Thursday, 28 August 2014

Weekly Challenge #182: "Stripes"

After being sick last week, I was hanging to get some tangling done and I managed to complete this week's challenge quite early this week.  Tangling in 'stripes' is simple yet can be striking.  For some added interest I drew them diagonally.



and the piece below is just something that developed - I began with Beth Snoderly’s Zentangle® pattern: Uni.



and today I drew this Mandala




I hope you are having a lovely week - thank you for stopping by :)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Weekly Challenge #181: "Water"

Just made it with a couple of hours to spare.  I quickly rustled up my interpretation of 'water' for this week's Diva Challenge.  I haven't been well this week, and haven't looked at other entries, however, I did come across some beauties that were posted in the various Facebook Groups.

Not sure if it looks like a water scene, but this is how it ended up.  It is blue though, could be the ocean :)

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I will get to the challenge much sooner next time.


 with added special bubble effects


When I went to upload my pic I saw another piece I did a couple of days ago - using one of Ben Kwok's templates - I spritzed with some colour - its for my man as he loves sharks! eek!! haha.  This could very well have been my entry :)



the pic below shows some digital special effects



 and last but not least, my 'name challenge swap' with the Aussie Zentangle Inspired Facebook group

 

 hope to see you real soon :)

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Weekly Challenge #180: "UMT - MacDee by Anneke Van Dam"

I'm going to make this nice and short.  It's been a very hectic week and I didn't think I would get around to participating in this week's 'Use my Tangle' challenge with the Diva - but I managed to do a quick one on a Renaissance tile using black, grey and pink pens, shading with 5B pencil and a bit of pink and 'raw sienna' coloured pencils.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Weekly Challenge #179: "Be like Bijou"

Hi my friends, it's been a while since I've posted and missed last week's challenge with the Diva.  That's not to say I didn't tangle.   I have been making some postcards for a swap with the 'Aussie Zentangle Inspired Art' Facebook group.

First of all here is my little 'Bijou' using just 2 tangles; Kuke by Katy Abbott CZT and Twile (Stoic) by Lesley Scott-Gilliland.



My Postcards - if you have time click on the links to read/see more about the place where I live.


A scene from Wollongong Botanical Gardens - such a pretty place to relax and just wonder around looking at the beautiful gardens.  Showing Kawasaki Bridge

 


 Here I tangled the Gratitude Bell found at Nan Tien Temple - the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere.  A beautiful serene place. A little bit about the relevance of the bell. about the bell


This scene is of Bald Hill at Stanwell Park  a look out with views all the way down the south coast - Illawarra, where I live.


Pelicans abound in the Illawarra as the majority of our towns are by the sea - these ones were inspired by a pic I took down at the boat harbour, in Shellharbour village - about a 2 minute walk from where I live.


This tangle is my 'Kurrajong' inspired by the Illawarra Flame Tree  for more pics click here pics of the Illawarra Flame Tree and this one is located just around the corner from me(same problem as my other pic)







Back in 2011, the day after Christmas, my daughter and I went to a place nearby called Barrack Point.  I had just discovered Zentangle ® and took my drawing tools, sat under a tree and tangled.  Up in a tree above us were some 'Galahs' - hence this postcard. This is a pic I took- sorry, have no idea why its gone sideways (tried uploading a couple of times)





 just some shells for Shellharbour




Belmore Basin at Wollongong Harbour - the largest city in The Illawarra - showing our 2 lighthouses.  I lived in Wollongong for 30 years before moving south to Shellharbour.  The lighthouses turn pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month.


So there you have it, its a long post but hopefully it gave you an insight of my home and surrounds.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you come back soon

Have a great week!