Challenge #245 - Back to Basics

Hollibaugh is one of the foundations of tangling.  It is literally the first tangle I teach when I am sharing Zentangle with someone new because it uses the drawing behind method that so many other tangles use as well.

You can see step outs of Hollibaugh here

This tangle, in particular, really lends to that complex look that tangling can have, but in reality it is really quite simple.

This week's challenge is to use one of the foundation tangles, Hollibaugh. It's a great basic tangle that enhances and adds a wonderful addition to any Zentangle. I use it often and choose to go the organic curvy, durvy route with this tangle. I love to enhance it with Mooka like appendages and varied sizes when creating this particular tangle.

Challenge #244 - Tripoli Triptastic

Tripoli, Tipple, Munchin, Floatfest, Leaves, Zinger,
using an "L" string
This weeks Diva Challenge revisits the tangle Tripoli. This tangle is close to my heart since it was the tangle introduced during my CZT training in May 2011. It was wonderful experiencing this tangle through Maria and Rick's eyes.

I chose to use my sepia micron to develop this ZIA. I then added touches of what I thought was black and realized half way through that I had grabbed my purple micron. No mistakes in the Zentangle process so I embraced the purple. I went the organic loosey-goosey route with Tripoli. I let it morph and grow not allowing it to take itself too seriously.

I chose to use the "L" as my original string since one of my oldest friends Liz has a big birthday coming up this week. I've known Liz since I was 12 year's old. We met at Clear Lake Camp in Chelsea, Michigan. We've been friends ever since! Happy Birthday Liz!

Challenge #198 - UMT - "Hitch" by Heidi Sue

I added a little touch of color to my original version
I've been out of the Diva's loop for quite a while and I've missed all you've creative tanglers. Lovely to be back in the bosom of this fabulous community. It's so nice to feel warm and fuzzy in this arctic blast that we call Michigan winter!

This first week of the new year is a Use My Tangle challenge using Hitch created by Heidi Sue. My string incorporates 2015 to welcome in the new year.  I chose to use natural elements of woven twigs, berries, and leaves nestled in organic shapes.

I was a little unsure about this tangle, but it lent itself beautifully to variations and morphing, so, for me its a winner!

Once I scanned in my ZIA, I decided to add some touches of green to my leaves. It's only going down to -10° with windchill tonight. A girl's got to dream of green and warmth and growth in only a few ? short ? months, right? After all it is winter,  and it is Michigan!

Outline of my original 2015 string