Tangled Ink Art

Tangled Ink Art

Friday, November 25, 2016

DIVA challenge #294 Reticula & Fragments

This week's DIVA challenge is to use reticula and fragments on your tile.  If you are not familiar with reticula and fragments, I would suggest reading the challenge on Laura's blog (click on the link) because she has a great explanation and links to fully understand this method that was introduced by Rick and Maria (co-founders of the Zentangle art method). 

If you have the Zentangle Primer Vol 1 book you can look up the reticula (grid) I used R-B1 on page 123 and the fragment was X7 on page 115.  I rotated the fragment every other way in each column of the reticula.  So much fun!

I hope you all had a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving day!

Friday, November 18, 2016

DIVA Challenge 293 Keeko

The challenge this week from the DIVA is to use the tangle Keeko.  Even though Keeko has been around for awhile, it's one I don't use very often.  I'll have to try to remember to use it more!  Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

DIVA Challenge 292 Eaxy

The DIVA has us doing a UMT (use my tangle) challenge this week.  The tangle is Eaxy by CZT, Nadine Roller from Germany.  This is a tangle made with X's and Nadine said it was easy so she named it Eaxy.  Her example tiles are beautiful!  I had a bit of a learning curve with this one, and I practiced over and over until I got it.  It was very hard for me to keep my X's consistent and to figure out where I was when I turned my tile.  So, because of that, I decided to confine it to a small space and use some comfort tangles with it.  I did give it my best try

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

DIVA Challenge #291 Happy Halloween

This week the DIVA challenge is to create a Halloween themed tile.  I made kind of a crazy Arukas spider in a Fracus web and then added a border.  I did this on a tan tile with black and brown pens and a white charcoal pencil.  I used a gray marker for the shading. 

Halloween was extra special this year because my granddaughter is 20 months and I got to go with her and her parents to trick or treat.  Their family has a Bassett hound named Nate (my 1st grand dog), and my daughter being clever had Bailey dress up as a Fox so they could go as Fox and Hound.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Traveling Tangles Project

There is a group on Facebook called Travelling Tangles Project and it currently has over 1200 members.  Here is a copy of the description of the group....

Travelling Tangles is a collaborative project that aims to show how the Zentangle® method can bring people from around the world closer to one another. The idea is that you will draw on an original Zentangle tile but only finish the drawing half-way. Then you will send it off to another person for him/her to complete it. In exchange, they too will half finish a tile and send it to you for you to complete. Both you and the other person will then each keep the tile you have received. 

This group is open to everyone- the more the merrier.

How fun is this!  I am starting out slowly, so I don't have too many tiles waiting to be completed, but I definitely wanted to be a part of this tile exchange.  I love to send and get happy mail for all over the world!   I am posting what I have done and received so far, and I hope to have more posts in the near future.

Does this sound fun to you?  If so, join the group, and you too can send and receive happy mail!

It started out with 4 of us at a Coffee Shop.  We each did part of a tile and passed it on to be completed.  I did not get before pics and only got 3 completed ones.
This is also when I joined the FB group.

Pat Mathes/CZT started with the zen gem and tangles Quandu & Tipple
I completed the tile with tangles Betweed, Poke Leaf, Finery, Fife, and Tipple

I started this tile with tangles Ischor & Chainling
CJ Petersen/CZT completed it with Poke Leaf & Yincut

CJ Petersen/CZT started this tile with NZeppel & Fife
I completed it with Knightsbridge, Fescu, Diva Dance, & Zinger

I sent out these 4 tiles next, along with a Bijou tile, and Bijou tile holder.
Sue B. from Australia completed tile #1
Sue sent me these beautiful tiles and I completed them.

Sabrina K. from Finland completed #3 and a Bijou tile  

Sabrina send me these beautiful tiles and I completed them

Michele W. from CA completed tile #4 and a Bijou tile 

Michele sent me these beautiful tiles to complete.


Tile # 2 is still waiting to be completed.  I currently have 2 tiles waiting to be completed that I hope to get to soon!  I will do a post when they are done, along with the ones I send out to their creators. 
If you are still with me through this long post, I encourage you to join the group, it's a lot of fun!