Sunday, September 19, 2021

Square One; Refresher 226 - 228; Two new Tangles; Inspired by...; 7 Forests 5 Rivers

Square One

Square One July 30 to August 5 featuring the tangle Aleuba. I added my new tangle Condor and a bit of I-Wings (see stepouts below).

Square One July 30-Aug 5 featuring Aleuba. Added my new tangle Condor and a bit of I-Wings
Tangle Patterns: Aleuba, Condor, I-Wings

The real Halfsies

Square One August 6-12 is Halfsies. I like Halfsies enough to sit a bit longer with it and look what I could do with it. Hence below my real Square One tile with an adaptation of Halfsies. 

Square One Aug 6-12 featuring Halfsies
Tangle Pattern: Halfsies 

Square One August 20-26 featuring Double Marasu. I added Joki and 2 new tangles I found on Annett Ruempler's website called Blattwerk and Bliili. Click on the names for stepouts. I also encourage you to have a look at all her other tangles if you don't already are familiar with them. It is worth your while, believe me.

Square One August 20-26 featuring Double Marasu, Blattwerk, Bliili, Joki
Tangle Patterns: Double Marasu, Blattwerk, Bliili, Joki

Square One September 3-9 featuring the tangle Damsel Leaf.

Square One September 3-9 Damsel Leaf
Tangle Patterns: Damsel Leaf, Beadlines

Damsel Leaf bouquet on blue and as a chain and dancer.

Damsel Leaf bouquet, as a chain and as a dancer with Doo Dah
Tangle Patterns: Damsel Leaf, Doo Dah


Refresher #226 with tangles Swarm, XO, Batiki, El-Oh-El, and Plad.

Refresher #226 with tangles Swarm, XO, Batiki, El-Oh-El, and Plad
Tangle Patterns: Swarm, XO, Batiki, El-Oh-El, and Plad

Refresher #227 with tangles Tagh, Tonga, Boucle, Crezendo, 1+1.

Refresher #227 with tangles Tagh, Tonga, Boucle, Crezendo, 1+1
Tangle Patterns: Tagh, Tonga, Boucle, Crezendo, 1+1

Refresher #228 with tangles Xircus, Sweet 101, Caracole, Zara, Ila

Refresher #228 with tangles Xircus, Sweet 101, Caracole, Zara, Ila
Tangle Patterns: Xircus, Sweet 101, Caracole, Zara, Ila


7F5R's Tuesday Tea and Tangle September 7th featuring Y-Knot. Since everything is straight, the Fortnightly Theme September week 1 and 2 applies, too: Straight lines string.

7F5R TTT Sep 7 - Y-Knot and Fortnightly Theme Sep week 1&2 Straight Lines string
Tangle Pattern: Y-Knot

My 2 New Tangles...

...I-Wings step out and...

My new tangle I-Wings stepout
Tangle Pattern: I-Wings Stepout

...Condor step out

Stepout to my new tangle Condor
Tangle Pattern: Condor stepout

My new tangle I-Wings with Kalanchoe and...

My new tangle I-Wings with Kalanchoe
Tangle Patterns: I-Wings, Kalanchoe

I-Wings with Palrevo, Blattwerk and Fescu.

My new tangle I-Wings with Palrevo, Blattwerk and Fescu
Tangle Patterns: I-Wings, Palrevo, Blattwerk, Fescu

Two tiles with my new tangle Condor in a mandala setting. Although they look alike, with the first one I overlapped Condor slightly.

Overlapping Condor with I-Wings in the corners
Tangle Patterns: Condor with I-Wings in the corners

Tangle Pattern: Condor

Combining my new tangles Condor and I-Wings.

My new tangles Condor and I-Wings
Tangle Patterns: Condor, I-Wings

Last Condor tile. 

Condor with Mooka, MaryHill and Sand Swirl
Tangle Patterns: Condor, MaryHill, Mooka, Sand Swirl

Inspired by...

