Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2016

Zentangle Weekend - Mosaic #5 , DC#290, some colours and other stuff

Dieses Wochenende verbringe ich in aller Ruhe zu Hause, mit viel Zeit für Zentangle.
Ich habe eine Woche nicht zeichnen können und so bin ich voller Lust, Motivation und Ideen.
Und hier präsentiere ich nun meine Ergebnisse:

Zuerst habe ich das Tile für Annettes Mosaik- Projekt #5 gezeichnet.
Ich liebe dieses Projekt sehr und habe bisher keine Ausgabe versäumt.
Annette gestaltet wunderbare Mosaike aus den Tiles, die sie von allen Teilnehmern erhält...  das ist total spannend.
Hier ist mein Beitrag:

This weekend I spent home with lots of time for tangling.
I haven`t tangeled for a week and so I am full of motivation and ideas to try.
And now I present you the results of this creative days...

My first tile was for Annettes "Mosaic Project #5"
I love this project a lot and I have not missed one yet.  Annette creates so beautiful and stunning mosaics with the tiles from many participants.
This is my contibution :
Tangle- Mosaik Projekt #5


Dann war die DIVA Challenge #290 dran.
Es war ein Duotangle aus 'Nzeppel und 'Flux zu gestalten. Beide gehören zu meinen Lieblingsmustern. Daher konnte ich diese Challenge auf keinen Fall verpassen...
Ich habe mich mal spontan für ein Zendala entschieden und bin ganz happy mit dem Ergebnis.
Das weiße Zendala Tile habe ich vor dem Tangeln mit ein wenig Brusho in der Farbe Lime Green eingefärbt.

Next I drew  the tile for the DIVA Challenge. This week we should draw a doutangle with 'Nzeppel and Flux. As both belong to my absolute favourites, I did not want to miss this challenge. I decided to use a Zandala tile and I am rather happy with the result. I coloured the Zendala tile first with a Little bit of Brusho, lime green.



Anschließend habe ich mehrere Tiles gezeichnet, die ich vorher mit Brusho- Aquarellpulver eingefärbt habe. Ich habe einfach verschiedene Dinge ausprobiert, einige davon möchte ich euch hier gern zeigen:
Zum ersten Tangle "Featherfall" möchte ich auf einen wunderbaren  Blogpost von Sabrina Stein CZT hinweisen.

Later I drew some tiles which I coloured with my new Brusho watercolour powder.
I tried many things and I would like to show you some of them here:
(For the tangle "featherfall" I would like to advise you a blogpost by Sabrina Stein CZT)


Brusho "Crimson" und "Featerfall"


Brusho "Turquoise" and DEX
Brusho Turquoise , Florz, Diva Dance, Cubine, Bunzo

Bijou mit Crazy Huggins

Und zum Schluss habe ich etwas für mich ganz Neues probiert: Ich habe verschiedene Tapes auf schwarze Tiles geklebt und dann darauf/ drum herum getangelt. Das Ergebnis fand ich recht interessant und ausbaufähig...
And last I tried something new to me: I added stripes of several tapes on black tiles and tangeled on  and around them.
An interesting result, as I think, may be I will try some more...


black tile with two tape stripes and some tangles

black tile with 4 tape stripes and cubine












Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2016

IAST#167

The tile for this week`s string thing challenge I drew in my hotel room during a business trip this week after a dinner and a glass of wine with some nice colleagues.
It is so beautiful to know that you can have a calming hour also on such a trip because you need so little material for practising Zentangle in its original style...

The tangles which Adele chose this week for IAST#167 are PONIO by Mei Hua Teng CZT and WINFLO by Nadine Roller CZT. Both are new to me and I like them very much. So I had a nice evening, and now I am back home again ;-)


Montag, 17. Oktober 2016

DIVA Challenge #289 "Leafy Goodness"

Da der Rest der Woche bei mir eher ausgefüllt ist und ich kaum Zeit zum Tangeln haben werde, habe ich die Challenge sofort in Angriff genommen. Es war ein echt schöner Abend und ich gehe jetzt ganz entspannt schlafen...

Diese Woche steht die DIVA Challenge unter dem Motto "Herbstlaub".
Es ist oft ein Farbenrausch der da abgeht im Herbst .... also bin nach der Arbeit gleich auf meinen Balkon gegangen und habe ein paar Blätter vom wilden Wein aufgesammelt, der an der Wand rankt. Die Blätter legen ein dramatisches Rot auf und fallen ab... schade drum, aber nächstes Jahr werden wir sicher wieder mit der Pracht verwöhnt. Irgendwie gefällt mir dieses Kommen und Gehen der Jahreszeiten und der Jahreskreis der Natur. Danke DIVA!

This week the DIVA gave us the motto "Leafy Goodness".
Yes, this is an euphoria of colours in the autumn.... When I came home I went on my balcony and found some leaves of my wild wine plant (is that really correct??), which entwines itself at the wall.
The leaves get a dramatic red colour before they sink away... what a pity.
But next year they will come back with their beauty... I like this change of the seasons and the cycle of nature. Thank you DIVA for this inspiration!

