Challenge #44 - String Theory, Tangled on the Inside

This week's Diva challenge was suggested by Jo in NZ. She suggested using one tangle as the 'string' and then filling in all the spaces with other tangles.  A tangle within a tangle....

I went for Mookalishisshness of Mooka, a little Paradox, Printemps, Hybrid, Keeko, Cadent, Pendrils and lot's of stitching and tying.

I'm going to be up North at my sister's place and while there I'll be teaching a Zentangle class to quilters. I'm very excited and I think the "sewing" aspect shows in this tangle. I'm not a sewer but I do love material and have enjoyed tangling on Cotton Sateen fabric. It's a totally different experience. I'll post pictures from this weekend.

Challenge #43 - Sunflower Fun

The Sunflower Fund - version 2
For the Diva's challenge this week Pennyb. writes about the Sunflower Fund in the Republic of South Africa, on 12 October. It is a Bandana Day, which is run by the Sunflower Fund. This is an organization founded in 1999 in support of the SA Bone Marrow Registry for people suffering from leukemia. Every year our local retailer (Pick n Pay) sells Sunflower bandanas and the proceeds go towards the Sunflower Fund...everyone wears a Bandana, somehow somewhere on this day!

Here is my take on the Sunflower...
Some Mooka, Printtemps, and Betweed on version 1. Paradox, Bumps, Knightbridge and stuff on version 2.

Challenge #42 - Hope

Breast Cancer Awareness, Hope.

Birthday Tangle for Mr. Watson

A couple of dear friends were in town and I got to steal some time with them. They are now living in Washington state and came back to pack up some of their belongings to move to their new home. It was lovely to get some time with them, a little champagne, cheese, and crackers filled with laughter and sharing and hugging. I was so glad to see their sweet faces.

Janet's birthday was in July and I did a Zentangle for her, and John's birthday was in August so I created a birthday tangle for him. I thought I had emailed it but and I kept meaning to mail him (snailmail) his birthday tangle. This was the perfect opportunity to pass along a little birthday card with their little tangles.

They are people who appreciate funny little hand-made things and this one has a little manly hardware and some peace signs for the peace child that is John. Janet's was much more girly. Both were wonderful ways to feel connected to them. 

Challenge #41 - Duo-tangle - Jonqal/Opus

This week was a busy one for me so I'm running a bit behind on the challenge. These are not 2 tangles that I use often so it was good to get in touch with them. Hello jonqual and opus!