Saturday, March 31, 2012

Just Taking It Easy!

With my favourite tangles!

Size: 14.5cm x 19.5cm  (5 1/2" x 7 1/2")

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Challenge #64!!!
For Laura's weekly challenge we are using the same string...straight lines drawn diagonally then across and down.
In the 1st tile I just started without really thinking to much about swirls or circles just lines, then my creativity kicked in and I had to tangle some more. I love the concept that you can start a Zentangle without a plan, then it's not long before a spark is fired and ideas go pop. Good fun!

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Zentangle Spiral Guide

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that spiral strings are my favourite. With a request from  Karen Lynn I have put together a guide of tips and ideas. I have found that by dividing the spiral into sections any tangle will fit. Remember to always draw your string with a pencil and keep turning your tile. I hope you have fun with my spiralations.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Fengle is Zentangles newest official tangle, it is also the subject of The Diva's weeekly challenge #63. Fengle has joined my list of favourites!

Dangle the spangle from your bangle,
angle a super fine fandangle
forget about the old rectangle but
can you see the triangle in my Fengle.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Alphabet Soup

My latest ZIA is bigger and bolder too. Late last year Sue Jacobs posted her fabulous Alphabet Soup idea. Start with a tangle beginning with the letter A and continue through to Z. Sue's lovely tangle creations are on 5 tiles. I enjoyed tangling on the large watercolour paper so I decided to do the whole alphabet in one, with a touch of pumpkin colour to make a big hearty pot of Alphabet Soup.

Size: 57.5cm x 77cm   (22 1/2" x 30")

To help with the recipe I reached for Linda Farmer's wonderful Tangle Tangle Guide.

My Alphabet Soup recipe:
Afterglow - Carole Ohl CZT
Betweed - Zentangle
Crescent Moon - Zentangle
Dex - Zentangle
Emingle - Zentangle
Florz - Zentangle
Gingham - Margaret Bremner CZT
Hollibough - Zentangle
Inapod - Carole Ohl CZT
Jonqual - Zentangle
Knightsbridge - Zentangle
Lacy - Sandra Strait
Mooka - Zentangle
'Nzeppel - Zentangle
Opus - Zentangle
Popsicles - Michele Beauchamp CZT
Quiltz - Kim Barlow
Rain - Zentangle
Sanibelle - Tricia Farone CZT
Tripoli - Zentangle
Unyun - Carole Ohl CZT
Verdigogh - Zentangle
Warble - Zentangle
XYP - Zentangle
Yincut - Zentangle
Zin - Linda Farmer CZT

I hope you find it tasty!
Thanks Sue, Linda and Zentangle.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spiral Vs Paradox

Thanks to Marizaan van Beek challenge #62 is to draw a spiral for our string and have a swirl of a time with Paradox. I have combined many tangles with a spiral but had not used Paradox so thank you Marizaan and Laura, fun, fun, fun!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

It takes two to tangle

Just two tangles today opus and cyme.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Mariet's tangle golven is challenge #61. It is surprising how different it looks with a bit of a curve. So enjoyable I had to tangle two. Thanks Mariet.


Thursday, March 1, 2012


With inspiration from a friend I attempted a bigger ZIA. Mooka is one of my favourite tangles and I enjoy using mooka as a string so I let my pencil dance across this beautiful piece of watercolour paper. The paper sat on my desk for a week and every spare minute I sat and tangled until it felt finished. It was hard to stop but I didn't want to loose the string.

Do you think I should fill in more or leave the white spaces?

Size: 55cm x 79cm (21 1/2" x  31")