Saturday, December 31, 2016

Heureuse année 2017 à tous les Zentanglers !

Je souhaite à tous les zentanglers une nouvelle année pleine de découverte et de créativité. J'invite tous ceux qui visiteront cette page à venir partager cette passion ! Heureuse année 2017 ! 

Voici le dessin initial métamorphosé par Photoshop !

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Weekly Challenge #296: "UMT - Moowa by Anya Ipsen, CZT"

As the first Monday of every month on the divas'blog is a Use My Tangle Challenge, where the challenge of the week is to use a tangle created by one of us! This week we have to use MOOWA, tangle proposed by Anya Ipsen. You can find the step out's for this tangle HERE.

At first this tangle evoques me High surging waves but finally in this tile my interpretation is rather vegetal, an imaginary garden ... with Rixty, Tipple, Zinger.

Thank you very much for visiting my blog !

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Weekly Challenge #295: "Reticula/Fragment part 2"

This week the challenge is again about Reticula and fragments. As another step we have to choose a design that is asymmetrical. Then if we alternate our design inside the grid we have drawn, we will create another more complex pattern! 

That is my grid this week. It is the design made by the tiles in my kitchen: 

This grid needs two fragments one having the shape of a double-pointed arrow the other the shape of a square.

For my first drawing i use  this  fragment:                

That is the intermediate step:

The square fragment :

and the final tile :

I tried another combination of fragments :

Intermediate step

Square fragment  (D4 in the Primer book)

Final Tile

My favorite tile is the second ! and you?
As i wrote  past week, i bought the book of Rick and Maria "Zentangle PRIMER vol 1" and i received it saturday by mail. i'm very happy, it's very interesting for me. I have already learned a lot of new knowledge that I think, will make me progress.

Thank you very much for your comment. Have a good week end !

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weekly Challenge #294: Reticula/Fragment Beginning

"Reticula and Fragments" is the theme of this new challenge. Rick and Maria introduced these two terms in their new book Zentangle Primer Volume 1.

Laura in her blog explains it like that :
"Reticula is the term for a grid, but not just the square grid like the checkerboard, but an encompassing term for all the zentangle grids. ... So with Reticula being the term for grids, fragments, then, are the pattern drawn inside each square or facet of the grid. "

I have not yet read this book but it made me want to buy it. I'm waiting for it.

Here is a quite complicated grid that I discovered on a ceramic :

the fragment i used:

and the final work:

Thank you very much for your comment. Have a good week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekly Challenge #293: "Keeko, you know!"

This week, Challenge is to use the tangle "Keeko". Laura on her blog drew a monotangle but It was not compulsory. I preferred to integrate this motif in a more diversified design. I'm not very dexterous for this tangle even if it seems simple.

I wanted to draw curves! 
J'avais envie de faire des courbes !

Have a good week !

Friday, November 11, 2016

Weekly Challenge #292: "UMT - EAXY by Nadine Roller, CZT

The first Monday of every month is a Use My Tangle Challenge, where the challenge of the week is to use a tangle created by one of us! This week's Tangle is courtesy of Nadine Roller, a CZT from Germany.
It's EAXY tangle that You can find the step outs here.

It was for me  difficult to draw because it was so very geometric! There are two tests with colors in the first tile and with double border in the second. 
Fill with colors completely changed the appearence of this tangle.

On the second tile I used it a lot with a single row, it was much easier!

Have a great weekend !

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Weekly Challenge #291: "Happy Halloween!"

This week's challenge is to create a Halloween themed tile. "If that's not something we take part in or we're into, we can also do a white on black tile" specify Laura on her Diva's Blog.

I chose to draw on a black background, but I have difficulty with white gel pens. Gel does not apply easily and pens dry up very quickly. For shading I used a white color pencil.

J'ai choisi de dessiner sur un fond noir, mais j'ai des difficultés avec les crayons de gel blanc. Ce gel ne s'applique pas facilement et les crayons s’assèchent très rapidement. Pour faire les ombres j'ai utilisé un crayon de couleur blanc.

This pumpkin is ready for Cinderella's carriage !
Cette citrouille est prête pour le carrosse de Cendrillon !

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Weekly Challenge #290 "Duotangle: 'NZeppel vs Flux"

A Duotangle is a tile or piece using ONLY TWO tangles (and/or their variations). So - this week's challenge uses NZeppel, and FLUX.

I drew these two very different tiles. Do you have a preference ?

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Weekly Challenge #289: "Leafy Goodness

it is the middle of October, and we are full on in the Autumn/Fall season.  So this week's challenge is a Leaf/Autumn theme.

That's my first drawing unshaded with no frills.

A second tile where I filled the corners.

and the last one may be too loaded!

Have a grat Week end!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekly Challenge #288: "Simply Gourdgeous"

This week Diva's challenge is to use the official tangle "Gourdgeous". You can see the step outs and lots of Maria's beautiful examples by following the link.

I drew only one because I did not know how to combine several Gourdgeous.

have a good Week end !

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Weekly Challenge #284: "Monotangle to Tripoli"

A monotangle is a term to define a tile that is done using ONLY ONE TANGLE and/or it's variations/tanglations.

This week's challenge is to create a tile using ONLY the tangle Tripoli.
It's a very interisting tangle with many variations. I tried several tanglations with only triangles. It's a bit loaded but never mind.

Have a nice week.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Weekly Challenge #283: "UMT: Centre Square by Aleesha Sattva CZT"

Here we are, the first Monday of the month so that means Use My Tangle (UMT) where we try our hand at a tangle proposed by one participant who created it.
This week's UMT is a grid based tangle by Aleesha! You can see the step outs for her tangle here.