...some new tangles that were published recently and some old ones I just felt I needed to draw.      

> Lean To

Inspired by...Lean To
Tangle Pattern: Lean To

> Caro-Mingle, with Condor.

Inspired by...Caro-Mingle and my new tangle Condor
Tangle Patterns: Caro-Mingle, Condor

> Paradox and Nzeppel, two old but very popular tangles.

Inspired by...two old tangles: Paradox and Nzeppel
Tangle Patterns: Paradox and Nzeppel

> Aunt Flower

Inspired by...Aunt Flower
Tangle Pattern: Aunt Flower

> Kalanchoe

Inspired by...Kalanchoe
Tangle Pattern: Kalanchoe

The real Mystery tangle
> Mystery...quite an old tangle with its creator unknown. But Suzanne Mitchell was kind enough to draw the stepout. Here is the original design idea.... 

...and here a tangleation.

Mystery tangleation
Tangle Pattern: Mystery

> Sun is yet another tangle I altered. Sun taken literally as a sun with overlapping 'rays'...

Sun as a sun with overlapping 'rays'
Tangle Pattern: Sun

...and Sun with overlapping leaves on  both sides of the stem. Added tangles are Fleurie, Ruutz, Joki and Tipple. 

Sun with overlapping leaves and tangles Fleurie, Joki, Ruutz and Tipple
Tangle Patterns: Sun, Fleurie, Joki, Ruutz, Tipple

> Sheaff 

Inspired by...Sheaff
Tangle Pattern: Sheaff

> TripleX - and an abstract version of it. 

An abstract version of TripleX
Tangle Pattern: TripleX


Inspired by Zentangle Artists' Video Tutorials

It doesn't have to be complicated all the time and thus I gave this video tutorial by Tangle and Inspire a go. The tangles applied are Aki-Chain and Ayes. I added Fescu with a Ayes-leaf collars.

Video Tutorial by Tangle and Inspire using tangles Aki-Chain and Ayes
Tangle Patterns: Aki-Chain, Ayes

Lastly a tile I made based on the fragment B015. Recognizable fillers: Sez and Betweed.

Just a tile with Fragment B015 and some lines
Tangle Pattern: Fragment B015

From My Garden

I saw these leaves in an abandoned lot and knew I had to dig some out and adopt them into my garden family...

Leaves of spoon flower plant

...and they thanked me with this gorgeous spoon-like flower that sprung out at the base. 

Spoon flower

Animal Happy Day

If at first glance it looks bad...take another.
What I like on Animal Aid Unlimited in India are the touching words near the end of every video

And yet another animal rescue video I couldn't resist placing. It is an older one and a bit longer. When I watched it the first time years ago I was sitting at the edge of my seat crossing my fingers hoping all goes well. I was still sitting at the edge of my seat when I watched it again a few days ago...        

C.O., my cat, taking a nap at his very own home entry/exit, my bedroom window. Here in Thailand we have mosquito netting in front of windows and doors. I have to leave my bedroom netting open so C.O. can enter. One day I accidentally closed them... Exactly, C.O. had no trouble shred...I mean opening them. He can be glad my Swiss blood isn't appreciated by Thai mosquitos. 

C.O. taking a nap at his personal house entry/exit point

This post has turned out to be a bit long due to my laziness for posting. I'd rather draw tiles than clean up blog posts. So if you never make it to down here....I am not insulted. On the other hand, if you do make it down here I hope you have had time to watch the 2 animal videos despite one being a bit long. They are both worth your time though, believe me. Meanwhile C.O. and I thank you for visiting. 

Meanwhile, stay tuned until my next - shorter - posting....

Saturday, July 17, 2021

100 Days of Zentangle; Neurographics; Square One; New Tangle; Refreshers 224, 225 ; Inspired by...

100 Days of Zentangle 2021

...continues and ends with this post.

If you are still interested in the 100 Days of Zentangle 2021 challenge with the Tireless Tangler, which continues past the 100 days, click here.

