Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"NMeshed - A New Tangle; Sip and Tangle Party, Shading Zentangle Groovy, and Diva Challenge #272

Welcome Gentle Readers,

After a coupla-three weeks off, I am back with more things to share with you. 

First, I have been working on a new tangle, and I thought it was time to share.  I very much love 'NZepple and the relaxing process of drawing it.  I also really love tangles drawn in the Ogee grid.  One of my formerly released tangles is Fichy, which uses that grid.  It seems inspiration comes from all directions for new tangles, and this one took a round-about route.

On June 10, Ragged Ray posted a WONDERFUL tile for a C-Wing focus.  I commented that it reminded me of those stretchy party d├ęcor streamer thingies that I have always loved.

C-Wing by Ragged Ray
Then I started thinking about those mesh bags you get with some delicate kinds of produce.  Whenever I get those, I have this little regret about throwing them out because they are just so nice, and fun to play with too!   (I lead a dull life, OK?) 
Right about this time, Facebook challenges started popping up that used the Ogee grid or I managed to tuck the focus tangle into that grid.  Here is a little scrap paper play with Rundl.  I drew shapes into some of the grid openings a la 'NZepple, and thought, "Hey, this might be a new tangle!!"
I started this tile a few days ago, but somehow it got set aside and I never finished the shading I wanted to do.  Now I can't find it.  Oh well, it will turn up.


I saw another Facebook focus using the pattern Groovy.  That one starts with the Ogee grid, so I just combined my new baby with the Groovy for this tile.

So, without further ado, here is my new tangle 'NMESHED.  Once you get the hang of the Ogee grid (takes a bit of practice), the rest is easy.  Just trace the spaces as you would for "NZepple and have fun playing with the shapes.  I'm kind of stuck on the wrapped in string look since it reminds me of those delicious Italian cheeses that hang in the shops.  Mmmm... see, I told you EVERYTHING reminds me of food.

Remember back when we had our big "DO"  party with all the wine?  I posted a photo of some tiles I prepared for a Sip and Tangle party with a wine glass dipped in Cabernet and swiped with Moscato.  A friend hosted a birthday party for her friend Ellie and we used those prepared tiles.  I also made up some cardstock templates of 2" paper cubes and taught several tangles and had them tangle each side with one (or two).  Here is what my girlies (all beginners!) did with them. Aren't they fabulous?  I think they had fun!

Birthday girl Ellie in the center with our host Donna next to her


Finally, here is my response to the latest Diva challenge.  I love this one - the BWR color scheme is one I have in my home (actually cream and black and red...) and it just seems comfortable to me.  Here is what I came up with:


So, Gentle Readers, that is all I have for now.  The summer travel season is here, so our efforts to escape the heat may mean I won't manage a post every week (what's new, lately??)  I will definitely have my Zentangle tools with me and maybe even have the strength to document our getaways.  I really want to pursue a journal habit, but so far the blank page of a permanent book is more intimidating than a little square tile.  We'll see!

Thank you for stopping by today and know that I cherish all your thoughts and comments.