Chaque premier lundi du mois sur le blog de Laura (The Diva Zentangle Challenge) il s'agit d’essayer un nouveau motif. Cette semaine celui-ci est proposé par Aleesha, le motif se nomme "centre square".

I published my tile late because right now I have little time to draw. I used this tangle only at the bottom left and top right on small areas so as not to darken the tile.

j'ai publié mon dessin tardivement encore cette semaine (mais mieux vaut tard que jamais) car j'ai du mal à trouver du temps pour dessiner en ce moment. J'ai utilisé 'centre square' sur de petites surfaces en bas à gauche et en haut à droite pour ne pas trop assombrir le dessin.

Have a nice Week end.

Bon week end

Here is my Zentangle gallery adress:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Weekly Challenge #275: "Guest Post: Give Peace a Chance - Suzanne Fluhr, CZT"

This week the challenge is proposed to us by Suzanne Fluhr, CZT because Laura is on vacation. We have to express "Give Peace a Chance" through art, using Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art techniques.

I just wrote "Peace" because i can't draw a dave. It's too difficult for me !

I add a message today July 15 because I learned just after publishing this post the horrible attentt that killed over 80 people in France during our National Day, July 14: 
PEACE ... I write its name ! Enormous sadness!

Thank you very much for your comments. Have a good weekend !

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Weekly Challenge #274: "My Country 'Tis of Thee"

This week on Diva's Blog the challenge is: " to show your countries colours! Create a tile inspired by the country where you live! ". 

currently in France a Football Championship, "l'Euro", takes place. That is why I chose to draw a football in the colors of France.

Actuellement en France se déroule un championnat de Football, 'l'Euro'. c'est pourquoi j'ai choisi de dessiné un ballon de foot aux couleurs de la france.

Voici le même en noir et blanc et colorisé dans Photoshop:

Have a good week !

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Weekly Challenge #273: "Tangle Remix"

This week The DIVA's challenge is to go back into our stash of tiles and find one that we could spruce up or remix and give it a shiny fresh coat of Pigma Micron!
It was rather difficult for me because most of my tiles are too busy and it's difficult to clear the extra. I had one that I had copied before completing it. But I'm not sure that the remix had upgrade it !

Cette semaine le challenge de la DIVA est de reprendre un de nos anciens dessins qui pourrait être amélioré, faire un 'remix' comme on le dit pour une chanson qu'on remet au goût du jour. Ce n'était pas facile pour moi car la plupart du temps mes dessins sont trop  chargés et il est difficile d'effacer le surplus.  J'avais fait une photocopie d'un dessin

avant de l'avoir terminé. C'est donc lui que j'ai choisi mais je ne suis pas sûre de l'avoir amélioré. les 'remix' ne sont pas toujours meilleurs que les originaux !

Voici la première version qui date de novembre 2015.

Et voici une version remixée.

Have a good week.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Weekly Challenge #272: "What's Black and White and Red All Over?"

this week's challenge on Laura's blog is use the standard black and white of traditional zentangle - but also red! Again very late in the week i publish my tile where I really wanted to use as much red as black!

Have a good weekend !

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weekly Challenge #271: "Beads of Courage"

This week the challenge was to draw a tile inspired of "Beads of Courage". If you want to know what it minds look at Diva's Blog, beads offered to chronically sick children whenever it has to face a new hopitalisation or other discomforts associated with their disease.

I give all these beads to ARTOO, LAURA 's little son.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Weekly Challenge #270: "Skye - a Tangle by Margaret Bremner, CZT"

Two weeks ago, weekly challenge was to use a new tangle named "Skye" drawn by Margaret BREWNER. 

Very late I publish today three tiles with this tangle. I enjoyed discovering this new pattern even if I found it difficult at first. For my last tile I used a black background. it was long since I had not.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Weekly Challenge #268: "A bit-o-black"

On Diva's blog this week's Challenge is to add a bit of black. Just add a bit more black to our tangles in a way we wouldn't normally do.

I must admit that I often use black in my tiles. I like contrasts.

Here is my tile for this challenge:

This is a tile I drew two weeks ago, a lot of black too !

Thank you for your comments.

If you want to take a look at my zentangle gallery, click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Weekly Challenge #276: "DuoTangle - Poke Root vs. Drupe"

This week challenge on Diva's blog  is a DuoTangle. It meens that we must use only two tangles and their variations. Both tangles chosen for this week are Poke Root and Drupe.

What do you think about this tile ? Thank you very much for your comments.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Weekly Challenge #264: "String Theory: String into Spring"

This week's challenge on Diva's blog is to create a Spring-like string.
At first I thought, 'spring' as season, but it was 'spring' that makes 'Boooiiiing!

Cette semaine le challenge sur le Blog de la Diva était de créer un fil directeur (string) 'Spring-like'.
Au début je pensais, 'spring', la saison , mais il s'agissait de 'spring' un ressort, le ressort qui fait 'Booooiiing!
Je ne connaissais pas cette autre signification du mot 'spring' en anglais.

Here is my string.

Thank you for your comments.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Weekly Challenge #263: "Globular Grid"

This week on Diva's blog the challenge is to draw a Globular grid and to tangle away.

What do you think about?

Thank you very much for your comments.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Weekly Challenge #262: "UMT - Fassett by Lynn Mead"

Here we are, the first Monday of the month so that means Use My Tangle (UMT) where we have to try a ZENTANGLE proposed by one of us.
This month's tangle is called FASSETT and was created by Lynn Mead.  The step outs can be found here.

Here's what I've drawn Wednesday. I'm late to publish it but it does not matter. . Probably  I won't have comment but it's for fun.

Bonne année 2018