Everyone who works with Zentangle seriously is aware of or will become aware of  “I am the Diva- Certified Zentangle Teacher”.  Every week she issues a challenge for Zentangle enthusiasts.  You can see for yourself at her blog: IAmTheDivaCZT.blogspot.com

Her blog this week is related to the “Grid Seeds” that Rick and Maria discuss in their newsletter this month.(see Zentangle.com) It involves creating a grid that has the same design in each block, but when put together as a grid, creates another overall pattern.  (The Grid Seeds examples can be found on the Diva’s blog)

I created my own grid pattern that I call “Spyz”.

Here is how to draw “Spyz” by Laura Sanders , 2013:

Spyz How to

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Here is my Zentangle that includes my pattern called “Spyz”:

Spyz.laura.sanders.5

I used “Spyz” at the top, upper right, and bottom left corner. I used Beadlines, by Margaret Bremmer and Fish Net, by Mariët Lustenhouwer,  and some tangellations (variations) of a few other patterns to finish the Zentangle.

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25 Responses to “The Diva’s Weekly Challenge, June 08, 2013”


  1. June 10, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Your new tangle is delicious. Your tile looks great with the combination of tangles you chose.

  2. June 11, 2013 at 1:31 am

    looks cool nice job

  3. June 11, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Nice job! This was such a fun challenge!

  4. June 11, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I like the new pattern you created. It looks great on your tile. I will definitely be trying it out. Very nice work!

    • June 11, 2013 at 6:31 am

      Thank you! I am still trying different ways to shade it. In this tile I shaded the top section around each “star”, and in the side and corner sections, I shaded along the grid lines.

  5. June 11, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Great flow to your tangle.

  6. 10 Annemarie
    June 11, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Your tile is beautiful!
    I have been looking at your other drwaings and I’m so impressed. Gorgeous and very spiritual; you are a true artist.

    • June 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much. I am afraid that I have been neglecting my fine art pieces as I love the Zentangle process so much. I have a large St Michael the Arch Angel drawing on the board right now…

  7. June 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Wow Laura..for a newbie you are terrific. I have made a copy of Spyz to enjoy. A really nice tangle.
    I’ve been tangling for about a year now and have never posted my own tangle. I am just so amazed with everyone else’s!

  8. June 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Fine new pattern and You have used it artitic and finely at Your zentangle. Great job!

  9. June 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Laura,
    I love your pattern ‘Spyz’ and can’t wait to use it! Your tile is really nice. Love the way you look at fabrics for inspiration. I do the same! Do a search on ‘african fabric patterns’ and you will see many lovely opportunities! 🙂

    Be creative and catch some Happy!

    Jacque Solomon
    http://www.tanglebright.com

    • June 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks! Yes, I do love fabric patterns, as a matter of fact my own art work, created before I ever heard of “Zentangle”, is heavy with pattern and motif, and I have often been told that my work would look great on fabrics. I will look at African fabrics, thanks for the tip!

  10. June 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Your piece is wonderful, so delicate with so much texture. I love your Spyz, I put that on my list of tangles to try!

  11. June 12, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Like how you created a path through the veils.

    • June 15, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you! I probably put more thought into my strings than I am supposed to, but being an artist and a design graduate makes it hard for me to randomly draw anything! In my defense, though, drawing in this way does put me in the “zone.”

  12. June 12, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Thanks for the new pattern and the inspiration of your beautiful tile!

  13. June 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Ooh! I do like your ‘Spyz’ will definitely try this – love your tile 🙂


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