woensdag 19 september 2018

Lines, lines and more lines



Straight lines are always calming The Diva and after a very stressful week, that gave her the idea for challenge 368.

I'm not sure my tile meets the 'lines only', because maybe Knightsbridge is a bit different. This is what it became however:


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Annemarie

dinsdag 11 september 2018

Two tangles I love


And again a challenge. Only now I find out how much I missed this weekly event. I didn't tangle much in the last months and since last week I'm back to it. So again: Thank you Laura!!!

The subject for challenge 366 is to use NZeppel or Crazy NZeppel. I chose the last one because I like that the most.
Took a yellow colored tile to keep the color of the summer a bit longer.
I did like this challenge and had some zen time last night.


The next tile is one I did last Sunday (I love this Hexonu tangle):


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Annemarie

woensdag 5 september 2018

Back and back!


Laura's back!!!! And I do like that.
For some time now I was looking at her bog weekly, because I was hoping she would be back and (most of all) feeling better.

'Back' is also the word for the challenge of this week: 'back to basic'.
I do like that, back to how we all began and it's still so very relaxing to tangle this way.
So last night I did this challenge and had a great time doing so.

This is what it became:

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Blessed be!
Annemarie

woensdag 30 mei 2018

A not so puffy Puf


This last week of Laura's Birthday Month is a monotangle: Puf by Carole Ohl.
I think I never did this tangle before, so a nice time to do so. At east, that was what I thought, but after starting I quickly found out, that I'm not really friends with Puf. The 'puff' that I see in Laura's tile and in the step out is nowhere to be found in my Puf.

Well, as there are still no mistakes in Zentangle, I finished my tile and here it is for you to look at:


I will probably don't comment to your work much this week, because I will leave for Switzerland on Friday and stay there with my daughter for some days.

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Blessed be!
Annemarie

vrijdag 25 mei 2018

A remake and a 'button'


Poor Laura and Artoo are ill, at least they were at te start of the week. I really hope they are better by now.

'Remake of a classic' is what we are supposed to do this challenge.
I did read the 'remake', but not so much the 'classic'. I was just looking at a tile that I liked and wanted to do again.
So, I ended up with my classic from last December :-)


For the new one, I used a tile of crepe paper, that was sent to me in a swap but I forgot who sent it. Maybe someone will recognize it!? I like it anyway.
I only looked at the old one for a moment and then made the new one. When I had finished and looked again I was surprised how different it developed.


Last week I also make my first zenbutton. Not a great success, but I like it as a zendala.
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Blessed be!
Annemarie

woensdag 16 mei 2018

Aura's and more aura's


Last Saturday Laura had her birthday and because of that, all challenges in May will be favorite challenges of hers.

This week the theme is 'Laura's aura's'.
I always use aura's a lot because I like how they make tangles look. So for this challenge I only used more aura's then usual.


The next tile is made over the weeks in our hospice:


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Annemarie

donderdag 10 mei 2018

Somnee and a zendala


A new month and that means an UMT in Diva language!
And one of Laura herself: Somnee. I used this tangle before, but that's a long time ago. It's easy to use and so it's quite relaxing.

I used a tile cut of Elefantenhaut and tangled in black and (finally used my new set of) white Sakura pens. Shading was done with a white pencil.



I have been working on a zendala for some time. It was just there to go on whenever I felt like it. The tile is 15 x 15 cm and colored with the Eco Dye method. Even saying so myself, I like it a lot :-) The only thing I regret is that I added Cadent in the end; I should have left those spots open.
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Blessed be!
Annemarie

donderdag 3 mei 2018

Amanda on cardboard


'Amanda' day, again this year. For the 7th time!!!

I really thought not to join this time, because I was afraid that it would be more of the same.
But then there was a parcel in the mail (I ordered a book) and I saw the logo, a bright blue circle and that made me pick my scissors and cut out a tile.
That blue (part of the) circle reminded me of the sky and around it I used tangle 'golven', that word is Dutch for waves.
Finally I grabbed a brown pen, because that represents the earth. A simple tile, but I think it does represent the subject.

This tile was a bit hard to tangle on, because it is corrugated cardboard.

