Sunday, May 5, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #9

Roy's Challenge this week is 'Nzeppel. This one wasn't my favorite...but I can't quite figure out why. hmmmmmm.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Diva Challenge #116

Hola tanglers! This weeks challenge is a blind string. I swear there's a string under this mess some where.

Tangles used:
Thats Torn It V2 (

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #8

Roy's Challenge this week is Phicops. I am no pro thats for sure....but I progressively got better!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #7

Onamato is Roy's Challenge this week. LOTS of filling in in this one. This one was a pointer finger hurter for sure, but it looks pretty awesome.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Diva Challenge #115

This weeks Diva challenge is EARTH. Our take on the earth. This is how I see it in Tangle.  Its the sun with flowers and leaves in it. I like this one.

Tangles Patterns used:

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #6

Well...another pattern I haven't mastered, the Auraknot. I took many a shot at this one before I actually figured out how to do this one. I do like how it turned out though.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Diva Challenge #113

This weeks challenge is a string challenge. A square in a square in a square...etc.
Patterns used from the outside in:
Eyelet & Ribbon

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #5

Roy's Challenge this week is the W2.  I mixed it up by adding it to Margaret Bremmers sphere.  Pretty cool!  Only one mistake. :-)  OOPSIE

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Owlzenspired Tangle

My cousin that I live with asked me to come up with an owl Zentangle using bold bright colors to accompany a photo shoot she was having with one of her pregnant friends. She ended up not using it in the shoot...but I do love what I came up with. (and so does the mommy to be!) This was my first attempt at a colored tangle as well. I loved the process so much that I went out and bought a set of 36 derwent coloured pencils for my next colored challenge....which will be a TANGLED theme. LITERALLY. 

Patterns I used from the outside in:

Diva Challenge #112

This weeks challenge is a UMT (Use my tangle) by LeeAnn, a.k.a Ledenzer, called "Tuxedo."  I liked this one because I got to try out the torn paper look.  I LOVE it!


Friday, March 29, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #4

Roys 4th challenge uses the pattern Indy Rella. I enjoyed this one very much.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Diva Challenge #111

This challenge definitely helped me get more comfortable doing the MOOKA tangle. The outcome is BLAHHHHHHHHHH but I enjoyed the learning process.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Zendala Dare #50

Before and after shading the Zendala Dare. I enjoyed this one.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #3

It's a template Monotangle this go around. Pretty 3D looking huh? Sweet!  Here's the before and after shading.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Zendala Dare #49

I really enjoyed this one!  Since I love defined lines...or strings....I excel at zendalas.  My fingers still hurt though...but I do realize what causes the pain. It is indeed holding the pen with a kung fu grip. ugh.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Diva Challenge #110

The Diva's challenge this week was to tangle "outside of the box." Since I'm new to Zentangle...most things are out of my box. I have a hard time tangling without a this is my NO STRING tangle.  I don't like it. I know i know...I'm hard on myself....but I feel like my work is much better when contained. you know? 

Oh and I also have a tangling injury.  Here is what I posted on my Facebook,
I was wondering if my pain is due to my obsessive drawing these days...and if anyone else has the same pain. My index finger knuckle on my right hand closest to my hand KILLS when touched or bent. Doesn't hurt when i crack that knuckle how I normally would by bending it sideways, only when bent in the way the knuckle bends. my left hand has the same pain, but MUCH less. Its been progressively getting worse over the last 2 weeks. Thoughts?I got laid off in December. Its definitely not urgent enough to need to see someone right now...but i thought maybe someone else had the same issues if they drew a whole bunch. I crochet, so i know the chronic pains us "hookers" left wrist pain, but this one is new. If I'm doing the dishes and say I'm washing a bowl with the sponge and sweeping the inside. If my knuckle hits the inside of the bowl, HUGE pain. Kinda like if I had punched a wall a few days ago as hard as I could. Its like a bruise I cant see! SOOO frustrating! My best friend is also doctor, and so is her husband, but they live in Oregon. (I'm in TX) My cousin I live with is an RN, and she thinks its arthritis. and yes...I'm a tight gripper. learning to grip lightly...may be challenging. ugh!

