Friday, November 17, 2017

Going Big

The Diva's
Weekly Challenge #341 "Go Big (Or Go Home)"

Opus tile with 05 Pigma pen with gold and green jellyroll pens - I started with a spoken/mooka combo and went big with Zentangle's new tangle dewd.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Back in September I finished a 4 piece Opus tile mosaic for Joshua and Nan's new home. You can see it here close up.  Rod from Scottsdale Art Gallery CafĂ© framed it for us and Paul hung it in their living room.

While tangling it I was thinking of a winding path but after it was framed and I stood back, a large M stood out, Nan is from Myanmar so I was happily surprised. I had the idea of their life path of ups, downs, filled with lots of little gems, I wanted smooth flowing, many tangles to make life interesting but be able to stand back and see the big picture with a smile.

As I like to say 'Life is full of surprises just like a Zentangle'!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


The Diva's

 Weekly Challenge #340: UMT Wibble by Shawna Martin

Wibble in a spin. My wibble went a bit crazy going up, down and sideways. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Quiet afternoon, new watercolour pencils and a Renaissance Opus tile.......happy!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

White on Black

The Diva's

Weekly Challenge #338: White on Black!

Well, well, well, I'm back after an adventure with Paul to Nepal and India. We started our trip in Kathmandu and joined the tour group organisd by Intrepid Travel. In 15 days we made special friendships and incredible memories of places I feel so fortunate to experience like the Taj Mahal, flying over The Himalayas and camping on The Ganges. Sometimes it was quite overwhelming especially walking through the cremation area in Varanasi, seeing the chaos of traffic, rubbish and poverty in Delhi. Amongst it all I have admired the Indian women who walk serenely and calmly wearing gorgeous colourful saris. 'Incredible India'.

My small Zentangle kit actually stayed in my bag the whole trip which is unusual for me and it's taken me a week to settle back into tangling and catching up with Mosaic and The Diva's challenges. I enjoyed watching Rick and Maria's tangleation on Mosaic with the tangle well (which they named well well well) so I've used it in the challenge for this week.

Now for the holiday snaps!!

Rickshaw ride in Kathmandu. Paul always finds a good hat.

That's Mt Everest poking out above the clouds.

Rhino spotting in Chitwan National Park

Lumbini - Birthplace of Buddha.

Boat trip down The Ganges

Sunrise and camping


 Morning prayer and yoga by The Ganges - Varanasi

Sunset - Orchha

The incredible Taj my Zentangle hat!

Loving the ladies in their beautiful sarees.


 Downtown Delhi

Busy Delhi - the horn honking was amazing!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Crazy 'Nzeppel

The Diva's  Weekly Challenge #334: "Crazy 'nzeppel with Molly"

Crazy 'nzeppel with diva dance on a tan pre-strung zendala tile.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Three, Four Outside The Box

Earlier in the month I posted the 1st two Opus tiles which are part of a four tile mosaic for Joshua and Nan inspired by the colours of a mat in their new to get them framed!

Here are tiles three and four!

Ta - da.....1 2 3 4  together

Recently Rick and Maria posted on blog Zentangle about thinking 'out side the box', my 4 tiles might just fit the criteria.