are going to use them also in the future.)

Yesterday I tangeled this tile for my own "String Challenge" where I try to complete all strings from Linda Farmers "".

When I read the DIVA Challenge today I decided immediately that this is just what the DIVA is asking for:

For this tile I used string #008 and the tangles "Namaste", "Fassett", Phroz", "W2" and "Cadent"

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New: my own "String- Challenge"

At the end of 2015 I have studied Linda Farmers post about "the Importance of strings" on her Blog:

After reading that I realized, that I have mostly begin to draw a tile without a string. 
Now I decided to start my own challenge: to draw a tile for each single string which is listed on Lindas site, beginning with #001.
I will try to draw at least 2 tiles per week and I wonder if I will get it within 2016.

I have joined the Flickr- Group , where all members of the group show their tiles with reference to the used string.

I will show some of them here as blog posts and I have created a site on this blog (see sites above) to collect them all togehter. So , if anyone is interested... You can watch the progress of my challenge.

Here and now I would like to thank Linda Farmer for her huge efforts on her site! Without all her work, the informations, the hints, the collection of tangles and strings I would not have so much fun with Zentangle.
I am looking forward to the new Tangle Guide 2016!
The purchase of this E-book is for me a good possibility to thank Linda for her work!

This are two of my first string tiles, which I like most:

String #001
String #005

Monday, January 4, 2016

DIVA Challenge #249 - Happy Anniversary!

Dear DIVA Laura ,
Happy New Year for you and your lovely family and Happy  5th Anniversary to your DIVA Challenge and thank you so much for your efforts every week !
I have had lots of fun since I have started to participante and I have learned so much during the last year!
This weeks` challenge is dedicated to this 5th anniversary with a duotangle of the patterns "Auraknot" and "Diva Dance".
I do love both tangles and had a wonderful evening with them:

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Muster Mixer #14

Alles Gute im Neuen Jahr!!
Möge es allen Gesundheit, Glück und Frieden bringen!

Passend dazu ist der neue Muster Mixer von Anya Lothrop, dessen Muster "Ahh"  und "Afterglo"  an ein Feuerwerk erinnern.

Es hat wieder viel Spaß gemacht, danke Anya!


Happy New Year!
Hopefully a year Full of health, happieness and peace for all!

The new Muster Mixer by Anya Lothrop with the patterns Ahh and Afterglo reminds me to fireworks, which is going well with New Years´ Greetings.