Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Going Green

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #209: "Saint Patty's"

Going green for St Patrick's Day.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cubine vs Pokeroot

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #208: "Duotangle - Cubine vs Pokeroot"

The light is shining in all directions, perhaps the wind is gusting and the berries are being toppled and blown about. Not so sure about this one but I like the wavy lines in cubine.

Friday, March 6, 2015


The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #207: "UMT - Unbatz by Sandy Hunter, CZT"

It's been a busy week so Sandy's tangle unbatz was just right for winding down.
You will find the step-outs here. Thanks Sandy it's a cutie!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Beate Winkler's 101 Favourite Patterns

This week I have been inspired by CZT Beate Winkler's new book 'Das GroBe Zentangle - Buch. As you can see by the cover it's in German, I took that as a challenge to learn some new words and downloaded a translator. You don't actually need to do that because all the tangle step-outs are clear and easy to follow. Many tanglers from all over the world sent Beate their patterns, I love that aspect of Zentangle that we can share and enjoy each others ideas no matter which language we speak. Beate has included variations to many of the patterns in her own elegant style.

Thanks Beate!
Check out Amazon for ordering a copy.

Here are 2 tiles including Rubenesque, a nifty tangle by Hannah Geddes CZT from the UK which can be found on age 93.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #206: "Tools/Trade"

My trade is NOT decorating cakes, I actually had to buy one of those icing tool kits from the supermarket but if there is a time to try something that I wouldn't normally do, it's here and now. I thought Paul deserved a cake today and the idea came into my head to combine baking with this week's challenge which is to use a tool for tangling that we haven't used before. Raspberry and yoghurt cake sounded healthy and normally I would just leave off the icing (although Paul loves icing!) so armed with pink coloured icing squeezed out printemps, mooka and finished with bales.
Oh well, it's different!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Year of the Goat

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #205: "Year of the Goat"

As I was born in 1955 I'm apparently a goat so it's my lucky year!
I wish I could say that I drew this handsome fellow from the start but I traced him.

Chinatown in Singapore displayed fantastically made prancing goats, I took this photo from the top of a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus.