Friday, December 29, 2017

12 Days of Zentangle Project and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Christmas Season this year seemed to be very short and so the time was full packed with things to organize and to do... the holidays came quickly and no it is already gone...

I hope you all had a wonderful time and you are now full of energy and motivation for the New Year.

I have published the new Zentangle Classes for 2018 onto my website! I am looking forward to my students!
Meine Zentangle- Kurstermine für das erste Halbjahr 2018 sind jetzt online! Ich freue mich auf neugierige und begeisterte Teilnehmer!

During the last days I finished some tiles of the 12Days of Zentangle Project.
Thanks to Rick and Maria, who prepared such a lot of beautiful ideas and videos to deal with. The new official tangles "Rumpus" and "Toodles" are beautiful and give so much opportunities to play with.

Here I show you some of my tiles which I created based on the 12Days videos.

#PP02DayThree : new tangle Rumpus . I drew Rumpus on a square tile with a glass dip pen and blue-black ink:

#PP02DayFive :   A Zendala with "Kissing Mookas" . I did not cut the areas for Knightsbridge, I blacked them with a brush pen.

#PP02DaySix :  Introduction of "Toodles" what a nice tangle with lots of variation possibilities!

#PP02DaySeven:  a prestrung Zendala should be filled with interwoven auras in each section - how simple with a stunning result! I wanted to see a little olour, so I drew int in blue on a tan tile:

#PP02DayNine:  One of my favourites! A black and a white (or tan) tile have been split into two parts and rejoined mirrored. I used two black and tan original tiles and two black and white Bijou tiles:

#PP02DayTen: Paradox as string on a black Apprentice tile. So lovely, unfortunately I made only one of them:

#PP02DayEleven: A star of 3Z tiles. It was the Christmas day... I made only the black one and gilded the backside. This star is hanging at my ChristmasTree ;-)

Last not least I would like to show you a couple of my paper folded stars. The German name is Fröbelsterne. It is the 3D version.
I have used beautiful paper stripes - and I love the stars! I used some of them as Christmas presents.

My special thanks to all my blog readers for your interest and all of your lovely comments! 
Another Zentangle year has gone and we have shared lots of beautiful Zentangle art and spent much of quality time together in this wonderful, mindful Zentangle family.

I wish you a very Happy New Year , health, love, luck and success with all the things you do!

Happy Tangling!
Love, Simone

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Classes and the last Challenges of 2017... DC#345 and IAST#223

Some weeks ago I wrote here on my blog about my preparations of two special Zentangle Christmas Classes which I gave in Dresden.
The preparation of these classes took some time. I had many ideas, but what would be the right one for the students? Would we have enough time to finish the tiles without hurrying? Which are appropriate tangles to choose?
Attached I show you some of my tiles which I prepared for this classes.

At first some stars, based on Paradox. This tangle is fun to teach!!

As main tile of the evening I prepared Christmas Cards.
We used 0.1 black Microns and a gold Gelly Roll pen, a red Gelly Moonlight and a transparent Gelly Stardust. The students were thrilled by these pens!

I had a wonderful first christmas class end of November. Based on those experiences (a bit too much!) I changed the content a little bit. The second class run last thursday.

I am really satisfied ... the preparation was good, the students were happy and it was a great experience for my Zentangle teaching journey!

I am so proud of them - some of them had no or only little Zentangle experiences and all of them drew fantastic tiles and Christmas cards!

Look at the Mosaics of the Christmas cards from my students.  Aren`t they beautiful?
The first one from November, 16th

And the second from December, 14th:

Around the preparation of these classes I drew some other Christmas Cards for my friends.
Here are some of them... they are my contribution to the DIVA Challenge #345 "Holiday Greetings"

Happy Anniversary, dear Laura! Seven years!! What a great job every single week! Thank you for that!

Last but not least I took part at Adele Brunos IAST challenge #223 this week.
Adele proposed to use the tangles Stella by Jana Rogers, CZT and Ahh by Maria Thomas.
I did not read to the end and drew only Stella .... I am sorry.. ;-)

I wish you all Merry Christmas,
peaceful holidays with your families with some good food and fine drinks and enough time 
for relaxation and "Happy Tangling"!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

DC#344-UMT"Afterglo", new to me "Veeze" and "C-Rendipity"

Time is running.... again we celebrate a UMT (Use my tangle) challenge, as we do every first Monday of a month.
This time the DIVA chose "Afterglo" by Carle Ohl. This tangle fits very well to the Christmas time!
I used a tile which I prepared with red Brusho watercolor powder and tangelsed with black and a little white and red.

Wie die Zeit verfliegt... schon wieder wifmen wir uns einer UMT (Verwende mein Muster) Challenge, wie an jedem ersten Montag im Monat.
Diesmal hat die DIVA das Tangle "Afterglo" von Carole Ohl ausgesucht. Das Muster passt super in die Weihnachtszeit!
Ich habe ein Tile verwendet, welches ich vorher mit rotem Brusho Pigmentpilver eingefärbt habe. Gezeichnet habe ich mit schwarzem Micron und ein bisschen mit roten und schwarzen Gelly Rolls.

Last week I tried the new tangle by Margaret Bremner "Veeze" for the first time. This is a very simple variation, nevertheless I like it! It was very relaxing!

And I drew another tangle which was new to me, the name is "C-Rendipity", by Veena Arun:

Both tangles are very variable and I am sure I will draw them again!