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




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



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:)







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.


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





Pink Lemonade ZIA tile

Spill it! Diva Challenge 282

ZIA tile with Pink Lemonade watercolor spill:

1. Full disclosure: I didn’t have any pink lemonade:) The splash of pink is water color pencil. I was inspired by Laura’s (http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com) beet spilled tile and definitely wanted to try pink this time.

2. If I had pink lemonade, I wouldn’t spill it because I am a pink lemonade fan. LOL:)

I made an attempt to let my tangles spill over the tile and not completely stick to string sections. Tangles include: Catkin, Gnarly, Tipple, Verdigogh, started Pippin – ended up as a bit of a “sprig ” shape bottom right – definitely took a turn somewhere:)

A pink lemonade inspired tile seems like an appropriate way to wind down the summer season. It’s a beautiful New England day, sunny with a gentle breeze. Delightful to sit out on the patio and tangle away! Happy new school year for those starting this too:)



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:) 


Challenge link http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com