My Diva Yuma Challenge Entry

My Diva Yuma Challenge Entry Challenge Entry

Yuma

Yuma Challenge Entry, Pen, Pencil © Diane Clancy

Yuma: Yuma

Yuma Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #189: UMT “Yuma” by Tina-AKUA, CZT. So here is what the Diva says this week “i was pretty happy to see Tina’s tangle come up in the random generator this month.  I met Tina at the 15th CZT conference in Providence this year! She was so wonderful and sweet. HI TINA!  Her tangle is called YUMA and you can find the step outs on her blog HERE” So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using Yuma!!
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Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am still putting one foot in front of the other at times still! And for those of you who really read this … my partner is recovering from an expected surgery right at this moment. So above is my Yuma Zentangle Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!  Thank you to everyone who made such kind, supportive comments on my post last week.  That means a lot to me!!  I will catch up with returning comments!!!!

Which Tangle is Which?

There is only one tangle used in this – Yuma.  This makes it a monotangle. The right part is the original Yuma with stems and leaves. The left part and the small upper right are the variation.  It was hard for me to do.  And it needed the pencil to be able to make some sense of it.  I closely used the example because it helped me to figure it out :) There you have it!! :)

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – but this isn’t so bad this time … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that. I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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My Diva National Coming Out Day Challenge Entry

My Diva National Coming Out Day Challenge Entry Challenge Entry

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day Challenge Entry, Pen, Colored Pencil © Diane Clancy

National Coming Out Day:  Jetties, Marasu, Poke Root, PokeLeaf, Coaster, Fescu, Flos, Knightsbridge

National Coming Out Days Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #188: National Coming Out Day. So here is what the Diva says this week “This week … i was contacted by a very well spoken young man who sent me a really well written email.  His name is Daniel, and he is 12 years old.  … Daniel told me that October 11th is National Coming Out Day.  Daniel’s friend is gay, and so he wanted me to help him support his friend and to issue a challenge with a LGBT theme.

“Daniel says:

I think it would be a good way to further inspire tanglers and raise awareness if you considered a challenge to somehow put some aspect of LGBT in a tile. Perhaps using the colors of the rainbow, or using tangles that start with L, G, B, and T, or using those letters as a string?

“Seriously!?! This kid is ready for Harvard already.  He even sent along his own tile for inspiration. {go to the Diva’s blog with the above link to to see his lovely tangle!! ~ Diane}  I just have to say how impressed i am that a 12 year old boy is such a great ally to the LGBT community.  I am too.”  So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) to celebrate National Coming Out Day!!

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 Why Is LGBT So Important to Me?

This issue would be important to me anyway because I am a big supporter of Liberation.  But also, it is very personal since my partner, Susan, and I got married recently.  We also have lots and lots of Lesbian friends.  15 years ago none of us ever thought Gay Marriage would be legal in our own lifetimes.  And even 5 years ago we never thought that we would be eligible for Federal Benefits.  A year ago in the US same gender spouses become eligible for Federal Benefits.  Wow!!  We have benefited from the work of generations before us who have fought all Liberation Struggles!

For many of us who are LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) we never expected to live in this country and not have to stay mostly hidden.  There is still much violence in this country against LGBT and folks are still dying.  But legally we are allowed to be ourselves!  In many places in the US people must still stay hidden in their jobs or housing else risk losing just about everything.  Couples who are legally married in one state and move to another state without Gay Marriage often have to go way back into the closet.  This is why it is still important to have a National Anti-discrimination Law to make it illegal to fire gay people or to be able to lose our housing for being gay.

And in way too many places in the world it is illegal to be gay and often people are put in jail or killed.  There has been tons of progress of LGBT people being supported in being ourselves.  But in way too many places there is terrible prejudice, oppression and punishment.  (Much as the punishment toward young women who go to school in some places.)  It is a little scary for me to be so public here but if young women can go to school and risk death, certainly I can be open and give support to other LGBT folks who have no chance to be open.  And what better day than National Coming Out Day to do it?  :)

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am putting one foot in front of the other at times still! And for those of you who really read this … my partner is recovering from an expected surgery right at this moment. So above is my National Coming Out Day Zentangle Tangle ZIA.  This is an issue near and dear to my heart!! This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!

Which Tangle is Which?

