Showing posts from January, 2015

Day 27

I think I'm kidding myself about updating this blog every day.  Right now I am going to re-focus and try for a more realistic update of each weekend.  That way I can post anything that I have done the previous week.
In the meantime, today I submitted my tile for the "It's a String Thing" #77 on the Tickled to Tangle blog by Adele Bruno, CZT. Please check out her link either by clicking on the link on the right border of my blog, or click HERE
We were to use String #077 by Barbara Finwall, and any or all of the following tangles:  Heartrope by Bunny Wright Heartstrings by Helen Williams Heartvine by Lori Howe Luv-a by CZT Sharon Coforio

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you this weekend when I update with the rest of this week's tiles and tangles.

Day 25

Did I forget Day 24, not really.  I started it but was unable to finish due to unforeseen circumstances. If I finish it this week I will post it here.   In the meantime, here is this week's submission to SuzyMosh's 'That's new to me', which you can visit HERE  This week's random letter is "U" so I picked Undling, and used a border of eez.

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Day 21 thru 23

Day 21 in my calendar, I used string #21 (of course) and we were to use the Zentangles Rick's Paradox and B'Tweed. Here is what I came up with, using 2 different versions of B'Tweed.

Day 22 had us using Tagh and Tat

And Day 23 had us using Kathy's Dilemma and a Tangleation of the Zentangle Flux. A Tangleation is a variation of a pattern.

Thanks!  I hope to see you again soon.

Day 20

This is one of the tiles I made for day 20. This is my submission to SuzyMosh's "That's New to Me" challenge. This week we were given the letter "V". I chose Vigne for the border, and Verve to fill the heart.

And this is day 20 from my tangle*a*day calendar. On this day we were to use Jetties, Sampson, and 'Nzepple.
More soon.

Day 19

Today the Diva announced the winners of the contest that was part of the 200th challenge celebration. I was in shock when I got an email from her yesterday that I was one of the winners!!!  I am so excited.  I rarely win anything, and to win a contest with a Diva challenge... a Zentangle challenge... well I just can't believe it.  You can see more of the challenge (over 200 participants!) please visit her website at I am the Diva blog
Challenge 201, this weeks challenge is to design a tile using the Moebius Syndrome Foundation's logo as our string in honor of Moebius Syndrome awareness. This is mine:

And this is Day 19 from my tangle*a*day calendar, using the patterns Beeline, Cubine, and Rain.

Thank you to all who stop by, and to those who leave comments. The comments are very encouraging and help keep me motivated.

Days 13 thru 18

Well, I didn't do a good job of keeping up this week, did I!  Let's hope that I can do a better job in the future.  Having never done a blog before, I didn't have a clue what to do. And because it is so new, it's not something that used to be part of my daily routine, so I'm still at the point where I need to find/make time to update it.
I did have something very exciting happen.  I got an email today from The DIVA!  I won a surprise for participating in her 200th weekly challenge! It is rare that I win anything. In fact I'd be hard pressed to tell you what I've ever won, or when. I'm very excited!! I'll let you know what the surprise is once I know.
In the meantime, here are a few of the things I've been working on this week
Day 13

This was for Day 13 in my calendar, and also my entry into the Tickled to Tangle "It's a String Thing" #75.  The patterns we were given for this week were Bales, Echoism, Ennies, and Pokeleaf.

And because I …

Day 12

Today many of us are celebrating the Bi-Zen-tennial, the 200th Weekly Challenge by the DIVA. You can see here website at The Diva. Here is our challenge:
This week's challenge is to use your Mac'N'Cheese tangle in a Monotangle. Or in other words, create a tile using ONLY your go-to or favourite tangle.

And let's take advantage of the WHOLE tile! No borders! Let's extend from end to end and fill our tiles BURSTING with Tangly JOY!

And finally - put the number 200 (big or small) somewhere on your tile.

I chose 'Nzeppel..not because it's my go-to tangle, but it's a wonderful new tangle that I learned last week, and it just might end up being one of my go-to tangles in the future!

Thanks for stopping by! Check back tomorrow for more.

Day Ten, Nine and Eight

Today I was able to combine several challenges at once... SuzyMosh challenge to learn a new tangle with the letter "C", Square One to create a tile using 'Nzeppel, and the new Sting #139 from  I used 2 new tangles that begin with "C", Chard and Cockles 'N Mussels.

