Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Challenge #325 - Guest Post by Jessica Davies PART TWO!

Hey Folks! Laura here!! i just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello, to thank Jessica last week and this week.  The glitch is fixed, and the photos are there! Hope you're having a great summer! - Laura 

Weekly Challenge #325

Hi again! It’s me, Jessica, back for another challenge. Your tiles, comments, love, emails and hashtags last week were amazeballs -- thank you from the bottom of my heart! -- and I am
looking forward to spending another week with you. Yes, the Diva entrusted me with not one but TWO blog posts. She’s a brave soul, that Diva! :-) So with a big smile and a thankful heart ...

here we go!

Last week was about sharing the love. Today, we’re going to keep that theme and apply it to a
tangle that, in my humble opinion, is often overlooked and underutilized.
You may have noticed the tangle peanuckle in a couple tiles from last week’s post. It’s the
tangle that looks like a basket weave in the blue hearts:



The first time I tried peanuckle it felt like lima beans. You know, one of those things that is
supposed to be good for you but you just have trouble getting it down. I just couldn’t get it. The
S shapes didn’t flow, the connecting lines were off kilter, the final product didn’t look anything
like the demo. As far as tangles go, it went to the bottom of the pile as a “tried it, didn’t like it.”

Here’s the tile:

However, when I encountered peanuckle again it was a smoother experience. This time I was at
CZT Seminar and the tangle just seemed to make more sense. It still wasn’t my favorite and
there were some residual lima bean qualities in that I struggled to get it down, but the finished
tile was pretty decent. When one of my fellow CZTs, Amy Amaryllis, said it was one of her
favorite tangles, well, I was dumbfounded. How could this crazy tangle be anyone’s favorite?! It
was cumbersome (to me) and took forever to draw and the results were never as intended.

Clearly, I didn’t see its possibilities or opportunities.

Fast forward to this year. I’m still not a fan of lima beans but peanuckle is now a “winner, winner,
chicken dinner!” It’s often making appearances on my tiles. The more I play with this tangle the
more opportunities I find. It’s great as a filler or a border, shading makes it super 3D, and the
possibilities for ribbons of peanuckle are endless. I seriously LOVE peanuckle ribbons, y’all!

Yes, in a few short months it has become one of my go-to tangles. Hear that, Amy?!



Weekly Challenge #325 - Peanuckle

So that’s it, my friends. The Diva’s challenge before her vacation was to show your appreciation
for your home, last week it was to show the love for each other, and today we’re showering our
attention on a particular tangle, peanuckle.


Peanuckle is a tangle by Molly Hollibaugh that uses the S shape and straight(ish) lines to create
a basket weave effect. The step outs to peanuckle and a fab video of Molly demonstrating it can
be found here:

CLICK ME

If you find you need help with peanuckle, just relax your hand, take a deep breath, and watch
Molly’s video in the link above. The entire tangle uses just two of the elemental strokes. Two!
Exactly like the number of blog posts I’m doing!




I don’t always put the connecting lines in the middle of the S “peas.” I like to think of this as
omitting the “nuckle.” LOL. Yes, it winds up looking a little bit like narwal. No, it’s not a new
tangle. It’s just a tangleation that keeps the things light and airy on the tile.



If there’s a tangle you struggle with, instead of treating it like lima beans and pushing it to the
side of your plate, play with it. You don’t need a special journal or unique pens; just keep
drawing. If it still feels wonky to you, find a local CZT and ask them to help. It might make sense
one day or it might not. Just keep drawing one stroke at a time because you never know when
your lima bean will turn into a peanuckle. :-)


Join me and Amy Amaryllis and Molly Hollibaugh on the peanuckle bandwagon and post your
tiles below using the linky wizard. If you also post your submissions on social media you can
use the hashtags #DC325 (Diva Challenge #325) or #peanuckle. Note that you’ll find peanuckle
on the Zentangle Mosaic App with a few unique spellings. Just as unique as the tangle itself. :-)
(FYI - on Molly’s advice, I’ve omitted the dash in peanuckle for hashtagging purposes)

Like last week, you can follow me on the Zentangle Mosaic App as JessicaDaviesCZT, on
Instagram as @saltedpinkstudio, and Facebook as Salted Pink Studio - Jessica Davies CZT.
You can also reach me at jessica at saltedpinkstudio dot com if you’d prefer to send an email.

Thanks for hanging with me these past two weeks while The Diva takes a break. I hope you’ve
had a good time sharing the love and I look forward to seeing your creativity with #peanuckle!



