Wednesday, February 06, 2019

DIVA 381, 382, 383; IAST 277, 278; Square One; Zenuari19; Keep It Classic

Square One. I missed out on the last 3 SO temptations, so I had to combine them simply to be able to catch up. Life in the Zentangle fast lane is overtaking me lighting fast, making my head spin. I can't blame anybody. I love these challenges, temptations, inspirations, call it whatever you want and my fingers itch to do them all! Tangles: Zwieblbee from January 4th, CalligraV, January 11th, and Zenith from January 18th 2019.

Square One over 3 weeks with tangle patterns Zwieblbee, CallligraV, Zenith
Tangle Patterns: Zwieblbee, CalligraV, Zenith

Square One week of  January 25 - 31 featuring Andante.

Square One January 25 - 31, Andante with Tangle Patterns: Andante, Molygon
Tangle Patterns: Andante, Molygon

DIVA challenge #381 sporting the theme: A Happy (new) Medium, meaning a new pen or paper. I didn't have anything new really, so I dismissed the challenge not thinking twice about it. Then yesterday I had to highlight a text and went to buy a highlighter. I ended up buying 4 different colors (blue, pink, green and yellow) as it dawned on me that I could use one or all of them for the DIVA challenge.

DIVA Challenge #381 A Happy (new) Medium = a green Highlighter and tangle pattern Damsel Leaf
Tangle Patterns: Damsel Leaf

DIVA challenge #382 with theme "Stripes". Drawn on green notepaper I used the tangles Aurabedd, Bravo, Betwinkle, DropRow, Dazzly.

DIVA challenge #382 with Tangle Patterns: Aurabedd, Bravo, Betwinkle, DropRow, Dazzly
Tangle Patterns: Aurabedd, Bravo, Betwinkle, DropRow, Dazzly

DIVA challenge #383 with Ratoon.

DIVA challenge #383 with new tangle Ratoon
Tangle Patterns: Ratoon

IAST challenge #277 with Fancy Nancy and A-Frame tangles on a tile with an 'N' string.

IAST challenge #277 with tangle patterns Fancy Nancy and A-Frame
Tangle Patterns: Fancy Nancy, A-Frame

IAST challenge #278 using Ratoon.

IAST challenge #278 with Tangle Patterns: Ratoon, Breach, Ginili, Mooka, Flux
Tangle Patterns: Ratoon, Breach, Ginili, Mooka, Flux

Zenuari 2019 - day 12: "Grid tangles only" with tangles Side-eye, Betwix'd, N, Florz, Knightsbridge, Insydeout, DL-Labyrinth and a bit of Pop-Cloud to fill the corners and to cover the sun. I know Pop-Cloud is not a grid tangle, but I didn't put it into the grid, so....tssss!

Zenuari 2019 day 12 "Nametangles" with tangle patterns Side-eye, Betwix'd, N, Florz, Knightsbridge, Insydeout, DL-Labyrinth and a bit of Pop-Cloud
Tangle Patterns: Side-eye, Betwix'd, N, Florz, Knightsbridge,
Insydeout, DL-Labyrinth and a bit of Pop-Cloud

Zenuari 2019 - day 10: Nametangles. My name is Susie hence I chose tangles starting with the letter S such as Sindoo, Stonestory, Stem Topper, and Spikor3.

Zenuari 2019 day 10 "Nametangles" with Tangle Patterns: Sindoo, Stonestory, Stem Topper, and Spikor3
Tangle Patterns: Sindoo, Stonestory, Stem Topper, and Spikor3

Zenuari 2019 - day 15: Donut with Phicops paper holder to not get your fingers sticky, The Fab, and a paper napkin for the mess.

Zenuari 2019 - day 15 - Donut with Phicops, The Fab, and a napkin
Tangle Patterns: Phicops, The Fab, and a napkin

Paradox or Gourdgeous? Optical Illusion?

Zenuari 2019 - day 22: I took a huge leap towards the front of the end with day 22: Optical Illusions. I was certain I was going to skip this challenge, but then I did my first tile for Today'sTangles: Keeping it Classic (TTKICPrompt012119) from Jan 22 with the versatile tangle Paradox on green notepaper (duh, me, this invalidated it for the TTKIC challenge). However, after I finished the tile I noticed Paradox had turned into Gourdgeous! Ha! Thus I drew a second tile, this time on white paper (!) for TTKIC andthe green one got reassigned to Zenuari day 22. 2 hits with one prompt!

They have both the same string, but while the green has the original challenge string drawn with straight lines the string lines of the while tile are wavy.

