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Diva Challenge #151

The Diva who posts all the challenges has a son (who is super cute) with Moebius Syndrome and Friday January 24th, 2014 is this years awareness day.  I had never heard of this until this challenge.  If you would like to learn more check out their website:

www.moebiussyndrome.com

This weeks challenge was to use the Moebius Syndrome Foundation’s logo as the string.  The foundation’s color is purple so I chose to do my tangle this week in purple.  I used two tangles one called Chemystery and the other is Miander.  I felt like both these are appropriate plus I enjoy tangling them. 😀

Moebius Syndrom Logo


Diva Challenge #150

This weeks challenge was a one little word challenge.  To pick one little word for a focus this year. Of course the first ones I thought of were love, happiness, health.  Then I remembered thinking, while at the gym, that I wasn’t really going to make any resolutions but I did have one goal this year above and beyond the norm… my goal was to learn to jump. I know it sounds so weird but I’ve been heavy most of my life and certainly my entire adult life and heavy girls don’t jump.  I have been going to a gym (thanks Mom and Dad for the early Christmas present) 5 days a week I walk in the lazy river which is great… I have also been going to a class on Sunday afternoons called Drums Alive.  I LOVE it!!! BUT there is one move we do (well I don’t) that is a step step jump and for the life of me I am not coordinated enough to do the step (or the Charleston) and I want to. So my one little word and goal is to learn to jump! And I know I will!

Jump


Diva Challenge #149

This weeks challenge was about the New Year.  Since it was titled  “Twenty-Fourteen” I decided I was going to either use 20 different tangles or fourteen.  Then I started looking at the new pens my nieces received for Christmas and decided I wanted to get some for myself.  So I looked around the web at the brand and lo and behold! they have a 20 piece set.  Perfect! So I used 20 different colors and 14 different tangles to get my “Twenty-Fourteen.”

Here are the new pens I bought:

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I really like them a lot!

Here is the tangle I created:

New Year Tangle

Can you spot all “Twenty and Fourteen”?


Diva Challenge #148

So this post is a little late… But since the Diva isn’t posting any more challenges for the rest of 2013 I guess I’m ok. The Challenge was to create a piece or tile for your own holidays. I created this tangle a few weeks ago, but have not been too motivated to post it.  I was also waiting for my niece who also created a tangle for the challenge so I could post hers along with mine… but she seems to have lost it so no more procrastinating! I MUST post this :D.  Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and an equally terrific New Years!

Christmas Tangle


Diva Challenge #147

This weeks challenge was a Use My Tangle challenge. The tangle was Boo*Kee.  I really liked the tangle, but I did not like what I did with it.  So I ended up with 3 tiles this week.  The first one I’m calling 9 patch (a quilting reference to a quilt block that has… wait for it… 9 patches, see it’s not just a clever name) I thought it would be really great to use it to separate the blocks of tangles… It wasn’t.

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Unfortunately I feel like Boo*Kee just gets lost in the mess and you can hardly tell it’s even in there.  So I created a second tile.  I like it better and you can see Boo*Kee much better in this one… however I hate looking at other challenge participants tiles before I create mine because then all I can think of is how someone else used it and I want to copy that.

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So I feel like this is a copy of the tangle that Laura used in the directions even though it is different it still feels copied and so I had to create a third tile.

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I like the third tile as Boo*Kee can be seen very well and  I used other tangles that seem more airy and light.  I think it came out pretty good. So this week I ended up with 3 very different tiles. I think my lighting is still off and it makes my tiles tan instead of white but I’m too lazy this week to pull out a real camera or get better lighting… Maybe next week 😀


Diva Challenge #146

This week’s Diva Challenge was a DuoTangle challenge, to use only the two Tangles Pea-Knuckle and Well.  It was a big challenge for me since I’ve never drawn either of these Tangles.   I decided since Thanksgiving is Thursday that I would do a little Thanksgiving theme.  I didn’t like either Tangle as I started tangling them… but as I finished and started the shading I found that I am thankful I tried them and am liking them better.  I think I’m going to have to start using a different camera since my phone makes the tiles tan instead of white.  However the tile came out cute and I like it a lot.

Turkey Tangle

Retook with my real camera instead of my phone camera. Much happier with the outcome.

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Camera Phone pic… turns them tan

 


Auction Time

It’s that time of year again.  My nieces’ school is having their annual auction to raise money for their school.  This year I put up two sets of framed leaves that I tangled on.  One set has dark frames and the other has light frames. I think they came out pretty awesome.  Check out the auction site at http://www.oursilentauction.com/   There are lots of things up for auction including an African Safari!!

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Diva Challenge #144

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This weeks challenge is to create a tile inspired by nature, camouflage a bug somewhere in the tile, and to also add some color.  Since I am still new to Zentangle I haven’t really dabbled in color, yet!  But inspired by nature I can do.  I tangled on a real leaf and also a butterfly. It sure was fun to do!