The checkered balloon in the middle is Knightsbridge.  It is a balloon in honor of the rainbow arcs of balloons that are usually in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Marches.  To me, Pride Marches are a lot about color – thus all the color above.

The upper left umbrellas, fans or roller coasters is Coaster.  Flos is the little flowers in the left bottom corner.  Jetties are the marbles in the bottom middle.  Fescu is the little leaves, flowers or plants in the middle right.  In the upper right is PokeLeaf.  In the middle top is Poke Root with one PokeLeaf. There you have it!! :)

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – but this isn’t so bad this time … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that. I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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Letter P Challenge for Tangled Thursday

My Letter P Challenge Entry for Tangled Thursday

Letter P

Letter P Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

Letter P: Pepper, Bumper, Nipa, Jetties, Marasu, Coaster, PokeLeaf, Fescu, Poke Root, Piano, Florz

Letter P Challenge

Occasionally some friends put out a challenge for folks to make their representation of their idea. It is Elaine’s turn to choose the challenge this week. This week is the Tangled Thursday – Letter P.  Heather says “The Letter P.  That was our challenge by Elaine, tangle the letter P in any way you want. ” So this is a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) the Letter P.  I have a total of 6 P’s in this tile.  I made a big one and then 5 smaller ones and tangled them all.

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. Above is my Letter P ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!  I am sure you noticed I used shading again … it came naturally even though I did also like it before the shading. :)

Which Tangle is Which?

PokeLeaf is the upper left hand tangle – sort of pointed leaves.  It is a variation of Poke Root which it to the bottom and right of that PokeLeaf in the same section.  Poke Root is a rounded version instead of pointed leaves or flowers.   Sort of in the middle of the bottom is another set of PokeLeaf with Poke Root above them.  Poke Root is hanging down in that section.  There are 2 PokeLeaf with a black background to the right of the top middle – that is center of a Letter P.

Going back to the top left and moving to the right is Marasu – a sort of snake that is spiraled around.  The is the center of the big Letter P.  Underneath Marasu is Pepper – sort of looking like life savers.  And below them is Bumper – little fingers with some black dots. The Bumper is the center of another Letter P.  Then going down, you reach PokeLeaf and Poke Root again.

Back to the top left again.  Underneath Poke Root and PokeLeaf is Jetties – it sort of looks like marbles.  The other Jetties are near the right center of the tile in the center of another Letter P.  Those Jetties leave a lot to desire … it was not the first tangle in there!!  :)

Going back to the Jetties on the left bottom corner, then go to the right of that.  That is Nippa (looking like a stream) and the center of another Letter P.  To the right of that is Flora which looks like a net.  Then again comes the PokeLeaf and Poke Root.  And to the right of them is some more netted Florz. That Florz is the center of another Letter P.

Go to the right side of the tile.  That is Piano like Piano keys.  That was not how I wanted it … but it had a mind of its own!! Then last but not least – go left from the Piano, past the center of the Letter P and you have a vertical strip of Coaster that sort of looks like a roller coaster or fans.  Whew! And there you have it!

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – all these spaces then show up and how shaky the shapes are … but I wanted to get it into this Tangled Thursday challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that.

I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning! And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting!

Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!!! ~ Diane Clancy

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My Diva Closed Eyes String Challenge Entry

My Diva Closed Eyes String Challenge Entry Challenge Entry

Closed Eyes String

Closed Eyes String Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

Closed Eyes String: Yinx, Bumper, Xircus, Zander, Raddox, Scarabou, Scoodle, Umble, Dribbetz, Orlique, PokeLeaf

Closed Eyes String Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #187: “String Theory – Blind String”. So here is what the Diva says this week “A lot of new tanglers i talk to say the same thing: They get stumped by the string.  But you don’t need to be stumped. Every once in a while i like to come back to this challenge.  It’s pretty fun, because it takes your brain out of the equation when drawing your string. To begin, draw your dots and your border. Then put your pencil somewhere on the tile (i put mine by the edge of the tile) and close your eyes and draw a string…blind.” So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using Closed Eyes String!!

Why “Closed Eyes” and Not “Blind”?

You might wonder why I say “Closed Eyes” and when the Diva says “Blind.”  Over the years I have been a disability rights activist to some degree – having several invisible disabilities myself.  Well, I guess I actually have a visible disability now too since I have to use a walker due to dead bone.  Back in the 1970’s I was very active as folks were struggling a lot about language and meaning within the Disability movement. We struggled a lot about self-identification, being labeled by the rest of society and how society used words related to disability in ways that are not helpful and end up being insulting to those of us with various disabilities.

