Thursday, December 26, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Its been a long time ago that I have had published my last blogpost.

The second half of 2019 was rather hard and busy for me. Besides of my Zentangle classes I did not have a lot of time for tangling- just for fun.
Nevertheless I have some amazing photos to show you today.
I am going to start with my Christmas tiles, as today is the last Christmas holiday.
I hope you all have had a very good. time and enjoyed some good food and drinks and meeting your family and friends.

These are my experiences of the Zentangle Christmas Classes in Dresden.
I had so many students that I needed three separate classes!
This pictures show the prepared material sets for all 27 students:

Look at the great results- I am absolutely proud of my students:

Christmas Cards with black Bijou tiles at the edges which hold a tangled relaxation tile

Relaxagon tiles with TINT by Henrike Bratz and Verdigogh by Zentangle.

Stars of Fabriano Pergamo paper - double sided tangling 
3D stars made of Fabriano Pergamon paper - double sided tangling

Don`t they look happy?

Some days before Christmas I made some Christmas cards for my friends. 
I started with dying of Yupo paper with alcohol inks by "Octopusfluids" from my hometown Dresden.
I am going to write a special post bout these brilliant colors.
I scanned the dyed paper and printed it on artist inkjet paper, wirer I tangled this card:

Friday, September 20, 2019

I am back again...

This is my first post after three month.

My summer was not as expected, we started beautiful holidays in Norway in July, had some wonderful and very interesting days but in the middle of the holidays I got sick, what caused the holidays to end with a long way home feeling very badly.
Now, after a couple of weeks of recreation, I feel much better now and able to come back to "normal life".

Today I would like to show you some impressions of my tangling work of the last months:

CZT meeting "D-A-CH"

Beginning of June the German speaking CZTs from Germany/ Switzerland/ Austria had a wonderful meeting in Wuppertal. Starting with the idea of a "small meeting of some people" the organization team managed to host about 25 CZTs in a beautiful location and we spent three inspiring, fun and enjoying days together.
We had lots of time to talk each other and had some very inspiring classes.
Of course I can not show all the beautiful moments we had, but maybe some highlights for me (surely I forget some...)

beautiful nameplates created by Heike
I got a tangled cup by Melanie as a gift

birthday card I created inspired by a class by Iris,
I was really very happy to meet my CZT mates

Holidays in Norway

As mentioned before, I enjoyed only the first half of my holidays, but Norway is such a beautiful country - you could not get enough.
I had "only" two Zentangle Moments that time:

A Zendala, inspired by the window of the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim and a tangled shell.


Here is the nature tangling: The Saltstraumen is a huge maelstrom which makes these amazing spirals

beautiful light at midnight

Zendala Moments 

This are two Zendala which I made for Annette's (Lonetta's) Zendala Moments.
The Strings and the results of the Zendala Moments you can see on Annettes Blog 

Zendala Moments #8

Zendala Moments #9

Hanny Nuras fullmoon mosaics

We had some full moon phases within the last three month.
I participated in two of them:

Full moon with Poa (tangle by Marion Kreuzweg)


And some more ... 

Garlic Cloves in black and blue
a sketch of Marasu
my tangle "SIKITO" was the focus tangle in "Square one" last week.
I was excited to see so many beautiful versions of this tangle.
This was not as much as I usually do within three months but I am happy about these tiles and happy that I am healthy again.
I wish all my readers a very happy autumn!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Opus with Labyrinth and other Zentangle Classes

Labyrinth on Opus

In May, I run a Zentangle class where we created Opus tiles with Labyrinths based on the idea of Dorian Eng, CZT.

I had a lot of fun during the preparation of this class, prepared several opus tiles in several styles and decided for a Renaissance tile, tangling with a blue Micron and shading with blue colored pencil.
The edges of the Labyrinth we drew with Gelly Roll pens in copper.
Outside the Labyrinth we embellished with white charcoal pens.

We did it as a workshop of 6hours.
I prepared the labyrinth in pencil already at home for all students, so we did not need much time for construction.

Nevertheless, we needed all the time and most of us did not finish the outside embellishments. So we had a bit homework to do ;-)

Attached I show you my own tile, finished, and the amazing results of my class.

And Ria, do you see how beautiful your Javik fits into the shapes? My students LOVED it!!

I am very grateful for this beautiful inspiration - thank you for that, Dorian Eng!!

my very first Labyrinth with black on white Opus tile and belly in gold for the edges

check of some tangles on a classic renaissance tile (9x9cm)

Zentangle classes this weekend

Today, I run my last class before the summer break.
After a very inspiring basic class last night (with 30°C outside ...) we had a advanced class today with the subject "Tangle enhancers".

Despite of 32°C outside, we had a very creative and concentrated class.
Thanks to all my students - you are amazing!

These were our today's tiles:
my class preparation

the class work today ;-) look at the dew drops!! Despite the heat!

Rumpus and nothing else 

Tomas Padros makes me crazy ;-)))

Tomas Padros, Zentangle artist from Barcelona, Spain,published such a lot of stunningly beautiful tangles that I am not able to draw them all- but they are so interesting that I almost feel a little bad, that I missed some of them ...

This is the tangle "Allstars" in the center of the hexagon tile.
The hexagon shaped tile are an amazing idea of Marguerite Samama.
You can by sets of 20 together with a very nice explanation and tutorial with lots of lovely ideas ton Marguerite's Etsy- shop  ("Happytangling")

Here are my first tries on "Tissoooh" which is so full of surprise!

Hanny Nuras #fullmoonmosaic of June

These are my two versions of the tile with Hanny's string and the tangle Appease .
In the center are variations of my tangle SiKito which was published on some weeks ago.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sikito again and again... ,Tangle Deck 3 and Fullmoonmosaic

One week ago, my tangle Sikito has been published at (see my latest post).
Only a few days later I found that Adele Bruno chose "Sikito" together with "Edie" by Laurel Davies as tangles for her "It's a String Thing" challenge "IAST#290". WOW!!
This is my contribution:
I hardly can wait for all the others....

Last week I decided to try as much several tiles with Sikito as I have ideas.
I made five tiles. Enough for his week, enough Sikito for the next days ;-)
But I am happy about the variety of Sikito and I had a lot of fun with it.

Sikito "half fragment" as border - combined with Saatin
Sikito on Zendala. The swirls are made with watercolor on a spinner. What a cool string...
Sikito Spring style ;-)
Sikito as fragment in a rectangular grid 
Sikito embedded in MySwing. With Pixioze (M. Bremner
Hanny Nura's Fullmoonmosaic
This afternoon I drew the tile for Hanny Nuras "Fullmoonmosaic" . She chose the tangles "Saatin" (Nadine Roller) and Joki (Kim Aarts).
Both tangles are so lovely. I added a Zengem in the center.

Lynn Mead's Tangle Deck3 - CZT Edition

This week I received my Tangle Deck 3 - CZT Edition, from Lynn Mead, CZT.
She created a deck of 48 cards with tangles by CZT artists from all over the world.
I am proud that Lynn chose my tangle "MySwing" as one of the 48cards!
I was so excited to be part of this project and I am happy to have the result in my hands now:
If you are interested, here is the link to Lynns website.

I wish you a very good start into the new week. Good night!