Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tangle of the Week: Icanthis

Icanthis, Bales, Gneiss, Rain, Gneiss, Florz (var.)
For this week I chose another new tangle, Icanthis, named for the Acanthus leaf.  We were introduced to it at the November conference.  I am still learning it and I can see looking at the newsletter that I need some more practice!  Here is the newsletter that introduced it online - you will have to go down a bit, they introduce another new tangle first.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tangle of the Week: Ballby

My challenge to myself this week was twofold: Use a new tangle, and do a tile with no grid tangles.  For my new tangle, I used Linda Farmer's newsletter (go to her excellent site and sign up if you haven't already to get a tangle daily.)  This is a new tangle, Ballby by Mei Hua Teng (Damy).  The directions are on Linda's site here.  It is a combination of original tangles Eke and Jetties, both demonstrated by Sandy Steen Bartholmew on her site BEEZ in the Belfry.

The tangles on the tile are:
Crescent Moon and

Have fun!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tangle of the Week: Waybop

Gneiss, Shattuck, Waybop (heart variation)
This week's featured tangle is one of the newest, just released online a week or so ago, Waybop.  The original directions are here and the heart variation directions are here.

Waybop (the tangle in the bottom right corner) is fun to draw but you do need to be careful to do the steps in order.  Once you get it, the variations you can do are great fun!  I love this heart variation.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tangle of the Week: Marasu

Noom, Myst, Marasu, Fescu
Sorry it has been so long since I posted!

I learned this week's tangle at the seminar in November.  It is named for Maria's sisters, Madeleine, Rachel and Susan.  Maria gives the directions for Marasu here.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tangle of the Week: Cubine

Flux, Ahh, Gneiss, Bales, Cubine
My official tangle of the week is Cubine, the tangle in the triangle at the bottom of the tile.  You can read about it and see the directions on the Zentangle newsletter here.

But I also wanted to share the tangle Gneiss, the tangle in the circle.  I can't find the step out online so I drew a fairly basic Gneiss here.  I want you to see what we learned how to do with this tangle at the ZenAgain conference.  Margaret Bremner led a class on Gneiss and shared some of the results on her blog.  Scroll down to see it and enjoy the artwork on her blog as well.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Maryhill, Bales,Pokeroot, Fescue, Zinger, Zander, Zenith, Ahh
Just came back inspired by the zenAgain conference!  I learned new tangles and also how to take a tangle I love in new directions. Stay tuned for updates based on the conference!

For this week, I focused on a simple but effective tangle, Ahh.  You can learn how to do it here.  I wanted a light and airy effect so I did not shadow it here but the example above will show you how to shadow it.  Have fun with it!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Tangle of the Week Nov 5 2016: BB

Keeko, Zander, Cadent, Pokeroot, Cubine, BB, Tipple
This week's tangle is called BB.  It is an original tangle from Maria and Rick.  At first I was not impressed with it but after I actually drew it I liked it.  Moral of the story: Always try the tangle before deciding on whether or not you like it.

The tangle is demonstrated on Sandy Bartholomew's blog, Beez in the Belfry.  It is a fun blog to visit with lots of step outs for tangles.

BB is the tangle arching over the bottom right hand corner of the tile, over Tipple.