dinsdag 25 april 2017

Amanda!!!

First I like to thank all of you that gave such kind comments about my cat Tedah last week. Those comments were very much appreciated by me.

And for now, Amanda day. I had a bit of a hard time to decide what to do this year. On Monday I started coloring some tiles in earth colors.
The one I used for the challenge is the best one I think. I traced a glass and the circle represents our planet. I filed it with Betweed because that shows the way everything and everyone on earth is interwoven with each other.
I used the Sharpies I got as a present for my birthday last month.


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 18 april 2017

Something personal and (of course) the challenge

Last week I did not comment much and after Friday I didn’t comment at all.
The reason is a very sad one: Tedah, our very old cat, became very, very ill. For quite a while you could see her getting old and having some problems walking (arthritis). But, she still had fun in life and liked nice food, warmth and being stroked.
Last Thursday she stopped eating all of a sudden and you could see she was not happy anymore. On Friday we went to our vet and he said she had a kidney problem, a urinary infection and was a bit withered (and that while she was drinking all the time) and, most of all, a very, very old lady. We never knew her age because in 2002 I got her from a animal shelter; we guessed she was about three years old then.

So, we went home with her, taking some special food (a kidney diet) and she had got an injection with antibiotic. We had to come back on Sunday for the next injection. Yes, on Sunday, Easter Sunday, this very nice vet was coming to do that on his day off!!!
But then it got worse and worse with her.
It was hard to watch, because there was so little left of our happy Tedah.

Tedah (a name from Wicca that means 'fierce beauty')
On Sunday we spoke to the vet and together we decided that we did not want her to suffer any longer. So we had to make that (almost) impossible decision and let her go.
Later on we brought her to the animal crematorium, that was actually closed but also there was a very nice lady that came for us especially.

Today the house feels terribly empty and we already miss her.
She was certainly not the friendliest cat I ever had, but absolutely the funniest and so very much my cat.

So no you know why I did hardly comment last week.
Normally I don't share much personal stuff here, but now I felt a need to do so.


Then this week's challenge.
Laura has asked us to spill coffee, tea or whatever fluid on a tile and use that as our string. I dropped some coffee on the tile


and when it was dry I started tangling. I liked doing this and the tangling was very relaxing; something I can use in these days.

I did turn the tile after tangling

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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 11 april 2017

Circles and squares

Even after a week with all family members being ill, Laura made it to the challenge!

She gives us a Circle Square String Theory this week.
As soon as I read this, I liked it: simple and clean. The thing was to find some round and square objects to use as a template. I found a template with lots of circles (did not even remember having that) and for the squares I took a few tiles in different sizes.
Then I chose a gray tile, a long time ago I used one of them.

So I started tangling and had some zen time. After finishing I liked it; I only should not have added the aura’s in the right bottom corner. A lesson learned: don't overdo it :-)



Ever since I work in a hospice as volunteer (since last August) I tangle there at the kitchen-table when it's quiet. Sometimes just a few lines, sometimes a bit more.
It's a common thing now for people seeing me there at the table with a tile and a pen; I love the fact that two other volunteers started tangling too!

These are the tiles I did in March:

























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Blessed Be!!!

Annemarie

dinsdag 4 april 2017

UMT Frunky

As always at the first Monday of the month it's UMT-day. This time the lucky tangle is Frunky by Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb. Like Katharina writes on her blog it's a quite relaxing tangle, but to be honest not one I will probably use a lot.

I liked working on this tile however. As background I did Bales in soft pencil, not very visible on the scan.


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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 28 maart 2017

New from HQ: Noom :-)

As we could expect, Laura has chosen Noom, the new tangle from HQ, for this week's challenge.

This is a very easy to draw tangle and it has a nice effect. Probably most if used as a frame, but I decided to use it otherwise. In real life the tile is much more purplish, as always the scan doesn't show the colors very well.



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Blessed Be!!!

Annemarie

dinsdag 21 maart 2017

MacNCheese

I do like this week's 'MacNCheese' challenge!!! And I do understand what Laura (and Maria) are saying about the complexity of some new tangles. There are so (too) many new tangles going around that's it's hard to know what to choose and that makes tangling full of stress sometimes instead of a relaxing thing to do.

So, I LOVE this challenge!!!

Some of my 'MacNCheese' are used in this tile: Ixorus, Paradox, Cadent, Tipple and Crescent Moon. With the headphone on with (for me) beautiful music, I had a great time creating this tile.


This week I also did this one for Square One Purely Zentangle; not the best I ever did, but I like this:

foto van Annemarie Huijts.


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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 14 maart 2017

Children's tangle

This week a new tangle coming from the kitchen table at Rick and Maria's. 
Tangled by the daughters of Molly: Indy and Mazzy.

