Book-ish Zentangle

Journal pages, bookmarks, poetry pages, hand-written notes…, oh my! This week, I dabbled with the tangle pattern dingbatz, inspired by Maria and Rick’s “Kitchen Table Tangles” post on the Zentangle.com Mosaic app.

Historically “dingbats” are ornamental elements in books, pretty hand-drawn or type-set * characters. The key with tangling dingbatz is to make a thin-lined frame as your border and use the Hollibaugh technique to draw a few tangles (such as mooka) behind the frame. 

This is one of those tangles that inspire a gazillion project ideas. The possibilities are delightfully end-less for dingbatz. (Although, I wish it had a better name LOL:)

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Snowflake Flowers

Snowflake Flowers

It wasn’t until after I had finished the Zingo pattern tile that I realized I had drawn snowflake flowers:)  Ah, blizzards and New England… the last couple of days have been an interesting winter-remix. We’ve had over a foot of snow, and I knew I was a bit optimistic hanging the floral wreath on the front door last week. Hmmm, so anyway snowflake flowers may make sense after all:)

You won’t want to miss the wonderful video of Indy and Mazzy teaching Zingo as part of the Kitchen Table Tangles series from Zentangle.com. It’s truly inspiring and so much fun to watch, as the girls calmly and confidently teach the pattern steps. Enjoy more Zingo tiles (Challenge #307) @ http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.

 

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Triangle Tiles

This tile reminds me of a tangle:) of bracelets. I am enjoying experimenting with the new(er) 3Z triangle tiles. The tiles are smaller than the traditional square tiles and that offers a challenge of its own!

For this challenge, I’ve tried to keep it simple with Amphora and variations of Hollibaugh. 

Check out more “Amphora” inspired tiles on the Diva’s Weekly Challenge #306 http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.  Happy tangling:)

 

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Candy Corn Zia

Diva’s Challenge 291: A Halloween theme tile

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Tangles: Betweed, Fracas and Fescu

We live near a school and had so many Trick or Treater’s on Monday night, my feet hurt giving out the candy LOL:)  Quite a parade of ghouls, super heroes, princesses and characters stopped by for treats!  It was fun to break out the Moonlight gel pens and color pencils for this challenge and tangle a candy corn:)

Check out more Halloween challenge tiles on the Diva’s link: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

Dreamcatcher Tile

Love a good challenge and drawing symmetrical lines kept me on my toes:) But Dreamcatcher is such a lovely tangle! (Designed by CZT Daniel Lamothe.) I think what helped me with some semblance of symmetry (whoa, say that 3 times fast:) was to keep thickening the black lines and slowing down (another challenge.)

Thank you for stopping by the blog and check out more Dreamcatcher tiles on the Diva’s Challenge blog link: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com

Diva Challenge 287

Dreamcatcher and Checkerstar

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Angle Tangle

My Straight (sort of) “Angle Tangle”

  • This challenge was definetly more of a personal challenge for me because I tend to gravitate toward tangles that are curves. I had to keep reminding myself to keep it straight:) Check out more straight tangles on the challenge link, “Straight to It” 286: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.  Thanks for stopping by the blog and happy tangling! Jill

 

  • Hollibaugh, Betweed, Munchin & triangle tangle enhancers

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Just Tangle…

Tangle Challenge 285  (http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com)

  • Sticking to the basics was the idea behind this week’s challenge. A few shells in my art space inspired me to go back to some round and swirly tangles. A heart string popped up, so I emphasized it with a little bit of shading. Tangles: Printemps, Pokeleaf, Hamail(tangleation), Cadent, Bubbles, Aloha:) 

I hope you relaxed and enjoyed this week’s challenge too:)

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Centre ZIA

 

Diva Challenge 283

Apprentice Tile        Tangles: Cack, Centre, Disco and Jax

This tile was a bit of a wanderer…it resisted strings and kept expanding its borders. I started with a few strings that I think were too equal in size and then the design just started to float away:) Tried to add some “pizazz” with the three circle elements and the General’s Lilac chalk, which was a fun experiment.

Hope you are having a wonderful week:) Experiencing a mini-heat wave again in New England. In an attempt to get organized for the fall, we took out our window air conditioning units last week (big mistake) so dinner just may be in a nice air conditioned restaurant.

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UMT challenge link: http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

Blue and Gold ZIA

Olympic inspired tangles…

I was happy to be able to watch parts of the Olympic coverage, especially the gymnastics, swimming and volleyball events. So many amazing athletes! In gymnastics, Simone Biles simply defies gravity!

  • For this week’s Diva’s challenge 280, I chose a blue micron 01 marker and blue & gold Gelly Roll pens. Besides using an ocean blue marker, I selected tangles that reminded me of water to represent Rio: Fish net, Veezy, Fescu and Cayke. I put a touch of gold (medal:) gel pen around Hamail in the zendala center & Curly around the border. 

In a sense, like the Olympics, I’ve noticed the Zentangle Method and community inspires people from all over the world; I love how tangle art is about trying, contributing and sharing:) 

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Challenge link http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Duotangle Challenge

Duotangle in Black and White

Diva’s Weekly Tangle Challenge #279 

Two tangles: Auraknot and Meer  

It was fun to take up this week’s challenge with a white Gelly Roll pen on a black tile. I haven’t done that in awhile:) Meer was a new tangle for me, and I really liked it as a background tangle. I could see Meer becoming a “go-to” tangle because I tend to like flowy/organic style designs. Hope to check out many other duotangles  and thanks for stopping by to check out mine.

Happy tangling! Jill

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Diva’s challenge link http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com