Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #16 – Crescent Moon

Well unless you have been living under a rock the last week, you probable already know that during the last week two interesting natural phenomena happened. The first was that we have truly moved into summer here in the northern hemisphere, with last Friday June 21st being our Summer Solstice. The second being the over June 22nd & 23rd we got to see a “Super Moon” This means that the Moon was at perigee — or at its closest point in its orbit to Earth, and was 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013.

Well with all of the Talk about the “Super Moon,” I figured it was time to make the 1st Tangle taught in many Zentangle® classes, the focus of this weeks Adventure. The tangle is Crescent moon, a tangle I had been holding back for a special occasion, and I guess this week is it.

This week I am also beginning something new with the Adventure. I will be creating a Step-out for the Tangle, used in the adventure. At the top of the Blog is a new Tab called “Step-Outs,” all of the adventures will be listed there with a Link to the Step out for the Tangle from that adventure.

Here is the Tile I created to this weeks Adventure, and the Tangle from the Step out card.
Tile for this week adventure.

Tangle done on my Crescent Moon Step-out.

A link to the Crescent Moon Step Out is Here
A link to the Step-Out page is Here.
A link to the Tangle Patterns Crescent Moon page is Here.

I hope you join me in this weeks Adventure, come give Crescent Moon a try.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #15 – Betweed

Another week has passed, and that means it is time for another Adventure in Monotangles. Over the last week I have been thinking about my CZT training class, and the great time I had, and the great people I met there.  This helped me decide on the tangle for this week.  While at the class we spent a decent amount of time on Betweed, a tangle I had not done before my CZT class. I had trouble with it for a while, but now I really enjoy it. I know there are many who have a love/hate relationship with Betweed,  but that is part of what this adventure is all about.  Remember Zentangle® should not cause stress, just watch the video, relax, breath and let betweed flow from your pen. Once you get it, it really is simple, and very relaxing.

Here is the Tangle Patterns page for Betweed.

Here in my Tile.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #14 - Hollibaugh

So another week has passed. Which is a good thing as that makes it time for another Adventure. This week I decided to choose a pattern that has always been one of my favorites. When I say always, I guess i mean since I learned Zentangle®, as it was one of the tangles I learned in my very 1st class.

The Tangle is none other than Hollibaugh.

If you need directions: Here is a link to it's page on Tangle Patterns.

And here are the tiles I did - see i did two =D.

A few updates on me and the sight, Though the pain is gone from the Shingles, I am still having good and bad days. I have never experienced something that makes me this lethargic before. I am at least making through each day, and I have started Zentangling again. I have also started working on some updates to the web site...They will go up in the next few weeks. I have began work on the past slide shows also. They will be up soon. Thanks for putting up with me over the last few months, I hope I am getting all my injuries/illnesses out of the way for the next couple years =D.

Have a wonderful week and Zentangle On!

Please Note: When adding a link please link to the page with the Adventure, not your home page. Thank you!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Adventures in Monotangles #13 - SHARD

 Wow well we have hit week 13 (14 really,) it seems time really does fly. I guess the good news is that after 3ish weeks I am feeling decent, not 100%, but better. I forced myself to go to the gym today, I did not run long, but it was something. The running this morning was interesting, as it was my 1st run in my new shoes: Vibram FiveFingers Bikila Shoes. I love these - but I have to re-learn how to run.

See…here they are.

Well I am getting this adventure up, and will be working on the slide shows soon, and other changes I want to make to the blog.

Well as last weeks adventure was one of the curvy sort, I figured I’d find a nice straight tangle for this week. I poked around and found this little gem created by CZT® Carole Ohl. The tangle for this week is Shard. I had a bit of fun with it, and it was nice to be tangling again.

You can find it’s step out here.

And My Tile

Please have fun, enjoy your tangling!