woensdag 11 oktober 2017

Striping and a busy weekend

Last week I did not comment much because we went away for a long weekend. I'll try to do better this week :-)

We went to Leiden, a town in the west of The Netherlands. There was a small event trying to make people with and without physical disabilities meet and talk about what they have in common and not what the difference between them is.
There was also a possibility to walk with a black pair of spectacles and a cane, experiencing what is is to be blind or riding in a wheelchair a.s.o.

We stayed there in a nice hotel and also visited some musea. On Sunday, before we went home, we went to the shore and, after a lot of rain on Saturday, it was lovely, warm, sunny weather! We even had a cup of coffee on a terrace! 

In the hotel I tangled this (on my lap) on 'stijfselmarmer' paper: also ordered a few weeks ago. This beautiful paper is a bit thin for tangling, but very doable.

And now what you came here for: the Diva challenge.
Laura told us on her blog that the first snow has fallen there, so that's a sign winter is really coming. I hope it will stay away for a long time here.

The challenge this week is creating a monotangle with Striping. A tangle that is not used by many tanglers and I'm one of them. I did enjoy doing this though. I tangled on 'elefanthout' paper again.


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

woensdag 4 oktober 2017

Tint on new paper

The first Monday of the month and as we are used to .... an UMT. It's Tint, by Henrike Bratz.
A not very difficult tangle, pleasant to do and look at.

Last week I ordered a lot of paper and last Friday it arrived. Had to cut 'tiles' first and I did that yesterday. So, I had to use one for the challenge: this is Elefantenhaut and sooooo fantastic to draw on. Some time ago I saw that Mariët wrote about that paper and I tried to find it here is a shop, but they didn't even know what it was. So, I went on the internet and did find it right away, and with it so much more beautiful paper. Then I became greedy and ordered quite a few, especially when you know how large these sheets of paper are :-) So .... LOTS of tiles!

I'm very pleased to have this paper now (thanks again Mariët) but not so much with my creation on it. I find it's far too busy and not very balanced. Not even now, the next morning :-(
Well, at least I had a nice time doing this.


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

dinsdag 26 september 2017

Love that tangle!

A challenge from our own Diva again, good to have her back!

'Crazy Nzeppel with Molly' it's called and there is a video from Molly working on it. I really do like this tangle, but don't use it very often. Now I intent to change that because I realize that I don not only like, but LOVE it.

I started with a tile colored with the Eco Dye method some weeks ago and wanted to do some circles to start with. The tile is light beige, hard to see in the scan. I did this last night and had a great time tangling! And .. I like the end result too :-)

Last week I thought it was time to do a (pre strung) zendala; almost forgotten how pleasant that is. I still miss the challenges Erin, The wise Owl, had for us for a long time.

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

dinsdag 19 september 2017

Autumn; cozy tangling

And, quite unexpected, again a questblogger, well two to be precise: Juliette Fiessinger and Kellie Fellinge. You can find out who they are on the Diva's blog.

I hope I do understand what the challenge is about, because it was a bit difficult for me. Cozy and autumn, two words that I took with me in this challenge. 
For me this time of year means closing the curtains in the evening and burning incense and candles. I took a warm red tile, that has that feeling for me and started tangling without thinking, just for fun and doing what makes me feel good.
This is what came out of that mindset: 


Last week I created a bookmark on blue paper. In drew it with a white pen and the result is one I do like.


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

dinsdag 12 september 2017

Two squared

And yes, after a well deserved holiday, our 'good old' Laura (sorry Laura) is back.
The family had a great summer and has even grown: with a puppy called Luna!

The challenge of this week is 'String it: 2² (two squared)'; meaning to take two squares as your string. I did two overlapping squares on a pre-colored tile and started tangling. Like I do a lot of times, I made the string lines double.

I did like working on this one.



The next tile is the one I have been tangling while working in the hospice in July and August. When I'm working there sometimes it's a bit quiet and we (always working with two volunteers) sit at the kitchen table having a coffee. You can see how little time there was for tangling in these two month, just one tile 
done :-)



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

dinsdag 29 augustus 2017

Petoskey stones and a kind gesture

Jane Reiter is the guest blogger this week.
She introduced spectacular stones to us (well, most of us I think): Petoskey Stones, found in Michigan. If you want to know more about these very beautiful and interesting stones, go to the Diva blog.

She asked us to make a tile inspired by these stones.
First I went on the internet, downloaded a hexagon and traced it on a green tile from my stock. After that I tangled this tile and loved how easy (and relaxing) it was to do.
Thanks Jane, I had quite some zen time.


Last week I wrote that I wasn't able to make a mosaic because I don't have Photoshop. Then I got a mail from Thailand from Susie Ngamsuwan with a mosaic of my tile she made for me.
This is what she sent me:


And later an other mail with her explanation how I could do it myself in a free online photo editor.
So very kind of her!!! Thanks again Susie :-)

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 23 augustus 2017

Only one plate

Jeanette Clawson is the guest blogger for Laura this week. She has chosen 'Zentangle Plates' as the subject.

This is a challenge I like, but only made one because I am quite busy this week. In fact I started by dividing a 15 x 15 (cm) tile in four tiles, but have three left now. 
I have just seen some post where tanglers made a mosaic of the one they tangled, but I just can't think of how to do that now. Well, maybe later.


Tangling this one was very pleasant and relaxing. Thank you Jeanette!

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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