Before

and after
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Annemarie

dinsdag 17 april 2018

Shattuck vs Tripoli


A duotangle this week and Shattuck vs Tripoli are the lucky ones.
For as long as I tangle (2011) I love Shattuck and use it all the time, but I never use Tripoli for the simple reason that I cannot master it.
So yesterday evening I tried again and a miracle happened: I can draw it now!!! So relieved, such a joy :-)

I found the combination of the two tangles a bit hard and my tile became some dull, but after giving it some contrast with blue, white and black I think it's much better.


The next tile I made for a guest in our hospice; I did not get a change to give it to her, so I thought to show it here as a tribute to a very special lady I met.























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Annemarie

dinsdag 10 april 2018

Finger Stringer


Challenge 359 is a String Theory and we are asked to trace our fingers.

I took a tile of blue paper that is not all even, so a bit harder to tangle on, but I like it a lot. This was a nice and quite relaxing challenge and this is what I did:


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Annemarie

woensdag 28 maart 2018

Paradox and 70


Since I was 40 I never really celebrated my birthday, just my children and my best friend came to visit.
Last Sunday it was my 70th birthday and I did celebrate, in fact because my daughter convinced me to do so, telling me that it really is a reason to celebrate because lots of people don't make it to that age and I think she is right. That I still don't like this ageing thing, is a different matter. You, tanglers of about this age, how do you feel about getter old(er)?

So, I invited some friends and ordered catering for an Indonesian buffet, which was fantastic:
I'm glad I did this, because it was a good and warm evening.

Up to the challenge.
I love Paradox, so I loved this week's challenge to use it in a monotangle.
Loved every minute of working on my tile last night. Even love the result!


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Blessed be!
Annemarie

vrijdag 23 maart 2018

My name


This was a very busy week, so I only worked on the Challenge of this week yesterday night.
I started late (to be honest, I had plenty on time earlier, but I was just hanging in my chair in front of the TV), about 22:30.

So, I took a 3Z tile and started with the letters of my name. Some tangles around it and ... just a bit after 23:00 I finished it.
Not much more to say about it, so here it is:


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Annemarie

dinsdag 13 maart 2018

Verve, almost forgotten!


Oh, I really like challenge 355!
Verve is a tangle I used a lot, but the last couple of months I seemed to have forgotten it. So, I am very pleased to see it as the tangle for this week.

I started with a tile I colored with Ecoline, a while ago. Then made my 'string' with squares and filled them with Verve. The question was if I would draw other tangles in it, but decided not to.
What would you have done, more tangles or not?


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Annemarie

woensdag 7 maart 2018

A Christmas tile in spring


So, almost back to 'normal' health-wise :-)
I was soooooooooo happy to go outside again, especially in this (almost) spring like weather. And being back to work; just great.

The first Monday of the month, so it is an UMT: Siri, by Simone Menzel. I had to concentrate quite a bit, but that made it sort of 'zen' experience. I used a green tile and like the black and white pens on it.
To be honest the end result feels a bit Christmas-y, but nevertheless I like it.


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Blessed be!
Annemarie
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zaterdag 3 maart 2018

The last heart challenge :-)


I'm late, but there is a reason for it.

Last Monday night I became ill again, luckily not the flu again, but still very unpleasant: a nasty cold! Now, on Saturday morning I'm still coughing a lot, but I'm already a lot better! Because it was extremely cold for The Netherlands, I have not left the house since Monday and I will be glad to go out again.
It was a weird week, Kees was also ill, he had a light pneumonia, so both of us doing almost nothing except for coughing :-(

So I only started my zendala for the challenge on Thursday evening and finished it yesterday.
We had to make a heart zendala and I decided to start with a little heart as the center of my zendala.
The resultant is simple but quite nice a think.
To be honest, I'm glad this was the last heart, because I'm not really into hearts.
However it was a lot of work for Laura again, so: Thanks Laura anyway!!!

Some time ago my friend Gerla and I tangled some 3Z tiles and framed them. I think this is very pretty to look at. The photo is not very good; the face you see mirrored in the glass is from the TV :-) I couldn’t make another photo because the things is not here anymore. But it will give you an idea of what we did.


