Thursday, September 28, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #334 - Crazy 'NZeppel

This week's challenge from Laura at is to use the tangle Crazy 'NZeppel. I LOVE 'NZeppel as a grid - not so keen on the irregular version, but I did the challenge, merging Hollibaugh, and using Derwent Graphitint pencils for a touch of colour.:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #328 - UMT - Aloha by Suzanne Fluhr

This week's challenge is from a guest blogger, Suzanne Fluhr, to use her tangle Aloha. I've used this tangle quite a bit before and love it, but don't think I've done it in colour. All the colour here is Stabillo All pencils.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #326 - 'NZeppel monotangle (and pre-teen metaphor)

I LOVE 'NZeppel! So much, I've named my Christmas Elf 'NZeppel! This week's challenge ( is from guest Elisa Murphy, and it's to do a mono tangle of 'NZeppel. I love the blog about not fitting in… many of us can identify, but I must say that the Zentangle community has made me feel more fitted! Here is my tile for this challenge:

Friday, June 30, 2017

Zentangle Challenge #322 - Aquafleur

Aquafleur is the Tangle we are to use in this week's Diva Challenge ( This was the tangle for my certification so I have a particular fondness for it, though my conundrum is always what to do with a background if it is the main focus. I love it on it's own. I haven't used it for a while, so I'm particularly happy this challenge has me working with it again. I did two tiles… and will probably play with a couple more over the next few days. The blue and green colours on the Renaissance tile is done with the Stabillo All pencils.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Artful Adventures Stroll Challenge -Day 23 - Boundaries

The prompt word for today is: Boundaries. I took a picture of a concrete rail, falling apart, one side bordering a laneway, the other virtually hidden from that side because of garbage and recycling bins. The journal page is definitely a background so far, inspired by, (but obviously not replicating) this 'boundary'.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Artful Adventures Stroll Challenge - Day 22 - Subtle

The prompt word for today is: Subtle. I took two photo's that I liked, and then worked on the journal sort of using inspiration from both for this background. It needs more… someday… but I'm happy with it as a background.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Artful Adventures Stroll Challenge - Day 22 - Old

Todays stroll challenge word is: Old. Most of the buildings in my neighbourhood are from the 1920's or more more recent, so finding something "old" that appealed to me was a bit of a challenge. What I found was an engraved stone on the face of an old building that was originally built as a Kresge's. I remember these stores from when I was a child - mostly for their lunch counter, and ice cream soda's… Do you remember those? It was a special treat to be taken for one! The Kresge's in my 'hood was opened in June 1926, and I found a picture of the opening poster online, which I've incorporated into the journal page. Hummm, now I have a hankering for an ice cream soda (I probably haven't had one since I was about 10!)