Weekly Roundup #184

Tangle Organizers

If you know someone with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), please read this blog post by Maria and Rick.

CHALLENGES
Intricate Patterns Challenge by Judy West
It's a String Thing #51 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #19
Tackle it Tuesday "T" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "U" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 115 by Grace McIntyre via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #178 "Duotangle by the Letter!" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
AlphaTangled! The NEW Card Collection (and contest!) by Sandy Bartholomew

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Color Pencil Shading by Marie Browning
How to draw an impossible heart by Ellen Wolters
Video Zentangle Fun by Deb Prewitt

REVIEWS
Ms. Moffatt's Meditative Mandala Masterpieces - A Review by Sandy Bartholomew
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield - book review by Deb Prewitt

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle... C for Creativity by Dilip Patel
ABC’s of Cultivating Creativity by Grace Mendez
C... for Celtic Knot by K.N. Malathi
Looking back at 30-30 Challenge by Sandhya Manne
Stories: Undaunted by recent loss of vision in one eye, tangler finds accomplishment through Zentangle®

Patterns eBook

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Corner bubbles by Linda Rea
Da-Kris by Sharon Robinson
Diamond I by Linda Rea
Cubine video by Ellen Wolters
Kitl by Jem Miller
Leafheart by Simona Cordara
Luna by Angie Whalen
Open Wide by Linda Rea
Several tangles by Dianne Ferrer
Tongue Depressed by Linda Rea
Vent and Nuts & Bolts by Sacil Armstrong

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Weekly Roundup #183

Patterns eBook

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #50 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #18
Last week we grew gardens, this week let's build houses! by Kelly
Tackle it Tuesday "S" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "T" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 114 by Dorothy Allison via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #177 "Truffle by Caroline Broady, CZT" by Laura Harms

SHOW and TELL
A... for Aura by K.N. Malathi
ABC of Zentangle...B by Dilip Patel
B... for Bookmarks by K.N. Malathi
Peacock by Margaret Bremner
Thank you! from Zentangle blog
Zentangle newsletter, July 18th 2014
Zia and Challenge #177 by Mariët Lustenhouwer
Welcome CZT XIV! from Zentangle blog
Welcome CZT XV! from Zentangle blog

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Aquafleur & Striping by Sharla Hicks
How to draw tanglepattern Zaturn by Ellen Wolters
Muzulü by Jennifer Hohensteiner
Patterns for Meditative Drawing from Strathmore
Prestwood variation by Margaret Bremner
Roscoe by Vicki Bassett
Sprigs by Michele Beauchamp
Tangle Refresher 82 by Linda Farmer
Truffle by Caroline Broady
Zilla and Mosey by Jennifer Hohensteiner

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Gelli® Jam Art Journal Workshop part 1

I have been taking a wonderful online class, Gelli® Jam Art Journal Workshop with Joanna Grant, part of the Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats.

Joanna has shared some cool Gelli® printing tips. I just finished the first project in the class, a Gelli®-printed tag journal.

tag journal

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Weekly Roundup #182

Patterns eBook

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #48 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #49 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #17
Tackle it Tuesday "R" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "S" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
Weekly Challenge #176 "B.Y.O.B" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
ArtTrader Magazine issue 23 free download

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Hand Lettering with Brush Pens by Joanne Fink
Mini book for ATCs modified for Zentangle® tiles by Betsy Wilson

SHOW and TELL
ABC of Zentangle...A by Dilip Patel
Alphabet Series…..Going Digital by Eden
New zendala and animal drawings by Genevieve Crabe
Sand Tangles by SarahD
Stories: Zentangle improves hand control by Judy Lisette Martin via Linda Farmer
Ten Years . . . Wow! from Zentangle blog

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Basquals by Donald Wilka
Chim-Chimenee by Lila Popcheff
EMF, Doormat, Belt Buckle by Sacil Armstrong
Frame Over by Linda Rea
Jasmin by Simone Bischoff
Maddie 2 (revisited) by Lila Popcheff
Maryhill by Betsy Wilson
Mathura and Soleil by Anne Marks
Meringue by Kelley Kelly
Reye by Penny Raile
Sum-fun by Cheryl Rotnem
Up Point Down by Linda Rea

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New zendala and animal drawings

Last week, I finished a few drawings I had been working on. First, a Zendala coloured with coloured pencil:

mandala

Also, two ink and coloured pencil drawings, a tiger and a fox, based on templates by Ben Kwok. Ben's templates are available to members of his Facebook group Ornation Creation.

