Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

For Brenda, her family and friends who loved her, and those of us who will not have the opportunity to know her better.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Today is Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day. 
Visit www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com for the scoop and to participate in this week's tangle challenge.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 23 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle


January 22 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Oops, forgot to post this yesterday!
To be continued... Some days, a partial tile is all there is time for...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 20 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

I saw a tree on a walk today and when I thought about drawing it, "Mysteria" came to mind....

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19

Resting a sore thumb today....here is an undated tile...probably circa Summer 2012. :0) Enjoy!

Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Thought I would share the results of yesterday's Tangle Club. Our lovely club organizer, Pam, suggested we draw our strings with our eyes shut, then make a list of each of our favorite tangle patterns. And away we drew....

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 17 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Early start today.  Tangle Club this afternoon! Does anyone else have a tangle club they belong to?  One of my students started this - we get together for a couple of hours a month, enjoy each others company and tangle. Just fun - I love that I can sit with the group and tangle.  I have met so many nice people through Zentangle!
Not to change the subject, but isn't the snow pretty on the trees this morning?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January 16 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

I hope this snowstorm is not creating any big problems for anyone...take it slow.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 15 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

 One way to warm up to color is to work monochromatically. You keep the decisions to a minimum with one color...until it is time to find an appropriate background! :o) Which do you like best? Top? Middle? or Bottom?

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

And the winner is....Abby!
It was a fun morning at the Contoocook Farmer's Market. Here is the tangle I drew at the easel and raffled off.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Today's tile was actually a scrap of card stock upon which I had been playing with the pattern "Diva Dance" some weeks ago. It has been pushed around on my desk all this time and it caught my eye this afternoon. I thought, "Why not!?" First tracing the outline of an actual Zentangle tile around the swirls I had drawn, I continued to work backwards adding the dots and frame. Then it was time to move forward and I completed the pattern and then quickly decided black blobs would be something fun to try. It then occurred to me to blend the smaller black blobs along the outer edge of the "diva dance" into the blob border, to make it "flow." Shading and highlighting finished it. "Different for me," was my husband's comment.
Happy Tangling!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 10 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Took time at lunch to start my tile. I was in town and thought I needed a fast lunch, and then opted to slow down. Any one figure out where I ate? :0)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

The Diva's 101 Challenge - Phicops. You can check it out at www.iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.  These challenges are a great way to commit to drawing weekly if daily is not possible.
 My "Tile•A•Day" Zentangles can be seen on the Time To Tangle Facebook page as well.  Check it out, click Time To Tangle Facebook

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

The day started out with a long checklist and denial!  My students know that I believe a busy day requires meditation, and a very busy day requires double! Today is just a typical busy Monday with a checklist for the week staring at me and I told myself I didn't have the time.  With lunch time approaching, I grabbed a tile and sat down.  I set a timer as well to keep myself from my other problem area of getting way off track.
I picked a check mark for my string - couldn't get that list out of my head so I decided to honor it. Again I left the patterns up to anything but my own choice, this time using my "Bag of Tangles."  Students may recognize the bag as the ones you now receive your class materials in.  If you didn't know, you can use your micron pens to tangle the bag too!  It is a lot of fun to tangle on fabric.
My results on today's tile show a couple of moments of lost concentration.  Ten points to whoever can find those moments!
Happy Tangling!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 6 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Today, a Zentangle ATC (Artist Trading Card) size tile.  Keeping it simple with Onomato and a tangellation of Ennies?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January 5 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

Today I added another level to letting the outcome go - I drew the string with my eyes shut and selected the tangle patterns randomly. Let it be known - I am not a good sport about this random selection of patterns.  I almost always have to force myself to draw what I select. It isn't easy. :o)
Some time ago, "iamthedivaczt.com" introduced a challenge called "Eyes Wide Shut." This is my second time giving this a try.  You can see the first attempt if you click on this url and scroll down to Challenge #3:  http://timetotangle.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekly-zentangle-challenge.html

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

It is what it is! I am not all that confident with color and I don't find it relaxing. This tile started off with my taking as little control as possible. I flipped open my pattern binder. The first pattern I laid my eyes on was "cyme." I ran with it. The proportion of the middle design was not to my liking, so I worked along the border. Not all tiles we draw fascinate us and that was the case here. To make something of the journey, I decided to sacrifice this tile to a color experiment. Zentangle tiles do not like water, but I did find some success in moving around the Derwent water colors with a damp shading stump. This may require further experimentation - I haven't decided. All in all, the journey through this tile provoked a number of thoughts, and sometimes discovering what you don't want to do can be valuable. :o) Happy Tangling!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3 "Tile•A•Day" Zentangle

This tile was completed in three sessions today. One wonderful aspect of drawing a Zentangle is that you can do it in snatches of time, easily picking up where you left off or coming back to it with new perspective, each time enjoying the meditative benefits.  

This tile started with a simple string of three parallel lines.  Patterns were selected at random, nothing predetermined. I also wanted to try my new Sakura Koi Coloring Brush pens, so there is some shading done with pen and some with pencil. This tile was also shaded using a pencil and the tip of my finger to soften the shade.  If you have always used a shading tool, try going without.  The shading is less controlled and broader in area, but there is a softness achieved with the finger tip that can not be had when using a shading tool.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Class Schedule

Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 - 4:30  Zentangle Advanced* (or "Beyond the Basics"), 4 weeks.  $99
Wednesday, January 30, 2:30 - 4:30  Zentangle Basics, 3 Weeks. $79
Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 - 7:30  Zentangle Basics Class, 3 Weeks. $79 
Wednesday, March 20, 2:30 - 4:30  Zentangle Advanced* (or "Beyond the Basics"), 4 weeks.  $99
Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 - 7:30  Zentangle Advanced* (or "Beyond the Basics"), 4 weeks.  $99

*Anyone who has completed a Basics class will do fine in an Advanced class.  That said, some students feel more comfortable staying at a slow pace and repeat the Basics class.  In this case, I suggest that those repeating Basics bring their tiles from their first class and I will do my best to change up the patterns.  

Registration is open by phone at (603) 230-7300, or online  by clicking HERE.  
Stay tuned for workshops being scheduled!

Jan 2 "Tile•A•Day" Tiles

Happy 2013 Everyone!

 I hope you all had a Happy 2013 celebration, quiet or otherwise! 
It is going to be a great year for tangling!
Here is my first tangle of the year, which I have already given away.  My only resolution this year is to attempt to draw a tangle a day and share them here as often as possible. Look for my winter class schedule to be posted here later today, along with today's tangle.  To all my students, I will be sending out the promised survey regarding special workshops for this winter.   
Happy Tangling!