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The Zentangle® Method, created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Back for Black!

I can hardly believe it's been over a month since my last post! With your permission, I'd like to share what I've been doing instead of blogging!

On April 24, I took off for a 10-day visit with my best girl friend, who lives in Normandy. She was about to celebrate an important (we'll leave it at that!) birthday, and I wanted to join her. She treated me to road trips to Rouen, Etretat, Les Andelys, Honfleur and Monet's house and garden in Giverny.

I returned to my beloved Lar on May 4, and a few days after, enjoyed  a visit from my dear English friend, Sonia, who now lives in Atlanta. It was quick, but delightful!

On May 14, my daughter graduated with her degree in web development.(Here's the card I made with her favorite quote.)

And on May 15, I started a new series of "Introduction to Zentangle" classes at our local library.

Whew. I rarely have that much going on at once!!! Interesting how I am easily overwhelmed now that I've retired!

Any hoos, I have been trying to get back into my Zentangle world. There were a few drawings in airports, and a couple to help me "digest" everything I'd seen in Normandy, but I'm still feeling a little rusty!!

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #268--"A bit-a-black"--was my first endeavor to pick up where we left off! I chose to use the demo tiles I made for my class last Sunday. (Apologies for the poor resolution. My scanner apparently reset itself to 60 dpi while I was away, and I just now caught it.)



The next day, I decided to use the same string and tangles on a Strathmore black tile. I wanted to try my new white Uni-ball Signo, which Margret Bremner recommends for a hotter, more opaque white than the Gelly Roll.

By the way, you have probably seen Margret's new tangle "Skye", which is based on a Celtic knot pattern. It is GORGEOUS, and I have been desperately trying to learn it for the past 5 days!! Here's my latest attempt, which I had to sketch in pencil first :( 

Well, it's a start! 
So good to see you again! Thanks for stopping by, and for indulging me in this lengthy return to our wonderful Zentangle community. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Thanks for sharing your 'adventures' in the last period. Must have been great for you and your friend to share some time together. Your creations are all beautiful, not rusty at all.

  2. Sounds like you had a great time; loved the pictures of the places you visited. All your tiles show that you haven't lost your touch...they are beautiful! Glad that you are back.

  3. Your work is really beautiful!

  4. What a wonderful time you have been having. I know what you mean about retired, I don't know how I fitted everything in when I was working nor how I found the energy! The tile you did for your daughter is lovely, I am sure she appreciated it. Great Diva choices, I love the boldness of after.

  5. Your Skye tile is lovely. This tangle features on the Tickled to Tangle challenge for this week - you might see some interesting examples of this tangle there.


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