Zenuari 2019 day 22 Optical Illusion with Paradox/Gourdgeous
Tangle Pattern: Paradox with illusion of Gourdgeous

Today's Tangle: Keep it Simple (TTKIC120119) Paradox

Apropos Optical Illusion. I found this "Extreme Confusion Reading Optical Illusion" on the net which I found quite amusing and wanted to share with you. Enjoy.

Zenuari 2019 - day 20: Maze. I made it. Another Zenuari day I was sure to skip because, honestly, Maze? Then Crabeye jumped to mind, the tangle that reminded me of my childhood when we played with the round handheld labyrinth containing 3 little marbles. I strongly believe Crabeye has the wrong name, it should be Maze.

Zenuari 2019 day 20 Maze with the tangle Maze
Tangle Pattern: Crabeye

Animal Happy Day

Maybe ditching that bacon forever after watching this "Happy ever After" video?

And here another one I couldn't resist placing. If you are in the business of animal rescue, even if only your heart is, please check out this video so you know if you ever cross path with a thirsty pigeon.

Thanks for visiting and have a good one!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

IAST 274 and 276, Zenuari19 tiles, and a Refresher

With IAST challenge #276 with SiStar and See I jumped the queue again. Still have IAST tile #272 on my plate. Tangling has become hard work and I am a bit panicky trying to stay afloat and ajour with all the fantastic challenges I want to do. But I love every hectic minute of it!

IAST challenge #276 with SiStar and See
Tangle Patterns: SiStgar, See

IAST #274 challenge with tangles Lex and Centipede and a number '19' string. Not for the first time the 'string' flew right over my head and I mistook the '19' for '12' and was wondering why '12'. Duh, me! I also didn't think much about the tangles other than how best I can make them work together and thus, this tile was the result. However, I wasn't happy with the 9 loop. What was it???!!! Meaning???!!! It was the alien on the tile.

IAST challenge #274 with Tangle Patterns: Centipede, Lex
Tangle Patterns: Centipede, Lex

Then it hit me! Hence tile number two was born and this time the 'alien' on the tile hits the mark!

Although I again missed the deadline to send my tile to Adele, please check out the many other - on the mark - beautiful tiles on her site.

IAST challenge #274 with Tangle Patterns: Centipede, Lex
Tangle Patterns: Centipede, Lex

Zenuari 2019 day 2 - Stars with tangles Printemps, A-Dalfa, Vega, Knase, Ahh. Original in B/W and...

Zenuari 2019 day 2 - Stars with Printemps, A-Dalfa, Vega, Knase, Ahh
Tangle Patterns: Printemps, A-Dalfa, Vega, Knase, Ahh

...a B/Gold version courtesy of Mr. Photoshop.

Zenuari 2019 day 2 - Stars with Printemps, A-Dalfa, Vega, Knase, Ahh in gold by Photoshop

Zenuari 2019 day 4 - Biggify with tangle Counterpoint.

Zenuari 2019 day 4 - Biggify with tangle Counterpoint
Tangle Pattern: Counterpoint

Zenuari 2019 day 7 - Duotone. Tangles are Dropug free-style and Hollibaugh.

Zenuari 2019 day 7 - Duotone. Tangles are Dropug free-style and Hollibaugh
Tangle Patterns: Dropug and Hollibaugh

Zenuari 2019 day 9 - New to me Tangles: Mock I.Am, Running Around in Circles, Buddeena.

Zenuari 2019 day 9 - New to me Tangles: Mock I.Am, Running around in circles, Buddeena
Tangle Patterns: Mock I.Am, Running Around in Circles, Buddeena

Zenuari 2019 day 11 - Unusual String: Umble, Palrevo, Onamato, Florz. I wasn't sure what the 'Unusual" String was supposed to be. An unusual shape or an unusual placement, so I combined the two.

Zenuari 2019 day 11 - Unusual String with Umble, Palrevo, Onamato, Florz
Tangle Patterns: Umble, Palrevo, Onamato, Florz

Zenuari 2019 day 6 - Blind String: Hatflox and Schilfertjes. For the blind string I drew blindly loose loops on an A4 paper, cut a 9x9 cm square out of another paper, closed my eyes and moved the cut-out over the loops until I felt I had captured the magic string. It felt like playing with a viji board.

Zenuari 2019 day 6 - Blind String: Hatflox and Schilfertjes
Tangle Patterns: Hatflox, Schilfertjes

♻️ Zenuari 2019 day 8 - No String: Calla Lilies and Trique on toilet roll cardboard. The 2 lines are no border, but the cut and glued lines typical to the roll.

