Wednesday, September 26, 2012


I just returned from a 10 day visit to Rome, Naples and Venice Italy with my husband and son. It has been some time since we have been able to "get away" and have some fun, so it was a very special trip.

Italy is spectacular and I took so many pictures, but I thought I would share some "pattern" pictures here with you.  I did not tangle much while there, although I did pick up a coaster or two and tangled a simple pattern then left it behind for someone to find. I also managed to tangle all the way home in the plane which was very relaxing.  Here are some pattern pictures:

and here are my airplane tangles:

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Break Free"

That is this weeks Challenge from the Diva.  The meaning behind this is pertaining to the pencil string and border that is typically drawn on the tile before you start to tangle.  Her Challenge to us is let our tangles go beyond the "borders" of your string.

My string is definitely buried in this tile so I think I have succeeded.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Discoveries, Challenge #85

When a string goes onto a drawing surface, for me, there is this moment (or sometimes passages of very long moments) that I think, "What am I going to do with THAT?"

Today was such a day.  Margaret Bremner has inspired this weeks challenge from the Diva with her tangle Copada.  It reminds me of Russian architecture and for some reason I was having difficulty incorporating it into my tile.  So in Zentangle fashion, I just drew a string and had a go at it without thinking.  Well, if I say so myself , this ZIA is one that I needed to go back and look at again and again as the progression happened. What a beautiful thing.

I had no preconceptions for this work.  As a matter of fact, I had thrown up my hands and was not going to continue trying.  Not only did I finish with a ZIA I feel good about but, I noticed when I was done that the stormy days colors had also creeped in.  I spent a gloomy afternoon creating.  Happy.

Margaret, I had hoped that your tangle would have had a more prominent part in this ZIA but, it has made a fabulous frame.  Thank you Margaret Bremner and the Diva for this enlightening Challenge.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Secret of Kells Inspired Tangle

The Secret of Kells is an animated film which inspired Sandy Bartholomew to develop an ebook of the patterns found within the movie.

This is my inspired tangle.
Paper Source Eco White Paper 5" x 8"
Pigma Micron 01 and 005
Faber - Castell Pitt pen