Wednesday, May 13, 2020

MySwing reloaded

I am very proud of my tangle MySwing which has been published on in December, 2016. It was my first tangle at this site and the special blogpost has been visited 16.859 times already! I did not expect that at all and I thank you all who like to draw MySwing.

During the last weekend I played a little bit with this tangle and found some new possibilities of drawing MySwing :

How to draw a MySwing Flower

This is a sketch with an idea only with pencil on a sheet of my notepad. I did not have my tangle tools available...

Zentangle ProjectPack#09 finished!

In April we had the opportunity to take part to a beautiful new Video Project by Zentangle HQ- accompanied by ProjectPack09.
It was announced as a Spring project and so it was no surprise that the main color of the project is GREEN!
Normally, I am not a great lover of green, but this project was so full of spring power like I can watch daily in the nature- just beautiful.

This time I was too late to get the Project Pack with the original materials, so I decided to draw with my glass pen and Ecoline watercolor inks instead of the Sakura Micron pens which came along with the material pack.
I loved working with this inks and enjoyed the brightness of them!

After finishing the wonderful 6 tiles (I admit I drew some more, because I could not stop...) I completed them to a Mosaic and sticked it on a black Opus tile. After some embellishments with a light green Gelly Roll (Moonlight 06 from PP#08) I framed my Opus tile. And I am happy with the result:

Just before I sticked the tiles on the Opus tile I combined them to another Mosaic with 7 Zendalas.
In the center I drew another Zendala. I arranged them in three several ways:

The string I created using the absolutely amazing "Markus Operandus" . This is a great tool to create strings on Zendalas and other tiles. What an idea! And how generous by Rick and Maria to give us all the opportunity to download it from their website!

For those of you who feel inspired by this project and did not start yet I attach he link to the Project Pack 09 videos as well as for the download of Markus Operandus 

In Europe the Project Pack can be purchased from the Tanglekunst Shop

Friday, May 1, 2020

Walk through my hometown and a new tangle "Egganddart"

Currently we live in a crazy time- the Corona virus has influenced the daily life all over the world and has caused lock- downs.
In Saxony, where I live, we have had some weeks to stay at home (and we have still...), with little exceptions for a walk, for instance.

So we got really new views of our home town and nearby surrounding.
My husband and me spent a holiday week at home- with some walks around our home.

Normally, our hometown Dresden is crowded with lots of tourists and now we have our city only for us. It feels a bit surreal.

During a walk through the historic city of Dresden one Sunday evening we took some photos of our beautiful city.

At the "Georgentor", a part of our castle, I explored a beautiful pattern which fascinated me :

Later I learned that this pattern is a very old Iconic pattern which has been used for ages in the architecture. Here you can see some examples which I found in the web:
The pattern is known as "egg and dart"

At the following days I made some sketches of this pattern and finally I deconstructed it as a tangle.
Here I am going to present you my tangle "EGGANDDART":
Like the original pattern comes in lots of variations the tangle can be varied in many different ways.
I show you some possibilities here:

And finally - this is my step out:

I hope that you like it as I do and wish you a lot of fun while trying it out!
Take care! Stay at home and stay healthy. 
I am looking forward to see some of your interpretations of "Egganddart".