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Sunday, 19 November 2017

Joey Challenge #191
Challenge: Draw a 3D image of the first letter of your name and use the tangle Elvira by Agneta Landegren.
Other tangle used: Claws by HElena
(I've used a white pastel pencil over the auras to make it fade in the background but after I scanned the image I've used hairspray to seal it - and surprise -  gone are the white pastel, so I used my white Polychromo to recolor the auras 😌)

Diva Challenge #341
(Go Big or Go Home)

I've used an apprentice tile sized tile and a 08 Micron and used Lynn Mead's technique of "TransluZENce".
Tangles used:
Membranart - Tomas Padros
Hollibaugh - official tangle

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Diva Challenge #340
UMT (use my tangle) Wibble by Shawna Martin
Other tangles used:
Meer and W2 - both official tangles

Joey Challenge #190
Challenge: String given and use tangle Metal Plating by Ina Sonnenmoser
Other tangle used: Garlic Cloves by Jacquelien Bredenoord

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Joey's weekly challenge #189
String provided:
Challenge: Use at least Diva Dance - an official tange
Other tangles used:
Jalousie by Stephanie Kukla
Flutterpie by Carole Ohl - this was not done correctly - sorry Carole.
A very late Joey challenge #176 by guest artist Trudi Taylor
String provided (Tropicana (by Kate Ahrens) variaton)
Tangles used:
Knightbridge, Tipple, Printemps - all official tangles
Fiore by Jana Rogers

Day 27: Cadent - official tangle
Day 28: Joki - Kim Aarts
Day 29: Q-Belle - YuRu Chen
Day 30: Oof - official tangle
Day 31: Naida - Stephanie Jennifer

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Joey's Weekly Challenge #188
String given:

Use tangle Frunky by Katharina Konigsbauer-Kolb
Other tangles used:
Fassett and Phroz by Lynne Mead
Day 19: Hibred
Day 20: Hollibaugh
Day 21: Meer
Day 22: Yincut
Day 23: Pokeleaf
All the above are official tangles
Day 24: Florz - official pattern
Day 25: Auraknot - official pattern and Singapore sling by Stephanie Jennifer
Day 26: Wibble - Shawna Martin


Monday, 23 October 2017

Joey Challenge #187
Challenge: use following string as well as Betweed, an official tangle.
Other tangle used:
Paradox, also an official tangle
Day 8: Twizted - Terri Brown
Day 9: Hurry - Zentangle original
Day 10 : Flux - Zentangle original
Day 11: Bales - Zentangle original

Day 12: Patience - Jody Genovese
Day 13: Printemps - Zentangle original
Day 14: Crescent Moon - Zentangle original
Day 15: Flukes - Zentangle original

Day 16: Tripoli - Zentangle original
Day 17: Shattuck - Zentangle original
Day 18: IX - Zentangle original

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Joey Challenge #186
Tile 9
Use Pokeleaf , a Zentangle original

I've also used MI2 by Mimi Lempart

Here is my finished piece. I cut the tiles myself and apparently not so well, because it does not fit very good some places. I've also added a bit more pink to the entire piece.

And my day 3 to 6 of Inktober challenge :
Feeling Knotty - Cherryl Moote
Diva Dance - Zentangle original
Marusa - Zentangle original
Ponio - Mei Hua Teng
Rixty - Zentangle original
and filled the empty spaces with Pixioze by Margaret Bremner and "shaded" with a white pastel pencil.
(I am far behind and this is definitely in the spirit of Inktober)

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Joey Challenge #178 tile 8

Ai Joey and again you floored me! - Printemps! I already have printemps. So the best idea I could come up was using Printemps as a string and I added Dicso (Mina Hsiao) which is the tangle for day 2 of Stephanie Jennefir's #InktoberTangles.

#InktoberTangles day 1 Bunzo.
Bunzo border filled by Printemps, both Zentangle originals. I wanted to do the shading by using a coloured pencil, but I did not have the right colour and decided to use an ordinary pencil  instead.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

JoeyChallenge #178 tile 7

We had to use Nzeppel, a Zentangle original for this tile. Nzeppel is not the focus tangle in this tile since I have already used it in the other tiles. Other tangles I have used was one of my favourites - Sandswirl by Karry Heun and Printemps also a Zentangle original.

I have eventually completed challenge #175 by guest blogger Stephanie Jennifer
Tangles used:
Naida - Stephanie Jennifer
Printemps - Zentangle original
Cadentoo - Lianne Woods
Claws - Helena

Saturday, 23 September 2017

And now for challenges by guest artists while Joey took a break:

Challenge #173 
Guest artist - Michelle Wynne
String supplied by Michelle

Tangles used:
Shattuck, Onamato, Crescent Moon, Florz - Zentangle originals
Ovy - Adam Roades
Copada - Margaret Bremner

Challenge #174
Guest blogger: Susie Ng
String supplied by Susie and use tangle Asian Fans by Suzanne McNeill
Tangles used:
W2 - Suzanne McNeill 
Keeko - Zentangle original
Afterglow - Carole Ohl 

Challenge #177
Guest blogger - Me!
String supplied and use tangles starting with J/V/O to honor Joey

Tangles used:
Jalousie - Stephanie Kukla
Verve - JJ LaBarbera
Onion Drops - Shasta Garcia
Viaduct - Wayne Harlow
Vache1 - Genevieve Grabe

Hi, This will be a very long post. I have been off Zentangle for a time because of personal reasons, but are trying to catch up on all the Joey challenges. Thanks to all that participated in challenge 177 where I was the guest blogger.

