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.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Catching up, again!

I must apologize for my absence over the past 5 weeks, which have been exceptionally turbulent with unexpected good-byes to some dear friends and changes in our normal routine.  Life is good. I am grateful.

Diva Challenge #330: Plates
I had not used a plate string since my obsession with them a few months back. I enjoyed doing this one on a background of Orange d'Espagne and Lilac Prismacolors, with a copper Jelly Roll.

Diva Challenge #329: Reticula and Fragment D-2
As some of you may know, I have a terrible sense of "proprioception", or knowing where I am in space. (Laugh heartily here.) In yoga class, I'm always the one turned the wrong way, or helplessly looking around me to see how I should be positioned. In PE class, when we learned to tumble, I always went off the mat. I tell you this because when anyone mentions flipping and rotating and mirroring images, I break into a cold sweat. Using the D-2 fragment for this tile gave me a chance to chill and S  L  O  W     D  O  W  N.

Diva Challenge #328: Aloha
I really love the flow of the Aloha tangle, which looks like a pen did a hula dance. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but once I got it, I didn't want to stop, so I switched to a silver pen and did some more in the background.

Diva Challenge #327: Lisbon Fragment
Another fragment, although less spinny than the previous one! I had trouble keeping the lines straight and matching them up, but had fun trying! A nice high-focus tangle!

And Zen some...

A "Fairy Tangle" with bits I found in the garden

A collaboration with my daughter, Gabrielle

Playing with color in my journal. Zendala Dare #4

Mooka Therapy always makes me feel better.

Remembering my dear friends, François and Françoise, in their time of mourning.

With Gratitude

Thanks for remembering me and visiting! Hope to be back next week!


  1. Well, you certainly reappeared with a flurry of Zentangle Inspired Art, all very attractive. I can tell you enjoyed doing the plate. I did too, although by the end of the fourth one, I was ready to declare my mosaic "done!". Thanks also for doing my Aloha Guest Diva challenge. I'm glad you enjoy using Aloha. Sometimes I get on an Aloha jag myself. :)

  2. Good to see you back here! I like that plate tile a lot. And the rest is beautiful too. What a great ides to make that Fairy tangle, I LOVE it.

  3. Wow, wow, wow! What a lot of beauties!
    Yes, I missed you already and I am glad to have you back here!
    All the tiles are wonderful, very different but each of them has it's own charme.
    My favourites are the Aloha tile and the Mookas.
    I wish you a nice sunday!

  4. Very nice to meet you again and to know everthing is fine.
    You show us wonderful work, my fave is the Aloha tile and the one you have made for the Diva.
    I love that picture of your fairy tangle from the garden and the collaboration with Gabrielle.
    Wish you the best.

  5. I'm so happy to see you back! I love everything you've got going on here. The Diva plate tile is especially lovely. I have to say that my favorite is the Fragment piece that you ' nzeppeled. Those colors are fantastic, reminding me of rust (my main source of color inspiration). Thanks for the inspiration ❤😉🍻

  6. Nice to see you again! You show us so many wonderful work! Especially I like your first tile!


I appreciate your comments and suggestions!