Zenuari 2019 day 8 - No String: Calla Lilies and Trique on toilet roll cardboard
Tangle Patterns: Calla Lilies, Trique

Refresher #193 with tangles Quib, Barquillos, Fr'eggs, Zingo, Scarrow... I am not a happy camper so my second...I mean 3rd attempt below. I don't even bother with the 2nd tile!

Refresher #193 with tangles Quib, Barquillos, Fr'eggs, Zingo, Scarrow
Tangle Patterns: Quib, Barquillos, Fr'eggs, Zingo, Scarrow

Refresher #193 with tangles Quib, Barquillos, Fr'eggs, Zingo, Scarrow 3rd tile
Tangle Patterns: Quib, Barquillos, Fr'eggs, Zingo, Scarrow

For Refresher tiles #001 to #193 click here.

Animal Happy Day

Isn't this the most beautiful abundend and neglected street dog? Well, not on this image, but...

And yet another Animal Happy Ending story. Don't get the wrong impression from this image!!!

The leap into the New Year, or in this cow's case: The leap into a sanctuary for life. Such is the heartwarming story about this cow. It starts with a crowded drive to the slaughterhouse and ends with something extra special. Click here for the Animal Happy Day short story with plenty of videos, too.

And as for 'the cat': She is now occupying my very comfy TV chair. What will she claim next?

Hey, somebody in need of a cat??

Anyway, wishing you a great week ahead and thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 05, 2019

IAST 273, Zenuari2019, Square One, Anything Goes, and a Refresher

This post is a float post. It floats from 2018 into 2019. I am not much of a xmassy person and here where I live New Year means traffic jam and lots of tourists. So I have been waiting for all those cars to be back on Sukhumvit Rd heading towards home and for the tourists to be back at the beaches where they belong before I hit the road again. While I was waiting for the air to clear I started and left too many unfinished tiles on my desk. Somehow my heart was not into endurance tangling.

IAST challenge #273 is one of them. Yes indeed, there is also a half finished/half unfinished IAST #272 tile in my ToDo file, but maybe I get a Round Tuit to finish it by next Christmas... Anyway, below my #273 tile with Afterglo, Meriberries, and Ahh! on a water colored tile.

IAST challenge #273 with Tangle Patterns: Afterglo, Meriberries, Ahh
Tangle Patterns: Afterglo, Meriberries, Ahh

Hmmm... not much into Xmas, huh? So why did Photoshop turn this tile into Christmas balls for you to hang on the next Christmas tree???!!!

IAST #273 Christmas Balls

I received this new Glass Ink Pen just before year's end and couldn't resist drawing a few wavy lines on watercolor paper. I loved the drawing experience, but the w/c paper is probably not the best choice as the ink seeps sideways into the paper. That is where the good old micron pen 'Jumped to the Rescue' (that is a clue)....

When the Facebook group Anything Goes announced the theme of the week 'Fescu to the Rescue' I knew instantly how to finish my wavy Diva-like tile: add some quirky and shady Fescu and keep the tile light as a feather. Voila, my tile for the fb group.

Unfortunately, the image does not show the delicate gold glitter in the ink.

Anything Goes theme "Fescu to the Rescue" with Tangle Patterns: Fescu, Diva Dance
Tangle Patterns: Fescu, Diva Dance

Inspired by...Dublin. I can't get Dublin out of my head, but I can put it on paper.

Inspired by... Dublin with Zinger
Tangle Patterns: Dublin, Zinger

Another inspirational tile...Rope Toodles. That single Toodles hanging down on the right is the main character on this rather large, 12 x 12 cm, note paper tile. The rest is garnishing.

Inspired by...Rope Toodles with Tangle Patterns: Toodles, Stickers, Diva Dance
Tangle Patterns: Toodles, Stickers, Diva Dance

Square One Dec 14-20 - Roloflex in black & white.

Square One with Tangle Pattern: Roloflex
Tangle Pattern: Roloflex

Square One Dec 21-27 - Love Handles with Tipple and Printemps. Love Handles, such an easy tangle, but so hard to draw so the tangle really looks like Love Handles. I can't!

Square One with Tangle Patterns: Love Handles, Tipple, Printemps
Tangle Patterns: Love Handles, Tipple, Printemps

I had another go at Love Handles when Square One week Dec 28 to Jan 3 in the new year had OTM on the menu. Now I am a bit happier with my LH, but still not quite there yet.

Square One week Dec 28 to Jan 3, 2019 with tangles OTM, Love Handles, Indy-Rella
Tangle Patterns: OTM, Love Handles, Indy-Rella

Refresher #192 with tangles Punzel, Strutz, Hearts-A-Flutter, Horti, Brace-S. (See all Refresher tiles on my pages.)

