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Day Forty, Creation Forty

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Okay gang! I finally made it to day forty! This little milestone is marks nearly the end of my 42 day journey from the book One Zentangle a Day. I definitely did not create a tile every single day, but I have for the most part drawn every day since starting this quest. The in between days of my journey have been filled with learning new tangles and created many practice journal pages. I also overcame many life-altering obstacles include home responsibilities, work stress and loss of loved ones.

Through it all, I have continued on this little voyage to make it to the end of the book. I am almost there.

Today’s challenge asked me to create a tile using letters as strings. How fun! As a refresher, a ‘string’ is lightly pencil-drawn intersecting shape, usually abstract, that you use as a guide to fill in with tangles. Letters are most definitely not abstract, so this creates a very different feeling when creating a tile.

I wanted to have an inspired short saying for my tile. After a brief search on the internet, I settled on the phrase “Be Happy”. After all, an overwhelming number of people, including myself, strive to make this their number one goal in life.

I filled in each letter with some favorite tangles like Tipple, Nekton, Zander, Knightsbridge and Printemps. To complete this tile, I wanted to add a simple but fun tangled border. I was recently asked to check out a cool tangle called “Riki Tiki” that was created by follow tangler Renee King . This is fantastic geometric style tangle that was a perfect complement to this tile. This tangle was very easy to learn and was fun to use. I encourage you to try this tangle yourself. The steps to create Riki Tiki can be found on TanglePatterns.com which is a great resource for everyone that tangles their days away!

As you can see, color was a must for this tile. I used colored Sakura ink pens and created color shading with my favorite Derwent Inktense pencils. For a final touch I used my new TomBow markers to add a splash of yellow with a blender marker. Overall, I liked working with letters, but I can tell I could more practice in experimenting with different style fonts and tangles. Perhaps I will try another lettered tile in the future, but for now, I need to make it to the last day of this journey.

Until next post…

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Day Thirty Two, Creation Thirty Two

imageOh what fun today’s creation was! Today’s challenge was to take a familiar shape and break some boundaries! I decided for this tile that I would use a cute little bird shape. Once that was decided, I filled in my bird with all sorts of tangles: “Tagh”, “Tat”, “Finery”, “Betweed”, “Nekton”, “Sedgling”, “Fesu”, “ “NZeppel”, “Shattuck”, and “Eke”.  To have my bird break some boundaries, I added a simple crisscrossing border around the edges. For some finishing touches, I added spring-like tangles like Sedgling, Fescu, and Tat. Shading was a must for this creation since it added so much depth and character to my little bird.

 

I really loved how this tile came out and so did my husband when I showed it to him. He even asked if I could give it to him, but I not sure that I want to yet. I think I am going to hang onto it for a while first J

 

Now here’s a little challenge, since I used so many tangles in this tile, try to find where I used all of them! Have fun…

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Day Seven, Creation Seven

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I had a great time with today’s theme: Tangleations! What is a Tangleation you ask? It’s where you take already learned tangles and combine them to make a new tangle variation. It’s like a music mash-up without a melody.

At first, I thought this challenge would be hard- deciding which tangles to combine, how I would combine them, etc. However, once I started creating one, more followed quickly. Before I knew it, I had 6 new Tangleations under my belt!

Here is the list of tangles I used to create each new Tangleation: Fescu, Knightsbridge, Nekton, Crescent Moon, Static, Hollibaugh, Pokeroot, Festune, Scoodle, and Isochor. Can you guess which ones I combined together in the tile above?

As always I hope you “like” this post!

Have an awesome evening!

Denielle Noe

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Day Two, Creation Two

photo 2Wow! Now I’m really cook’in! Day 2, creation 2 is done! I am excited to complete day 2 of my Zentangle a day art challenge. In case you didn’t read my earlier post, I am following “One Zentangle A Day” 6 week course. This new tile features a brand new tangle I just learned called “Nekton”. Complimenting this new tangle is two other great tangle patterns “Knightsbridge” and “Fescu”. Working on this tile really helped me unwind after another mind-numbing work day.

Hope you enjoy my latest creation!

Denielle Noe