fredag 10 april 2020

Tangle lesson for free!

During this period when we are minimizing our social interactions in real life we start to find new ways to communicate. At least to many of us new ways!All over the world there are CZT:s giving free zentangle-lessons on Instagram and on Face Book. We are all missing to have our groups and workshops, to interact with our students in real life. So do I. I have made one session on Instagram and now today I tried FB. On instagram the videos can be watched for 24 hours, on FB they stay on my page as long as I want. So I think I will go on with doing it on FB. Here you find my first video on FB:

If you are following my official page on FB you will always find information here when I will make another broadcast. I will continue to make it in Swedish, but I think it doesn´t matter too much if you speak another language since Zentangle is a universal language. today´s video is all about Cubine and I wanted to do this when I watched Juliette Fiessinger´s instalive-lesson with Printemps.

lördag 22 februari 2020

lördag 15 februari 2020

Summary of Valentangle 2020 and my Bitty Book adventure (to be continued)

Valentangle 2020 is done! My little Bitty Book is not done. My mathematic skills has never been outstanding, so I got some pages left to do! But I found a solution for this! The left pages are going to be .... Dingbatz!!! But first  here  are Valentangle day 2-14:

Day 2: Trinity (Stephanie Kiefer)

Day 3: Minstrels (Hanna Geddes)

I did appreciate that Marguerite made a fragment for 2020 too! She called it Double Hearts. But this little fragment can be used in so many ways!!!

Day 5: Starsky (Sue Schneider) was a new pattern to me! I liked it a lot.

Day 6 was another special day. Marguerite hade presented a string that could be used when making mosaics! I will try that further on.

Day 7 was the Zenbutton day with Jack Stripes (Chrissie Frampton) and fragments

Day 8: Sun (Hanna Shan)

Day 9 with Taiga (Tomás Pádròs)

Day 10: Focus on corners!

Day 11

Day 12 Khala (Anica Gabrovec) 

Day 13: One more take on the mosaic-string

Day 14 Tangle an envelope

Last day of Valentangle was ofcourse on Valentines day! We were supposed to tangle an envelope. But my bitty book wouldn´t be big enough for an ordinary envelope. I once got a stack of Origami papers from someone that didn´t know what to do with them. I took one of those papers and made a tiny little envelope that would fit in my book. But ofcourse that envelope needed something in it so I tangled a last little Bijou which was a perfect match!

That´s all for now. Next time I hope my bitty book is finished!

fredag 31 januari 2020

Hello 2020! Hello Valentangle!

Is my blog still alive? I ask myself, since I haven´t been posting for almost two month! It is and I have tried to brush it up a little. We have a new year and a lot of things has happened in the Zentangle world. Project Pack 007 is done and it was all about gray tiles. I loved that project pack almost as much as I loved 006, the no-mistake PP. But now it is a new year and it has started in my journal too. I decided this year I wanted to try making my own journal and I searched on YouTube to find something that would work for me. I wanted to have a Squared journal, since the tiles are squared most of the time. I must say I struggled to get it all together, I didn´t want to cheat, I wanted it to be something I would like to work with every month all through this year. And here is my beginning:

When I got it all together I was quite proud of myself! I only used stuff I already had. The paper is good drawingpaper, acidfree and I used some monoprints on the cover. I might do some more tangling on the cover but so far this is what it looks like. And here are the fist pages:

To choose the word for this year wasn´t too easy. I landed in the word "experience". I love the quote of Albert Einstein: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science". So I went for that. 

 The first prompt of the year came from Danielle de Rome and she wanted us to focus on our hands. My hands are my tools and hands together can save this planet. I was thinking of a project in Sigtuna kommun: all students on all stages of education was invited to make drawings of their hands with written messages on them and decorate the hands in every kind of creative way. The hands were all sent to the climate conference in Copenhagen.  That was such a wonderful project. 

Extra prompt: Make a pie for the pieday! I didn´t know there was a pieday in the US. We have "kanelbullens dag" in Sweden and that must be the closest we get. But I love to bake pies so I tangled one on a gray zendala and on the day 23d of January I made a meatpie for dinner.

Today is the last day in January and tomorrow is the start of Valentangle, hosted by Marguerite Samama!  I couldn´t bare myself though. Last year I saw a post from Lynn Shelton Mead were she had made a "bittybook" with tiles she had created and later on one with Bijou´s. I loved the idea but didn´t know how to make this. But as always the solution was to watch Youtube again! And here is my little tiny bittybook that can carry my Valentangles 2020 on Bijous!

For once I am a day ahead with my Valentangle day 1! Marguerite has made up a wonderful borderpattern to start with and she calls it V&A. My day 1:

I am looking forward to this! And right now I am in need of Bijou so .....