Thursday, March 12, 2015

Diva Challenge #208, That's New To Me #9 and SQ1 Focus Bunzo

Another week, another set of Tangles to share!  I keep looking at the plethora of Zentangle challenges and focuses, things I'd like to experiment with, things I greatly admire from others - "oh, I wish I could do that!", and wish I had more time and energy to dive into everything.  I have forced myself to limit to three.  As it is, I sometimes struggle to keep up.  Somewhere I heard that Zentangle was supposed to be a no-pressure relaxing process.  Hmmmm...

Oh well, press on!

This week, our Diva, Laura Harms, set a duotangle challenge.  Usually I like that concept because it keeps the tile focused and allows for pattern play, which makes the tile very interesting.  I must have tried in my sketchbook three times and then produced three tiles out of sheer stubbornness before I was ready to post them.

The first one, I tried to bring in some shadow play.  Maybe I was brain-tired or whatever, but I gained no satisfaction from this.

The second one, I pared down to one cube.  I keep remembering Georgia O'Keefe's paintings with the solid color canvas with a couple of dark squares.  Her critics said she was going abstract on them, but she said, not at all.  That's what my windows look like.  Yep, in New Mexico, that is true!  So here is the pared down cubine.  I like it better.

Finally, I decided to have a little fun, so I grew some black cherries.  One didn't ripen...
The challenge letter for Suzy Mosh's That's New To Me was H.  I chose Hako and Henna Drum.  I always admired Henna Drum, but thought it didn't fit my designs.  Here, with Hako, I like it very well!  Black and brown ink on a Renaissance tile:
Finally, the focus tangle on Square One: Purely Zentangle Facebook page was Bunzo.  I like that tangle, and have had lots of fun looking at all the varied interpretations. 
Here is mine  - Wandering Bunzo:

Happy Tangling, all.  I thank you for visiting and truly appreciate all your comments.



  1. Amtonine, these are beautiful! I like your interpretations of the Diva Challenge, particularly the very pared down window version. As well, your wandering Bunzo is so detailed and dimensional. Reminds me of mussels by the shore, if mussels would be striped. Fantastic work. Have a brilliant day! c

  2. Great work. I like the Poke Root falling into the Cubine in the first. I like your Cubine window also.

  3. I like all of these tiles. Like you just said 'I wish I could do that', now it's my turn to think that about the Pokeroot falling in and out Cubine.

  4. :-) I see those little berries and boxes wouldn't leave you alone either! I like them all!

  5. I like the second tile, it almost looks too real to be Zentangle! You drew a very nice Bunzo too.

  6. Great work on all of them! Beautifully done!

  7. You have been very busy! LOVE each one differently...I like the "H" one especially well, reminds me of a quilt, very cool designs!

  8. I absolutely LOVE your first duotangle for the diva challenge! It's gorgeous!

  9. Charming uses of Cubine and Pokeroot. I had to smile at the one that "didn't ripen"!