Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Come Ride With Me

Come Ride With Me by Poppie_60
Come Ride With Me, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Just a few pieces I've been working on the past week

Cheeky Crabbles - Weekly Challenge #88: "Official Tangle: IX"

Cheeky Crabbles by Poppie_60
Cheeky Crabbles, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Earlier today I started this piece and when I saw what this week's Challenge was I added the Tangle called 'IX'. I did do a practise run several weeks ago, but never really included it as a tangle as I thought the pattern was quite limited. I was thinking of ways to make 'IX' look like it belonged in this underwater scene. The large one at the top of the page was my first, then I started the one on the bottom and as I started to add the layers, an abdomen started to appear, so then I went along with it. Later on, I decided to add the flowy tentacle looking lines to fit in with the theme. Thank you for looking.
You can find more entries for this week's Challenge here, at Laura's iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Oh, I almost forgot; being a real busy piece, I added some blue, here and there (the pic doesn't show it too well though) to lighten it up a little :)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Pinwheel for International Day of Peace - 21 September

pinwheel by Poppie_60
pinwheel, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Weekly Challenge #87: "String Theory v. XII: Pinwheels for Peace v.II"

Last year for International Day of Peace, we dedicated the weekly challenge (#40) to creating Zentangled Pinwheels inspired by this great website Pinwheels for Peace. Pinwheels for Peace originally started as an art installation organized by two high school teachers in Florida. They used the project as a way to teach kids how to express their feelings about the world and what's going on in it. Since then, it's grown from 500,000 pinwheels the first year to 3.5 million last year!!

Here is my first pinwheel - tangles used: Apple Blossoms and Twisted Ribbons by Suzanne McNeill CZT

thanks for looking :)

Monday, 17 September 2012


TPS#18a by Poppie_60
TPS#18a, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Jay (Sandra Strait), Urchin (Sandra Strait), Flaske (Sandy Bartholemew)


TPS#18b by Poppie_60
TPS#18b, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.


TPS#18c by Poppie_60
TPS#18c, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Tangles: HiRise, Muzic, Copada, FlutterBi

Zendala Dare #23a

Hi Everyone

I hope you had a lovely weekend. 

This is my first link to Erin's Zendala Dare Challenge from my Blog - YAY!! lol, finally!  I am still learning my way around so don't be surprised if 'my' looks change :)

As of this week, new Dare Challenges will now be posted on Saturday mornings - so that will be Saturday night for me (EST Sydney, Australia) - which is also fine with me.

As usual, I printed off all 3 templates and was busy working on them on Sunday.  I couldn't get my creative juices flowing for some reason and I hardly used any tangles.  I don't know what it is, but I do find these 'Dares' real challenges and this week was no exception.  Perhaps it's because I have to work within the boundries, outside my comfort zone, wheras, I like to just go with the flow and not plan my tangles.  My first instinct is almost always to do straight linework - I think its because of the symmetry involved (who knows).  I think I will do another one, this time giving it a lighter flair.

I also worked on String #18 - again, I'm working against what I am comfortable with (a confined tile), but that is the beauty of these Challenges!!  Will post soon :)

Thanks for looking and if you care I would love to hear from you.  Enjoy!

Add on:  sorry guys, I deleted my pic because I wanted to write a little spiel, but alas, now I can't seem to add it back on (even though it tells me my pic has been uploaded) so I will try to add a link via my Flickr account.



Zendala Dare #23b

Zendala Dare #23b by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #23b, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Zendala Dare #23c

Zendala Dare #23c by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #23c, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

snap cackle and pop

snap cackle and pop by Poppie_60
snap cackle and pop, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Here's a trailer from outside the box/break free that I'd been working on all week (lol, in between getting my blog up and running).
First time I've used Cackle and the one in the middle is Purlbox from the book Yoga for the Brain (Sandy Bartholemew).
thanks for looking :)

Thursday, 13 September 2012


Roses by Poppie_60
Roses, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Here Goes

Well, hello there - glad you found me :)

This Blogging business is very confusing to me.  As some of you know, I did manage to open a Google account, and this Blog, several weeks ago (How cool was that?) but then what? lol.   I tried reading up on it and that got me even more bamboozled, so today decided to write me up a post.(fingers crossed :))

Firstly, apologies to all who 'visited' my blog and found nothing.  I needed an account to be able to comment on your Blogs.  I'll get there (sooner or later hehe)

What to write about? hmmm.... I have been on leave this week so have had lots of free time to do what I love doing - 'doodle/tangling' of course!! 

I first stumbled on the word 'Zentangle' around Christmas time in 2011.  Who knew my pastime had a name!!

Now, please excuse me as I know there are rules about using that term and I don't know how to put the 'R' next to the word.  Here is some Legal information http://www.zentangle.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=29 if you would like to read up on it.

I hope to be able to post some of my ZIA (Zentangled Inspired Art) as soon as I figure out how.

So for now, that is all folks!  I will BBL :) 

Rainbows and Butterflies :)