Donnerstag, 29. Dezember 2016

Muster Mixer #25 und IAST #177

Guten Morgen, liebe Tangler,
was für ein Luxus, mitten in der Woche morgens zu Hause am Rechner zu sitzen und einen Post zu erstellen...
Gestern  Abend habe ich die Tiles für Anya Lothrops 25.Muster Mixer und für Adele Brunos "It`s a String Thing" Challenge gezeichnet.

Adele Bruno hat für ihre letzte IAST Challenge 2016 einen schönen String mit einer 16 erstellt.
Als Muster hat sie Joki (von Kim Aarts) gewählt, zusammen mit Ahh (Zentangle) und Bublz (Lori Byerly). Da es ein fröhlicher Jahresabschluss werden sollte, habe ich meine Lieblingsfarbe zum Einsatz gebracht. Die passt zum Ahh- Feuerwerk sowieso...
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Good morning, dear tanglers,
what a luxury it is: I am sitting at my computer in the morning, in the middle of the week...
Last evening I drew the tiles for Anya Lothrops "Muster Mixer" and for Adele Brunos "IAST".

Adele Bruno created a beautiful 16 string for this year's last IAST challenge.
She challenged us to fill it with Joki (Kim Aarts) together with Ahh (Zentangle)  and Bublz  (Lori Byerly).
As it should be a cheerful finish of 2016 I chose to use my favourite colour. It fits to the Ahh- fireworks, as I think.

IAST#177: Joki, Ahh, Bublz

Für den Muster Mixer sollten auch Joki (Kim Aarts) und Oybay (Antonine Koval) gemixt werden. Beide Muster sind sehr schön und es hat Spaß gemacht, sie zu mixen.
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For the "Muster Mixer" we had to mix the patterns "Joki" and "Oybay". Both patterns are very nice and it was fun to mix them:

Muster Mixer #25 : Oybay und Joki


Ich wünsche allen Lesern meines Blogs einen guten Start ins Neue Jahr und ein gutes, gesundes und erfolgreiches 2017!
Ich bedanke mich für die Treue und für die vielen netten Kommentare voller Motivation!
Ich freue mich auf ein Wiedersehen in 2017!

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I wish all my blog- readers a very good start into the New Year and a great , healthy and successful 2017!
I would like to thank you all for your loyalty and the lots of nice comments full of motivation.
I am looking forward to meet you again in 2017!

Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2016

Inspired by Margaret Bremner: Striping with twists

This morning, when I finished my breakfast, I was checking the news from the Zentangle world and found a blogpost by Margaret Bremner on her fantastic blog "Enthusiastic artist"
I was so thrilled by "Striping with twists" that I could not wait to draw it myself.
Margaret gave a very good explanation how to draw the twists and so I was sure to be sucessful with them, anyway.
In the afternoon I tried some sketches and some variations, just to understand how it works.
It works!!
Then I started to draw on a Zendala tile and this is the result, I must admit: I love it!
Thank you so much, Margaret, for that great inspiration!


Montag, 26. Dezember 2016

Joeys weekly challenge #145 and some other Christmas tangling

After a few days of celebrating Christmas with my family, having lots of cookies, chocolate , traditional German potato salad (perfectly made by my Mum) with sausages and roastbeef and several other delicious dishes I am looking forward to some more holidays for me and my husband to recreate from the year 2016 which is going to be finished this week.
This morning we reflected 2016 as a good year for us, with interesting events, wonderful holiday journeys and lots of good experiences.
One highlight of this year was my journey to the USA where I joined the 23rd CZT seminar in Providence.
All in all 2016 was very busy for me and sometimes a bit too much as my job is stressful sometimes.
Zentangle helped me to cope with that stress and gave me a new direction in my personal life.

After a whole week without tangling I made three tiles today, one "just for fun", one with the new tangle by Austrian Peter Fruehwirt (CZT) "Pezember" and last but not least I completed Joeys weekly tangle challenge #145.
Joey started with a lovely border tangle "Barber Pole". I completed it with Verdigogh:

Thank you very much Joey, for your efforts with your wonderful challenge which enjoyes many tanglers every week!