Day 98 and 99 - tangles Nehphi and Korutia with Mooka Hearts.

100 Days of Zentangle with Day 98 and 99 - tangles Nehphi and Korutia and Mooka Hearts
Tangle Patterns: Nehphi, Korutia, Mooka Hearts

Day 89 - Kaleida and Day 96 Pozer. The glitter doesn't glitter and the white feather doesn't dance in the wind, but Kaleida is not a bad tangle. I drew it in 2 different ways and I haven't decided yet which I like better.

100 Days of Zentangle with Day 89 - Kaleida and Day 96 Pozer
Tangle Patterns: Kaleida, Pozer

Day 100 - Origonio monotile and computer manipulated below.

100 Days of Zentangle day 100 with Origonio

100 Days of Zentangle day 100 with Origonio computer manipulated
Tangle Pattern: Origonio

Day 97 with Sindoo and day 91 with Sanibelle.

100 Days of Zentangle with Day 97 with Sindoo and day 91 with Sanibelle
Tangle Patterns: Sindoo, Sanibelle

Square One

And finally a Square One easy tile or, an after Tissoooh fun tile. Square One™: Purely Zentangle® accepts only b&w tiles, but the Sun Up Sun Down tangle featured during the week of June 25-July 1 was asking for coloring. The light blue things are Insect Wings or I-Wings.

Square One Purely Zentangle week June 25-July 1 with tangle Sun Up Sun Down
Tangle Patterns: Sun Up Sun Down, I-Wings, Fescu


Refresher #224 with tangles Knase, Hilgabo, Javv, Elirob, and Sooz. Each tangle by itself is certainly interesting, but bunched together...

Refresher #224 with tangles Knase, Hilgabo, Javv, Elirob, and Sooz
Tangle Patterns: Knase, Hilgabo, Javv, Elirob, Sooz

Refresher #225 with tangles Nik, Jester, Ilac, Jummah, and one Crazy Huggin(s). This tile's background is one of my old experimental tile distress projects. Scratch the tile with a candle and then color it with watercolors. 

Refresher #225 with tangles Nik, Jester, Ilac, Jummah, Crazy Huggins
Tangle Patterns: Nik, Jester, Ilac, Jummah, Crazy Huggins

For Refreshers tangle listing and images from #1 to the latest click here or visit my Google Refreshers collection album for just the images.

Inspired by...

Inspired by...the new tangles Cassatt and...

Inspired by...Cassatt
Tangle Pattern: Cassatt

...Bow String. Bow Strings turned out to be like in an ogee grid. I am certain I am not the only one seeing those delicate insects in this tangle.

Inspired by...Bow String-cum-Butterflies
Tangle Pattern: Bow String

Bow Strings-cum-Butterflies on a free string with Cubine and Therefore.

Bow Strings-cum-Butterflies with Cubine and Therefore
Tangle Patterns: Bow String, Cubine, Therefore

Bow Strings Mandala with Mooka and Tipple. Finally it has more the look of the real intended Bow String.

Bow String Mandala with Mooka
Tangle Patterns: Bow String, Mooka, Tipple

Bow String Butterflies variation. There are 8 Butte...Bow Strings in this image.

Bow String 'Butterflies' overlapping
Tangle Pattern: Bow String

Inspired by...SidiTow and Ganada, both new tangles you can find on the tanglepatterns website.

Inspired by...SidiTow and Ganada
Tangle Patterns: SidiTow, Ganada

Inspired by...yet another new tangle that was published by tanglepatterns: Fleurie, a most fantastic tangle to fill white spaces if you need to. However, the main focus on this tile is the altered Frunky tangle. I never ever thought I would ever draw Frunky out of my own free will, but here it is. Of course, Bow String had yet to make another appearance.

