Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Diva Challenge #204 ~ Valentangle!

I can hardly believe that this year is moving by so quickly...it's almost Valentine's day already. But I am trying to start out this year on a positive note, so I went to the Intermountain Tanglers group for the first time last Sunday and it was a great time. Got to meet David Hunter and HeidiSue, who started this group up. I had actually been trying to get there since they began the group, but one thing or another always seemed to prevent me from going. But it's a wonderful group and I can tell that there is an abundance of talent there, so I hope to learn a lot *smile*

And this week, I actually have something done before Saturday night! I know, I know....I even amazed myself, but with the new paper stock that David ordered and cut for us, I was thrilled to be able to draw on this beautiful paper. This is the same stock that is used for official Zentangle@ tiles, so it is delicious for me just to be able to make marks on it. David had actually cut some heart templates for the group as well, so I had my string with those.  So, without further adieu, here is my offering this week.

Diva Challenge 204 ~ Valentangle
Media: 3.5" Fabriano Tiepolo stock, Black and Red Micron Pens
Tangles: Florz, Flux, Bunzo, and Rain (sort of-around hearts), as well as some red pearls

So I decided to try to do a Zendala also starting on Sunday, and finished it on Tuesday. I liked the way it turned out; it was easy to make the divisions using the template that David made for all of us. This was my first attempt and I wasn't at all sure how to do any of it.

My first Zendala attempt
Media: 3.5" Fabriano Tiepolo tile, Black and Red Microns
Tangles:  Not exactly sure since I just started drawing without thinking *giggle*

And last, but not least, I was searching through some of my really ancient sketchbooks from college (1970's) and found this doodle that I had started and not finished.  I rather like it, so perhaps I will start it again and make something of it this time. If nothing else, it is bright and fun!

Vintage College Doodle, c. 1972
Ok, I've probably talked entirely too much now, so I'll quit for today. But if you want to join in the tangling crowd and see all the wonderful designs that everyone posts on here, check out the Diva's challenge HERE, and think about joining us. We have a great time here!

Just a note to those that have left comments for me in the past ... I always appreciate your comments and read them, but I don't always post a reply. Please note however, that comments are always appreciated and I try to get around to all the blogs and leave comments for others.  So if you feel so inclined, leave a comment below...it will be appreciated *big grin*

24 comments:

  1. Two beautiful tiles and the last one (blowing wind) is going to be stunning.

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    1. Thank you. I can only hope that I can still get the inspiration to finish my college piece.

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  2. I love both of your tangle tiles and the sketch from college.... you have to finish it and then show us! It's great!

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    1. Thank you and I promise that if (when?) I finish it, I will post it.

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  3. wow, I am awestruck! Love that valentangle...just stunning. That piece from college is pretty impressive. I'd love to see what you do with it, if...or not. So beautiful, too, your zendala. Just amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much. I can't believe that I found so many of my college sketchbooks. I am going to have to try more zendalas, I think.

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  4. Beautiful tiles! The little use of color makes them soon beautiful. And I would say please finish your college piece, would be great something old and something new together in one piece of art!

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    1. Thank you. I prefer to mostly use just light touches of color. I am either going to try to finish my college piece or use it for inspiration for a new one.

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  5. Keep that first time and use it for Christmas. It has a decidedly pepperminty feel to it.

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    1. Thank you. You know, after I posted it, that's exactly what I thought and my younger sister thinks that I am an artist, so I try to send her homemade cards. For some reason, my family thinks I am talented. Oh well, I do try *grin*

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  6. How wonderful that you found your sketch from college. Clearly, you were a Zentangler in waiting----waiting for it to be "discovered"---or at least, described. It's also nice that you were able to get together to tangle with some other members of the Diva's challenge community. Both your Valentangle and your Zendala are very convincing. Tangle on.

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    1. Thank you. As I said above, I was surprised to find so many of my sketchbooks from college. And it has been great to get together with other tanglers. I even managed to get my older sister to go with me and she is really liking the tangling, so we may have another to join us soon!

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  7. Oooh, your tangles are gorgeous!

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  8. Love your Valentangle, it must be a pleasure to tangle on such pretty paper!

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    1. Thank you. I love this paper to tangle on, it's the same stock as the original Zentangle@ tiles. And it is wonderful to draw on :)

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  9. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love the tiles here as well as the 'vintage' doodle.. How gorgeous that is! I think it would be great to see you revisit it new versus 'completing' it.. I'm not sure why, but I like the thought of it remaining unfinished with a new current piece next to it simply because of the length of the time lapse. You have lovely work!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I love the tiles here as well as the 'vintage' doodle.. How gorgeous that is! I think it would be great to see you revisit it new versus 'completing' it.. I'm not sure why, but I like the thought of it remaining unfinished with a new current piece next to it simply because of the length of the time lapse. You have lovely work!

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    1. Thank you very much Charma. I thought that using it for inspiration for a new piece would likely be better because I am not in the same frame of mind and couldn't do the college piece justice. I am a different person now,

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  11. Wonderful tiles! I like the valentangle for the diva challenge - great colour and beautiful background :-)

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  12. Awesome work! How fun would it be to retro Tangle? Maybe consider doing all new work on your college piece in black, or monotone (red)?

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    1. Thank you Deb. I was tossing an idea back and forth of tangling on my college piece, but I decided that it would likely be better if I used it for inspiration rather than try to finish. My headspace now is much different than it was then :)

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    2. Thank you Deb. I was tossing an idea back and forth of tangling on my college piece, but I decided that it would likely be better if I used it for inspiration rather than try to finish. My headspace now is much different than it was then :)

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