Archive | December 2012

Saying Farewell to 2012

I’m sitting here in my living room listening to icicles fall off my roof.  It’s still cold outside, but it’s a beautiful, sunny day. The holidays are winding down and I’m unwinding by getting in some tangling.

Zentangle has played an important role in my life in the past year. It’s enriched my creativity, brought me peace, enlarged my circle of friends and gave me new direction in my retirement. Becoming a CZT was one of the highlights of my year, close behind my trip to Ireland, and teaching my first classes were the icing on the cake. I’m looking forward to 2013 and all the new experiences that come with it.

I’m wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!     Kathy



Weekly Challenge #100! “New tangles and a Diva Dance”

How wonderful to have reached Challenge #100 and have new tangles created by Rick and Maria. It’s a tribute to Laura that’s well deserved.  My tile has a heart at it’s center because it seems to me that Laura’s heart is at the center of everything she does.  Thank you Laura and Congratulations!!!



Weekly Challenge #99: Guest Post – String Challenge v. XI “Looped Border String Challenge”

This was an interesting challenge. I wound up doing two tiles. In the first two of the loops are going out and one going in. In the second all of the loops are going in. I like them both, but I think the second is my favorite. I can’t believe it’s less than 2 weeks until Christmas now. My shopping is all done as of this morning, but I still have baking to do. I need to step up the pace!

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Weekly Challenge #97: String Theory v. XX -“No Strings Attached”

This has been a very busy month with Thanksgivng and getting ready to teach classes this coming week. I haven’t posted here since the end of October, and had a lot of catching up to do. I did two ‘no string’ tiles. In the first I found myself making a grid, then got a little stuck as to what to do with it. I decided to fill it with tangles, knightsbridge style. In the second I started in the middle and worked my way outward. I left lots of white space, but it looked a little unbalanced, so I added some fescu.

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Since I’ve missed the last three challenges, and I don’t like leaving challenges undone, I did a tile with Maria’s Zingers and tucked Mickey Mouse over on the side. The last tile is my first and only attempt at Socc, I’d never done it before. Now that I know how, I’ll probably try it again.  Since I was pushing myself this last week, I also did a Ganesha for Dilip for his challenge of collecting 100 Ganesha’s before the end of this year. It’s in the post below this one.

zinger and mm   zsocc