Inspired by...a variation of Frunky with Bow String and new tangle Fleurie
Tangle Patterns: Frunky, Fleurie, Bow String

Inspired by a Pinterest Video other than Zentangle

The video came with the very appropriate title: ➰oddly Satisfying. Have to admit, it was. Please check it out here, maybe you, too, will be "drawn" into the swing of things and can get satisfaction. I added four single Well segments at the corners with Fescu swirls and the tile is from a 12x12cm notepad.

Inspired by....Pinterest video with Well and Fescu swirls
Tangle Pattern: Well, Fescu

Inspired by Zentangle Artists' Video...

...TISSOOOH by Emiko Kaneko*. Actually, it was Meridiana with her post Happy Errors and the Power of Practice where I found this jewel of a tutorial. It looked complicated to draw and...yes, it was for me! While it stressed me out during the drawing process (each stroke calculated and double checked) I also felt it was a lot of fun...and a big relieve when it was done. Thanks, Meridiana, without you I would have never dared, let alone found the video. 

Video tutorial by Emiko Kaneko with tangle Tissoooh
Tangle Pattern: Tissoooh

The next two 12x12 cm notepad tiles sport a sort of Tissoooh with the same starting 'holes', the extension lines and the aura lines...and they were a lot easier....and it got easier and easier with each tile I drew. 'Hidden' tangles on this light blue tile are Flux, Indy-Rella, Uncorked, and Fescu...

A variation of Tissoooh!
Tangle Patterns: Tissoooh var, Flux, Indy-Rella, Uncorked, Fescu

...and Printemps background on the dark blue one.

Another variation of Tissoooh!
Tangle Pattern: Tissoooh Variation

A 9x9cm Tissoooh tile with Betweed and Fescu. This abovementioned Tissoooh video tutorial had turned into a mini study project.

Tissoooh project tiles with Betweed and Fescu
Tangle Patterns: Tissoooh, Betweed, Fescu

I thought I was finished with wrong I was. Here yet another one with tangle Brum(half), Friendship, Msst, Tipple and a few boulders. Tissoooh out of its grid clutches. 

Last of the Tissoooh project tiles with Half of Brum, Friendship, Msst, Tipple and some boulders
Tangle Patterns: Tissoooh, (half of) Brum, Friendship, Msst, Tipple

My New Tangle...X-Wing Star

In my last post I published a tile with a tangle I had not named because I didn't really think I would deconstruct the pattern. It was close to the fragment D001, but only close and it deserved to be made into a full fledged tangle. So here the birth of X-Wing Star with stepout and some more variations.

My new tangle X-Wing Star
Tangle Pattern: X-Wing Star

♻️ X-Wing Star with Mooka Hearts on cacti wrap paper.

My new tangle X-Wing Star with Mooka Hearts
Tangle Patterns: X-Wing Star, Mooka Hearts

A Different Kind of Art

I call this a different kind of art - my first Neurographic work which I refer to as "Dark Hearts". I doubt there will be another one coming. 

Neurographic "Dark Hearts"
Tangle Patterns: NONE

Fluorescent-green squid. From my 'art doodling' pre-Zentangle.

Fluorescent-green squid
Tangle Pattern: None

From my Garden

...and they bloom but a few hours. What a waste of beauty! (A few minutes after I took this photo the rains came....)

Cactus flowers

Time to Kill

6th publication of the more difficult quiz, puzzles 21-24. 

For newcomers, "SANDBOX" is the example of how to 'read' and solve the 4 following puzzles. The answers are at the bottom of this post in the smallest, tiniest font size just in case you accidentally scroll down and read what you didn't want to read just yet.

Puzzles 21-24. Good luck.

Puzzle 21-24

Animal Happy Day

"It was a moment of love and loyalty" ❤️

If this video has touched you as it did me, read what happens next. You will love it.

I couldn't resist to place this second animal video into this post. If you are the owner of a talented escapee you may want to try this solution. 

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to
Enjoy Life!
It is later than you think!

21. His eye is on the sparrow (spare O), 22. A little misunderstanding (miss under stand in G) between friends, 23. A bad spell of weather, 24. Far out

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