I have been only loosely connected for years but I still strive to be very conscious about the meanings of words and what impact they have on the human psyche.  People often use “blind” when they really mean unaware.  So put yourself in someone else’s shoes (unless you happen to be blind yourself!) … someone says that someone is blind to the situation when they really mean unaware.  So in a subconscious and unconscious way, that person is then telling you (as a blind person) that you are unaware.

Of course I am not saying that the Diva is using “blind” to mean “unaware” … but I strive to make sure I am literal when it comes to words associated with disability.  Thus my use of “closed eyes.” We all know the Diva is very active in advocating for her son!!!!

Can You Think Of Words Associated with Disability?

Think about it …. deaf to mean not listening and not paying attention. What other commonly used words can you think of that are really mis-used words that equate certain disabilities with “less than” behavior?  It is amazing how words can enforce stereotypes with unconscious usage.  So I work hard to notice any usage I have (inside or out) that might not be helpful and work to transform then inside of myself.

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. This is one of those tiles that I cringe a little seeing blown up – with how splotchy the solid black looks.  I am putting one foot in front of the other at times still! And for those of you who really read this … my partner is recovering from an expected surgery right at this moment. So above is my Closed Eyes String Zentangle Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected! More than usual … my original plan didn’t work.

Which Tangle is Which?

There are a lot of spaces in this tiny tile with this “Closed Eyes String.”  So I tried various tangles I had wanted to try – some more successfully than others!!  :)  Yinx is the sort of wheat looking tangle on the far left.  Bumper is those little fingers waving at the top.  Dribbetz are the broken parallel lines to the top right of Yinx.  Orlique is the net at the bottom right to Yinx.  Scarabou is supposed to be the big space to the right of Dribbetz and Orlique – it is mostly unsuccessful!  Raddox is under Bumper.  Between Scarabou and Raddox is Scoodle (sort of at least).  Xircus is to the top right with all those mostly parallel lines.  Zander is like those sheaves of wheat to the bottom right.  Umble is the black straps between Xircus and Zander.  PokeLeaf is to the far middle right.  Whew!! There you have it!! :)

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that.  It is very busy for such a small card!!!  I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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My Diva String Theory Leaves Challenge Entry

My Diva String Theory Leaves Challenge Entry Challenge Entry

String Theory Leaves

String Theory Leaves Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

String Theory Leaves: LilyPads, Florz, Nipa, Barberpole, Jetties

String Theory Leaves Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #186: “String Theory – Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!”. So here is what the Diva says this week “Oh, Autumn.  You are so beautiful and yet so short.   love Fall, it’s my favourite season.  Everything about it is lovely… it really is a shame that it is so short (at least in Saskatchewan) and that the inevitable winter comes shortly after.  :(  It’s sad that in just a few days all those leaves will be off the trees…. so let’s make the most of them!  this week’s challenge is to use LEAVES as your string.” So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using Leaves!!

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am putting one foot in front of the other at times still! And for those of you who really read this … my partner is recovering from an expected surgery right at this moment. So above is my String Theory Leaves Zentangle Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!  More than usual … my original plan didn’t work.

Which Tangle is Which?

LilyPads is the dark left on the left going from left to right.  I was working on a Cyrano tangle there and bombed!!  I had the hang of it when I did it several times in a row … so I needed a dark one where I could put the LilyPads in the still white places.  Florz (really a variation I was trying to copy and worked so-so) is the top leaf going right to left and almost looking like a plaid. Nipa is the bottom leaf going from left to right and looking like it is a river with bubbles. Barberpole is the striped tangle around the bottom right leaf.  Jetties are the marbles in the bottom right leaf.  There you have it!!  :)

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – but this isn’t so bad this time … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that. I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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Pattern Within Pattern Challenge for Tangled Thursday

My Pattern Within Pattern Challenge Entry for Tangled Thursday

Pattern Within Pattern

Pattern Within Pattern Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

A Pattern Within  A Pattern: Pattern and then Lots of Tangles

Pattern Within Pattern Challenge

Occasionally some friends put out a challenge for folks to make their representation of their idea. It is Tami’s turn to choose the challenge this week. This week is the Tangled Thursday – Pattern within a Pattern. Tami’s blog has the directions Tangled Thursday Challenge: A Pattern Within a Pattern.  Tami saw an incredible Zentangle tile on Pinterest which you can see on her blog.  Tami says “For the next challenge, to be posted September 25th, create a large pattern and then fill it with smaller patterns.  It doesn’t have to be the one shown here – it can be squares, triangles, any pattern you like.  Go forth and tangle.” So this is a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) A Pattern Within a Pattern.

