dinsdag 15 augustus 2017

Fragment D-1 and gourds

Quite a surprise this week, to see a Dutch CZT as the guest 'Diva'.
It is Marguerite Samama from Amsterdam; you can get to know her a bit better on the weblog of our 'real' Diva!

Marguerite wants us to use Fragment D-1 for the challenge this week. I think this is a great challenge!
Because blue is a favorite color of Marguerite I took a tile I colored blue a while ago and als used a blue pen. My daughter bought me some Shihan Touch liners (pens) and I used them (well, only the blue one) for the first time and ... like it.

I do like the result of my tile and hope you do so too.


Some time ago I saw a new plant, that I didn't plant there, growing in our front garden. My friend Gerla knew what it was: a gourd! Because I loved the leaves a lot, I just let it grow there and to my surprise there were some gourds on it too. They became bigger and BIGGER. I was afraid they would break from the plant because it was growing on a wall. Last Sunday when I came home from working in the hospice, the plant was hanging down, but the gourds still attached.


I cut them loose and
 they are so beautiful!!!


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 8 augustus 2017

Our guest is ..... (drum roll) Suzanne Fluhr

And, since Laura still has her holiday, again a guest for the Diva challenge.
Suzanne Fluhr is our host this week and because it's the first Monday (in fact Tuesday because there was a holiday in Canada this last Monday) of the month it comes with an UMT.
The tangle is one of Suzanne herself and in fact a very organic one. I don't think I ever used it again, so a nice moment to try it.

I took a tile with a 'summery' look and started. I liked doing this and also the result.


Thanks Suzanne!!

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 1 augustus 2017

Henrike and Lisbon

Our guest this week is Henrike Bratz from Germany.
She has been in Lisbon recently and developed a new tangles from something she saw there (you can read all about her trip on the Diva's blog). She named the tangle 'Lisbon fragment'.

I tried this tangle several times and thought I knew how to draw it, but on my tile it didn't work out very well. Again .... it's about the process ...............

Henrike asks us to also use Diva Dance and so I did. After finishing I saw that the tile looked a bit like a sun. Not meant to do, but it's OK.


Thanks Henrike, I enjoyed working on this one.

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 25 juli 2017

A mindful Nzeppel

Oh, I love this challenge, brought to us by Elisa Murphy who is a guest on the Diva's challenge too.

She asked us to do a monotangle of Nzeppel, a tangle that I love, but had forgotten for a while. She also encourages us to do this tile mindful (as we should do to make a real zentangle tile).

A few weeks ago I read on Michelle Wyne's blog about the Eco dye method (there was a link to Magareth Bremners blog with a description how to do it) and last week I gave it a try. OMG I was so exited to see the result and I LOVE this way of coloring paper. '


For the challenge of this week I 'had' to try tangling on it so I cut out a tile (I used Mandala per of 14 x 14 cm) and started.

This one, and the ons above, are photo's and more the real colors then the tile below

My thoughts about 'not fitting' in were: Being different means, being me!!! And that's fine with me.
I loved working on this tile and I also love my finished tile. Hope you like it too.

This was scanned and, as always, the colors are vague

A huge thank you Elisa and also thank you to Margareth!!!!

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 19 juli 2017

Oh no ...... not that one

For the second time, Jessica is filling in for Laura in challenge 325.

After I read that Peanuckle was the tangle I could only think about my dislike of this tangle, that I only tried once.
Still wanted to join the challenge and practiced a bit on a piece of paper. It kept being almost impossible.

I decided to use a colored 3Z tile and use Peanucke as a border. The tile appeared to be too dark, but as always, I went on so I could post my first try.
Well, it's finished, I DID IT!!!!! But .... my feeling towards this tangle is still the same. Sorry Jess -:(
But also, thank you Jess for making me leave my comfort zone!


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 11 juli 2017

Jessica's hearts

While Laura is enjoining her, well deserved, holiday of the challenge, this week a guest post that Jessica Davies has made for us.

'Tangled heart' is the subject and in her blog post, Jessica explains how she came to drawings hearts after disliking them earlier.

I myself also dislike hearts, in fact I dislike all the 'sweet' (valentine-ish) things about hearts. But after reading Jessica's story I decided to make one for her.

I did not go as far as using a pink tile, I choose purple. Started with a heart (from a template) and then Hollibaugh seemed the right tangle around it. Then I realized that no more tangles were needed because it was finished.


Thanks Jessica for your word and sharing your story.

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 5 juli 2017

Home is where my heart is!

'HOME' is the subject for challenge 323.
Laura want us to express what home means to us in our tile. This was a bit of a struggle for me, because when I think of home, I don't think of a house, a town or a country. I think of the people that I love; being with them means home to me.

So, after some hard thinking, I decided to try to express that in my tile.
I took a gray 3Z tile and started with a circle and the word 'love' around it. Also some beams that shows how love spreads.


I'm quite happy with this tile.

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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