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Blessed be!
Annemarie

vrijdag 23 februari 2018

Finally!!!!


Finally!!! Yesterday I found the new Gelly Roll Bright White pens in a shop here in town. It took a while for them to come to the Netherlands, but now we can buy them too.

'Nested Hearts' is the subject of challenge 352. I did not know the word 'nested', so learned something again. Next to the pleasure of the weekly challenge, there is always the benefit to learn more (and hopefully) better English by participating.

I decided to work on this special paper with only black pens and pencil and kept it quite simple.


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Blessed be!
Annemarie

vrijdag 16 februari 2018

Heart of a champion


Hearts again this week and also the Olympics as a theme.
I found that very hard to do, so it took me some days to think of how to manage this challenge.

I started with five rings and little hearts between them (sorry, not really a heart string) and then colored the rings.
Some aura's and then I had no idea how to continue. After some time sitting there and looking at the tile I decided to make a background with a pencil and so I did.
Here is the result:

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Blessed be!
Annemarie

donderdag 8 februari 2018

Heartstring and Rimana

First I like to thank all of you that sent me kind words about recovering from the flu. That gave me a great community feeling!
I'm much better now, even went to work in the hospice again yesterday!

The challenges for this month will all be with a heart string; not really my cup of tea, but we are all different in what we like or don't like.
I had a hard time to find out what to do with this heart and the UMT Rimana by Nadine Roller. I like that tangle, but combining it????? So ... a hard time.
But, it is what it is and this is it:


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Blessed be!
Annemarie

donderdag 1 februari 2018

The flu and Rumpus

As some of you may have read, there was no input from me for last week's challenge.

Almost two weeks ago the FLU got me, and that was a long, long time ago. Since some years I get the 'flu shot' in autumn and never had this horrible flu. But this year, the vaccination did not cover a certain mutation and that’s the one that got me (and many people in this country).
Last Sunday I did get another surprise on top of it: a urinary infection! Also not something you really want :-(

I think today is the first day I feel a little better and ... I even drank a cup of coffee (always a sign of getting better). The good thing that came out of this all: I lost the three kilo that I really needed to loose :-)

So, last night I sat at the table and tangled for the first time since I became ill. Finding out, that this week's tangle Rumpus is a real nice one to relax.
I am not very fond of the result, but the process was pleasant, especially after almost two weeks.



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Blessed be!
Annemarie

zondag 28 januari 2018

No challenge for me this week

For the first time since I started joining the Challenge years ago, I did not join last week. Last Sunday the Flu got me very ill for days. Even now, a week later, I still feel horrible.🤒
So ... if you missed me, that's the reason.

BTW: I did have the flu vaccination, but it did not work. Unfortunately 🤧 

donderdag 18 januari 2018

Tracing objects

Challenge 347: traced objects.

Looking around me for some objects only brought me some objects that were too big for a tile. So, I went to the kitchen, opened a drawer and found:


So I traced them on 'elefantenhaut' paper, that is so very pleasant to work on


And started tangling. I like doing this challenge, so Thank you Laura!


I also did a few other tiles:



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Blessed be! 
Annemarie

woensdag 10 januari 2018

The first challenge is a hard one (for me)

After a well deserved break Laura is back again.
Good to have the first challenge of 2018!

I do hope you all have had some nice times; we had nice Christmas days with a dinner at my son's (he always cooks us a 'star' dinner) house as the highlight. The 27th Kees went to UK because his daughter was giving birth to her third child on the 29th. And indeed a beautiful little girl was born that day and Kees was really happy to be there. He wanted me to come along, but I am a real wimp because I don't dare to go on the boat from the Netherlands to UK (or fly), so I staid home alone. That also meant I was alone on New years eve, but to be honest, I didn't mind that very much. Kees came back the 2nd of January.
And now, everything is back to normal and that a good thing too.

This week's challenge is a duotangle: Phicops vs. Huggins. When I first read that, I thought it would be hard to combine these two and I was right, I had a hard time making this tile. And, after finishing I don't really like it (Phicops should have been larger I think), but it is what it is. I tangled on beautiful grey paper with little dark 'lines' in it.


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

Blessed be!
Annemarie

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