dinsdag 25 juli 2017

A mindful Nzeppel

Oh, I love this challenge, brought to us by Elisa Murphy who is a guest on the Diva's challenge too.

She asked us to do a monotangle of Nzeppel, a tangle that I love, but had forgotten for a while. She also encourages us to do this tile mindful (as we should do to make a real zentangle tile).

A few weeks ago I read on Michelle Wyne's blog about the Eco dye method (there was a link to Magareth Bremners blog with a description how to do it) and last week I gave it a try. OMG I was so exited to see the result and I LOVE this way of coloring paper. '


For the challenge of this week I 'had' to try tangling on it so I cut out a tile (I used Mandala per of 14 x 14 cm) and started.

This one, and the ons above, are photo's and more the real colors then the tile below

My thoughts about 'not fitting' in were: Being different means, being me!!! And that's fine with me.
I loved working on this tile and I also love my finished tile. Hope you like it too.

This was scanned and, as always, the colors are vague

A huge thank you Elisa and also thank you to Margareth!!!!

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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

woensdag 19 juli 2017

Oh no ...... not that one

For the second time, Jessica is filling in for Laura in challenge 325.

After I read that Peanuckle was the tangle I could only think about my dislike of this tangle, that I only tried once.
Still wanted to join the challenge and practiced a bit on a piece of paper. It kept being almost impossible.

I decided to use a colored 3Z tile and use Peanucke as a border. The tile appeared to be too dark, but as always, I went on so I could post my first try.
Well, it's finished, I DID IT!!!!! But .... my feeling towards this tangle is still the same. Sorry Jess -:(
But also, thank you Jess for making me leave my comfort zone!


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 11 juli 2017

Jessica's hearts

While Laura is enjoining her, well deserved, holiday of the challenge, this week a guest post that Jessica Davies has made for us.

'Tangled heart' is the subject and in her blog post, Jessica explains how she came to drawings hearts after disliking them earlier.

I myself also dislike hearts, in fact I dislike all the 'sweet' (valentine-ish) things about hearts. But after reading Jessica's story I decided to make one for her.

I did not go as far as using a pink tile, I choose purple. Started with a heart (from a template) and then Hollibaugh seemed the right tangle around it. Then I realized that no more tangles were needed because it was finished.


Thanks Jessica for your word and sharing your story.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

woensdag 5 juli 2017

Home is where my heart is!

'HOME' is the subject for challenge 323.
Laura want us to express what home means to us in our tile. This was a bit of a struggle for me, because when I think of home, I don't think of a house, a town or a country. I think of the people that I love; being with them means home to me.

So, after some hard thinking, I decided to try to express that in my tile.
I took a gray 3Z tile and started with a circle and the word 'love' around it. Also some beams that shows how love spreads.


I'm quite happy with this tile.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 27 juni 2017

After a busy weekend: Aquafleur!

We are home again after a quite busy weekend at the Dutch coast. The daughter of my husband and her family, who live in UK, were there on their holiday and we joined them for a long weekend. This was in Duinrell, an amusement and holiday park where the grandchildren really amused themselves! And so did we, running around swings, merry-go-rounds a.s.o.
Now we're home to rest a bit :-)
This is what I did there on Sunday morning:



And then there is challenge 322 and Aquafleur is the tangle to play with this week. I hardly ever use that one, so a good time to start doing this. After drawing Aquafleur I decided to fill the rest of the tile with Baton, also a tangle that I never use.
I think I like the result, even when it turned out to be very 'stripy'!



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Blessed Be!!!

Annemarie

woensdag 21 juni 2017

Not my 'piece of cake'

I almost did it: skip this week's challenge!
The only reason I didn't is that I never skipped one before and so I decided to join this anyway. Well, I hoped it would be sort of pleasant to overcome my aversion, but to be honest, it didn't.

Tangling (or doing whatever) with my left, non dominant, hand is a huge struggle and I promised myself that I never ever have to do this again.
Sorry Laura, It's a great idea, but absolutely not my 'piece of cake'.


I wonder what all of you, other tanglers, did and will try to comment, but we are (again) going away for a long weekend. This time near the Dutch coast. Today I have to work, so not much time left.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 13 juni 2017

Dansk, an UMT

After my time in Switzerland and the long weekend in the south of our country, life is a bit more normal now. Well, normal for only 11 days, because then we will go for a long weekend near the Dutch coast.
All so nice to do, but also quite weary.

The moment I saw the challenge of this week, I liked it. It's UMT and the tangle is Dansk by Margaret Bremner. I did use this tangle a lot some years ago, but had almost forgotten it now. Most of the time I use Sand Swirl, by Karry Heun, in stead.

I chose a colored tile (it is more pink and at the bottom yellow), started with Hollibaugh and filled most of the open spaces with Dansk.
It was a real zen time to do this tile.


Thank you for visiting my blog; I hope you leave me a comment. Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

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