Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zendala Dare #46

Zendala Dare #46

Well I was able to get another of the Zendala Dares done today. I really wanted to do two things with this dare, I wanted it to be a Monotangle, and I wanted to play with the dew drop effect. I figured this pattern with its rounded shapes would lend itself to the dewdrop. It was difficult to decide which pattern to use for this dare, but I eventually settled on Enzeppel as it is both one of my favorite patterns, and I think it lends itself to the Dewdrop effect. So without further comment here is my version of Zendala Dare #46.

The reason I chose to do this as a monotangles it twofold. First, I have been doing a lot of monotangles lately, I find them very calming, and it is interesting to see the same pattern in different areas of the same tile/Zia. Second, starting in March, hopefully the Seventh, I’ll be introducing a new weekly challenge called “Adventures in Montangles.”

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Zendala Dare #45

Wow I am actually getting caught up on stuff, and I am getting the Weekly Zendala Dare posted the week it was put up. I really like this Zendala Pattern, and had lots of fun doing it. I even forced myself to add color, which is still difficult. In my mind Zentangles® are black and white. Please enjoy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Weekly Challenge #106

Weekly Challenge #106

My take on the Diva’s challenge #106. It is in honor of the year of the snake. I wanted to keep it nonrepresentational, but have it also look a little like snakes. 

Zendala Dare #44 & Weekly Challenge #105

I decided to have a little fun and mix the Challenge and the Dare. Over all I am pretty happy with the way this turned out. If I had planned it out instead of went into unplanned I would have done Squid 1st and had it wrap around the floating squares. I am happy I did not as I like my unplanned ZIA’s better than the planned ones. 

Zendala Dare #43

Well I am a little late getting this up, but I really liked the idea of thisdare. The patterns I chose all make me think wow those are amazing.
First is Cubine, on of the patterns I learned early on, and that can look so different depending on size and line structure. I tried to show may different example of it in this Mandela.
Next I chose Rick’s Paradox, this is a pattern that caused me to fall in love with Zentangle® and helpped me to decide to attend CZT training.
I then added Verve, you can read about my discovery of verve here: Monodala
I have to include N’Zepple, as it took my time to figure out, and is now in my top five patterns, and still makes me say wow when it is finished.
I tied it together with a little laced, as I feel this is a pattern that really stands out in an artistic we, I underused it, but it is still hiding in there.