Thursday, February 24, 2011

Week 10 challenge~ The space between

this week I am the Diva challenged us to be more aware of the spce between and to NOT fill up every single space on our tiles. Really????I have to leave space.???? this was hard for me. I see my page and want to fill it up. I am guilty of  this. I really had a hard time stopping in this one.
This was created as a wedding gift for my niece who is getting remarried this summer. She will be blending famliies. I am going to add their names then I am cutting it down and matting it then will frame it. So, yes I will be adding more but only a name on the edge of each heart.


I am sooo ready for spring..can you tell?

Sorry about the picture ..not the best quality..but you get the idea.

Our local librarian,Melinda, is  a CZT and we get together once a month to zentangle. I am so ready for spring that I suggested we make flowers. I created this boquet as a sample platter to show what you can do while zentangling.
We used each petal as the string and Melinda showed us a new pattern for each petal.
I love to zentangle and it was great to share with the other ladies. Each one did a wonderful job(even if they don't think they did). I really hope we can get more out for the next group get together.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Diva challenge Week#9 "Artoo"

I am slow at posting this weeks challenge.And boy was it a challenge for me. I had a hard time with this one. I could not make it look right. I felt like it kept looking like a very messy child drawing..scribbles so to speak. but I kept plugging a long and I think finally made something worth posting.
I did one little tile first.and then kept going.
I traced tiles into my drawing book and had six on a page...not really going anywhere I started with my first tile. Trying to get this Artoo looking right. then I remembered a quote I had seen in the past and felt that it fit.

I am feeling very sentimental anyway.You see I have a son who is a senior in high school this year. He has grown up way to fast. He came to us a few weeks ago with his idea that he felt ready to move on..this I mean, he had earned enough credits to graduate. Oh my! I am feeling overwhelmed now.  My only child will graduate a whole 3months early from high school. He is done from high school on the 25th of February.
So I guess this weeks challenge is sort of a tribute to my "baby".

Saturday, February 12, 2011


A few weeks ago, my sister and brother in law had to make a very hard choice. They have this beautiful furry friend (American Eskimo dog).Her name is Juno.
 She had been ill for some time and she was having difficulties, so they had to let her go be at peace. This was very difficult fo them. Juno had been their family for 15 years. And She was one spoiled pooch!
We all loved Juno. She will be missed very much. I made this piece in her memory.
                     Be at peace Juno!
.You will be missed and we love you and will always have you in our hearts.

Week #8 challenge-hearts

WOW! I am finally adding my submission to this weeks challenge. And challenge it was. I initially started with 2 strings and used Ixorus and orbs, starry eyed.And then of course I added Breathe, Smile, Relax Of course there is probably some simplicity as well. . Each time I felt like I was finished, I would walk away and when I came back to it I would have to add more and then more...and then more..and're getting the idea. I couldn't do this on a little 3x3 tile. I had sooo much love to give that I had to do this on 8x10 paper.
I had to stop because I was running out of white space...
But, I am done.I will add no more(maybe).And this is my heart +

Friday, February 11, 2011

Zentangle flowers

Center pieces I made for a bridal shower of a good friend of mine
I created this wedding cake out of bath towels, hand towels and washcloths and decorated it with silk flowers and zentangled flowers.
I took two bath towels and folder them in half lenghtwise then in half again and started rolling the first towel then overlapped the second one and continued rolling. I secured it with a ribbon.  The next layer was two hand towels that I rolled the same way. I took a styrofoam ring and wrapped ribbon around it and placed in on top then fan folded the washcloths and placed them inside the ring. I then added the silk flowers and the zentangle flowers(previous post) to decorate the whole cake. The cake is very easy to disassemble so that all components are usable.
It was a great centerpices and gift as well.
The zentangle flowers I created by making six designs then photo copying them to the amount I needed. I cut them out and attached them to pipe cleaner. real easy to do.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Week #8 Challenge

Well, it seems that this weeks challenge will be "heart''felt as we tangle away. The challenge is to combine two of the previous challenges and add hearts. This will be wonderful to see all of the different interpretations. I am amazed at the differences, yet so many seem to gravitate towards a common design or theme. Last week especially seemed that most of us went in a very similar direction.
This week I am very sure that we all have the same know that our little tiny friend is getting better and with so many of us sending our prayers and heartfelt love, he will be on the mend and back home soon.
So I am dedicating my tangle this week to our little friend Artoo!!!
This one will be for you. Be well little man!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

these are some more zentangles I created.
The first picture is the new struzzle.
The next one is a challenge that the local czt gave at the county fair. make a string then do the same tangle in each space. this one was kind of fun to see just how different it can be yet the same...

third is my original desing for the challenge "Orbs". I didn't really like it for the challenge, but decided to add it here.
fourth: these two are inspired by some catalog pictures. they are a wall hanging and a clock, I recreated as a tangle.
fifth: Ixorus...this is what I did at the local library zentangle group last week.
last: I made these flowers, there are six designs. I photo copied them, cut them out and glued to pipe cleaner to make flowers. I used them as a cake topper for a friends briadal shower. they were the hit of the party. but silly me..i forgot to take pictures of the creation.

well..there you have it.. this is at this point all of my zentangles or zentangle inspired creations.
feel free to use any of these designs as inpsiration for you. and I do give my permission to copy any you  wish for your own use.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

week#7 challenge My interpretation

Ok. finally.. I have finished. I was up late last night to finish this. I was stumped at first as to where to take my tangle this week. After the house has gone to bed and I had a chance to be by myself..I wa able to get a moment to..breath...relax and smile.. so here is my tangle...(not really a tangle this week but...)
I hope you feel the relaxing mood that Ihad after I finished. Enjoy!