Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Diva challenge # 93-new tangle: Bunzo

Rick and Maria released a new official tangle in their newsletter called Bunzo. It is so simple but so much fun to do. 
And I decided to keep it that way: simple. No thinking about perfectioning with other patterns. I just added a touch of red in the second one to see what the effect would be. Maybe you will let me know which one you prefer?

You want to draw one yourself? Go to I am the Diva for instructions or to see other amazing pictures  with Bunzo. Happy bunzo-ing.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Zendala dare # 28

This was the Zendala dare from  previous week. I ran out of time again. But I loved to do this dare very much and I am happy with the result. Not many words this week, so many plans/drawings to work on. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this one and have a nice sunday.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Diva challenge# 91 Beads of Courage

These are the Beads of Courage for the Diva's Challenge # 91 for this week. (click the button in the sidebar on the right).
Beads of Courage is a wonderfull charity that helps children with a chronicle illness or condition to tell their story of courage and strenght. Each time they take their medical journey the child gets a bead for every treatment or special occasion. In the Netherlands we know something like this for children who are treated with cancer. It is called the "Kanjerketting".

Again I ran out of time and  energy. My last two weeks were very busy and exhausting. But still I wanted to draw the "Beads" challenge. I also wanted to do something different. Wanted to start with a coloured background. Know nothing about any creative techniques or so. I kicked myself out of my comfortzone and took the risk. At The Creator's Leaf (click button in the side bar on the right) I had seen Alice doing the dripping and splashing technique. Would give it a try. I took some pictures but have no time at the moment to post them here :(  Ah well, in the need of time and energy, to make a long story short this is my result. The little yellow-golden suns are for all these special and brave children who are the suns in the life of their family and friends.
Have a good time you all,  whatever you're doing.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Diva challenge # 90-string 001

This is my rendition for this week's challenge from The Diva (see button on the right in the sidebar).
Maybe I'm just in time before "closing time".

Well, I am not satisfied at all with this one. This week  again I was very tired with migraine and had to lay down and rest. Not able to grab a pen to tangle. Oh, I hate these days in bed. I did my best but actually I was still too tired to draw. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Dilip Patel, one of our fellow zentanglers and a CZT from Bengaluru - India, asked us: On the eve of the Ganesha festival in India,this is a humble invitation to you to consider creating a Zentangle Ganesha ( ZIA on the theme of Lord Ganesha) and post it.  It is my commitment to publish 100 Zentangle Ganeshas before 31st December, 2012. Some of you, informally, have contributed, but the pace is slow and time is running out.
Well, I tried my hand on Ganesha and I loved to do it.  One black and white version and one colored version.  Dilip, I hope you can use one of these or maybe both. 

You want to see other Ganesha versions? Or contribute one yourself?  Have a look at Z-Ganesha.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Zendala dare # 25

Dare # 25 from The Bright Owl (click button Zendala Dare in the side bar) arrived but I had not the faintest idea what to do with it. Went looking through Tangle Patterns (click button in the sidebar) for some patterns and ideas. The first pattern that attrackted me was Vigne. It looked so elegant and organic to me. Let's give it a try, I never used it before. I love drawing this pattern. Autumn has come, leaves everywhere, so that brought me to pokeleaf and in the middle squid. This drawing is really different from IX. Almost the opposite I can say in every way. I would never have thought that this result could be from the template this week. Thanks Erin.

                                                                 the template