Here is another combination tile. Day 9 in the "One Zentangle a Day" course was to make a black Zentangle tile. Well, I didn't have a black tile, but I had some black construction paper so it will have to do. I'm not happy with this, but here is my puzzle. I do like the concept, so I think I will redo it on white. I do want to save up for some black tiles though.. to see what they are like. And I need some tortillions.... I tried to make some. That did not go well at all...LOL

This was day nine that I put in my tangle a day calendar. It was also a tile for one of the weekly challenges I do... It's a String Thing.  The string we were assigned was #74, and the…

Day Seven

We've made it to the end of the first week. Today we learned about Tangleations, which are created when an original tangle is varied or altered.  A Tangleation can be created with a change of shape, tonal value, or several other changes, or combinations of changes. We were then to make an our tile (or ATC) using tangleations of the patterns we had already learned. I did mine using String #007-for the seventh day of course.
So ends week one, chapter one. Tomorrow we start chapter three.  Will you be joining me?
Thanks for stopping by. 

Day Six

Today we were told that one of the prerequisites to a design becoming a tangle is that it can be completed in just a few strokes, some with only ONE stroke, such a Mooka.  Mooka is made from start to finish without lifting the pen off of the paper...a single stroke completes the tangle.
Our three tangles today were Amaze (which I did NOT do properly, it is not supposed to cross itself) Mooka and Flux. Again I used pattern #006 from Linda Farmer's TanglePatterns website.

I'm not thrilled with the end result, but it is what it is. I was a little stressed today because my husband and I spent the day in Eugene at medical appointments.  They turned my spinal stimulator back on, but it may take a few days before I feel relief from pain.  I hope this frequency will bring at least the same level of relief as the first frequency did! 
Tomorrow is a new day, and a chance to learn new tangles and improve my tanglability.
Have a great evening! See you tomorrow.

Day Five

Today we learned about "Sparkle", which is a deliberate space that you leave in a stroke, which is a highlight, another way of enhancing your tangles.
The daily tangles today were Isochor and Printemps. We were reminded that we could also use any previously learned patterns when we created our tile. I chose to include Knights Bridge, Nipa and Shattuck.

Thank you for visiting. And a very special thank you to those of you who have been leaving comments. They mean a lot, and help keep me motivated.
Have a good evening. See you tomorrow.

Day Four

The first thing that I completed today was a tile for the new "It''s New to Me" challenge by SuzyMosh Creations. Today's change was to do a TIA with a "new to you" tangle starting with the letter "T".  So I went to Linda's and when I went on the "T" page there was only 1 or 2 that I was at all familiar with. I chose 2 for my tile. The border is done with Trimond by Beth Snoderly, and in the center is Tootle by Jennifer Hohensteiner.

The second thing I completed was making a new cabinet for the jewelry I make, but that's a story for a different blog.. LOL.  The next thing that I completed in the way of Zentangle goes what Day Four of the six week course. In keeping with the previous day, I used string #004 and the three daily tangles were Shattuck, Nipa, and Jonqual.

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Day Three

Today we talked about how some patterns can easily give the impression of depth, such as by overlapping and progressively smaller sizes.
The daily tangles for today were Poke Root, Festune and Hollibaugh. I used String 003 from

I also completed a tile for the Square One challenge today. This week we were to do a tile using the pattern XYP.

Day Two

Day two discussed tonal values, light and dark, and how different patterns mixed with other patterns of different tonal values can create different varieties of interesting combinations.
Today we were introduced to Knights Bridge, Nekton and Fescue.

Also today I finished my tile for this week's "It's a String Thing" challenge. Adele Bruno offers a new challenge using different strings and different patterns each week. You should check out her blog at Tickled to Tangle This week's was string #068 by Barbara Finwall and the patterns Schway by Rick Roberts and Rick's Paradox, also by Rick Roberts.

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Day One

Our Daily Tangles for Day one: Static, Tipple, and Crescent Moon. To create my Daily Tangle I used String #001 from the Tangle Patterns Website of Linda Farmer CZT. And I picked up a copy of "tangle*a*day" 2013 (designed by Carole Ohl CZT) to record my daily tangles in.

If you haven't visited Linda's Tangle Patterns, you really need to!  It's an amazing website! Patterns, Strings, Tutorials, links to nearly everything Zentangle, can all be found on Linda's Website. Please visit at:
Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!


January 1, 2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR
This was that last tile I made for 2014. It kind of reminded me of fireworks.
Rick and Maria started Zentangle.To learn about the Zentangle Method please visit their website: Zentangle I am not a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), just someone who really enjoys the entire Zentangle experience.  I have to admit, though, that I have a dream of attending a CZT Seminar. It's not because I hope to teach, although I would love to volunteer to teach some children, or seniors, or... But I think the experience of a CZT Seminar would be a once in a lifetime event that I would never forget!  My birthday is June 21, and this year they have a Seminar that runs from June 21 -24.  I hoping that I can come up with ideas to raise the money to attend! Any ideas?
Do a Tangle a Day 2015
Now for my challenge. I have set a goal for myself to do at least 1 tangle tile each day throughout the entire year.
When I first started tangling this is the book I bought.
I still refer to it n…