Posts Tagged ‘Zinger

02
Jul
13

Stars and Stripes and Beaches and Birthdays

Summer in the USA involves 4th of July celebrations, trips to the beach and pool, picnics, family reunions, and fun!

I did  Zentangles® reflecting some of these summer fun activities.

For more information on the Zentangle process, see my page “Zentangle News”

Tangle patterns that are not identified by designer are official Zentangle® patterns.

The first Zentangle I call “Starz and Stripz.”

(Click on photos to enlarge.)

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Zentangle tangles featured are Bunzo, Fracas and Auraknot. I love Fracas for this event as it looks like fireworks! I played around with lines at the bottom left in a way similar to Auraknot , Hurry and IX.

The next is “Beaches”

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The upper left corner was an improvisational design I did . The upper right is a variation of Leaflet by Helen Williams. The Conch shell form on the left was  also improvised as I went along. The Conch shell design on the right features a favorite tangle pattern Fish Net by Mariët Lustenhouwer. Squid is in the center of the two Conch forms. In the very center is a version of Fengle. The left center form is tangled with Purk, and the right form is filled with BalesZinger is between Purk and Bales. Bottom left is Fünf (which means “five” in German) by Denise Rudd, and bottom right is Snaylz Trayl by Andrea “Cookie” Shuman.

This design I did for a friend celebrating his 60th birthday. This is the first time I have tangled a number or letter (still have not done a letter!)

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This I call “60”. On the “6” you will see “LX“, which is “60” in Roman numerals, done in the same manner as the official Zentangle pattern IX.  Featured are Purk, a variation of Eke, Knase and a variation of Knase, Twing and a variation of Rain. The “0” features a variation of Chainging, Cadent, Betweed, XYP, and Coaster by Carole Ohl.  Around the edges are Verdigogh, Squid, Poke Root, Poke Leaf, Mooka,Pendrills, and Dooleedoo by Ksenija Volisavljevic. I had a lot of fun doing this!

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29
Jun
13

Weekly Challenge #124 : We Are Calgary

This week’s challenge was prompted by the flooding in Calgary, and the heartbreak suffered by a community due to the destructive flood waters.  This challenge is “open”, and I quote : “I only ask that you keep Calgary in your hearts this week, and any part of the Earth where people are dealing with incredible struggles and tragedy.” (IAmtheDivaCZT.blogspot.com)

My home state is Oklahoma, and I have nieces & nephews living in the Moore area. Thank God, they are OK.  My heart breaks for the families who lost everything, especially for those who lost loved ones. So, my drawing is dedicated to Oklahoma.  I used patterns that remind me of wind & rain & hail, homes, crops & brokeness. I also used “Hartvine” to show the love sent to the area, and flowers to show hope. I drew this week’s challenge on a 4-1/2 in square of print maker’s paper.

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The specific tangles used are listed here:

Casella by Connie Holsapell, Hurakan by Carole Ohl, Pop-Cloud by Carla duPreez, Cracked by Lori Howe, Hartvine by Lori Howe.  Official Zentangle patterns: Nipa, Zinger and tangleations of Zinger, and Hollibaugh.




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