Thursday, November 7, 2019

InkTober 2019

I didn't do all the InkTober prompts this year, but the ones I did were done in color. I did all the InkTober Tangles in black and white, and wanted something different for the official prompts.

RING
Tangles: Paizel, Sprouts
FREEZE 
Tangles: FassetToo and lots of Auras and triangles
ENCHANTED
Tangles: Black Pearlz, Paisley Boa, Paizel, Pearlz, Thumbprintz
plus a few tiny gems. 
SNOW
Tangle: FassetToo
OVERGROWN
Tangles: Dewd, Dinoflor, Diva Dance, Hollis, Hurly Burly,
Icantoo, Nanalea, Paizel, Pokeleaf, Tipple
ORNAMENT
Tangles: Emingle, Pearlz, Printemps, Skye, Tipple
TREAD
Tire tread marks from the rainbow demolition derby!
Tangle: Ragz
ANCIENT
Tangles: Ginili, Msst, 'Nzeppel
DARK
Tangles: Dewd, Diva Dance, Morse, Sprouts

Friday, November 1, 2019

InkTober tangles, week 4, +3

Here are my tangled tiles this fourth and final week, plus the final three days, of InkTober 2019.

PIXIOZE
One of my own tangles!

BATON

TRIPOLI

RATOON

CRESCENT MOON
With some triangular 'moons' at the center.

WELL, WELL, WHO
I didn't really like the "who" aspect of this tangle
and hadn't tried it until this InkTober.
I left out the "who" part and find I really like it this way!

KUKE

NIK
Here with a blind string of Hollis.

FLORZ
A floor from above, with windows at the sides.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Raffle winners!

Here are the winners of my recent 9th Anniversary Giveaway art raffle!
I will be contacting you soon by e-mail. Congratulations!

1. Emily Classon

2. Pam Kizer

3. Sandy Fitch Corbett

4. Lisa Bowman

5. Lisa

6. Darla Rae Duffy

7. Meredith Copeland Hutton

8. Kathleen Brennan

9. Martha Lorshbaugh

Many thanks to everyone who participated. There were 103 entries and I wish everyone could have won something!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

InkTober tangles, week 3

These are my tangled tiles the third week of InkTober 2019.

TRENTWITH

DREAMDEX

SINDOO

DIVA DANCE

ANTIDOTS

BATUMBER

ABUNDIES

Friday, October 18, 2019

9th anniversary give-away!

As promised yesterday, for the 9th anniversary of my blog I'm having
An anniversary give-away!!!

1
"Revealed"
This is drawn on a blank zendala tile 
and includes a tiny sparkly gem at the center.

2
"24 Carat Mandala"
Created on one of Zentangle's pre-strung zendalas 
at the first zenAgain gathering, in 2016.
It's real 24-carat gold leaf!

3
"Moon Mandala"
Created on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile.
At the center is a pencil drawing of a full moon.
The Glaze ink masks it somewhat in the photo.

4
"Tropical Mandala"
Created on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile.
It includes a bit of collage and scalloped edges.
The central 'petals' are clear Stardust (sparkle) ink.

5
"Paradox Mandala"
Created on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile.
Paradox is one of many favorite tangles.

6
"Triad Star"
Created on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile.
A slightly angled photo to show the
white-on-white Printemps on the white points.

7
"Sunflower Mandala"
Created on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile. 
8
"Rainbow Passage"
Lots of color!
A zenbutton in rainbow colors on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile.
The center is black glazed and there are 27 tiny gems.

9
"Femininity Star"
Created on a pre-strung, 9-pointed, zendala tile.
A triangle with the point at the bottom
is sometimes a symbol of the feminine.


THE DETAILS
  • This give-away will run for nine days, from right now until midnight (end of day) October 26. 
  • You can only win one piece of art. Nothing is framed or mounted; that's up to you.
  • If you win, I'll e-mail you for your postal address and pop it in the mail to you.
How can you enter the giveaway? Simple! Rafflecopter will assist.
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GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

9 years !!!!!!!!!

(... and 9 exclamation marks.)  :)
An acrylic painting from nine years ago.A nine-petalled lotus, 16" in diameter.
I published my first ever blog post on 17 October 2010, a few months after I attended the third CZT teacher training in Massachusetts. On this nine year anniversary I wondered which are the nine most-read blog posts. Here they are, Letterman style:

9
Lilypads, a new tangle: 10305 page views.

8
Skye, a new tangle: 10520 page views.

7

Pixioze, a new tangle: 14841 page views.

6
Cockles'n'Mussels, a new tangle: 15675 page views.

5
K√ľustler, a new tangle: 33906 page views.

4
Copada, a new tangle: 40712 page views.

3
Cadent and then some: 41378 page views.

2
Gingham tangle instructions: 61,018 page views.

1
Aaand... the most read post over the past 9 years?
Paradox, and then some with 150,915 page views!!!

Aaaaaand...
Tomorrow I'll be having an anniversary giveaway!!!
Come back then to enter for a chance to win one of nine, nine-pointed, tangled mandalas on a zendala tile.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

InkTober Tangles, week 2

Here are the tangled tiles I did for the second week of InkTober 2019.

BALES

LOLA

CUBINE

INAFLUX

FLOO

ARUKAS

MARYHILL