Friday, December 23, 2016

Joy to All

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas, thank you so much for all the delightful and thoughtful comments this year. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a loving, caring group of world wide tanglers. I truly appreciate all your visits to the pages of my blog!

May you enjoy the festive season with contentment in your hearts. Please keep safe.
Be bright, be happy, big hugs and love.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Icanthis Drawings

Winding down with Icanthis and Drawings, I find that creating a mosaic is a really fun way to play with tangleations of our new tangles.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

9th to the 12th days of 3Zs

9th day of 3Zs starring auraknot

10th day of 3Zs adding drawings

11th day of 3Zs I think there is a witchety grub in my Icanthis

12th day of 3Zs loving huggins

My mosaic of the 12 days of 3Zs

Check out the Zentangle mosaic app and Zentangle blog for more super wonderful tiles.
Thank you Zentangle HQ for all the inspiration, special time creating and sharing the 12 days of 3Zs.

I'm loving our new official tangles drawings and Icanthis 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday Bash!

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #297: Holiday Bash!

The Diva's challenges have reached the 6 year mark, that's amazing!! This week we are re-visiting a tile from the last challenge of the year from the previous 6 years. I chose the 2011 I really enjoy re-creating tiles.

Congratulations Laura and thank you for all your delightfulness.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

4th to 8th days od 3zs

4th day of 3zs adding diva dance

5th day of 3zs golden tipple

6th day of 3zs with molygon

7th day of 3zs playing with knightsbridge

8th day of 3zs pokeleaf

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #296: "UMT - Moowa by Anya Ipsen, CZT"

Moowa is a really fun tangle, had to be very careful that I didn't swing into mooka.

3rd day of 3zs.
Everyone's 3z tiles are looking so wonderful and couldn't wait for mine to arrive so I cut up an Opus tile which gave me 12 3z tiles, don't know why I didn't think of that before. Shattuck is our tangle for today. You will find the step-out here

Monday, December 5, 2016

2nd day of 3zs

On the 2nd day of 3zs diva dance joined Tripoli

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The 12 days of 3Zs

12 days of tangling will keep us busy!
Check out Blog Zentangle or the Mosaic app for info on taking part in "The 12 days of 3Zs" my 3 sided tiles haven't arrived in the mail so I will be using square tiles.
Tripoli is our 1st tangle.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reticula/Fragment part 2

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #295: "Reticula/Fragment part 2"

Tangling instead of drying the lunch dishes!

Just for effect I tried a little watercolour paint, the background is pencil, the ring didn't work out quite right but happy because Zentangle is abstract and I enjoyed tangling the towel. This fragment is Q3 in Primer Vol-1.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Playing with a ribbon

It's time to start thinking about Christmas cards so I have been playing with the idea of a ribbon and gold baubles. Not sure yet where this idea will end up.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Zendala with a fold

Maria Thomas has been posting this fabulous idea on Zentangle Mosaic, just fold about a third of your zendala tile so it's sits up. Of course it's not just an ordinary fold but has the special name of phiphold.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


The Diva's
Challenge #292: "UMT - EAXY by Nadine Roller, CZT

EAXY is a very nifty tangle but I found it a bit tricky to stay even and lost my way......... thankfully Zentangle is perfect for lost paths and heading off in new directions so off I went happily veering into munchin.
My 2nd tile really went off plan, if you look closely it started OK with EAXY but then just went whoopsie, it was fun though, I kept on drawing X this way and that!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

1 square 1 round

Playing with colour backgrounds.

Adding colour brings decisions and questions to our tangling. Sometimes we don't want to make to many choices just stay focused on tangles that come to our thoughts. But adding colour is so much fun, especially creating gems! Subtle splashes of colour is a beaut way to add interest too.

The 1st tile has a spill of coffee which I tangled around trying to miss the stain instead of covering it up. I'm interested to hear if you like to cover it or go around?

With the 2nd tile I just added stripes of watercolour with black ink at the bottom plus a touch of gold.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'NZeppel vs Flux

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #290 "Duotangle: 'NZeppel vs Flux"

Tricky combination!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Spiral Zengems

The 4th and last in my 'Round Zengem Series'. This one started with the largest gem then I gradually worked my way in. I wasn't sure how it was going to work out but that's the beauty of 'unknown outcomes'.
Loving the Renaissance Opus tiles. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Zengems Number 3

Here is number 3 in my Round Zengems Series.

I started this Opus tile in a class by drawing the round circles 1st in a random manner, tangled around the largest green gem and it just grew from there. A few gems haven't been tangled around with an edging so they seem to be floating.  

Renaissance Opus Tile
Copic brush markers
Prismacolour pencils
Micron 01 black pen
White Gelly Roll
White charcoal pencil

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Simply Gourdgeous

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #288: "Simply Gourdgeous"

Gourdgeous with a little mooka on the side!
And on the top and under... oh well let's say all around!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Zengems on Opus

Does this Opus tile look joyful?
Hope so, I'm loving the Renaissance Opus tiles with plenty of room to play with colourful zengems. When I first started drawing gems I wasn't quite sure what to do, how do I fill in the spaces in between? I decided to make this one a sampler with round gems and a selection of colour. Fun, fun, fun!!
I used Prismacolor pencils for the zengems.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


The Diva's
 Weekly Challenge #287: "UMT - Dreamcatcher by Daniel Lamothe"

What great timing! I had being playing around with this Opus tile and wondering which tangle to do next when up pops The Diva's challenge with Daniel's delightful dreamcatcher.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Straight to It

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #286: "Straight to It"

Actually I don't get excited about straight lines but I like the tangle IX and thought it was fun the way a circle popped into it with shading.

Friday, September 23, 2016


The Diva's Weekly Challenge #285: "Relax, bro."

The Diva asks us to tangle like no-one is watching, relax, no plans. I had actually just finished fife for our Facebook group Square One: Purely Zentangle, felt relaxed and with thoughts of just playing with more fife. The house was quiet so I could hear the magpies out in the garden and with spring sunshine beaming through my window fife grew and grew, blossomed and flourished.

Tile for Square One: Purely Zentangle

Renaissance Tile with brown Micron pen and white Gelly Roll

White Zendala tile with Prismacolor pencils

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Purky Purk

A couple of weeks ago I enjoyed 2 days in Hobart at the Annual Rotary Art Show demonstrating Zentangle. I chose purk to feature on each tile and just see where they ended up and to show the easiness of a nice loopy string.
Here are five of my favourite tiles from the weekend.

purk with crazy huggins
purk and drupe

purk with twing, printemps and crescent moon

purk, twing,marasu, mooka and quabog

purk, tripoli, squill and crescent moon

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


The Diva's   Weekly Challenge #284: "Monotangle to Tripoli"

Tripoli is one of my favourite tangles and I wanted to experiment with stripes but to get all the stripes to fit in and stay vertical in the triangle just doesn't work but I like the way parts float off and then merge back together. 

Once my monotangle was finished I decided to add some betweed and turn it into a duotangle.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Spill It!

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #282: "Spill It!"

Adding a bit of spice with a splat of hot paprika!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Art Yoga Retreat

Something to think about for Tanglers in Tasmania.
11th -13th November
Maria Island in springtime....that's a treat. Fresh air. Sunshine.
Suzie's nourishing food and the peaceful setting is the best way to relax and be inspired to create something special.
I am really looking forward to this weekend.