If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)



Monday, July 10, 2017

Weekly Challenge #324: Guest Post - Jessica Davies


Hi everyone! The Diva is on vacation and I’m tickled pink to be her first guest blogger. My name is Jessica and I’m a CZT from Maryland. I am passionate about the color pink and enjoy just about anything glittered, sparkled or salted, thus my business name of Salted Pink Studio. :-)

Like many of you, I first met Laura through social media: this website, Instagram, Facebook.  Social media connects us and creates a virtual home for us to gather. We follow each other, applaud successes, speak up and comment, lend support when needed, and share our talents. Thus, when Laura asked for guest bloggers to help her out over the summer I was quick to raise my hand and give her the time off. That’s one of the things I love about the Zentangle community: we really do support each other. It’s a great tribe.

When it came time to choose a challenge for today’s post I knew I wanted to start with the first step in the Zentangle Method: gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude for Laura and how she’s created and curated this blog over the years, appreciation for our collective and individual talents, thankfulness for this art form and how it has shaped our experiences and paved the way for friendships (Laura, Amy, Camille, Patti, I’m talking about you!), built community and fostered a sense of family. I love this community of tanglers, online and in real life, you who are in my tribe, and am so grateful to be a part of it.



While this tangled heart demonstrates the love and connectedness, there’s also a secret to it. It stays mum on the fact that I’ve never been a big fan of heart shapes. That’s right, I don’t like heart shapes. I find they are often too cutesy, too Valentine-y, too reminiscent of middle school, too saccharin. For reals! I never liked heart shapes, y’all! Never. That all came to a screeching halt in February when I started having some pretty serious health issues stemming from, of all things, my heart.



Tangling has been a comfort, stress reliever, opportunity and therapy for me these past few months. I started tangling hearts as meditation or prayer, focusing on healing my heart with each stroke of the pen. I tangled in the hospital, in recovery, when frustrated, when I got good news or bad, when I was bored with TV or when I couldn’t sleep at night. As I tangled more, the hearts became small “thank you” presents to my medical team and friends, and a way for me to talk about the realities of living with a serious medical condition.



In true Zentangle fashion, the journey doesn’t end with just some random tiles. Nope. The tangling boosted my confidence, both in real life and as an artist, and led to experimentation with different mediums and patterns and pens. When the docs cleared me for regular activity I suddenly had new teaching gigs, my social media presence expanded, my heart grew exponentially as I was able to talk about my experiences, and now I’m guest blogging for The Diva! All from one very real and very tangled heart.



Weekly Challenge #324 "Tangled Heart"

In gratitude and appreciation for all we are and all we give to each other in this community, I invite you to create a tangled heart this week. Let’s show each other the love!

Start with a heart shape as your string and then tangle. I found some cut out hearts and traced those on my tiles for consistency, but do what works for you. Go whimsical with freehand hearts, put one on a tile or many, use color or not, go small with bijou or big with opus, tangle inside or outside the string, stick with the white tile or go black … whatever your heart calls you to do.

Here are a few examples to get your wheels turning:

 (tangled heart 4, 6, 7, 8)







Post your tile using The Diva’s linky wizard below. You can also use the hashtag #DC324 (Diva Challenge #324) and #tangledheart for your social media posts this week. Be sure to search those hashtags and double tap / love / show support for your fellow tanglers too! Trust me, they’ll be grateful.

I also invite you to follow me on social media: on the Zentangle Mosaic App I’m JessicaDaviesCZT, on Instagram you can find me as @saltedpinkstudio, and Facebook is a combo Salted Pink Studio -Jessica Davies CZT. (Someday I’ll get around to unifying all my accounts.) You can also reach me at jessica at saltedpinkstudio dot com if you’d prefer to send an email.

Thanks for hanging with me this week while The Diva takes a break, and I look forward to seeing your #tangledheart!

If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Weekly Challenge #323

Happy Tuesday All,
and a very happy Fourth of July to my neighbours to the south!

FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY - School is done for these kiddos.

Cutie

Patootie
 I am just a mix of emotions when it comes to the end of the school year.  Both boys had excellent reports from school, and i can't believe how far little Artoo has come this year.  It honestly makes my head spin.

And Chewie had such a great year as well, he participated in the school choir and was in the christmas play... i'm so proud of him.


End of the school year celebratory Ice Cream, as is tradition
 And so begins our summer vacation....

off to a good start

Artoo looks impressed


Before we get to this week's challenge i just want to let you all know that, as i've been known to do, i will be taking the summer off to frolic with my kiddos.  But don't worry, i have some amazing guest posts lined up for you, so i hope you come back each week and see what they have to offer!!