Joeys tangle challenge #145 : Barber Pole and Verdigogh

"Pezember" by Petre Frühwirt CZT and Icanthis (Original Zentangle)


Shattuck, Brella, Tipple, Zinger

Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2016

12thday of 3Zs , DC#297 and Merry Christmas!

Gestern Abend habe ich das letzte Tile für das "12days of 3Zs" Projekt von Zentangle gezeichnet.
Ich kann garnicht sagen, wie sehr ich dieses Projekt genossen habe. Es hat riesigen Spaß gemacht!
Die ersten Tage waren noch ganz "einfach", nur wenige Muster auf einem 3Z Tile. Aber täglich kam ein neues Muster hnzu und am 9.Tag habe ich entschieden, dass es zu viel wird auf dem kleinen Kärtchen, darum habe ich ein Doppel Tile gezeichnet. Auch die Tage 10 und 11 enthalten nur noch eine Auswahl von Mustern.

Yesterday I finished the last tile of the 12days of 3Zs series by Zentangle.
I can`t find enough words to explain how much I loved that project! The first days were "easy", only some tangles on a 3Z tile, but every day a  tew tangle was added and from the 9th day on I decided that it is too much to squeeze all tangles on one tile. That`s why I drew a double tile for day 9.
Days 10, 11 and 12 are selections of only some tangles with the tangle of the latest day.

This is my tile for the 12th day, with Huggins, accompanied by Shattuck, DivaDance, Knightsbridge, Tipple, Poke Leaf  and  a try of Icanthis:

Heute vormittag habe ich alle 12 Tiles zu einem Mosaik zusammengestellt und gerahmt.
Ich habe einen guten Platz in meiner Wohnung dafür gefunden, wo ich nun  immer an die schöne Weihnachtszeit 2016 erinnert werde.

This morning I completed all tiles of the 12days to a mosaic and put it into a frame.
I found a great place in my flat to present it and it is a wonderful memory to the 2016 Christmas season.


Da ich diese Woche auf keinen Fall die DIVA Challenge verpassen wollte, habe ich eine kreative Entscheidung getroffen:
Ich habe meine Weihnachtsplätzchen, die ich in den nächsten Tagen verschenken werde, mit Zentangle Mustern dekoriert. Ich hoffe, Ihr erkennt das als Beitrag zur DC an, auch wenn ich auf den Plätzchen unmöglich schattieren konnte ;-)

As I did not want to miss this week`s DIVA Challenge I had to take a "creative decision". 
I chose as my subject "Give the gift of Zentangle" and decorated some Christmas Cookies from my own bakery with Zentangle patterns. These cakes are little presents for the next days to come.
Hopefully you will accept this as my contribution to the DC, although the shading on the cookies was absolutely impossibe ;-))
DC#297 "Give the Gift of Zentangle"
Am Freitag Abend habe ich erfahren, dass mein Muster "MySwing" auf Linda Farmers Seite "Tanglepatterns.com" vorgestellt wurde. Ich war total aufgeregt zu beobachten, wie viele Leute auf meinem Blog waren!! Weltweit! Besonders, weil Linda in sehr netten Worten nicht nur mein Muster, sondern auch meine Heimatstadt Dresden vorgestellt hat. Wie viele Menschen auf der Welt werden wohl um ersten Mal davon gehört haben?? Sogar Dynamo Dresden hat sie erwähnt ...

Friday night I realized, that Linda Farmer has introduced my tangle "MySwing" on her site "Tanglepatterns.com". I was VERY excited about this post, espacially as Linda has introduced my home town Dresden as well with so lovely words. I can not explain enough how grateful I am... So many people all over the world have got a little impression of Dresden, which is really a Beauty!


Zum Schluss dieses Beitrags möchte ich all meinen LeEsern ein frohes Weihnachtsfest , Gesundheit und Wohlergehen wünschen. Ich bin sehr glücklich, Teil der Zentangle Gemeinschaft zu sein und liebe die Kommunikation über Blogs, Facebook, Instagram etc.
Seid mir bitte nicht böse, wenn ich in letzter Zeit nicht mehr zum Kommentieren eurer Beiträge gekommen bin. Ich verfolge sehr viele Blogs und immer die DIVA Challenge, aber habe leider nicht mehr die Zeit, jeden Beitrag zu kommentieren.

