Zentangles – Diva Challenge 236 and Cadenza

Diva Challenge 236 – Tangle Unexpected

I have been busy – a good sorta busy 🙂

Since I have not been having much down time this couple of weeks, I am featuring past postcards and ATCs that I have made with old book paper (one of my favourite mediums because it is SO good to advocate upcycling this way!), including a larger piece on good old scrapbooking paper.

Here goes 😉 Starting with a few ATCs… [ clicking on the images will take you to Flickr ]

ZIA ATC

Spoiler Alert ^^Postcards…
ZIA Postcard ft. FIFEZIA PostcardsZentangle Inspired Art PostcardAnd lastly, an Opus-tile-sized wall art on scrapbooking paper …

Zenuari Challenge Day 11 - Zendala SundayNew tangle – Cadenza

I am pleased to unveil my latest tangle discovery, the Cadenza or CadenZa. The emphasized Z being Z for Zentangle 😛

Those familiar with me and my tangling style, would probably know that I am not a huge fan of grid-based tangles. Nevertheless, this one really started to grow on me. Something about it makes me think of oriental lanterns! I have been filling all my tiles with it since I came across it earlier this week.

It is thus named, because when I deconstructed this pattern, I found that it could be built upon an official Zentangle pattern called the Cadent

[ EDIT: This tangle was not originally intended as a filling for Cadent, but I am aware it does look that way from the step outs 🙂 The pattern that inspired this tangle did not resemble Cadent until I was deconstructing it. In other words, it was only as I was creating the step outs that it became apparent to me that using Cadent as a first step would greatly simplify the process, as well as help to even out the very curvy shapes. Here is the image of the original pattern as seen in real life: http://goo.gl/MdISbQ  ]

Without further ado… I give you, the CadenZa 😉 Have fun!  [ clicking on the images below will take you to Flickr ]

Cadenza - a new tangle

Since the Cadent is an official tangle that was created by Rick and Maria, I decided to include a statement in my stepouts as a mark of respect.

The trick to this tangle is to insert parallel lines in Step 4., rotate the tile and insert another parallel line in Step 5. Another tip is to add the inner strokes in a clockwise direction in Step 6, because it can get very confusing if added on a whim.

Here are more examples of Cadenza in action 🙂

Cadenza - a new tangle

A closer look…Cadenza - a new tangleCadenza - a new tangle

In blue, just because 😉
Cadenza - a new tangle[  Please feel free to use the step outs to recreate Cadenza in your tangles, or link back to this page. However I reserve my rights to these images and they should not be copied or reproduced. Thank you! – Debbie New CZT 18   ] 

Now I am off to visit everyone’s Diva Challenge entries 😉

P.S. Thanks for all the visits and comments. They are always much appreciated

P.P.S I don’t always check in. If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at]gmail.com 🙂 Have a great week!

Zentangles – Diva Challenge Wk 233

Hello again, September…

On a very random note, I am SO glad that September is here. I must admit that I don’t function too well in the hottest months of the year, and I struggle daily, just to remain positive and calm! And of course, I tangle… Here are some snippets…

[As always, clicking on the images will take you to Flickr]

Playing with watercolour..

Playing with watercolour pencils.. Orange and Purple..

Playing with watercolour..

Playing with watercolour pencils again – this time in honeyed hues… Methinks it needs more contrast..

Random tangles..

ATC in autumnal hues.. turned out unexpectedly well 🙂

Spoiler tiles ;)

Spoiler – these are for upcoming class! I always test my tiles to make sure I achieve the teaching points I set out to make 🙂

Work in Progress :)

A work in progress Celtic cross. This is my inaugural Opus tile…………… is taking me way longer to finish than I thought! I am using 01s and 005s for this piece, to make it even more intricate.

Diva Challenge Week 233 – Zenith

After giving myself a self-declared hiatus from the Diva’s guests’ challenges the last three weeks, I am pleased to see the return of the Diva herself. Zenith is a tangle fairly close to my heart. When I was in Rhode Island for CZT Seminar, earlier this Spring, Zenith [ though yet unnamed then ] was ‘discovered’ by Maria Thomas, Zentangle creator, on the morning of our second day. We even got to see and admire her original drawings on her morning newspaper. I was fortunate to take photos, which I have shared with my fellow CZTs but I will not publish here as I do not have permission [ it is, afterall, not my work! ] to do so.

I will share my own step outs instead. You can see the official step-outs for Zenith here, but the one below shows exactly how it was taught to us at CZT 18 🙂  I made it on my way home from my USA/Japan trip – by then it was my …nth flight via Delta that month and I needed to occupy myself any way I knew how. So I tangled, of course.

Diva Challenge Wk 233 Zenith

You might see the Zenith-inspired flowers and the cross if you look closer at my tiles 🙂

Zenith, is truly an ideal border tangle..

Diva Challenge Wk 233 Zenith

A page from my journal.. The Zenith border was tangled in at CZT seminar ^_^

And here is my entry for this week’s challenge. Again, I’ve been playing with colours and kept it simple this time 🙂

Diva Challenge Wk 233 Zenith

Photographed on top of my CZT journal 🙂 I am loving the white ink on colour ^_^

With that, I am off to visit everyone’s work 🙂 Seeya later~

P.S. Thanks for all the visits and comments. They are always much appreciated ❤

P.P.S I don’t always check in. If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at]gmail.com 🙂 Have a great week!