Challenge #66 - Laura's Auras

Version 1 - Crescent Moon, Shattuck, Tipple,
Paradox, Flux, and Auras
Version 2 - Zenplosion Folds, Flux, Tipple/ Aura tangleation
Laura's Diva challenge this week asks us to use auras, what fun!

I did a Zentangle Basics class this past week and we revisited Crescent Moon. I found that the perfect aura tangle then added some Flux, Paradox, Shattuck, Tipple, and of course, lots of auras.

The second version I used my tangle Zenplosion Folds, a little Flux, and Auraed out some Tipple tangleations. I enjoyed the process.

Auras are a great way to get into the flow and rhythm of each tangle gently encircling and accenting each line and curve.

I'm so glad Artoo is on the mend and Laura was able to challenge us again this week.

Challenge #65 - Use My Tangle for April - Huggy Bear (JJ LaBarbera)

This week's Diva's challenge is #65, and on the first Tuesday of the month someones original tangle is chosen for the challenge. This month's tangle was created by JJ LaBarbera, called Huggy Bear, a play on the official tangle Huggins.

I wasn't very excited by this week's challenge but once I got into it, I really enjoyed HB and all its possible variations. I'm usually not drawn to grid patterns. If too much precision is required and following concise structures is important, I get nervous, my eyes start to spin. I'm much more of a free flow gal. And that's what my Huggy Bear does; ebbs, flows, wobbles and wonks, but that's just me. It was a very enjoyable challenge, who knew?

I used Huggy Bear in several variations, Tipple, Keeko, Knightsbridge, Plume, some Spheres, and Auras. I really do like the outcome. I may have to do another.

Thanks Laura and JJ LaBarbera. I'm also quite taken with her tangle Allium but they are all fun!