Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

DC #319 (BEad inspired)) and #320 (UMT Dansk), and travelling tiles

I am back at home from my holidays and I have stumbeled in my daily life again.

During my holidays I did some tangling but not as much as I am used to do and so I am looking forward to draw a bit more during the next weeks. Only the last three days since we came home were horribly packed with things....
My first blogpost after the holidays is collecting some tiles I started on my knees, at the beach or within some breaks.
As I do not miss a DIVA challenge I finished that one which I started last week yesterday.
"Beads of Courage" is an arts in medicine program that helps children with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey.

This is my second participation at a "Beads of Courage" - challenge.
I had only a black and pink pen and a pencil when I drew this tile, but I had a tile with a stripe of Washi tape representing the word "LOVE"... so I decided that this was the perfect background for this challenge, because Love is the greatest gift we can give to the children and especially to thos who have to fight against illness.





This Monday the DIVA started the next UMT (Use My Tangle) challenge.
This week she chose the tangle "Dansk" which was created by Margaret Bremner, a Canadian CZT I admire a lot.
As if I knew it before I drew during my last days at the Sea a tile where I used "Dansk". I finished it yesterday, just right to post it here for the DIVA Challenge.
I combined "Dansk" with some "Verve", "Sandswirl" and "Namaste".



I would like to show some travelling tiles, which I swapped with Sabrina Stein, CZT.

Those two she sent me and I finished them:


And these two were started by myself and finished by Sabrina.
I gave her the "challenge" to use Washi tape prepared tiles. I was curious what she will create with them... Look, it`s so cute:




 
I am really happy with the results of all these tiles and hat a lot of fun. Thank you so much, Sabrina!!


My calendar project a lot of empty spaces meanwhile as it is really very time consuming.I hope to create some more daily tangles during the next weeks .
Here is my latest complete calendar page:








 

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Some more holiday tangles

During the last days I  continued my experiments with washi tape on Zentangle tiles.
The first results I published here on my blog.
It is an interesting thing to combine the patterns of the tapes with the tangles or even to use the tapes as strings.
I used vey different types of tapes and surely will continue this because I have a lot of fun with this technique.



On this tile I used the tape as stencil before coloring the tile
And removed the tape before drawing




Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

DC318: Diptych, and some of my holiday tangles

What an interesting DIVA Challenge this week!! We should draw a diptych tangle this week!
I saw such tles already on the Zentangle homepage but I did not try one until now.
This is one reason wh I love to take part at EVERY DIVA challenge... there is so much new to explore and to learn what I would never think about...

As basic tangle I used "2V" , a very new one from Linda Farmers page


During my recent holidays, which we spend in South France I have some time to tangle in the evenings or at the beach.
Last week we visited the ancient Pope Palace in Avignon. There I saw .... tangles, tangles...everywhere!! 

One highlight were some floor tiles from the 15th century. I took some photos and drew the patterns of the tiles as fragments in my calendar. Look... all three days are created this way, what a beautiful reminder to my holidays! 


As I have been asked for , I created a stepout for the middle one and called it "AVI" :


Here are some fotos of the original tiles from the palace:





Some more holida tangles and my experiments with the washi tapes youcan read here on my next post

Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2017

DIVA Challenge #317:Photo Tangles and Tangle Mosaic #8

This week`s task of the DIVA Challenge is to combine a photo with tangles.

I spend my holidays in South France and we visited Pont du Gard yesterday. It is the world greatest Aquäduct which has been built by the Romans about 2000 years ago. It was used as a water pipe to the city of Nimes.
This bridge is a stunning building! It goes over the river Gordon, where you can rent a  canoe and explore the bridge from the waterside. As the temperatures are rather high this week (30°C) this 8km canoe tour was fun, indeed!
I think it is a good occasion to show you the beauty of Pont du Gard in the Diva Challenge:
I created two tiles, one tangled in black and one coloured




And here you see a photo of our canoe tour:



During the last days I drew the tiles for Annettes beautiful Mosaic Project, where anybody can take part until May, 31st. This time Annette has created a lovely string which should bee coloured in Green as a symbol of Springtime in May.

These are my contributions to Mosaic Project #8. I am looking forward to seeing the final Mosaic, which Annette will publish in June..



Donnerstag, 18. Mai 2017

DC#316 String Theory: Stripes

This week the DIVA challenged us to use stripes as string for a tile.
I combined this with an idea which I had some weeks ago and started to realize this week:
I use tapes as "strings" on my tiles.

For this tile I used white tapes and striped a black tile black/ white. Finally, I drew on the pale tape and on the black area. I need to exercise this some more...

I used the tangles Printemps (ZT), Drogon (Lily Moon), Shattuck (ZT), MySwing (my own) and Munchin (ZT)



I tried the tape technique on a black 3Z tile, and I will continue this series next time:


I am a little delayed with my calendar, I will show you the last days within my next post.
I wish you all a lovely weekend!!