Thursday, May 31, 2012

Diva Challenge #72: Tanglation Nation - Crescent Moon

My entry for this week is a celebration of two parts or my life coming together... Zentangle and Franklin Art Center in Franklin, MA where I have been a student for the last year. We are so excited to announce that in collaboration with Molly from Zentangle, we will be hosting a series of classes and other tangling opportunities this summer to launch an ongoing year-round Zentangle program at the center. So cool! We have some summer teaching slots still available and will continue to host guest CZTs throughout the year, so if you are a CZT and would like to teach a class in Franklin please contact me by email ( We would also love to hear from any tanglers who would like to form a 'Tangle Time' group at the center or show/sell their work. We look forward to hearing from you!

So my entry for this weeks challenge is a collaboration of Zentangle method with the traditional art class exercise of shading a circle to make it appear spherical... Has a different feel depending on how your view it...

I like it best this way....!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Diva Cahllenge #71 - Pea-nuckle by Molly Hollibaugh

This weeks challenge from the Diva is to use a new tangle invented by Molly Hollibaugh. Her instructions for 'Pea-Nuckle' were published online in the latest Zentangle Newsletter here.It reminded me of some of the weaving tangles I have been playing with and after the first couple of steps (with the 's' lines and the first set of 'connecting lines') I saw a pattern I liked and left it without the second set of lines...

In my second attempt I followed all the steps but I got a bit carried away with decorating it; I think its too busy now but it was fun to do!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Zen Moment - Fox Den

Zen moment with Mother Nature ... spent some time this afternoon watching the secret lives of foxes from behind a tree right by their den. Hoping to go back this weekend with a better camera and hoping the sun will provide a little more lighting.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I am the Diva Challenge #68: DuoTangle v.IV: Hybrid/Strircles

Didn't find time to post much last month. Will try to do better this month! This weeks challenge from The Diva is to make a DuoTangle using Hybrid and Strircles. Wasn't sure that I would like the larger amounts of solid black that I was using but in the end I think it balanced well, with the Hybrid creating the midtones. Here is my contribution...