Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Second Ensemble Completed for Exchange

A good friend and fellow CZT is hosting an exchange of the ensemble tiles.  I posted the straight one earlier that I am submitting.  I stayed up until 3 am this morning to complete five of the curvy tiles so I could get them in the mail today.  I hope you like them.  It's odd how Zentangle works. I would look at all my reference tangles and start out to draw one and end up doing tanglations (that's a variation of a tangle).  Even at 3 am it's just too much fun.  After the new year starts, I am going to activily market my craft.  Can't wait to share this with everyone.  Enjoy the slide show.

This is number 1.

This is the top middle.

Top right corner.

Then you have the left middle tile.  The first four tiles took me about an hour each during the day.

This is the middle tile.  The first of my insomnia tiles.

This is the middle right tile.  I'm getting original here.  Tired of looking through patterns.

Bottom left tile.  OK, trying to get it all done quickly.  But I think it's still a neat tile.

Tile number 8.  I'm almost done.  One of the patterns didn't turn out as I had set out to do.  But that happens a lot in Zentangle.  At least, I didn't have to use Bronx Cheer to cover up a mistake.

Woo Hoo! I am finished!  I started doing paradox and couldn't quit.  Now for the whole emsemble.

Wait for it!

Wait for it!

Ok, you wait is over.  Here it is!

Now Jennifer is going to mix these all up with other participating CZT's and send me back one of their tiles so I will have a new ensemble.  It's going to be a long couple of weeks.  Thank you Jennifer for your willingness to do this.  I don't think the other CZT's will mind if I post the ensemble I'll receive.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas with Tangles

I have been working very hard on a challenge a fellow CZT put out there.  We were to take one of the mosaic tile groupings and tangling them.  We'll send them in and she will shuffle them up and return to us a totally new picture with a tile from 9 different people.  How exciting is that!  I would like to share my tiles with you.  See if you can put them in order.

So what do you think?  I promise to have them right side up.

Very interesting, isn't it?

I'll not comment.  Just enjoy!

This is one of my favorites.

And finally.

So if I can figure out to get the big picture in here, I'll let you see how it all goes together.

Yea!  I figured it out.  If you're in the exchange, I hope you enjoy my contribution.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Gifts are Made

I feel safe in posting the Christmas presents that I've made for friends and family, because most of them don't read my blog anyway.  I've been so busy with making the presents that I haven't had haven't taken the time to tangle.  Hopefully, by the end of the week I'll have some tiles to post.  Now for the gifts.  The first picture is of fabric lily flowers that serve as voltive candle holders.  I'll be using them at a dinner I'm having this week.  I think the guests will be thrilled to take one home.

The second picture shows potato baking bags.  These bags need special batting so they can go in your microwave.  I haven't tried mine yet, but I understand the potatoes are very tasty when cooked this way.  I had two different colored potatoes fabric.  Lots of friends will be getting these.

Don't let the hussle and bussle of the Christmas preparations rob you of the joy that will be ours on Christmas day.  Try and take a small moment each day to take a deep breath and remember that Christ was born to save us from our sins,  the very sins we commit this busy season.