Tiger

fox

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Weekly Roundup #181

Patterns eBook

EVENTS
Jump into January retreat

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #47 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #48 by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #16
Tackle it Tuesday "Q" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "R" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 112 by Yamit Fridman via Linda Farmer
TanglePatterns String 113 by Melodie Hampshire via Linda Farmer
Template 1-Grow a Garden! by Kelly
Weekly Challenge #175 "UMT - Crux by Henrike Bratz" by Laura Harms

BOOKS and PRODUCTS
Mandala Stencils - New Class Pack by Geneviève Crabe
Round and Round We Go by Caren Mlot

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Cube template by K.N. Malathi
Dazzling Dreams! by Joanne Fink
Koi Watercolor Creative Coloring Techniques with Joanne Fink

SHOW and TELL
Mooka Gallery by Sharla R. Hicks
One of My Favorite Times of the Year by Alice Hendon
Sortalas-my Book of Mandalas-sort of by Sandra Strait Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Americana by Linda Rea
Apulia by Anne Marks
Ballace by Mei Hua Teng
Bumble Bee and H-pipe by Sacil Armstrong
Easy 3'sy by Lila Popcheff
Tangle Refresher 81 by Linda Farmer
Tips for Tangling Juliet Herring's Pippin by Adele Bruno

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Roundup delayed

I'm experiencing an Internet outage (and cable TV, home phone). ETA for repairs is tomorrow afternoon. I can access the Internet on my mobile phone, but I can't do the roundup.

Look for the roundup late Saturday or Sunday.

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Bangles inspired by Mark Montano

A few days ago, I watched this DIY video:

(click here if you don't see the embedded video)

and I was inspired to make some bangles. Alas, there were no zip ties to be found in the studio, so I got some rubber tubing instead, along with some recycled sari silk from Darn Good Yarn.

DYI bangle supplies

I cut the rubber tubing so that I could insert one end into the other,

DYI bangle suppliesand then taped the ends together.

DYI bangle supplies

After that, I just followed the instructions in the video and created this:

bangle

Then, I decided to kick it up a notch, and use a good size wood bangle:

wood bangle

And ended up with this lovely creation:

bangle

bangle

 

Very cool. Thank you, Mark!

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Mandala Stencils – New Class Pack

Many of you are using and enjoying my Mandala Stencils. For those of you who teach, I have created a class pack which contains one full Mandala Stencils kit plus 15 smaller stencils you can use for teaching. You can sell the small stencils to your students, or you can loan them out.

Click here for videos and purchasing information.
Orders of USD$200 or more get a 40% discount
with coupon code bulkpurchase200.

Class pack 500

 

 

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Weekly Roundup #180

Patterns eBook

CHALLENGES
It's a String Thing #46 Tiles compiled by Adele Bruno
It's a String Thing #47 Fourth of July Fun by Adele Bruno
Joey's weekly tangle challenge #15
Kelly's 30 day creative challenge Day 27 - Day 28 - Day 29 - Day 30
Tackle it Tuesday "P" Tangles results compiled by Cheryl Rotnem
Tackle it Tuesday "Q" Tangles by Cheryl Rotnem
TanglePatterns String 111 by Maria Vennekens via Linda Farmer
Weekly Challenge #174 "Superimposing Strings" by Laura Harms

TUTORIALS and TEMPLATES
Healing Mandala by Cindy Angiel
How to Draw Zenspirations Dangle Monograms with Joanne Fink
Mandalas Using Stencils by Cindy Angiel
New book on the way & some dots..... by Helen Williams

TANGLES and PATTERNS
Diosea by Sue Zanker
Geschluckt by Jennifer Hohensteiner
How to draw tanglepattern Phicops in a circle by Ellen Wolters
Land Girlz by Karry Heun
Malef by Rita Nikolajeva
Mooka and The Line, Oh My, by Sharla Hicks
Ncen and Care by Olga
Opus variations by María Jesús Vera Santiago
Scroll looped by Linda Rea
Tangles Re-visited by Michele Beauchamp
Tips For Tangling Carole Ohl's Unyun by Adele Bruno
TootsieMoon by Alice Hendon
Variations of Suzanne McNeill's tangle Water Slide by Rita Nikolajeva
Xyp variations by María Jesús Vera Santiago

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