Dienstag, 9. Januar 2018

DIVA Challenge #346 and time for a new tangle calendar

Hello again to all my blog readers!

My best wishes for the New Year to you all!
My special greetings and my results of the amazing 12days of Zentangle project I have published in my last post .

So... let´s start with a new tangling year - I am looking forward to all the creative adventures with you all, during the challenges, with our new calendars and with our CZT classes...

I have been looking forward to the first DIVA Challenge.
We start the year with a Duotangle with Phicops ans Huggins, both original Zentangle tangles.
I haven´t been a big friend of Phicops yet - but I changed my opinion tonight ;-)

The "Tangle A Day" (T*A*D) calendar by Carol Ohl is VERY popular this year , and even though I have been stuck in July in 2017 I decided to give it a new try, and I can proudly say today, at the 9th of January " I am up to date" ;-))

Here are my first three pages:

During my holidays I drew some more tiles, in preparation of my next begginner classes where I tried some variations of the very first tile.

And last but not least a duotangle of the new tangle Toodles with "kissing Mookas"
I drew them with a glass dipping pen and black-blue ink.

Freitag, 29. Dezember 2017

12 Days of Zentangle Project and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The Christmas Season this year seemed to be very short and so the time was full packed with things to organize and to do... the holidays came quickly and no it is already gone...

I hope you all had a wonderful time and you are now full of energy and motivation for the New Year.

I have published the new Zentangle Classes for 2018 onto my website! I am looking forward to my students!
Meine Zentangle- Kurstermine für das erste Halbjahr 2018 sind jetzt online! Ich freue mich auf neugierige und begeisterte Teilnehmer!

During the last days I finished some tiles of the 12Days of Zentangle Project.
Thanks to Rick and Maria, who prepared such a lot of beautiful ideas and videos to deal with. The new official tangles "Rumpus" and "Toodles" are beautiful and give so much opportunities to play with.

Here I show you some of my tiles which I created based on the 12Days videos.

#PP02DayThree : new tangle Rumpus . I drew Rumpus on a square tile with a glass dip pen and blue-black ink:

#PP02DayFive :   A Zendala with "Kissing Mookas" . I did not cut the areas for Knightsbridge, I blacked them with a brush pen.

#PP02DaySix :  Introduction of "Toodles" what a nice tangle with lots of variation possibilities!

#PP02DaySeven:  a prestrung Zendala should be filled with interwoven auras in each section - how simple with a stunning result! I wanted to see a little olour, so I drew int in blue on a tan tile:

#PP02DayNine:  One of my favourites! A black and a white (or tan) tile have been split into two parts and rejoined mirrored. I used two black and tan original tiles and two black and white Bijou tiles:

#PP02DayTen: Paradox as string on a black Apprentice tile. So lovely, unfortunately I made only one of them:

#PP02DayEleven: A star of 3Z tiles. It was the Christmas day... I made only the black one and gilded the backside. This star is hanging at my ChristmasTree ;-)

Last not least I would like to show you a couple of my paper folded stars. The German name is Fröbelsterne. It is the 3D version.
I have used beautiful paper stripes - and I love the stars! I used some of them as Christmas presents.

My special thanks to all my blog readers for your interest and all of your lovely comments! 
Another Zentangle year has gone and we have shared lots of beautiful Zentangle art and spent much of quality time together in this wonderful, mindful Zentangle family.

I wish you a very Happy New Year , health, love, luck and success with all the things you do!

Happy Tangling!
Love, Simone

Samstag, 16. Dezember 2017

Christmas Classes and the last Challenges of 2017... DC#345 and IAST#223

Some weeks ago I wrote here on my blog about my preparations of two special Zentangle Christmas Classes which I gave in Dresden.
The preparation of these classes took some time. I had many ideas, but what would be the right one for the students? Would we have enough time to finish the tiles without hurrying? Which are appropriate tangles to choose?
Attached I show you some of my tiles which I prepared for this classes.

At first some stars, based on Paradox. This tangle is fun to teach!!

As main tile of the evening I prepared Christmas Cards.
We used 0.1 black Microns and a gold Gelly Roll pen, a red Gelly Moonlight and a transparent Gelly Stardust. The students were thrilled by these pens!

I had a wonderful first christmas class end of November. Based on those experiences (a bit too much!) I changed the content a little bit. The second class run last thursday.

I am really satisfied ... the preparation was good, the students were happy and it was a great experience for my Zentangle teaching journey!

I am so proud of them - some of them had no or only little Zentangle experiences and all of them drew fantastic tiles and Christmas cards!

Look at the Mosaics of the Christmas cards from my students.  Aren`t they beautiful?
The first one from November, 16th

And the second from December, 14th:

Around the preparation of these classes I drew some other Christmas Cards for my friends.
Here are some of them... they are my contribution to the DIVA Challenge #345 "Holiday Greetings"

Happy Anniversary, dear Laura! Seven years!! What a great job every single week! Thank you for that!

Last but not least I took part at Adele Brunos IAST challenge #223 this week.
Adele proposed to use the tangles Stella by Jana Rogers, CZT and Ahh by Maria Thomas.
I did not read to the end and drew only Stella .... I am sorry.. ;-)

I wish you all Merry Christmas,
peaceful holidays with your families with some good food and fine drinks and enough time 
for relaxation and "Happy Tangling"!