Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Challenge #169 Circles as Strings

This week we were asked to use a circle or circles as our string and then tangle. This seemed like an easy one to accomplish but my end result surprised me. A little science and nature on the same tile. Where did that come from?

Tan Zendala Tile, black and brown micron, white gel pen, white prismacolor pencil
Black Pearlz, Printemps, Bronx cheer, Poke Leaf

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Challenge #167 Duo Tangle

The challenge this week from the Diva is to use the tangles Well and Punzel. This tile has a lot going on especially in Punzel, not usually my style.

 Punzel, and Well in two different styles

Speaking of a lot going on I was happy to be introduced to Marizaan van Beek from South Africa who had recently traveled to Canada to visit a fellow CZT and teach a class or two. Both of them then made their way to Portland Maine to attend Tangle U which I was also attending. What follows is what I picked up from the pictures of the class that were posted on Facebook. There is so much to learn from fellow CZT's. This is plain and simply the most fun I have had in a while.

There are many tangles in here and was colored with Tombow markers.

I was completely fascinated and continued on to complete two more using Inktense Pencils.

This is so much fun and has pleased my inner child who has really just wanted to color.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Challenge #166 Diva Style

A new tangle, yet to be named is our challenge this week. One thing lead to another and I ended up with three tiles. Similar but different.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tangle University

I enjoyed four wonderful days in Portland Maine with fellow Certified Zentangle Teachers that came from South Africa, Netherlands, Latvia, Taiwan, Australia and all over the US and Canada who shared their ideas, taught classes, stayed up late into the night tangling together and of course we ate a lot!

First night started out with a fancy dinner at Hugo's Restaurant. So many tastings of wonderful food.

 Fluke Tartar
 Crabmeat Salad in compressed Apple and Tofu foam and Sea Moss
 Scallops wrapped in Nori with Pickled Daikon Radish
 Tempura Ramps
 Skate roasted yummy vegetables with a citrus oil and a smoked tomato sauce
 Meat of some kind (I am sorry I can't remember because I don't eat meat but it was enjoyed by a friend)
 Smoked Monkfish
 French toast with Carmel topping sitting atop hops
 Grapefruit sorbet, granola and egg yolk
Homemade Marshmallows, Lemon curd, and Torrone

All was very good and the waiter took our picture after every course was served. He also went to the kitchen and looked up Zentangle and was very interested. I wished we had had a tile to leave behind :(

From Pizza to seafood, we ate it all and had a wonderful time together. It always goes so fast but, we are already looking forward to Tangle U Santa Fe in 2015!

Fellow CZT Chris Titus then spent the next five days at our home in Round Pond Maine where we "mostly" played with our new supplies. What a lot of fun to have a fellow tangler in the house for many days. It was funny that most of our time we spent at the same table and did not speak a word for hours so engrossed in our projects we were. She is a wonderful cook and took care of the meals, was an awesome house guest and a really great friend. What follows are some pictures of our finished works. The colored piece alone took each of us a couple of days to complete and so much fun. The idea came from Marizaan van Beek who traveled from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa to Canada for a visit, but took some time to teach a class before her journey to Tangle U. CZT's are a very generous group.

 Tangled and Colored with Tombow markers by Chris

Tangled and colored with Tombow markers by Me 

Zendala Lesson - Same string and instructions - different results.
 Above Chris's below Deb's

We had a mixture of some rainy days, some beautiful days, some windy days and several visits from eagles both young and old.  Quite a pleasurable week!