It's a pretty and easy to draw tangle, but I'm a bit scarred that most entries this 
week will look a bit the same. But .... maybe I will be surprised.
I took a tile with warm pink/purple coloring and used several pens, the 'normal' 
one and then up to 08. I also used a white pen for some light in the tile.

Making this tile was pleasant and my stress was gone in no time. And, as a bonus,
I like it!


Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. I try to comment all entries, but I'm not able to do Instagram a.o.
Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 7 maart 2017

Lovely Amphora

The first Monday of March and as always that means an UMT. This time it is a lovely tangle created by Lily Moon, she named it 'Amphora'.

I never used this tangle before and like drawing it, the only problem is, what tangles to use next to it! Working on this tile was fun, but the result is not something I like (no, also not the next morning).



Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you leave me a comment. I try to comment all entries, but I'm not able to do Instagram a.o.
Work created by fellow tanglers can be seen at 'I am the diva'.

Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 28 februari 2017

It's all about the process

This week it's a duo-tangle: Marasu and Molygon. I do like the duo-tangle concept, but found these tangle a bit hard to combine.

I thought the best tile for this challenge was a 3Z and put Marasu in the center, but it turned out too much to the left. But, as Laura said in her post (and we all know): "It's about the process and not the result".
In the end I do like this tile (a bit).

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 22 februari 2017

My personal Waybop

Because on Monday it was 'family day' in Canada (and '-not my- president day' in USA), the challenge is a day later then it normally is.
Still very special and appriciated, because Laura had both children ill this weekend! Hope they will be totally better soon.

As we probably all expected, this week's theme is the new tangle from HQ: Waybop. I had been trying this tangle a few days earlier and found it hard to draw. I'm not very good at the beginning, the distance between the 'rice' shapes. So, the total tangle is a bit out of proportion, but I think that's OK, that's just me.

I took a colored tile (I think it's the third week in a row that I use that color, so next week I'll take something else) and started my personal formed Waybop. Framed it and I think the result is not too bad :-)


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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

dinsdag 14 februari 2017

Februari swap

Voor de eerste keer een swap van Aly; leuk dat ze Magda is gaan helpen!
Aly vraagt ons om terug te gaan naar de eerste tangle die je leerde.
Ik weet dat niet precies meer, maar wel dat ik in 2011 de zentangle kit kocht en begon, gewoon maar begon. Dit is een foto van de allereerste foto uit mijn plakboek:

Ik maakte voor deze swap een tile met een aantal van de tangles die ik in die eerste tiles ook gebruikte en dit werd het:  

Heb de tile gister naar Aly gestuurd en ik hoop dat je hem leuk vindt!

Een warme groet,
Annemarie

Valentine and bookmarks

Valentines Day; that's the theme for Challenge 303.
Yesterday evening I made (a very simple) card for Kees to go with a box of chocolates (bonbons as we call them).
So, this is my entry for this challenge (the difference in color is because the card was in the sunshine when I took the photo):


For all of you, happy Valentine!

Last week I made several bookmarks and I like to show them to you here:



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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie


dinsdag 7 februari 2017

Hamadox, a Dutch tangle :-)

A new month, so UMT it is!
This time a tangle by Diana Schreur (always fun when it is a Dutch tangler and CZT) and it is: Hamadox.

I never saw this tangle before, but I like it. As always, I post my first try and Hamadox is far from perfect, but still nice enough. The purple tile works very well with this challenge I think, so I'm quite happy with the result.


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 31 januari 2017

HQ .... kitchentable talks

This week Laura sends us the video from HQ (I like that term) with Rick creating a duotangle with Diva Dance and Paradox.
Great to watch, but not as easy as it seemed.

I took a colored 3Z tile and started the way Rick did. As I just said, not so very easy but .... not as difficult as I expected it to be.
I left some open space, but am not sure that was the best thing to do. What do you think?


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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

woensdag 25 januari 2017

A purple week again and ... 300!!!!

300!!!! That's the number of challenges Laura has prepared for us over the years.
300 weeks!
THANK you Laura and congratulations!!!

Also Moebius Syndrome (want to know more about that disorder? Go to 'I amthe diva') Awareness Day and as every year, we are asked to make a tile with that theme for Artoo.

I started coloring some purple tiles and after they dried, I chose the most beautiful one. In the right upper corner I started with the symbol and worked from there. After finishing I looked at the tile and saw that it became a sort of landscape with a beautiful sun. Quite appropriate for Artoo I think, because that's what he is in the lives of his family.
So Artoo, this is for you!


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Blessed Be!!!
Annemarie

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:


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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

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