Für dieses Tile habe ich jedes einzelne Blatt als Schablone verwendet, beginnend mit dem Vordergrund, und damit mehrere "Strings" kreiert. Anschließend habe ich die Blätter genauso arrangiert und das Foto gemacht.

For this tile I used each single leaf as a stencil , beginning in the foreground and so created some "strings". Finally, I arranged the leaves same way and took the foto.





Auf der Seite der DIVA Challenge können alle Werke von den vielen Tanglern zum Thema bestaunt werden!

Sonntag, 16. Oktober 2016

Travelling Tangles with Margaret Bremner

Last week I received a wonderful letter from Saskatoon, Canada.
Margaret Bremner sent me two fantastic tiles to finish. I have been admiring Margarets works already for a long time and was glad to see her perfect drawing style in original.
I had huge respect to draw on the original Zentangle tile which she started with three tangles, but after the first strokes I had a lot of good moments finishing this tile:
(I could not resist to add some pink dots... ;-))



The second one was an ATC tile on hemp paper. It was very interesting challenge to complete this one.


This card Margaret sent with her letter - it has been created by herself - isn't it beautiful ?
Thank you very much, Margaret, for sharing this travelling tangles project with me!
I am going to send you some tiles for finishing soon!





Freitag, 14. Oktober 2016

DIVA Challenge#288- Simply Gordgeous... and some other stuff

In honour of our thanksgiving, and because of the beginning autumn season, this week's challenge is to try the official tangle Gourdgeous.
We had a similar challenge just one year ago and it is rather interesting to compare the own tiles from the present with those a year ago. And it was a very nice reminder to a amazing event with my favourite Football Team (USA: Soccer).

I must admit that gourdgeous is not my favourite tangle but the challenges encourage us to try and practise such tangles as well. And finally, the result is not so bad, anyway...


Last week I received some samples of watercolor pigments named "brusho"  by the German CZT Anya Ipsen for some tests. (Thank you very much, Anya!) . Brusho is a powder which you dust on your paper and then spray with little water. The pigments immediately spread on the paper and create very interesting forms and colour effects.
The colours are fantastic and it is a lot of fun to watch how they are developing on the surface.
This are my first test tiles which I prepared with som Busho colours:

Zendala with Verve, Enyshou and Pokeroot

cotton-rag paper tiles
Heartswell by Helen Williams


Samstag, 8. Oktober 2016

Zentangle Inspired Nature on the North Sea Beach

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the North Sea coast near Skagen, Denmark.
We had beautiful, mostly sunny weather, perfect sunsets and amazing views on the beach where the wind has formed stunning sculptures.
I have been so thrilled and made lots of photos. The nature cerates so many amazing patterns - it is just unbelievable!



 

























Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2016

IAST#165 - with my best wishes to Florida

In Adele Bruno`s "It`s a String Thing" Challenge (here) this week we use the new tangle of Hanny Waldburger "PiB" (Pearl in Balance) together with "Flux" and "Verve"
I love all of these tangles , and the string is very challenging for me.

"PiB" is very new and a beautiful tangle. The stepout can be found here. We used it this tangle this week in a German Facebook Group "Tanglespielerei" and created monotangles with PiB with many beautiful results. Here is a link to my first tile with PiB.

Just now, when I write this blogpost, the people in Florida are preparing for a severe hurricane. In Europe, where I live, this is not as present, but I read it in Adeles Blogpost today.

Adele, my thoughts are with you and your family, friends and all the people which are affected by the hurricane. Stay safe!

This is my contibution to IAST #165:




Dienstag, 4. Oktober 2016

DIVA Challenge #287: "UMT - Dreamcatcher by Daniel Lamothe"

UMT means "Use my Tangle".
This week we use Daniels beautiful tangle "Dreamcatcher".
I am glad about this challenge wich gives me the opportunity to get to know new tangles and to draw them. Thank you for sharing!

I used a tile which I dyed with Tombow watercolour pens (I dyed a plastic foil with the colour, and pressed a wet zentangle tile on it)
For my opinion the Dreamcatcher shape and the colour fit together very well...


This week I am very relaxed because my husband and I spend a holiday week in a cosy cottage at the coast of the North Sea near Skagen, Denmark.
The landscape here is just fantastic for walks in the dunes and on the beach and the weather is amazing.
It makes a lot of fun to take fotos- I would like to share some with you.
Ìsn`t it a Zentangle jellyfish? Just like a Zen gem with a tangle around.

My feet in the North Sea, Dirks feet in the Baltic Sea
In Skagen the Baltic Sea (Kattegat) is uniting with the North Sea (Skagerrak)
North Sea beach at Skagen



Dirk was very successful taking Pictures of the Milky Way



Rabjerg Mile

Dune grass