So here is my OUTSIDE of the box challenge!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Monotangle Challenge #2

Ray's challenge is to change up the paradox. WELL, I suck at the paradox WITHOUT changing it I used this challenge to do the paradox multiple times to really just get better at it. I'm EH about this one. I'm wrinkling my nose up at the paradox.  Maybe one day Ill like this pattern.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Butterfly Tile

I started following a facebook page called "Support baby Easton Friedel" months ago. He is a baby born with an awful disease EB. Below is what his facebook says about him and his EB diagnosis. Due to me following baby Easton I began to then follow other kids with EB on facebook. One of them is Ian Swarr. Ian is a spunky almost 15 yr old who is a strong EB fighter. Because of that.....he wants to be a fireman. He loves all things firefighting. Oh and below youll read why...but EB kids are dubbed "butterfly children" because their skin is as fragile as butterflies wings. So I drew up a Zentangle in a Butterfly string to send to Ian. He loves mail, and homemade gifts, so I thought he might like my buttertangle. :-)

He was quickly diagnosed with a severe form of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). EB is a rare genetic skin disease (affecting only 1 out of 50,000 births). In this condition, there is a defect in the connective tissue of the skin and mucous membranes that causes the skin to be so fragile that the slightest friction, minor injury, heat, rubbing, or scratching causes severe blistering —inside (such as the mouth, stomach, esophagus) and outside the body. These blisters can cause serious, sometimes fatal problems, when they become infected. The systemic and repetitive nature of the blistering leads to blindness, swallowing and breathing difficulties, scarring, infection, disfigurement, disability and dehydration. Ultimately, such devastating effects can produce a high rate of mortality. In fact, 87% of babies born with one of the more severe forms of EB do not live more than 12 months. There is NO cure for this horrific disease. Sufferers of EB have compared the sores with third-degree burns. They live in unthinkable pain.

With skin as fragile as butterfly wings, EB patients are dubbed “Butterfly Children." On the outside, physical wounds and limitations brought on by this disorder prevent them from normal daily activities enjoyed by other children. On the inside, their dreams are the same as any child who loves, plays, learns and grows despite the pain and impediment caused by their disease.

The following is what it’s like to be diagnosed with one of the more severe forms of EB:


•a child with painful wounds similar to burns covering most of his or her body.
•having to wrap each tiny little infant finger with Vaseline gauze and then cover it with gauze to prevent the hand from scarring, webbing and contracting.
•never being able to hold your child tight because if you did, their skin would blister or shear off.
•a child who will never know what it’s like to run, skip or jump, or to play games with other children because even the slightest physical contact will injure his or her skin.
•a child who screams out each time it is bathed because the water touching its open wounds creates incredible pain.
•a diet of only liquids or soft foods because blistering and scarring occur in the esophagus.
•an active baby with his knees soaked in blood from the normal act of crawling.
•a teenager with stumps for hands, the affected fingers scarred/healed together.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Diva Challenge #109

I'm not very happy with I may do another one. I definitely haven't mastered this new design. Gosh am I anal. :-)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Monotangle challenge #1 with shading

Here is an update to my last post, I shaded my tangle. I really enjoyed this one!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Monotangles #1

Roy at Mindful Creations has started a new challenge...and since I can't say NO to a is my take on his first one. I haven't shaded it yet, but its 5:11 am so I thought I should go to bed. I will shade it tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Diva Challenge 108

This week the challenge is to use a "UMT." That means USE MY TANGLE. Jane made this tangle called "Whyz." I haven't learned to tangle "outside of the box" if you know what I mean....I'm a literal thinker. So a lot of my tangles are going to be somewhat obvious until I step outside of my comfort zone. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Diva Challenge 107

I started doing the Diva Challenge a few weeks ago and I'm hooked. Here's my entry for the new tangle pattern called "Quandary."  The challenge is on the right side of my blog. All you do is click the button and it will take you to her website. She posts a Zentangle challenge every week.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Grandma G Tile

When I got to Texas I went to visit my grandma in the nursing home. I made her a Zentangle tile in a G...for grandma. She loved it. :-)

First 2 weeks of tiles

To get started I just tried my best to use as many new patterns as possible. I need to repeat them as often as possible so I can get them down pat. This is what I came up with in my first 2 weeks of tangling. I think I progressively got better.


My FIRST Tangle

This is the first tile I made during my Zentangle class given by the wonderful Diane Maslaroff.