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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.

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!


  1. Very nice tiles Jennifer, loved how they worked with your photos.

  2. These are exceptionally beautiful Jennifer! Exquisite! I just love looking at them!

  3. Two beautiful results of this special challenge.
    I love them both, well done Jennifer.

  4. This was a lovely idea with a great result. I'm sure your sister will be immensely pleased with her present.

  5. What a lovely way to acknowledge both your mother and your sister. In fact' it's given me an idea for a wedding anniversary present for my daughter. Lovely work, Jennifer, really lovely.

  6. Lovely result! Me too, I will try this again!:)

  7. Beautiful, beautiful tributes to your two family members.


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