dinsdag 17 januari 2017

Drawings, new to me

Wow, I thought is was cold here in The Netherlands (about - 5C), but then I read what Laura wrote about the temperature in Saskatoon: - 35C. Brrrrr.
To be honest, I don't mind the cold, but HATE when it's slippery because I am not courageous (or stupid) enough to use my bicycle and I don't have a drivers license (yes, I'm one of a dying breed).

On to this week's challenge that brings us to a new official tangle: Drawings. I had seen it, but not tried it before, so yesterday evening I started doing that. I found it not very easy, but after some practicing I started my tile for the challenge.
I took a tile I colored some time ago (I have quite a stack of them now) and after finishing and turning it in all directions, I decided that it had to be in the way I show you here:


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 10 januari 2017

The miracle happened again

The first challenge of 2017 is here and I'm pleased that Laura is back.

I hope you all had a nice December whether you celebrate those days or not. Let's make 2017 a nice and especially peaceful year and try to do that by being good or at least friendly to our fellow men.

The last part of December was busy, but surrounded by people I love made that worth while. My daughter and her husband were staying here and on Boxing Day we all went to my son's house where he cooked us a fantastic Persian meal. Never had that before, so I had no idea what to expect, but is was such a pleasant surprise.
On the 27th my daughter and her husband had organized a diner, that was still for their wedding on November 11th, in a very nice restaurant. This was also an evening to never forget.

On New Years eve Kees and I were together and we enjoyed that too. I had to work on the 1st January, so it was good to do it this way.

Now our 'normal' life is back and that's good too.

This week is of course a UMT and it is Orbs-la-Dee by Anneke van Dam. I just started tangling and only because I always finish a tile and put my first attempt online, I did not put the tile in the bin after drawing the first row. So I went on and at a point it was not so bad anymore. And then the miracle of Zentangle happened again ... I suddenly liked what I saw and now, after a night of sleep, it is still a tile I do like! Never planned a monotangle, but that's what it became.


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 14 december 2016

For Laura!

Challenge 297, the last one of 2016. Laura will take a well deserved break until January 9th.
I wish her and her family lovely Christmas days and for 2017 love, light and health. And thanks Laura for another year of great challenges!!

To show my appreciation for Laura, I used Diva Dance for my tile, being the 'gift of Zentangle' to her!

I also like to wish my fellow tanglers a peaceful Christmas and all you need in your life in 2017. Let's keep in touch and do a lot of tangling in the next year.

Last night I did my first 3Z:



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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 6 december 2016

Moowa and hand-lettering

And again (already so soon) it is the first Monday of the month and that means UMT (use my tangle) day in the language of the Diva challenge.
It is Moowa by Anya Ipsen and this tangle looks a lot like Mooka, just three of them :-)

Since Mooka (drawn this way) is not really my friend, this Moowa isn't either; it's a bit of a stuggle.
And after Moowa, what to do with the rest of the tile???? But then it was suddenly finished and I think it's quite pretty.


Last week I went to a workshop 'hand-lettering' and I liked that!! A few days later it was the birthday of Kees, so I did my first attempt on a card for him:


Not too bad, isn't it?

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 29 november 2016

Again: Reticula and Fragments

As I said last week, I bought the book (in Dutch) and I have to say, I like it! 
When I looked at it at first, I thought that it was really only for beginners, but I was wrong. Even not being a beginner (my zentangle adventure started in 2011) it's is a great book to refresh and learn new things.

As expected, this week more Reticula and Fragments :-)

I took a beige tile and tangled with a black and a white pen and later I shaded with a white pencil.


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

zondag 27 november 2016

Swab november, een duo-tangle

Een duo-tangle, gemaakt door twee personen; dat is de opdracht die Magda ons gaf voor november.

Ik kreeg mijn halve van Iris Drissen en liet deze even liggen, keek er af en toe naar en vond het best lastig. Maar toen ik gister eenmaal begon, ging het leuk.


Dank je wel Iris, ik hoop dat je leuk vindt wat ik er verder van maakte. Helaas heb ik geen foto van voor ik verder ging.


Warme groet,
Annemarie

woensdag 23 november 2016

Some frustration

The new challenge was quite frustrating for me at first. My English is not too bad I think, but I didn't really understand what we had to do.
I had some contact with a friend here in the Netherlands, asked my husband (who lived in UK for more then 20 years) for help, but it was not enough to know what to do.

Then there was Ria Matteussen that helped me out, by telling that the book is in Dutch too and I ordered it right away (of course). I looked at some entries (something I normally don't) and the one of Diana Scheur, with her explanation in Dutch, helped me a lot. Thanks Ria and Diana!!!!

So I started my tile last night and OMG, I like this!!!!
Today my new book will arrive and I look forward to it.

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

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