Weekly Challenge #323: "Home"
This past weekend we celebrated Canada Day - and not just any Canada Day, but the 150th Birthday of my Home and Native Land.

Canada Day in the Park
 I feel so fortunate to have been born here and to call this beautiful land my home...

Canada is as SWEET as this Cookie
 And just like any country we have made mistakes, but we've also made strides.

Listening to the band playing some TROOPER
 I love being Canadian.  Not everyone says "eh" or "aboot" but almost all of us say "sorry"and we get patriotic over our National Animal - the Noble Beaver, and our poutine (French fries smothered in cheese curds and gravy), our maple syrup, our Nanaimo Bars (sugary chocolatey tasty bar) our Butter Tarts, our Beaver Tails, our Ketchup or Dill Pickle Chips, uur Chocolate bars, our brown bread, our beer, our rye and gingers, the metric system, putting a U in Colour, saying ZED instead of ZEE, our loonies and toonies, and our smarties and our toques.

A group of Canadians is called a Moose of Canadians.  
 And while Canada Celebrates this BIG birthday, and my American friends celebrate their independence, think about what yYOUou love about YOUR home.  

This week's challenge is to create a tile that reflects your home.  This could be your country, or province/state, your city, your neighbourhood, your house, or the planet, the solar system, the galaxy or the whole universe.

Here is my Home Tile.

Oh Canada
Have a great day! and a Wonderful Summer!! please be sure to thank the guest poster's each week!

See ya'll in the fall.


And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - i'm @iamthediva - come on by and follow me, and i'm going to be using hashtags on the app for each of my weekly challenges. So if you're game - use the hashtag #DC322(Diva Challenge #322) for your tile this week! You can also search in the app for people's contributions to the challenge by clicking on the hashtag from inside the app, or using the search function. 

If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)


Monday, June 26, 2017

Weekly Challenge #322

Happy Monday!

Another busy week behind us - and only 4 more days left of school for these boys.

Family Picnic in the Park 
The kids had a school picnic last Wednesday - and usually i come to school and read with Artoo's grade one class, but Wednesday was such a crazy day (my mom's car wouldn't start and i had to take her to work and then take my dad places so he could fix the car) that i didn't actually make it for the volunteer part of the day, but i did come for the picnic - it was really nice out, but it was pretty windy.  But Artoo's class surprised me at lunch with flowers and chocolates and a card signed by each of the kids.  I didn't even realize that it was the last Volunteer day  for me when i cancelled.   It was nice to be appreciated, but it was totally unnecessary - i really enjoyed helping out the class.

My pretty flowers 
Later that day the boys both picked up pinecones that fell from the trees in the all the wind and rain of the past week.  

We pay our boys $0.01/pinecone.  

Artoo picked up 305
Chewie picked up 812

That's over 1,100 pinecones on our grass.  it's insane.  SO both boys were exited with cash to burn - (chewie, who is not pictured because everytime i try to take pictures of him he runs away) got himself a fancy new fidget spinner, and Artoo spent a dollar on a notebook.
Pinecone bounty

 Another thing that happened this week - was i got some new ink!  My friend Jeremy (pictured here trying to lick my arm) and i have been friends for about 23 years.  He lives on Vancouver Island, but sometimes he comes to the Skatch to guest tat in a friends shop.


Nothing but professionalism
 I had actually tried to get this tattoo five years ago when i was visiting my brother on Vancouver Island, but then Artoo got sick and i had to high tail it back home.

These pandas are pretty special to me.  
 It's currently kinda scabby and gross, as it's still healing - it will be lighter once it's healed.  But there it is

B-rad has been reading Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat to the boys at bedtime.  It's about a boy who adopts an owlet and it takes place in Saskatoon in the 30s, so the boys are pretty excited that this book is about kids living in the city they live in.

Everything about this picture makes me happy

Reading
 The boys school had a spirit day on Friday - they celebrated Pride by dressing rainbowy.  Artoo we excited because he loves rainbow.  It makes me pretty happy that his elementary school celebrates Pride.  I think about the kids i went to high school with who are gay, and what their lives might have been like if we had gone to elementary/high schools with inclusive programming.

