Zentangle is...

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.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Diva's Challenge #317: Snapshot!

This week we were challenged to incorporate a snapshot into our tile. Thrilled to see this, I had for weeks been thinking about making a "frame" for a photo of my mom at age 19. I loved the colors in the faded memory from 1941, and decided that a Renaissance tile and sepia pen would do the trick.  Because of the lack of detail in her left arm, I decided to tuck it behind the tile. Cutting the buttery soft paper was the most difficult part of this challenge, but I am pleased with the results.

So pleased, in fact, that I did another! This time, I wanted to honor my sister, who spent hours cataloguing and digitizing over 300 family photos from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Her birthday is June 1. Perfect timing! I found several great images of her with my mom, but this one was my favorite.

Isn't she adorable?

I used my computer to get the sepia tones I wanted, and carefully cut out the picture. This time, I opted to print it on regular paper and glue it to the prestrung Zendala tile.

I am so excited about this technique! I simply love old black and white photos, which I've collected over the years while thrifting. And I can now use my Renaissance Zendala tiles and sepia pens!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a memorable week!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

314, 315, 316...

I've got some catching up to do! If you're on the Zentangle Mosaic app, you've seen my entries for the Diva challenges 314 and 315, but if not, here they are!


Molygon, using the "14 Shades of Gray" technique

Now for 316!

This challenge was to use stripes for a string.  I have a confession to make.  I haven't had any caffeine in three days, and somehow, in my resulting brain fog,  recalled that the challenge was to use ribbons!!! I love using ribbons, and especially teaching the border or ribbon tangles. For this tile, I wanted to do something different, so I tried twisting the ribbons. Not sure that I pulled off the twisting ribbons,  and I definitely didn't follow the directions, but I had fun!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a stellar week!