Monday, July 31, 2017

Weekly Challenge #327 - Guest Blogger Henrike Bratz

Hello everybody all over the world. This week’s guest post comes from Germany. My name is Henrike and I’ve been tangling for about four and a half years. When I stumbled across a Zentangle book in a bookstore just before Christmas 2013 I was immediately fascinated. At that time there were no CZTs in Germany to learn from, a single (poor) book in German, no supplies …. So I started with what I could get hold of – and one of those things of course was the internet and Laura’s Diva Challenge. I participated for the first time in February 2014 with this tile:


In the meantime a lot has changed. By now there are more than 30 CZTs in Germany, me being one of them. I travelled to Providence this spring and enjoyed every moment of CZT#26 seminar. What a great experience! A special hello to all my mates from the seminar!!
As the diva - who has challenged me for so many times - takes a break, I’m happy to challenge you today. I hope you are going to have some fun!
Weekly Challenge #327: "The Diva dancing in Lisbon"
Recently I visited Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. The city is just beautiful! There are patterns everywhere. Houses are covered with tiles. There are floral patterns as well as geometric ones. Some tiles are just blue others are colorful. I loved to just look and then sit and tangle with a nice cup of coffee in front of me.

I tried to deconstruct some of the patterns I found as you can see in the collage. There was one tile in a museum I especially liked. I call it the “Lisbon fragment”. You can read more about it, find the stepouts and some variations here.
As you may have noticed there’s the tangle diva dance in my first “Diva-Challenge”-tile. This pattern has been one of my favorite tangles from the beginning.
So here’s the challenge: Put on some music – best look for a fado playlist and imagine the Diva dancing in Lisbon. Use the “Lisbon fragment” and Diva Dance to create your tile. Add more tangles if you like to and enjoy the moment!
This is my tile:

If you are interested to see some more of my work look up my website www.nord-tangle.de

Hashtags for this week: #dc327 #fragments #divadance #lisbonfragment #iamthedivacztchallenge
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. ;) 

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15 comments:

  1. The Lisbon Fragment is so cool! I visited Lisbon about 8 years ago, but never came across the Lisbon Tile Museum. Of course, that was before I found Zentangle and became aware of patterns everywhere.
    P.S.: Your command of English is wonderful. I'm always impressed by multilingualism.

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  2. I am really intrigued by this, Henrike, and know I will spend several hours exploring the possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thank you Henrike for this challenge. I like your tangle, tried it several times before starting my tile, but still it is not really how it should be. But, it is what it is and I liked working on it. Your tile is beautiful!!!

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  4. Thank you Henrike, I checked out your blog, you tangle beautifully. Diva dance sweeping across your zendala tile picks up the tempo with joyous movement.

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  5. Thank you Henrike for this fun challenge. I love your blog and all of your variations of Lisbon Fragment 😉

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  6. I had a bit of bother with the step outs for this one, so I think I may need more practice. I like it when other people do it but haven't succeeded myself yet.

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  7. Thank you very much for this interesting challenge, dear Henrike. I enjoyed it very much, to play with your wonderful tangle pattern. It is nice, that you are Lauras guest this week. Greetings from Germany to Germany, Margarete

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  8. Thank you for hosting this week. I had fun on my first attempt. Shaky hands but the next should be more stable.

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  9. Thank´s Henrike for this challenge! I love the fragment and I love the photos of tiles you saw. I have to go back into my photoarchive and look for tiles I have taken pics of. Not in Lisbon, I haven´t been there, but from other places round the Mediterranean...:)

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  10. Thank you Henrike, everyone scared me with this so I did two small practice tiles on small paper and it turned out great.....then when I tried to put it in my book Yikes, took 3 tries before I got it right. (No mistakes in Zentangle????? haha). Too bad my photos always have the side with the light showing up not as dark as the Tangle really is.

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  11. I had so much fun with this challenge. Thank you !!!!!

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  12. Thanks Henrike for the challenge, I really had fun with it. And I definitely have to look into reticula and fragments some more...

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  13. Thank you Henrike and Laura for thi challenge. I enjoyed a lot for my 1st time in this weekly challenge. A good way to begin!

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  14. Thank you for this challenge, Henrike and Laura. These patterns together I like very much. For me it was the first challenge in which I participated.

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tangle me some zen, baby!!