Friday, May 27, 2016
I wanted to make a tile for my daughter who recently passed her Enrolled Agent exams with the IRS. I thought tangling the EA initials would be perfect for a card for her!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Ok, by now, I had procrastinated the week away regarding my blog post. But I thought this morning (Thursday as I'm writing this) that it would just be a quick Bijou tile and I'd be done. Then I saw my drawings in my journal and I knew I had to work on that some more. The lines of the square and cadent-like shape reminded me of the origami snail....what was Bijou trying to point out to me? I was a little distracted at first thinking I had a new tangle and took these pictures.
Friday, May 13, 2016
|MoFins with Hollyhock|
And now, check out the new tangle I have for you! That's it in the border above. (Hollyhock, by Jason Lau, is in the middle.) I've been playing around with it since early April, stumbling into it as we were driving home from Moab Utah. I struggled with the name for a while. It was nearly LeaMo ( for LEAving MOab) but it just didn't sound quite right. Eventually I got my husband in on the act. As my other tangles (i.e. Maryhill, Skwim) were named after places, I wanted to include our Moab adventure somehow. He suggested MoFins after a jeep trail called Fins and Things at Moab. It just seems to fit!
Lots of variations here, you can pick and choose what steps to use! Here is the original version.
|MoFins (1 of 5)|
|MoFins (2of 5)|
|MoFins (3 of 5)|
|MoFins (4 of 5)|
|MoFins (5 of 5)|
|MoFins as string for tangles.|
|MoFins (string/tangles & fragments)|
|MoFins border examples|
|MoFins example white on black|
|MoFins monotangle (with Tipple)|
Friday, May 6, 2016
My favorite Zendala I worked on during our recent trip to Moab. This is in my mandala journal which is about 4" x 6". I tried out a Copic Drawing Pen (a disposable fountain pen) nib size F02. I enjoyed it, but it died before I got home. Not sure whether the dry climate added to its demise, but it only lasted through about 5 drawings of this similar size. Tangles are Fluz, Tipple, Enyshou, Mooka and Zinger.
One of the wonderful things about being a CZT is having my own Zenthology (Step-Outs for tangles) that was current when I when to classes 2014. I wanted to add "official" tangles that have been added since. I only finished two so far (again while on vacation) Arukas and Zenith. I liked exploring some different options/variations.
I'm still working on my color class page...
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!