Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stripes of a sort! Diva Challenge #182

I've been playing with Blogger, so for the next little while, I am playing around with different templates and colors. I think I know what I want, but expect to see changes whenever the mood strikes. Since I have a thing for pink, it will likely stay with a pink theme of some sort *grin*

Well, I had so much fun with the challenge last week, that I thought I would try again. The first one I tangled really didn't feel all that great to me and it just felt kind of awkward but I at least finished it. I was just kind of grasping at tangles that I thought might look pretty good, but somehow they didn't want to cooperate. I like the Brayd (sort of), but it wasn't quite what I had in mind. The Scrolled Feather ( I think that's the name anyway) didn't quite manage to come out at all.  And then when I took the picture tonight, it looks all tan but I think that's because I didn't use a flash. I guess I need to work on that too.  But anyway, here is Tile #1 for this challenge:

So, I tried again and I think I like this one much better and for some reason, the picture turned out better too. Strange because they were both on the same background, but I think this second one is a lot better anyway. Anyway, here is my submission for this week.  Can't wait to try the new challenges.

I know the tangles in this one because I actually wrote them down as I was doing them *giggle*. They are: Bunzo, Paradox, Shattuck, Onamato, Ciceron, and Hibred.  I think that Bunzo is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, just because it is so adorable and just plain fun to draw.  Enjoy and check out the others out at the Diva's place.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Finally . (Diva Challenge #181)

Well, never did get my scanner working, but my son and I managed to sit down and actually take a few pictures. I wasn't sure I was going to get them done before next week because with all the storms going on, I have hardly been able to move. Storms tend to make everything hurt and my knees and back have been driving me nuts.  Age, accidents and fibromyalgia seem to have taken a bit of a toll, but it's all good because I have my computer AND loads of blogs to explore.  Anyway, here it my submission for the Diva's Challenge # 181... Water. Didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned it, but it's not half bad, I don't think for my first submission.  I've done a few of the others, but this is the first one I have actually submitted to the challenge.  Any and all feedback welcomed...good and bad!  I am so new, I need all the help I can get. I just started this in June.  So without further ado, here is my Tangle

Tangles used: Mooka, Flux, Bunzo, Mssst, Phicops, Angel Fish, and I don't know if the others are even tangles or not...*giggle*  So forgive me please. I will definitely learn them as I start to tangle more. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Still no pictures! :(

Well, I tried to scan some of my tiles to try to enter one or more of the challenges, but apparently my scanner doesn't like me anymore. So now I have enlisted the help of my son (who is very good at helping me with all things electronic) to see if he can figure it out. Otherwise, we will be trying to take some decent pictures. I am really new at tangling, but am so excited to get some feedback and suggestions that I really need to get the pictures up. Please bear with me.

I am also going to try to get some pictures up of the jewelry that I make. I've been crafty all my life and have so many interests that it is hard for me to keep up with everything I am interested in. But for now, I am mostly interested in tangling because it relaxes me very much. My home life tends to be a bit hectic and I find that if I can even just tangle for a few minutes to take myself "out of my head", I can relax more easily. So here's hoping that I can finally get something posted up here within the next couple of days.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Just starting out in the blog world!

Well, since I needed a blogspace to go ahead to post my artistic endeavors to, here I am!  I'm just starting into Zentangle@ and loving it for relaxation mostly. I have only done a few, but I am busily doing research on all the beautiful tangles that people have introduced. So please bear with me while I get going with this.  Happy Tangling all!