Refresher #192 with tangles Punzel, Strutz, Hearts-A-Flutter, Horti, Brace-S
Tangle Patterns: Punzel, Strutz, Hearts-A-Flutter, Horti, Brace-S

#Fullmoonmosaic at Instagram for December 2018 features the tangles SiStar and Fullmoon. I did the 'green-glitter-eyed' Fullmoon Monster first > wasn't impressed &gt...

#@Fullmoonmosaic at Instagram, Dec fullmoon with Sistar and Fullmoon tangles
Tangle Patterns: Sistar and Fullmoon I did this one. Ah, much better! Now I can sleep well. BTW, that dirty speck there at the top between Sistar - do you see it? - that is the real full moon with its dark and light areas. Just to make sure...

#@Fullmoonmosaic at Instagram, Dec fullmoon with Sistar and Fullmoon tangles
Tangle Patterns:

There is a new challenge in town - well, for me anyway - called Zenuari 2019. It consists of a variety of daily prompts for the whole year, served in monthly installments. Quite interesting! If you are interested and want to join the group on facebook, click here.

My tiles thus far: Zenuari 2019 day 3: Monotangle. I chose Narwal...

Zenuari 2019 day 3: Monotangle with Narwal
Tangle Pattern: Narwal

...and Zenuari 2019 day 5: a hint of tint. I chose the tangle OTM (from Square One last week) and a hint of gold and silver.

Zenuari 2019 day 5: a hint of tint with OTM and a hint of gold and silver
Tangle Pattern: OTM with a hint of gold and silver

Animal - and Thailand - Happy Day

Remember Shadow's side kick in his last days? The cat has no adopted me and visits me every day for her 10am-4pm midday nap. Yes, I have upgraded her chosen sleeping niche, but that is as far as I go. Sure!

A few days later I found the cat occupying a more accessible niche... in my store room. And she was not alone. She coerced her boyfriend to join her.

Shhhhh! We better give them some privacy. Please, very quietly scroll out of my store room.

And now to Thailand. I am not sure what the perception of Thailand is abroad, but I have good news. 40+ shops and food chains (maybe more have joined by now) have joined together in a campaign to fight the plastic bag litter crisis. 

Believe you me, we have a HUGE issue with plastic bags!!!!
(and litter in general!)

Every 4th of the month the shops will not pack your goods in plastic bags anymore. They give you the option to buy recycled paper shopping bags to carry away your groceries or you bring your own bag. I only know of ONE chain that has absolutely never ever given out plastic bags: Hat off to Makro!

I noticed it first Dec 4th last year when I shopped in my little corner convenience store. Ever since I have bmob or hand-carried my items out of there. I hope this campaign will not get lost in the plastic bag trash mountain as others have in the past, but will actually add additional days to the month. More has to be done, but it is a start.

I end this post with a video and a link to a page for mothers who can't bring their kids to eat breakfast.

Only in New York...

...and the  breakfast encouragement page.

Happy 2019!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

New Tangle As.I.Am, DIVA 378, Facebook stuff, Refresher

♻️ The theme of last week's Anything Goes Creative Prompt! is 'Livin' on the Edge' or tangle the edge of the tile. I thought fine, another easy one I better tangle on the smallest tile.. Then: well, maybe on a middle size tile...

I ended up drawing the tangle Garl on a normal tile and one of my favorite recycle choices: Toilet rolls.

Anything Goes Creative Prompt! with theme Livin' on the Edge and Tangle Pattern: Garl on a toilet roll cardboard
Tangle Pattern: Garl on toilet roll cardboard

Square One has Toodles on the menu for the week Dec 7-13. I love Toodles and I love Toodles. My first tile is Toodles with Clamz on a Sindoo background.My first tile drawn in the tangle-over-a-tangle style and I love it. I already made a list of tangles for backgrounds...

Square One Dec 7-13, 2018 with Toodles, Clamz and background tangle Sindoo
Tangle Patterns: Toodles, Clamz, Sindoo

Some more Square One Toodles with Square One Barberpole from last week (which I missed) and background tangle Zanzee on toilet roll cardboard. This blue on brown paper may not be the greatest idea since sliced bread, but it was still fun to do.

Square One Dec 7-13, 2018 with Toodles, Square One Nov 30-Dec 6 Barberpole and background tangle Zanzee
Tangle Patterns: Toodles, Barberpole, Zanzee

Inspired by... the tangled background - Aura-Leah with Tipple - technique: Aura-Leah, Pokeroot, Toodles, Dragonair, Ahh.

