Archive | August 2013

Weekly Challenge #133: “Tipple – love it or hate it?”

This week’s Diva challenge is to use Tipple. I love drawing orbs and fitting them in open spaces, so this was a fun challenge for me. I decided to get busy and get it done. My grandkids are due here shortly and they’re staying for a few days. I’ll be too busy to get it done while they’re here. I kept it simple just Flux and Tipple, but then added some color.

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Weekly Challenge #132: “Non-Domonotangle”

This week’s Diva Challenge was to do a monotangle of Bales using our non-dominant hand.  I was determined to give it a try.  It was an exercise in patience, but also a little freeing knowing that the outcome didn’t matter.  It really was a lesson in being mindful because I really had to concentrate.  It made me think of kindergarteners with their heads down intently focused on drawing their letters, trying to make their pencils go in the right direction. I found the hardest thing for me was trying to fill in the centers of the smaller Bales. It was really hard to keep the pen in that little space.  It took me forever.  All in all I’m surprised at how it came out, a little heavy on the shading in the middle, but much better than I expected!   Thank you Laura for the challenge!  We really can learn to do anything “one stroke at a time”.

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Weekly Challenge #131: “Monotangle – Dex-teria”

This week the Diva challenge was to use the tangle Dex. I think I’ve only used it once before, and I tried to think how I would use it as a monotangle. I remembered looking at the zendala that Maria posted on the zentangle site. She traced the outlines of several squares onto a zendala tile and tangled them. I liked the effect, so I thought I would do the reverse and traced some circles onto a square tile. I tangled Dex in each of the circles, and then added some color for contrast.

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Weekly Challenge #130 UMT v. XIX: Henna Drum

I’m late getting this week’s Diva’s challenge done. I was away for a few days visiting family. I’m so lucky to have many cousins on both sides of my family, and as we’ve now become the “senior” generation, we try to get together as often as possible. We have such a good time spending time and sharing family stories.  So, now it’s Saturday and I’m just now finishing my Henna Drum tile. Henna Drum is a favorite of mine and I filled my whole tile with it. I decided to add some orbs and a little color to this one. Hope you like it!

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