Last but not least I would like to wish all my readers a beautiful Christmas time, health and wellbeing. I am happy to be a part of Zentangle community and I love the communication with you all on the blogs and Facebook and Instagram...
Sorry, that I missed to comment some contributions during the last weeks - I read and watch very much blogposts but have not had enough time to comment all of them.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Für das Design dieser Karte wurde ich durch einen anderen Tangle Künstler auf Instagram inspiriert.
Es hat mir so gut gefallen, dass ich eine ähnliche Karte erstellt habe. 
For the design of my Christmas Card I have been inspired by another artist at Instagram.
I loved it so much that I created a similar one.


Love, Simone



Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2016

12 days of 3zs , days 10 and 11 , IAST #175- drawings

Day ten of the 12 days of 3zs project introduced a new original Zentangle tangle "Drawings". It has been published during the ZenAgain Meeting some weeks ago.
Also Adele Bruno chose the tangle "drawings" for her new IAST challenge #175.

As these weeks are very busy and the 12days challenge takes a lot of time I decided to combine both challenges . I drew a twin tile  of 3Zs :

#10thdayof3Zs : Drawings, Auraknot, PokeLeaf, Molygon, Knightsbridge, Marasu, Tipple, Shattuck, DivaDance, Tripoli // #IAST175

#11thdayof3Zs: Icanthis, Marasu, Shattuck, Knightsbridge, Tipple

Montag, 12. Dezember 2016

12days of 3zs - day 9 : Auraknot

Day nine of the 12days Zentangle project comes with Auraknot.
My first tile I drew with all tangles of days 1 to 9, the second one only with a selection of three.

Too much tangles in one small 3Z tile make it a bit choppy for my opinion.. This is why I tried a second one







Sonntag, 11. Dezember 2016

12 days of 3Zs (part two) and Diva Challenge #296- Moowa

Two days ago I posted the first 4 tiles of Zentangles Project "12days of 3Zs" here.
This is the second part with the next 4 tiles.
The series of tiles is a great experience with lots of fun. It is a challenge of 12 days which is posted on the Zentangle-Blog.

The tangles of days 5 to 8 are: Tipple, Molygon, Knightsbridge, Poke Leaf.
The challenge is to tangle black on white 3Z tiles (with one exception: Tipple has to be drawn in brown and coloured with gold) and do add each day the next tangle.


day 5: Tripoli, DivaDance, Shattuck, Marasu and TIPPLE

day 6: Tripoli, DivaDance, Shattuck, Marasu , Tipple and MOLYGON

day 7: Tripoli, DivaDance, Shattuck, Marasu , Tipple, Molygon and KNIGHTSBRIDGE

day 7: Tripoli, DivaDance, Shattuck, Marasu , Tipple, Molygon , Knightsbridge and POKE LEAF

This is a mosaic of the last 4 tiles

And here a mosaic of 6 tiles, which I love so much:


There was not much time left for this week`s DIVA Challenge, but I did not want to miss it because the DIVA chose for this UMT Challenge  the tangle of a German friend Anya Ipsen, who attended the same CZT seminar like I did .
Congratulations, Anya, to your beautiful tangle and to this challenge!!
Moowa is so dynamic and powerful that my first intention was to draw dramatic big waves - so this is what I drew quickly, and with much fun after 8 "serious" tiles without colour:

DC #296 : UMT , MOOWA by Anya Ipsen




Freitag, 9. Dezember 2016

The 12 days of 3Z`s by Zentangle (part one)

I know... I am a bit late..

Zentangle has started a series of 12 days of 3Z tiles with especially selected tangles.
I love the idea and I would like to take part.

I think it does not matter that we actually have day seven today?
I drew days one to four today and hopefully come back to the "right" schedule on sunday...

On the first day of Zs we drew only the tangle Tripoli :



Second day we add the Diva Dance:

On the third day Shattuck was the tangle of the day:


And the fourth tangle of the beautiful choice is Marasu:


This are two mosaic of the four tiles :