Friday, May 27, 2011

Huh. Challenge #23, String Theory

I'm surprised at the differences of my two tiles, using the same string. Very interesting to see how they can be just sooo different. Different thoughts, different days, same string. I love it. A big thank you to Laura Harms for yet another fun week of tangling. I've also enjoyed seeing other tiles from other artists. It's just amazing. I can't wait for the slide show! Should be a good one.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

#22 Challenge and CZT!

Phew! What a week it has been! Last weekend I attended the CZT VI seminar in Whitinsville, Ma and finally met some of my friends from blogging as well as new friends. What a blast and oh, so informative! Rick and Maria were wonderful hosts as well as teachers (and wonderful people). There is so much information and it's taking me a while to process it all. It feels great to officially be a certified Zentangle teacher. Yay! I still have so much to do, but I'll do it "one stroke at a time".

On to Laura's challenge for the week: we had to create a tile having someone else provide the string.

My husband was kind enough to provide the string.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

challenge #21 OOF

Oh good, I've been wanting to try the new OOF tangle out. Laura Harms got me going right away.

While I was in art class with the kindergarteners, I played a little more with it, just for kicks:

In the halls of our school hangs the artwork of our 3rd graders influenced by the Yoruba people of southwest Nigeria who make Adire Eleko cloth, a fabric with intricate white designs against blue indigo dye. More tangle patterns!

Here's some real Adire Eleko cloth:

I'm off to the CZT seminar this weekend (and am oh, so excited!) and can't wait to finally meet Rick and Maria as well as Danni (and others?) whom I have only "seen" online. Yay!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

#20 royal wedding tangle

I just knew that Laura Harms would go the royal wedding route; I just didn't know how. I went about it by sketching a few designs from wedding pictures (my, there were many) then tried to put them together. I was surprised that I got more involved with the wedding than I thought I would. It was a nice reprieve from the not so nice worldly news. A breath of fresh air.

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