Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fullmoon-mosaic Nov18, DIVA Challenge #379, Zentangle Project#04 and HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Hello everyone, this is my first blogpost in 2019, showing you my recent Zentangle activities from the last year ;-)

1. Hanny Nuras Fullmoonmosaic of last November:

Duotangle of "Madama" by Marguerite Samama and "A-Dalfa" by Bunny Wright
This was my very first contribution to Hanny Nuras challenge. I must say that I love it.

2. DIVA Challenge #379 "Holidaze"

The challenge was to create a holiday tile.
I have been drawing Christmas cards and stars since mid of November - so see my bundle of holiday tiles here 

In December, my hubby and me spent a long weekend at the Baltic Sea on the Darß peninsula.
It was such a relaxing, calming time there.
In a craft shop in Ahrenshoop I found a paper mobile made of seven white /grey and black paper stars. Its a Danish Design. I instantly saw the possibility to tangle the stars and so I bought it and .... look and see some examples - I love this mobile so much!

Star mobile in my living room

this was our Christmas tree

...and this one at the beach... romantic!! 

3.Zentangle Project#04 - 12 days of Zentangle

In December the Zentangle family started a new 12 days of Zentangle project. 
They created a "spinner" filled with 54 Original Zentangle patterns. 
I created my project on an Opus tile, because I wanted to frame the tile. 
I finished the tile by End of December, adding four extra Original ZT patterns in the corners and personalized it with my SimTangle logo (MySwing) in the center.
I added the names of all used tangles as a border around the big circle- so I can find the names easily, if necessary...
I had a lot of fun with this project and love the result. Thank you, Maria, Rick, Molly and Martha, for this inspiration !

4. Square One- Purely Zentangle: Focus pattern "OTM" by  CZT Cari Samarra

The New Year started with a tangle whichcwas new to me- it was the focus pattern in the Square One Facebook group. I love OTM - it has lots of possibilities for variations!
These three tile are very similar drawn, but with different color styles.
As I am in preparation of my next Zentangle Classes this helped me to focus on Renaissance ;-)

Last but not least: For the celebration of New Years eve my dear friend Sabrina Stein (CZT from Berlin) visited us together with her husband in our home town Dresden.
We spent a very lovely time together, with a crazy Geocaching tour at night (in the wood ;-)) , eating, drinking, chattering, laughing... and realized once more that time is running too fast!

Sabrina and me in front of the Dresden Opera "Semperoper"

We wish all of you a very successful and Happy New Year! 


  1. I love all your stars! Fabulous work.

  2. Lovely work, especially the stars look very cool!
    Wish you and your family the best for the New Year and lots of wonderful tanglemoments.

  3. Ach Simönschn, das sind tolle Bilder und liebe Worte. Danke für den tollen Start ins neue Jahr. ♥️

  4. Wow! Lovely work. The stars are beautiful and I love what you did with the “spinner”!


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