Not So Busy Time

Here is a something I have been working sporadically on when I have some down time at work.



Diva Challenge #203 Athitzi

I was going to opt out of this week’s Diva Challenge due to all of the other challenges in my life this week. However, I was looking to doodle while on a webinar conference call and picked up a Bijou tile and started playing with this week’s tangle, Athitzi. I ended up mono-tangling the complete tile as I tried filling different shapes.


Diva #201 Moebius

In honor of Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day, this Friday, January 24th, 2015.

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Diva Challenge #179 – Bijou

This week’s challenge is to use the new “Bijou” 2″x2″ format recently introduced by the Zentangle company. You can learn about Bijou here. I thought the snail mascot was a little too cutesy, and it seemed to be more of a marketing ploy (it is) than a meaningful addition to the art form. But, hey, I’m an open-minded guy and I’m always game for a Diva challenge.

I make my own tiles from vellum bristol cut into 4″x4″ squares. It was simple to cut one down into 4 Bijou sized tiles. I started with the same string and Meer, like the demo. A total copy would be too cheesy, so I opted for Paradox triangles instead of Zinger. I found the process to be fun and quick.This was the first time I actually finished a tile within 15 minutes!  I think I am going to enjoy these little things. Heck, I may even make friends with the snail.


String Thing #47 – Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! I worked this one a little loose, as I wanted to get it posted before the 4th. Made a slip on the Yincut, so tangleation it is!


Diva Challenge #168 – Rain

Looks like white space is becoming a theme of mine. Less is more!



It’s a String Thing #40

I’m a little late to the party with this submission to the String Thing Challenge, as I am moving and don’t have access to my scanner. Smartphone to the rescue!


Diva Challenge #167 – Well Flowers with Punzel

I have been itching to try Helen Williams‘ random grid Well flowers. I was glad when I found a way to incorporate Punzel without it being overbearing.

Well Flowers with Punzel

Well Flowers with Punzel

Two Birds at Redrock

I call this “Two Birds at Redrock” because it satisfies two current Zentangle challenges, Diva Challenge #166 “UMT Diva Style” and It’s a String Thing #39, using string pattern # 36 and Meer. I drew most of it at Redrock Dental, in the waiting room during my wife’s appointment. I love the portability of tangling – you can do it almost anywhere.

The inspiration for this piece came after contemplating each of the challenges, and at first I didn’t think I could get a handle on either. I slept on it and was rewarded with this idea upon wakening. I hope you enjoy it.

Two Birds at Redrock

Two Birds at Redrock