#allies
And then Saturday night i went out with my friends and we went to this little place called Cathedral social hall, where you could order flights of beers - and taste 4 of their 30 beers on tap.  The best part is that the flight boards are in the shape of Saskatchewan.  It's not QUUUIIIITE a rectangle.  It's Saskatchewan Shaped.
for the record, the Six Pints Red ale as the best


Weekly Challenge #322: Trying Aquafleur"

So, one of the perks of having your own zentangle challenge blog is that whenever you come across something (a tangle, or a technique, or a medium) that you want to try or you want to practice, you can just make it into your challenge for that week.

This is the case for this week's challenge.  Aquafleur (step outs here) is one of those tangles for me that, like mooka, i love the look of but have a hard time making it flow effortlessly from my pen.  And so, i supposed i just need to spend more time with it.  I still don't feel 100% comfortable with it, but it's better than it used to be.
Aquafleur and some painted rocks.
have a great week!


And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - i'm @iamthediva - come on by and follow me, and i'm going to be using hashtags on the app for each of my weekly challenges. So if you're game - use the hashtag #DC322(Diva Challenge #322) for your tile this week! You can also search in the app for people's contributions to the challenge by clicking on the hashtag from inside the app, or using the search function. 

If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)
[my apologies - i have been on some medication that makes me very sleepy at night and i forgot AGAIN to put the linkey machine up. lol]

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekly Challenge #321

Happy Monday all!
Another busy week behind us.  We keep getting closer and closer to summer break - There's only 9 more days of school, but who's counting??  Oh yeah, this guy.

Cutest superhero
 The next two weeks should be a whirlwind as well - as both boys' classes are winding down with play days and field trips.  Then they will be home all day every day - and what adventures will we get up to??? who knows.

On Thursday i met this handsome fellow at my friend Rae's house.

Love at first sight
 Ham likes only three humans, besides his human mom, and i'm one of them!! I feel very lucky, he's a pretty darn gorgeous cat.  My buddy Rae has been one of my dearest friends since the tenth grade.  So when she asked me this week if i could be her date to a Pyjamas and Pearls fundraiser i said YES!!


Friendos
 The food was amazing - and the jazz band was excellent, and we even checked out the 'photo booth'

We go together like peas and carrots
 On saturday my friend Sabrina drove up from Regina and we went to the Opera together, as is tradition.  This is our third, or fourth year going to the opera together, and it was very excellent.
Don Giovanni - the singers were excellent
 Sunday morning the boys came and jumped into bed with us to with B-rad a happy father's day.  They gave him their handmade cards and gifts from school, which were awesome, and then we had breakfast on the deck before heading out to my in-laws for fathers day lunch!

Working together as a team
 My sister in law and my nieces made a huge batch of Roll Kuchen - i haven't had it in so long, it's so yummy.  It's basically like a donut, a fritter, fried dough... what's not to love?

So many pans of the golden brown deliciousness

.  I'd never had it before B-rad and i started dating.  My husband's family eats it, traditionally, with watermelon. I always have mine with jam, because i don't like watermelon.

yeah.  i know.
Crazy person...
B-rad's Granda use to make Roll Kuchen for the family, but she said that Mel's Roll Kuchen is Grandma Approved.  
PHOTO BOMB!

Weekly Challenge #321: "Non Dominant - Aura Challenge"
This week's challenge is a double challenge.  a Double Dog Dare, if you will.

Every once in a while i post a non dominant hand challenge - which is always met with mixed reactions.

People either love or hate this challenge - and a lot of that has to do with being able to let go of the illusion of perfection.

When you tangle with your non dominant hand, in my case - the left, you really are forced to examine every movement you make.  How you hold the pen in your hand, which direction do you turn the tile? Do you pull the pen towards you? Or push it a way.  Do you use your wrist or your arm?

Part of the thing that holds people back is that they don't want their tile to look 'ugly'... but i think that one of the great perks of using your non dominant hand is that you already know going in that it's not going to 'look pretty' and so you're free, in a way, to let go of things like the idea of COMPOSITION or of perfection.

And also - let's stop calling our work ugly.  If you really don't like it, try saying your tile has Character.

Now.  For the second part of the challenge?

use tangles that are built using auras!

Aura's require a lot of focus for me, even when i'm using my dominant hand.  They really look the best when the spacing is consistent and even throughout. That's definitely a struggle for me.
arukas, afterglo, sez, crescent moon

have a great week!


And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - i'm @iamthediva - come on by and follow me, and i'm going to be using hashtags on the app for each of my weekly challenges. So if you're game - use the hashtag #DC321(Diva Challenge #321) for your tile this week! You can also search in the app for people's contributions to the challenge by clicking on the hashtag from inside the app, or using the search function. 

If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Weekly Challenge #320

Happy Monday everyone!