Inspired by the tangled background technique: Tangle Patterns: Aura-Leah, Pokeroot, Toodles, Dragonair, Ahh
Tangle Patterns: Aura-Leah, Pokeroot, Toodles, Dragonair, Ahh

Facebook's weekly Anything Goes as of Dec 12th with the Creative Prompt: "Spotlight on Pea-nuckle". Still no fan of Pea-nuckle (we had it several DIVA challenges ago, more precisely, July 2017 with DIVA #325) This time I wanted to do something else, so I made a Pea-Nuckle Zendala and a Pea-Nuckle flower. The flower tile is on a Dublin background and has Pea-Nuckle as a border as well.

Pea-Nuckle Zendala.

Tangle Pattern: Pea-Nuckle and slight variations of Pea-Nuckle
Tangle Pattern: Pea-Nuckle and slight variations of Pea-Nuckle

Pea-Nuckle in a circle as a flower and as a border with Henna Drum, Fescu, Flux and Dublin as background tangle. As for the color...didn't you know? I am totally and completely color blind and cannot be held responsible. But maybe having the same color for the background tangle and the main act might not be the best idea?.

Pea-Nuckle in a circle as a flower with Tangle Patterns: Henna Drum, Flux, Fescu, and Dublin as a background tangle
Tangle Patterns: Pea-Nuckle, Henna Drum, Flux, Fescu, Dublin

Refresher #191 with Printemps, Feeling Knotty, Nouvart, Patience, Auracross.

Refresher #191 with Tangle Patterns: Printemps, Feeling Knotty, Nouvart, Patience, Auracross
Tangle Patterns: Printemps, Feeling Knotty, Nouvart, Patience, Auracross

DIVA challenge #378 on a watercolored background tile with 123 O'Leary in old Roman style on columns and Lotos.

DIVA challenge #378 with Tangle Patterns: 123 O'Leary, Lotos
Tangle Patterns: 123 O'Leary, Lotos

My new Tangle: As.I.Am

...or should I call it a Fragment? As of late I feel like drawing lines, repetitively, not thinking, just the same over and over again. Sometimes the line result make no sense, sometimes it takes me by surprise and thus As.I.Am was born.

Step-out is simple: draw a shallow S curve into a square and add a little curve to each end of the S on top and bottom along the square. Or as per this image:

Stepout to my new Tangle Pattern: AS.I.AM
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am step-out

A simple version of As.I.Am

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am simple
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am

A filled version of As.I.Am

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am filled
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am filled

Just another version of As.I.AM

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am

As.I.Am in hexagons.

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am in hexagons
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am in hexagons

As.I.Am embellished

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am embellished
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am embellished

As.I.Am Knightsbridge style and Eye-wa as a string.

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am Knightsbridge-style
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am Knightsbridge-style

An As.I.Am Zendala

Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am Zendala
Tangle Pattern: As.I.Am Zendala

Animal Saddest Day unless.... 

A whole animal rescue operation/hospital in Spain,Viktor Larkhill's Let's Adopt International, an extreme cases rescue operation, will be closing down due to financial difficulties. That hurts!!! I have no Christmas wishes for myself. I have all I need to live a happy and content live. But there is somebody out there with a huge heart for animals that needs me/us now. Please, if you would watch the video below and if you think: "Yes, I can skip going out tomorrow night and send the money to Viktor instead", or "I don't really have to go to Starbuck every single morning" and you set up a little "Off Starbuck - On Viktor in Spain" piggy bank, here a link the PayPal (you can use your credit card if you have no PayPal account), and his GoFundMe page. Many thanks to all those donating any amount. Everything counts!

...and a quick mention of Shadow... or rather the before and after Shadow tile.

Last week I published below tile. In the middle of drawing it, my beloved Shadow died. I received an email from Meridiana from the Drawing from the Day website wherein she wrote, and I quote:

And your Shadow tile...I hesitate to say this because you may not see it, but I see the snout of a dog poking out on the lower left side of that tile.  Like a cartoon of a dog just beginning to stick his head out from under some piled-up blankets (the Narwhal).  I see the nose, a black circle, the "snout" and an open mouth.  From looking at the photos of Shadow you put up, it does seem that's exactly the type of shape of head he had.  (But it's like a cartoon of the shape, the way Mickey Mouse is a cartoon drawing of a mouse).  Do you see it?  I think Shadow left you a parting gift.
BTW - Meridiana was not the only one who saw it.

Now here the tile again - Now I see it, too!!! What a co-incidence.

This is my last post for this year. So I wish
all visitors and their families happy and joyful festive days.

C U again in 2019

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