Tuesday, 1 September 2015


How wonderful to have arrived at last at our Spring after our wettest winter for 20 years! I am amazed at how glorious the rhodies and camellias look! Sad that the camellias are about to leave us!!

This week we have been asked by Laura (welcome back!!)to see what we can do with Rick and Maria's new pattern "Zenith" My contribution below.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

CURVELINEAR!! Diva Challenge . Revisiting Camelia

Asked this week to work on new or old patterns with S or C curves, and have some fun developing them with auras galore. So I thought I'd have some fun with my pattern "Camelia" (step outs included) I called these "Cameliarella"
I found this challenge quite addictive and wanted to try all sorts of things as you will see below.

My first exercise was on some bookmark cards I had over from a recent swap. I just let things develop as they will.

From there I used a micron fine liner on white tile, gradually adding more and more lines, and some circles. Im having fun here!

Why not try a Renaissance tile ? This one turned out way more dramatic than I expected. Having the white highlights really gave a lift.

From thee I shaded one of the white tiles. I think I liked the Renaissance tile best. How about you??

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Diva Challenge #229 Negative space

Being one to usually crowd a tile with work, this week's challenge is a good  one for me. I didn't begin with a string but thought I'd just let it "grow".
Tangles: Henna Drum, Mist, Umble, Mooka, Pais.
I could't leave it at that though, I wanted to add colour, so I erased the shading then had fun with markers, but keeping things subdued.

A recent contribution to "Aussie zentangles " on Facebook..a monotangle of Onamato

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Diva Challenge #228 Nature/organic

Little different approach today, and pastels colours too!

Tangles: Henna Drum, Mooka, Sunflower, Blue Bonnets
Media: Markers.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Diva Challenge #227 Circus

I made a few booboos this time! I happily worked away on the "Circus " challenge and was quite happy with my result. THEN I discovered I should have used certain tangle patterns! Duh!  as Im going away again, I don't have time to do another one, so I will unashamedly post what I have done.
At the end of last weeks' blog I suggested folk try the colour scheme I have used, aqua, red and lime green. If you tried it, let me know. and a big thank you to all who posted such encouraging comments last week, they mean a lot.

Tangles: Printemps, Striping, Shattuck, Jalousie, Reticulated, Onamato and Hibred.

Other work under creation for my swap friends has been a challenge of one colour, 3 tangles.

..and I have just finished the watercolour ATC swap.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Diva Challenge #226 "Simplicity"

I've been away for a few days in the city of Melbourne and it has been cold and wet. When I left today  it was 8 degrees centigrade! But I have been keeping up with my tangles, and have a few to share tonight now I am back on my laptop.

This weeks' challenge to use two or three tangles and white space was an enjoyable task, and I liked the result, particularly as I'm prone to fill a tile every time!! I wasn't sure about the shading so I've included both.

 I think it must be the most minimal I have ever done.
Here's another tile where I attempted to create some white space.

Another challenge I worked on was a monotangle using Coaster, and an artwork for my tangle "Euca"
Euca in Prismacolours
For those who are struggling with colouring tangles, i'd like to give you a challenge to use the colours  red, aqua and lime green together and let me know what you think. Shades and tints allowed.
              Happy tangling!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Diva Challenge 225

Hi all! Sorry I haven't been around for a while, and todays just a quickie.
This weeks Diva challenge is to create something colourful. I have used a new tangle by Ina Sonnenmosser called Basement, and made a ZIA. I used coloured fine liner and Prisma coloured pencils.

Some other works created lately are a tangleation of Knightsbridge and another new tangle by Ina called Guardian. The background for Knightsbridge was spray inks and stencil. The media for Guardian was watercolour paint.