Thanks for the understanding last week - i was so wiped from the week before, it literally took me until wednesday or thursday to get back into the swing of things.  i was falling asleep every day, even though i was sleeping okay.  just exhausted.

The week's weather started hot and by the end of the week it was cold and chilly.  B-rad went off on his annual fishing trip weekend with his brothers, so the boys and i did some fun things together.

Spray park Shenanigans
 There's a spray park at the playground at the boys' school - so on Thursday i surprised them by showing up after school with towels and snacks and they played in the water while i did some painting in my journal.

such as ice cold hand on my leg.... brrrr.
 The boys didn't have school on Friday, so the boys and i talked about our summer art project: ArtClubDotCom (which is what Artoo named it) - we decided that we are going to try to do some thing artistic every day this summer.  So we went to Michaels to get some art supplies for the project - and the boys were excited.  They have been drawing in their journals every day since then.

Saturday my mom took the boys overnight so i could go out with my gal pal - we had beer on a rooftop patio (This mug holds 21oz of beer)

That's a large beer. 
 Then we went to a late showing of Wonder Woman - and Oh My Gosh.  I loved it.
also - b-rad texted me Saturday night to say that the guys were ending their fishing trip a day early.   I guess they had bad weather, cold and windy, and they weren't catching any fish - so they called it a day.

So on Sunday morning the boys were excited to see that their dad was home a day early!

Yay Dad!
 Then Sunday afternoon we went out to my in-laws for dinner.  At our house, we pay the boys to pick up the pine cones that fall off our pine trees onto the grass.  We only pay them $.01/pinecone.  Grandpa got wind of this and offered the boys $.05/pinecone.

Artoo and Chewie picked up 110 and 345 pinecones, respectively, from our lawn before we went out to Grandma and Grandpa's, and Artoo was ready to take grandpa up on his offer.


That's a lot of pinecones
Then he and i counted them out with Grandpa - 352!! so, Artoo left Grandpa's last night with $17.60
and there were SOOOO many left on the grass that he didn't pick up. lol.  He's pretty pumped and talking about all the Weird Al Yankovic CDs that he wants to buy.  :)

Before the challenge - i just wanted to say that, as is my custom, i'm going to be taking July and August off of blogging.  I hope to have some guest posts lined up for you, but i haven't got them organized as of yet.  i'll keep you posted.

Weekly Challenge #320: "UMT - Dansk by Margaret Bremner, CZT"
Since last week's challenge was BEad INSPIRED, today will be the Use My Tangle challenge - where the challenge is to use a tangle created by one of you!

For those of you who are new, the first Monday of every month is a Use My Tangle Challenge, where the challenge of the week is to use a tangle created by one of you!  If you have a tangle you'd like to submit you can add it here and be sure that it follows the guidelines for submission.

This month's UMT is Dansk by Margaret Bremner and you can see the step outs here 

This is the second time Dansk has been the UMT tangle.  I love this tangle, but i rarely use it - because it's not one that i feel really comfortable with.  Which is why i haven't really used it since Challenge #105

While i was streaming last night - i really noticed that i had a hard time with the way i used my pen.  I really like pulling the pen towards me, but this tangle's auraing means that you have to pull/push or push/pull the pen, or pull half way, turn the tile, and pull again. 
Starry sky through a window?



It took me some time to get comfortable with it - but by my second tile, i already liked it more.  I need to practice more if i'm going to get the knack of layering them over each other the way Margaret does. 

This tangle, with all it's auras, requires a bit of focus - the key to lovely auras is keeping the spacing between each aura as equal as possible. 
An egg in a nest?

I hope you enjoy Dansk. 

Thanks to everyone who joined me on Twitch last night! It was a fun stream!

have a great week!


And if you're on the Zentangle Mosaic App or Instagram - i'm @iamthediva - come on by and follow me, and i'm going to be using hashtags on the app for each of my weekly challenges. So if you're game - use the hashtag #DC320(Diva Challenge #320) for your tile this week! You can also search in the app for people's contributions to the challenge by clicking on the hashtag from inside the app, or using the search function. 

If you have a blog or host your images on line (like on Flickr or Picassa or Pinterest), add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;) 

If you love the challenge as much as i do, please consider leaving a tip (tip jar in the side bar).  I write this blog for free and have no plans to make it a paid for service in the future.  Buy me a cup of coffee, or a new Micron pen!! Click the tip jar on the side for a monthly tip, but if you just wanna throw a few bucks my way THIS LINK will give you a one time option.    A very big thank you to those who have kept me in hot cups of joe. ;)