Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Tangle "MySpin"

Ich möchte heute ein Tangle vorstellen, welches ich gestern beim Zeichnen "entdeckt" habe. Ich habe mit Printemps und Joki gespielt und ein wenig MySwing im Kopf gehabt.... dabei hat sich dieses Muster ergeben.
Es hat einige Variationsmöglichkeiten, kann als Solitär- Muster verwendet werden oder auch als Hintergrund, klein oder groß, mit oder ohne Füllung...
In Anlehnung an MySwing habe ich es einfach MySpin getauft... Ich hoffe es gefällt euch und ihr habt Spaß damit. Ich bin gespannt, es zu sehen...

I would like to introduce a new tangle which I "found" accidentally yesterday, while playing around with Printemps, Joki and a bit of MySwing.
The tangle has several possibilities for variations, can be used standing alone or as filler of a background next to Printemps, for instance. It can be drawn small and big, with or without fillings and even in a cool combination with Mooka.
Anything is possible...
Based on MySwing I decided to name it MySpin. I hope you like it and have a bit fun with it. I am looking forward to see some tiles with MySpin...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DIVA Challenge #331- Petoskey stones and an aura session...

Diese Woche präsentiert Gast- Bloggerin Jane Reiter die DIVA Challenge.
Sie stellt uns in ihrem Beitrag ganz überraschende Steine vor, die im Michigan See zu finden sind.
Sie bestehen aus versteinerten Korallenskeletten und haben ein wabenförmiges (hexagonales) Muster.

Die Fotos, die dazu im Netz zu finden sind, sind wunderschön und gerne würde ich so einen Stein mal in Händen halten.

This week guest blogger Jane Reiter presented the DIVA Challenge.
She showed us fotos of amazing stones which can be found in Lake Michigan. The Petoskey stones are fossiles of coral skeletons and have a hexagonal strucure.
The fotos are so stunning- I wish I could see an original stone and touch it myself...

Die Aufgabe bestand nun darin, ein Tangle zu zeichnen, in dem die Charakteristik der Petoskey Steine zum Ausdruck kommt.
Ich dachte mir das so:
The challenge was to tangle a tile showing the characteristics of this wonderful stones.
This is my contribution:

Vor einigen Tagen hat Molly Hollibaugh einen Blogbeitrag veröffentlicht unter dem Motto "Im Zweifel : Aura!" Sie hat auch auf einen älteren Beitrag von Rick und Maria verlinkt, in dem sie die Aura- Technik mit vielen Beispielen erläutern.
Ich kann es bestätigen.... ich kenne die Situation, wenn man plötzlich keine Idee hat, wie man weiter zeichnen soll.... Auren sind immer eine gute Option!
Hier mal ein Versuch nach Anregung einer Zeichnung von Maria

Some days ago, Molly Hollybaugh published some thoughts about Auraing and linked to some examples that Rick and Maria showed some years ago on their blog.
I love the words: "When in doubt: Aura" , may be, because I was already several times in doubt... and yes, Aura is a very good solution in this situation.
This is my example of Auraing, inspired by a tile from Maria:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

DC#330-"Plates", Joyes challenge #179 and some more tiles

In der wöchentlichen DIVA Challenge hat diese Woche die Gast- Bloggerin Jeanette Clawson das Thema "Plates" zum Thema gemacht. Es sollte ein Zendala auf mehrere Kacheln verteilt werden, so dass am Ende ein Mosaik entstehen sollte.
Ich habe mich für ein Quartett von vier Tiles in Bijou Größe entschieden. Diese waren aus Aquarell- Karton zurecht geschnitten, den ich vorher mit Aquarellfarben eingefärbt habe.

This week Guest Blogger Jeannette Clawson challenged us to draw a "plate" , a Zendala, on several tiles.
I decided to traw on four tiles in Bijou size. I cut them out of watercolour paper which I had dyed with colors before.
Thank you, Jeanette, for this very interesting and inspiring challenge!

Für Joeys wöchentliche Tengle Challenge #179  habe ich diese Woche das zweite von 9 Tiles gezeichnet, welche am Ende ein Mosaik aus 9Tiles ergeben soll.
Das vorgegebene Muster war diese Woche "Merryweather", begleitet von "African Artist" und "Keepsake", einem meiner eigenen Muster. Am Rand wieder "SIRI", auch von mir.

