Challenge #184 … “ING”

This week’s Diva Challenge was to use Molly Hollibaugh’s new pattern “ING”.  This pattern was introduced at CZT Training #14 (which I attended!).  When I was done, I looked at this and thought …. “ING Bird”!  View the other entries at the Diva’s website.


Upcoming Class … Zentangle Basics

Just confirmed … I will be teaching a “Zentangle Basics” class at Paper Tales, a paper and craft boutique, located at 3960 W. Point Loma Boulevard in the San Diego/Pt. Loma area, on Sunday, September 28th from 12:30 – 2:30pm.  Check my “Zentangle Classes” for more details and how to sign up.

I’m looking forward to sharing the Zentangle method with others …. here’s to the start of their journey!


Challenge #182 … “Stripes”

The Diva has challenged us with “Stripes” this week … use stripes in any way, shape or form. I created a string consisting of four stripes and then filled in each one with Jetties, Hollibaugh, Tipple and Zander.  I do like how the four patterns work together.  

Thanks to everyone who commented on my tile last week. Sometimes it takes a little effort to leave a comment … needing passwords, entering codes, etc … so I do appreciate the time you take to do this.  I also enjoy looking at all the other submissions, and leaving comments.  Remember to go to the Diva’s website and view all the other nice entries in this week’s challenge.


Challenge #181 …. “Water” …

This week’s Diva Challenge is made for me.  We are challenged to use “water” in any way we like.  I chose a sea life ZIA with my tile “brushed” with Derwent “water” colors.

I was disappointed with myself last week as I didn’t finish the Challenge with McDee.  I know there are “no mistakes” in Zentangle, but all my efforts looked like major MISTAKES!  I just couldn’t get the patterns to flow so they never made any sense.  But, this is a new week and I’m back at it.  Maybe others have these brief moments of “?”?

“Squid Party”

DSC_0109Patterns used Squid, Fescu, Zinger, Shiraz, Printemps

I love everything about the ocean and tend to keep my ZIA’s “ocean themed” …. hence the name of this Blog!  I live right near the water so I’m lucky enough to see it every single day.  


Sharing …. Beautiful beach in San Diego, California

View all the other awesome Challenge entries at the Diva’s website.

Weekly Challenge #179 … Bijou

Zentangle introduced their new “mascot” in June …. a little snail named “Bijou”.  Like Bijou, drawing patterns is very slow and deliberate, all the while enjoying the process and getting lost in your own thoughts.  (At least that’s my interpretation!)  Because of the small size, new tiles were introduced in the way of 2″x2″ …. that is small.  This week’s challenge is to use the new Bijou tiles and create whatever your heart desires.  I felt a garden coming on …..


Patterns used: Dragonair, Zinger, Poke Leaf, Fescu, Angelfish, Raindotty

and in all seriousness … Tripoli


 View them all at the Diva’s website!

Challenge #178 … Duotangle by the Letter

Before I get into my submission for this week’s Diva Challenge, I just want to say how much I love Zentangle and the new path it is taking me.   I’ve met some wonderful people who share in this passion, as well as new internet “connections” to keep it growing.  Thanks to Janet, Rho, Suzanne, Sherry, Patty & Elaine.  It’s always fun to get together with you guys!

This week’s Challenge gave me a perfect opportunity to “explore” new patterns.  With my initials being “SB”, I figured I could always use the usual patterns such as Shattuck or Bales, but I opted to try something different.  And, in being different, I decided “no swirls or circles”!  I love the organic patterns but I need to expand and try others.  Here is my attempt done on an ATC tile ….

DSC_0110Patterns used … Swarm & Braze

Challenge #177 … “Truffle”

This week’s pattern challenge was brought to us by the one of the youngest CZT’s, Caroline Broady of Knoxville, Tennessee.  She created this pattern while attending her CZT seminar in Providence in June 2013.  Here’s my attempt …. and it took a few!

DSC_0102Patterns used … Truffle, Zinger, Msst, Fescue

View other submissions at the Diva’s website.



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