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fredag 22 september 2017

Cozy tangling for the Diva´s challenge

The last guestblogger for the season at the Diva´s challenge are Juliette Fiessinger and Kellie Fellinge. Read about the challenge here. I am not sure I have got this right. We are supposed to use cozy tangles for the change of season. I listened to their podcast and decided to use one of my ECO-print tiles.


I am surprised myself how many tangles that appeared in this tile. It was meditative though. As a string I used the print underneath. Another surprise was that there actually came out a heartshape! No it wasn´t planned. Not the tangles either. I just tried to stay in that feeling I got from the podcast. The tangles are: Featherfall (Carole Ohl),Tipple, Ennies, Static, Diva Dance, Evoke and Hollibaugh. Except Featherfall, all are zentangles.

torsdag 21 september 2017

19th-21st of september and a daily tangle


The tangle I choose this time is Static. Yes it is one of my first learned and I bet this is the case for many of us! I had fun trying to use it in other ways than the common ways! 

Nancy Domnauer is the featured artist in the fb-group today´s tangles. Her challenge is a heart-challenge. Use the heart as a string and  her pattern Tour. Here comes my tile:


The other patterns are: Ginili (Randi Wynne-Parry), Ennies and Crescent Moon. I wasn´t pleased at all with my first try. That one has to wait till I know what to do about it. I still have hang-ups when it comes to heartshape. I don´t like when they become to pretty! And that sure happens. But this  tile made me happy. I made the dots in the corners, penciled the line and I made a string, not with one heart but four.

måndag 18 september 2017

Joey´s 6/9 challenge

Happy Monday, Joey´s challenge! The 6th of 9 tiles. The pattern to use this time was Ginili (Randi Wynne-Parry). I haven´t tried Ginili before, but I have seen it. Such a beautifully flowing pattern! Loved it from the start! Here is my 6th:



The other patterns: Cruffle (Sandy Hunter), Cubine, Tripoli, Diva Dance, Evoke and Tipple. Here is all so far:



Whatever will come on next three, I know one thing: It will come with a lot of fun!

13th - 18th of September



13th-15th: Onamato on the go! Onamato is one of the first tangles I learned. But I haven´t played with it much. I have used it but not in this way. On the 13th I use it with Papermint (Sandy Hunter) and tried some small variations. On the 14th I went on with the variations and let Cruffle (Sandy Hunter) join. On the 15th I also used Printemps and Tipple. 

16th-18th: Flux is also a tangle I learned from the start. But I have only used Rick´s variation, not Maria´s. Maria´s Flux is quite different even if it still is a one-stroke pattern! First I felt a little bit Mookish about it, but the more I used it the more Flux was going on! And look what happened when I blow it up! And on the 18th I think this Flux went crazy! Loved this! 

torsdag 14 september 2017

IAST 211 - Ampersand

Never heard of Ampersand National Day! But now I have. Through Adele Bruno and A String Thing!

Here comes my very late Ampersand-tile:


The name Ampersand wasn´t familiar to me either. We call it Et. But now I know.  I used Aa:s (Judy Murphy), Star map (Suzanne McNeill) and Striping (Zt). 

So happy to hear that Adele is safe after Irma! So this is a happy Ampersand!

onsdag 13 september 2017

The Diva is back! Challenge no 332!

Laura Harms is back after what seem like a wonderful and fun vacation. She starts of with a fun challenge: 2 Squares. That´s it. I have tried to make som Eco-printed tiles the last weeks. Som of them were printed on both sides and that wasn´t optimal, since I have to choose which side of the tile I prefer! I had made a mess on one of them and put it aside not knowing what to do about it. So I turned it and let the print guide were to draw the squares. It was fun!


This time I regret I didn´t take a before-pic! But I was too eager to get started so I forgot all about it. Yes, I did try some tranzending too, which worked out this way. I am happy about the process in this tile, since the planning was none and the guidance was the surface with marks from leaves, and some other stuff. The patterns; Mooka, Nipa, Indyrella, O (Adele Bruno) and Fragment D11.

tisdag 12 september 2017

10th, 11th and 12th of September

9 days I have focused on playing with one or two tangles every three days in my calendar. I like this. This is a way for me to learn and explore. It is fun! I should have worked like this earlier, but I am afraid I am not that structured. But now I have told my brain this is new every day anyhow,although it is the same pattern I play with! I am not unfamiliar to think like this. I am used to it when I make new experiences  as I work with my paintings. At last I have found this is fun in tangling too!!! I should have known....


I choose Eke among all for this page. This tangle is so easy to learn. Everyone who has learned handwriting in school knows this is an e or maybe an l! I haven´t used Eke frequently in tangling, at least not that I was aware of. But Linda Farmer told me that my LO´s could be an tangleation of Eke! So I have been thinking a lot about trying Eke invariations. Of course my LO´s appeared on the 12th.

Today´s meditation went in another direction. Fleavy (Hanny Nura) is the focustangle in Square One. I have done it before and I do like it very much, it is flowing very easy.


As I tried Arukas in a spiral (inspired by Lynn Shelton Mead´s work) earlier, I saw the Fleavy in it so it was just waiting to be done! Here it is with Beeline and Tipple. I like it this way. On the surface of the tile, under the tangles I wrote some things that are important to me and fills me with gratitude. Not my idea, but an idea from CZT Mary Bartop. I loved to do this.