Category Archives: tangles

Drifts, a new Tangle

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Yesterday, we were on the receiving end of over two feet of snow from the Blizzard that pretty much blanketed most of the east coast with snow.  I’m guessing I had snow on my mind when I went to sleep Friday night, because when I woke up, I had this tangle floating around my head.

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I really had a lot of fun with this one, and there are quite a few “tanglelations” that I’ve tried already…including adding some Gemmy aspects….

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In this tile, I have three variations of it among Hollibaugh.  I hope you give it a try!

Gems Video

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gems and beadsgems zentangle

 

There are all these beautiful Zentangle Inspired works appearing in the groups on FB and it’s all about these wonderful “Gems”  I first saw the gems made by Kae Yoshino, and the tutorials on that blog.  A few members of my Facebook group were asking for a video – I searched and just couldn’t find one so….I made a quick one.  Keep in mind that how I make the gems is just one of the techniques out there and there are many.   I hope it helps.   There is also a new ebook from Eni Oken – you can find it on her blog.

 

Arukas Meets Diva Dance

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I was doing a little tangling  today, trying to catch up on my Tangle-a-Day calendar and then I got bit by this bug….

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So many tangles out there and I just got a bug to combine these two – Arukas meets Diva Dance – this was a ton of fun and I definitely will be doing this again!

You can find Diva Dance, created by Maria Thomas to Celebrate Laura and her 100th Weekly challenge, HERE.

For the Love of Tangling July Challenge!

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I have a group on FB, For the Love of Tangling, that’s been a lot of fun and it’s a wonderful group of people.  We were having weekly challenges, but that was a little too much, so we’ve now gone to Monthly Challenges.  My inspiration for July’s Challenge was a tile I started at CZT Seminiar, one of the pre-strung Zendalas.

I finished it this morning and Viola!  July’s Zendala Challenge is born!

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Patterns used here are Poke Leaf, Diva Dance Rock N’ Roll, and Betweed.  Come on over and join us in the group and you can participate in the challenge!  With a whole month to work on this, we should have a photo album just brimming with amazing!  Do one – do more than one – prestrung, your own design, a template….go for it.  Show us your Zendalas!

 

Owl Watch Over You

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My 5th and probably, favorite coloring page just went live in my Etsy shop…..

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Owl Watch Over You

Adorable Owls, with pretty Botanical’s and a little hint of Summer Time Bee’s all in an instant PDF you can print out on your choice of paper and start coloring however you like.  You can even add some tangles if coloring isn’t your thing.  Your PDF will print out without the center watermark.  I’d love to see this once you’ve colored it in, so be sure to let me know!

Next time you read this blog….I’m hoping to have become a CZT!

Dragonfly

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Here is a WIP…..I’ve a little more to do on it, but this will be the first of what I hope are many new coloring pages.

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I’m not sure whether to offer the pages individually, but still include them in book form when I have enough of them, making the book more economical?  And the learning curve on editing is getting better – it takes a bit of time, but hopefully that will improve.  This, of course, isn’t really edited or cleaned up.

Let me know what you think!

 

 

 

How I draw Mooka

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I recently did a few pieces that have the tanglepattern Mooka in them…..this has been a pattern I’ve struggled with and I think I’ve finally become comfortable with the way I do them now.  I had a request from a few members of my Facebook Group, For The Love of Doodling, to show how I draw them in my next video.  Mission accomplished – I hope it helps some.

Flowering Mooka

I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any video requests, please feel free to comment – if I can, I will try to help.  Thanks for reading and watching!

How To Transfer Templates/images for Tangling

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I see this question come up frequently in the Doodle/Zentangle groups on Facebook – how do you transfer templates for Tangling?  In this video, I go over two methods – one simple and inexpensive, the other with a lightpad.  There are many methods you can use, but these are the two I that I use – Hope you find it helpful to see how it’s done!

Shading with Pen….or what I do with those Old Microns

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A lot of us that Zentangle or Doodle use Micron pens.  And if you do use Micron pens, you know how easy it is for those nibs to get crushed if you exert too much pressure on them.  And if you’re as addicted to this art form as many of us are….you know we go through a lot of pens.  Don’t throw out those pens that are a little past their prime – there is still some life left in them!

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It’s another snowy day in the Northeast, and I’m perfectly fine with it.  I don’t mind the snow and I know I’ll look back on the winter fondly when the heat of the summer sets in.  Today was not only make a video day, but I did finish a project I had been working on, too

watermarked March

I did this piece on Rendr No Show Thru paper and I’m not a fan.  First, this paper has a weird grayish cast to it.  It does indeed not bleed thru, but the paper is on the thin side.  It hasn’t won me over from my Strathmore Bristol Vellum at all.  I’m happy with the way the actual work came out – I just wish it was on Bristol.

I don’t think Winter is really done with us yet, March is certainly sweeping in here like a Lion!