About challenge 178 - I am wondering what was the intention of the person who started this - where each tile supposed to be an entity on its own or was was the tangles supposed to "overflow" from one tile to the next? I have seen both methods. (to try to explain more - my tile 1 is sort of on its own where for the other tiles the tangle started on one tile but ended on the adjacent tiles according to the string.)

Challenge #178
Tile 1:
Tangles used:
African Artist - Tina Hunziker
Verve - JJ LaBarbera
Knightbridge - Zentangle original
Echoism - Zentangle original

Tile 2:
Tangles used:
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Ixorus - Zentangle original 

Tile 3:
Tangles used:
Cruffle - Sandy Hunter
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Joy - Joyce Block
Indyrella - Zentangle original

Tile 4:
Tangles used:
Breach - YuRu Chen
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Fescu. Zinger, Florz, Nzeppel, Printemps - Zentangle originals

Tile 5:
Tangles used:
Muscari - Elaine Benfato
Nzeppel - Zentangle original
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Cruffle - Sandy Hunter
Fassett - Lynn Mead
Tipple - Zentangle original
Tile 6:
Tangles used:
Ginili - Randi Wynnne
Merryweather - Sandy Hunter
Joy - Joyce  Block
Indyrella - Zentangle original

And tile 1 to 6 together:

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Made by Joey #171 and 172

#171 is the last in the alphabet-finish-my-tile challenge.
String "Z" and started with Zonked by Barbara Finwall
 Zonked is a beautiful tangle when done right, but Zonked, zonks me!
Other tangles:
Ztrik by Yamit Freidman
Zinger a Zentangle original

#172 Challenge by Ilse of Zentangle Zoo (thanks Ilse)
Ilse gave us a "star" string and suggested Auraknot, a Zentangle original
Other tangles:
Warangaie by Sandra Strait and
Lichen (for Ilse Leuken) by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Both tiles were coloured using Inktense pencils and I loved drawing "pictures" to colour in!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Diva Challenge #321
Non Dominant - Aura Challenge
Tangles tried:
Afterglow by Carole Ohl
Rain by Suzanne McNeill
Printemps, Crescent Moon, Keeko, Msst, IX, Sez - Zentangle originals

I've done this yesterday evening and my shoulder and arm muscles were very tight and sore afterwards. I did the shading with my right hand because this morning my muscles was too sore to try and shade it with my left hand. If I ever do this again, I will do a tangle, rest and do a tangle, rest, etc. What I found out was that it was easier for me doing circles with my left hand (non dominant) than straight lines and when I drew Keeko, I've done it from left to right in the first line and then tried from right to left in the subsequent lines which was much easier. So all my empathy to the left handed people in a right handed world when it comes to writing - I think it would have been much easier for left handed people writing from right to left than the other way round. 😄

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Made by Joey #170
Finish my tangle, alphabet challenge
String "Y" by Joey and started with Yuma by Tina Hunziker
Other tangle: Yew-dee - Peg Farmer

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Made by Joey #169
String "X" by Joey and started with tangle Xs and Orbs - Maureen Stott
Other tangle: Xplode - Margaret McKerihan

Friday, 16 June 2017

Diva Challenge #320
Challenge: UMT (use my tangle) Dansk by Margaret Bremner
Other tangle:
Agni - Lily Moon

I did not take part in any challenge in honor of Lily Moon - so this is my change to honor her by using the tangle Agni.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Made by Joey #168
Finish my tile: Alphabet challenge
String "W" by Joey
Started with W2, a Zentangle original
Other tangles used:
Winflo - Nadine Roller
Wibble - Shawna Martin
Woodlock - Sayantika Ray

Coloured with Polychromos

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Made by Joey #167
Finish my tile: Alphabet challenge
String "V" by Joey and started with Vano by Hanneke Sieben
Other tangles:
Viaduct - Wayne Harlow
Vikings1 - Lila Popcheff
Veezly - Sandy Hunter

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Made by Joey #166
Alphabet challenge: Finish my tile
String "U" by Joey
Started with tangle Unme by Debra Castaldi
Other tangles used:
Unyun - Carole Ohl
Undling - Susan Achter

Coloured with Polychromos.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Diva Challenge #316
String Theory - Stripes

Tangles used:
Onamato, Meer, Knightbridge - Zentangle originals
Sandswirl - Karry Heun
Shattuck Barrelled - Ina Sonnenmoser
Joy - Joyce Block
CO2 - Antonine Megger
UpnDown - Kathy Barringer

(Joy took on a life of its own)