Monday, March 4, 2019

Weekly Challenge #387

Happy Monday - First Monday of March!

Why is it that February, which is the shortest month of the year, always feels like it's the longest?  I'm so over this weather.

But, the days are getting longer and i always find it so amazing how much just a bit more sunshine each day really effects everyone in the house.  Especially me.  All winter long we get up in the dark, so it's nice to have the sun already rising when we wake up again.  It's making me feel so hopeful for spring.


Because this is the first monday of the month - it's a Use My Tangle Challenge!

Weekly Challenge #387: "UMT - HaWy by Holly Atwater, CZT"

This month's Use My Tangle challenge features the tangle HaWy (Rhymes with Hawaii).    

The first Monday of each month is a Use My Tangle challenge where the tangle we use is brought to us by ONE of YOU!! You don't have to be a CZT to submit, but they do have to follow the guidelines etc found here...

This month's tangle is brought to you via Holly's instagram feed!  i saved the post in my collections and i kept thinking i'd get around to it, but i never did - but luckily for me sometimes i get to use my challenge as a way to further my OWN practice.  Yay me! lol

You can find the step outs to this amazinnnnng tangle on Holly's blog - and you can all ooh and ahh over her new home in Vegas too.... (Holly, if i'm ever in Vegas, i'm coming for you... lol)

This is certainly not a 'mindless' tangle - like keeko or printemps.  It's definitely what you'd call a HIGH FOCUS tangle, and i think it looks more intimidating than it actually is - eventually.  But dannng.  The results are worth it. 

Here's my tile done with Holly's tangle.

For some reason i had a very sci-fi feel while i was tangling, so i tried to make the bottom half of the tangle a little more flowy and organic, like a spacey background to this stark angled geometric tangle.  i'm not so sure i achieved the effect i was going for, but this WAS my pass of this tangle, and i'll for sure be doing it again. 

have a great week.

OH HEY - if you're on instagram, i've been having fun the last couple of weeks posting people's challenge tiles in my stories, so be sure to use the hashtag below if you want me to post yours too!

have a great week everyone!
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 #DC387 (Diva Challenge #387) 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. ;) 
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  1. Wow! This one was definitely a CHALLENGE. :D One which I failed. Yours turned out nice. I especially like how you managed to only use it in the top half of your tile and extended some of those lines down across the bottom--very nice effect.

    I really like the black behind the orbs and the wiggly tangle under it. What tangle is that? The blackened part really gives it some depth.

    I'll try HaWy again sometime since I didn't seem to get it this time. :) Thanks for the challenge.

  2. Love your tile! Mine seemed to meander off course!

  3. Hawy is a real challenge. First of all, one has to understand the systematics of the pattern. This has succeeded perfectly in your tile. I like your composition with the other patterns. Because Hawy really fascinates me, I drew four variants. Thank you for this interesting task, dear Laura! Greetings from Germany, Margarete

  4. I love your UMT-challenges! It is such a great way to learn new tangles and this time a tangle I might have not tried if I had seen it. But I am glad I did, though it wasn´t an easy one! Your tile is so nice!


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