Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Double the fun...

Here's post #2...to let you know that I am now published on two blogs. 'Cause now that I am blogging, I can't be contained in just one! I submitted my first entry to Sandy Steen Bartholomew's Zentangle for Kidz website this evening: read it here at ZTforkids.com. :-)

Check it out. I've even shared a new tangle there! Original design, based on an experience in my classroom. Don'tcha wanna know what Pweeko looks like?

As an art teacher, I've been eager to contribute to this kid-focused blog of Sandy's since before it was up-an-running. But I was waiting 'til just the right time to jump in, of course. Splash! Of course, who knew that my first post would be all about inspiration found in a potato, the most humble of vegetables.

You've just got to be curious! Go check it out! And Happy November! Where, oh where did October go? And how did it get there so fast???

For all of you image junkies--you know who you are! You know you came here to see some sort of design, not just a bunch of words!--I don't want your visit to be lacking, so here's a tangle I did sometime last spring or summer. Silly me didn't date it. I'm thinking of calling it "Crowning Glory."

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Diving In...

Come on in, the blogosphere is fine!
I've been wanting to test these waters for a long time, to see if I can keep up a blog to share my Zentangle-inspired art and thoughts and endeavors. This month it's been a full year since I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT), and while I hesitate to take on something new, something that requires continuous effort--like a blog--during this busy time in my life, I've got to start sometime, don't I? Well, technically, I don't...but I want to!

Today I completed a Diva Challenge tile in time to submit it...a rare and auspicious occasion! Most tangle artists submit their designs by linking to their blog or website, so here goes! Wish me well as I join the Zentangle blogging community!

Now...how do I post a photo???
Oh. That's how!

So, this is my response to The Diva's Weekly Zentangle Challenge # 45:  Punzel. Connect to the Diva's blog here. Or use the button below:

iamthedivacztI'd love it if any experienced bloggers could tell me how to add this button to my sidebar! Can I add it as a gadget? Been trying to figure it out for about 15 minutes...too long! Gotta move on! For now, putting it in my post will have to do. [Eden took care of teaching  me how to do this--thank you Eden!]

This week's challenge is inspired by the the new official Tangle by that name...find out more here. It's a tricky-fun tangle! I like it, though I've not completely mastered it yet.

In addition to Punzel , there's Mooka, Tipple, a tangleation of Fescu, and an unidentifiable development that reminds me of an onion. My pen just kept moving, making marks and filling in 'til it had nothing left to add, and then I employed my pencil for some limited shading.

There. Time to publish! And maybe let a few of my Zentangle friends know. If you find your way here to my blog, please leave me some feedback. If you like what you read and see, please pass a link on to others!