For Joeys weekly tangle challenge #179 I created the second tile for the mosaic of nine.
The tangle which we should ust this week, is "Merryweather", followed by some more "African Artist" and "Keepsake" , one of my own tangles. At the edge again "Siri", also one of mine.

Hier die ersten Beiden zusammen... Here are both together:

In der letzten Woche habe ich ein paar Tangles in ein kleines Büchlein mit Aquarellkarton gezeichnet.
Dieses habe ich immer bei mir.
Last week I drew some pages in my new journal with watercolour paper.
I have it always with me and love to draw in it:

Friday, August 18, 2017

IAST#208 (Happy 4th Anniversary!) and DIVA Challenge #329

First of all I send my congratulations and best wishes to Adele Bruno, who has been  running her
"It`s a String Thing" challenge for four years now!

I am proud to be a follower of this challenge for two years. I clearly remember my first contribution, it was exactly the second anniversary , IAST#104, with two candles as string.

One year later, 2016, we drew the same string with three candles, that was IAST#156.

And now another year has flown away... the string has four candles this week, and I wonder if there will be five candles next year?

I love to read the posts on Adeles blog "Tickled To Tangle" and I am looking forward to the next ones...
This is my contribution to IAST#208. The background has been created by my CZT friend Sabrina Stein, using dry pastels.
She gave it to me some weeks ago and I thought it were a good occasion to use it. The colours give a perfect light to the candles..

The tangles are : Knightsbridge (ZT), Trella (Adele Bruno) , Copada (Margaret Bremner), Wud (Joni Feddersen)

The theme of this week´s DIVA Challenge is a Fragment.
Guest Blogger Marguerite Samama , CZT from the Netherlands, wrote some interesting words about fragments and challenged us to tangle a tile using the fragment "D1" from the Zentangle Primer.
If you would like to see the fragment in detail, look here

This is my D1 tangle. I used several variations of the fragment.

Last not least I show you my today´s tangle. I used a new tangle of Sabrina Stein from Berlin. She published the tangle "Spanflow" on her blog last weekend and I drew it for the first time today.
Great tangle, Sabrina! I like it much!
I hope you like my tile..

Sunday, August 13, 2017

DIVA Challenge #328- "Aloha" and Lonetta`s Mosaic Project TMP#9

Another week with a Guest Blogger on DIVAS Blog... This week Suzanne Fluhr challenged us to create a Monotangle, using her tangle "Aloha".
What a lovely tangle- powerful with high contrast and space for lots of variations...

I had once more the experience of the flow while tangling. I started with a curved line and the first leaves without any idea about the final result. I decided step by step about the next strokes, the colours and the fillings inside.
I felt very relaxed and creative and I love the result!

My second tangle project during the last days was the tile for Annettes Tangle Mosaic Project (TMP#9).
I am absolutely impressed by Annettes Mosaic creations. She gives the string and the rules how to fill them, many tanglers draw and send her the tiles and she creates mosaics by combining them.
The results are amazing and I will not miss any of these wonderful projects.

This time the string is one Cubine fragment to fill.
These are my contributions to TMP#9. The second one is my favourite ;-)

The first one... "quick and dirty" with Bales, Emingle and some Tipple

The second one with "Wells"  as fragment and much more detail work.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DC#327- The DIVA Dancing in Lisbon

This week the DIVA Challenge was presented by German CZT Henrike Bratz.

Henrike spent some days in Lisbon and was excited about the lots of tiles with beautiful patterns. I have not been there yet, but I saw similar beauties in Barcelona and I know how a tangler feels among this lots of patterns...
No wonder, that Henrike drew the patterns and deconstructed some.

In her guest post she presented her Fragment "Lisbon" and challenged us to combine it with DIVA Dance.

What a beautiful idea for this weekly challenge - thank you so much, Henrike! I am looking forward to meet you in October!!

This is my conribution for "The DIVA dancing in Lisbon"  (I love that title!!!!)

This was my first decision to have finshed the tile last night. Today I felt it too "fade" and filled the spaces. No idea which one is better, I like them both ;-)

Here is a "late" tile for the last DIVA Challenge (#326).
As `Nzeppel is one of my Mac`n cheese tangles I tried some more.
This one I like because of the powerful colours (created with Inktense pencils and some washing)
The tangle is drawn with curved lines, as it were  " `Nzeppel random curved "...