Monday, August 29, 2016

I Am the Diva challenge 281 - use ING

I finally dove in and tried one of the I Am A Diva challenges (for full information go to her blog here.)  The challenge was to use the tangle ING.  I used it as a string along with Rain.  On my first try I filled in all four quadrants but felt it looked too busy and the ING got lost. So on this tile I went for some white space. This was fun!

For directions on how to draw ING, go here.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tangle of the Week August 26, 2016 Hollibaugh

Pokeroot, Crescent Moon
Bales, Hollibaugh, Florz
Munchin,, Knightsbridge, Rain
This week's tangle is a Zentangle® original called Hollibaugh (in the center).  It looks like boards piled up on one another and is a great way to learn the Zentangle concept of "behind."  Because of that Hollibaugh is usually one of the first tangles taught in a class.  CZT Sandy Bartholomew demonstrates how to draw it here.

Once you are used to drawing it there are a lot of ways to use it.  You can fill in the "blank" spots with other tangles or use other tangles on the boards themselves.  You can also color in black behind the boards and get a whole new effect.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tangle of the Week August 19, 2016: Cadent

Printemps, Florz, Indirella,
Hollibaugh, Cadent, Bales,
Mssst, Knightsbridge, Crescent Moon
This week's tangle is Cadent (center of the tile.)  Cadent looks complicated but is really easy to draw. It is great for large spaces in your string as well as smaller spaces. The basic directions are here.  But CZT Margaret Bremner has created an entire chart of variations to check out here!  The possibilities for this tangle seem to be endless.  Have fun trying it out!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tangle of the Week August 12, 2016: Pokeroot

ING, Bales, N'Zeppel, Pokeroot, Flinger, Pokeroot
This week's tangle is one of the early tangles, Pokeroot.  Molly Hollibaugh demonstrates how to do it on a Zendala in the video here.

Pokeroot is fun to do and has a lovely tendency to ignore the string and go over borders. It is easy to learn and can have quite an impact on your tile.  I particularly love it coming out of corners, as in this tile.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Tangle of the Week August 5, 2016

Crescent Moon, Betweed, Flux

For this week, I chose the tangle Betweed.  There is an excellent video by Maria and Rick available here.

It is a beautiful tangle and Maria demonstrates how to do it three different ways on her video.
I chose her second method. This one required some extra focus from me at first but once I got the rhythm going it was easy.  It is basically one stroke repeated. Remember to always start from the left! Enjoy.