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. Above is my Pattern Within Pattern ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!

Which Tangle is Which?

Well, this time I am not going to tell you!! :)   I made sort of elongated ornament shapes (not too even) and then put patterns in and around them.  There are tons of patterns in there.  Can you identify any of them?  And there you have it!

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – all these spaces then show up and how shaky the shapes are … but I wanted to get it into this Tangled Thursday challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that.

I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning! And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting!

Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!!! ~ Diane Clancy

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Zentangle Drawing Challenge Entry for Tangled Thursday

My Zentangle Drawing Challenge Entry for Tangled Thursday

Zentangle Drawing

Zentangle Drawing Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

Zentangle Drawing: Marasu, Coaster, Strircles, PokeLeaf

Zentangle Drawing Challenge

Occasionally some friends put out a challenge for folks to make their representation of their idea. It is Marie’s turn to choose the challenge this week. This week is the Tangled Thursday – getting back on track. Marie says “Since I haven’t been drawing all summer and don’t even know when my zentangle-ing gear is,  the challenge is just pick up your supplies and create a zentangle related drawing.  That’s it!  Any size, any patterns.  Fun shape or square.  On paper or on anything you want.  Totally open.   No rules, other than you have to use zentangle patterns in some way.” So this is a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) Getting Back on Track with Zentangle Drawing.  I used 4 new tangles for me!  You might have noticed I like learning new tangles!! :)

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I did want to try some one that are new to me – so above is my zentangle related drawing ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!

Zentangle Drawing

I have a list of tangles that intrigue me that I want to try – and all 4 of these caught my attention! I think the 4 go pretty well together. With soft eyes I like it (without looking too hard). Just how it happened!  And the black isn’t perfect … but it is there.  Yesterday Susan had her major surgery and is doing well!! Whew!!!

Which Tangle is Which?

Marasu is that so cool pattern in the middle that is a coil.  I have seen some stunning tiles using this tangle!!  To the right in the arc is Coaster.  It looks sort of like umbrellas or Ferris wheels or fans.  The top right with the black and white exchanging in the circles and stripes is Strircles.  Then the bottom left is a garland of PokeLeaf.  Usually PokeLeaf rises up in a bouquet but I liked the idea of a vine draping across.  I was going to shade the Marasu and Coaster which I drew first.  But when I put in Strirckes, shading didn’t seem right.  :) And there you have it!

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – all these spaces then show up and how shaky the shapes are … but I wanted to get it into this Tangled Thursday challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″).  So perhaps not too bad given that.

I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning! And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting!

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My DuoTangle Phicops and DivaDance Challenge Entry

My Diva DuoTangle Phicops and DivaDance Challenge Entry

DuoTangle Phicops and DivaDance

DuoTangle Phicops and DivaDance Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

DuoTangle Phicops and DivaDance: Phicops, DivaDance, Diva-Dance Waltz, Diva-Dance Foxtrot, Diva-Dance Rock ‘n Roll

DuoTangle Phicops and DivaDance Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #185: “DuoTangle – Phicops vs DivaDance”. So here is what the Diva says this week “A duotangle is a term coined here, at Casa Diva, for a tile or piece that uses ONLY two tangles and their variations. … The challenge is to use ONLY the two tangles Phicops (created by my uber sexy hubby b-rad) and DivaDance in a duotangle.” So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using Phicops and DivaDance!

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am putting one foot in front of the other at times still! And for those of you who really read this … my partner is in an expected surgery right at this moment.  So above is my Phicops and DivaDance Zentangle Tangle ZIA. This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!

Which Tangle is Which?

Phicops is the 2 tangles that sort of look like shells. DivaDance has 3 variations – all of which I used here.  The Diva-Dance Waltz is the top middle.  The Diva-Dance Foxtrot are the lines in the right hand side.  The Diva-Dance Rock ‘n Roll is the part on the right side.

