Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bunzo Challenge #93

Bunzo appeared to me to be an alien because it can keep growing and multiplying.  So I drew it busting through a screen just in time for halloween.  Look out, here comes Bunzo!

Circles of Happiness

For some reason I feel very happy and comforted when drawing circles.

Lokta Natural Paper 15" x 20"
Brown Pigma Micron
Sepia Pigma Micron
Black Pigma Micron

Saturday, October 27, 2012


This tile has sat on my desk for months.  Reading about newly discovered techniques lately helped me to finish this ZIA up.

Pigma Micron
Fabrico Cool Gray
Gelly Roll Med White

Friday, October 26, 2012

Challenge #92 Stripes

Stripes as a string.  I am much more comfortable with circles.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Dilip Patel who is a new CZT and it being customary under Hindu Life style to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha (the elephant  headed God) before embarking on any new activity he has challenged himself (and asked others to help) to complete 100 Zentangled Ganesha before December 31st.

From Dilip's blog here is the story of the elephant headed boy.

As a kid, Ganesha was a very brave and committed child. When his mother, Goddess Parvati, once wanted to go for her bath, she installed Ganesha to guard the home. Lord Shiva, Ganesha's father visited home at this point of time, only to find Ganesha not letting him in as per his mother's instructions. Also, both, father and son did not know/recognize each other, and hence a duel became inevitable. Coming back from the bath, Goddess Parvati was a wee bit late, and witnessed the father cutting off the head of the son.

Wailing Parvati ordered her husband to bring her son back to life by installing the first head that they could find facing north. An elephant facing north was sighted first, and hence the men sent for the task brought the head of the elephant!

Thank you for the fascinating tale from your culture Dilip.  For me this was a wonderful exercise and here is my contribution to you.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Weekly Challenge #90 String Theory: String 001

The Importance of strings.  Read Linda Farmers site here to understand how very important strings are and what our string challenge looks like for this week.

I don't typically like a grid pattern but, today was obviously a day for a grid.  Happy Tangling!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Sankegg is the name given to the tangle that was derived from the giant Pysanka Egg the Diva spotted on a trip this past summer.  You can see her post here.

This immediately reminded me of big wind turbines that produce power without amazingly flying apart.  I didn't like how flat they looked, so after a little play and seeing an extra little triangle in the middle it brought to mind  "fohbraid".  

                           This was a fun tangle and I can see using it again.