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – but this isn’t so bad this time – I tried to make sure I made the spaces pretty black … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that. I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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My Diva ING Challenge Entry

My Diva ING Challenge Entry

ING

ING Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

ING: ING, Pepper, Ahh, KnightsBridge, Florz, Cat-Kin and some Swirl

ING Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #179: “New Official Tangle: ING by Molly”. So here is what the Diva says this week “This week the newest “official” was released by Zentangle HQ in their latest newsletter and if you’re a regular here you will have anticipated that this week’s challenge would be to try the new tangle.” So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using ING!

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am putting one foot in front of the other at times still! So above is my ING Zentangle Tangle ZIA.  I had a lot of fun making these 5 INGs – putting 2 of them behind.  Some of them are not quite right … but I tried a lot :) This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected! Did you notice I did some shading … it just flowed out for the 2nd time :)

Which Tangle is Which?

ING is the 5 tangles that sort of look like folded paper. Then on the various planes of ING I have different tangles.  Usually I detailed them all … but not today.  There is some Pepper (the first one that sticks out is not quite right) .. then Ahh, KnightsBridge, Florz, Cat-Kin and I am not sure which swirl I used.  I am way too busy trying to catch up on the delayed things getting ready for Susan’s surgery now!!!

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – but this isn’t so bad this time … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that. I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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My Diva X-Did Challenge Entry

My Diva X-Did Challenge Entry

X-Did

X-Did Challenge Entry, Pen, © Diane Clancy

X-Did: X-Did, Featherfall, Floor Too, Florz

My Diva X-Did Challenge Entry Inverted

By mistake … of course one of the gifts of Zentangle … I inverted my challenge entry.  I like it much better so I am sharing this with you also.

X-Did

X-Did Challenge Entry Inverted, Pen, © Diane Clancy

X-Did Inverted: X-Did, Featherfall, Floor Too, Florz

X-Did Challenge

Each week the Diva puts out a challenge for folks to make their representation of her idea. This week is the Weekly Challenge #183: “UMT – X-Did by Annette Carlo”. So here is what the Diva says this week “f you are a regular here, you’ll know that (generally speaking) the first Monday of every month is a Use My Tangle challenge where the challenge is to use a tangle created by one of you!  This week’s tangle is called “X-did” by Annette Carlo, and you can find the step outs HERE. I like the look of this tangle, and i think there’s a real potential for some sweet tangleations.  I love a geometric pattern. ” So this is a little ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) using X-Did!

Zentangle Enticed Me

Zentangle has become popular the last couple of years and I have been intrigued and just starting put my attention to it. I am putting one foot in front of the other at times still! 2 bats at night mostly put me over the edge!!! So above is my X-Did Zentangle Tangle ZIA.  This was hard to fit in at all … not that happy with it but it uses X-Did.  I meant to do the Florz at a 45 degree angle but it didn’t happen.  I am much happier with the inverted version :)  This – of course – went in a very different direction than expected!

Which Tangle is Which?

Featherfall is the tangle in the middle that looks like a feather – this is a new one for me.  X-Did is also new – that is the tangles to the right and left of Featherfall.  I don’t think I did it right but it was the best I could do at the moment!!  The one on the right is Floor Too.  That is also new to me and I think has some real potential for me.  Florz is the one on the left and I meant to angle it but this is how it came out. I am lucky I got this done at all … since I am still trying to catch up since our marriage – I am way too busy trying to catch up on the delayed things!!!

I am always a little shocked when I see my ZIA blown up – but this isn’t so bad this time … but I wanted to get it into the Diva’s challenge. I am still creating these ZIAs lying down while working on an Art Card size (2.5×3.5″). So perhaps not too bad given that. I have been slowly sharing my other ones on Facebook. I changed to using Art Card size (2.5×3.5″) since I have a bunch cut out already from good quality paper. It might not be as smooth as it should be. But I am learning!

And my studio is getting more organized so maybe I can cut some new paper!! I can’t wait to find my black paper and do some cutting! One thing after enough keeps getting in the way of that. But stuff has started to clear out of my studio again so maybe there is hope!! (My studio always gets filled up when there are projects in the house that need a place to dump a bunch of stuff for awhile!! LOL!!) Thank you for stopping by!! I LOVE comments!! ~ Diane Clancy

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