Sunday, 24 November 2013

Diva's weekly challenge #145

This weeks challenge was to use the New Official Tangle: QUIB
 
Carol Graham / Tangled Inklings / Diva Challenge #145
Diva Challenge #145

It was a crazy week for me so I am very late getting this done, I probably won't make it into the round-up, but I really had a lot of fun with it.  Check out Zentangle's Newsletter for the step-outs and some beautiful examples.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

wonderful week

Coral

This has been the most wonderful week!  


We went to Alberta to visit my daughter and her family, and I got to spend some quality one-on-one time with my beautiful little granddaughter.  She has seemingly boundless energy, and this grandma had a hard time keeping up!  But I loved every moment, and can't wait for next month when she'll come to my house for a visit.
Margaret, Laura and Me!

On our way home, I had the opportunity to stop in Saskatoon and visit with fellow Canadian CZTs, Margaret Bremner (Enthusiastic Artist) and Laura Harms (I am the Diva).  They graciously shared some of their zentangle-wisdom with me, and answered all my questions - some before I even asked. 
Thanks SO much, ladies!


Laura suggested we tangle while we visited. We each began a tile, then passed them around the table at each step, creating three awesome tiles.  What a cool exercise!  We all initialed the front and signed the back, then flipped them over and each got to choose one.  
I got the middle one!


http://enthusiasticartist.blogspot.ca/Both Margaret and Laura are busily tangling Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) for a big swap they are participating in.  Margaret brought out a pile of them, and told Laura and I we could each choose one.  When there are lots of choices, I find it SO hard to pick!  I started to ask them to choose for me, when my fingers touched on this gorgeous card, and I was hooked.  It's absolutely juicy - the photo doesn't do it justice . . . there's bling in the center of the flowers!!!

When I was catching up on emails and such back at our hotel later that evening - I saw that I had won the Sakura Give-Away from last week's Diva Challenge!!!  When I contacted Laura with my mailing address, we both had a chuckle, because I hadn't seen her blog before I met with her, and she didn't realize that THAT Carol was ME.

Yup - a wonderful week indeed!



Friday, 15 November 2013

Diva's weekly challenge #144

Diva Challenge #144 / Carol Graham / Tangled Inklings
Diva Challenge #144


"A Bug's Life"   This week's challenge was inspired by a stop motion video from CZT Samantha Taylor and Sakura called A  Bug's  Life  in  a  Zentangle  World.  

I am in Alberta visiting my daughter and her family this week.  I got my idea from a poster in the girl's bathroom, and tangled my bug's life cycle!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Diva's weekly challenge #143

"UMT v.XXII - Cruze"  This week's Use My Tangle challenge is "Cruze" by CZT Caren Mlot.  You can see the step outs for this tangle on her blog, Tangle Mania

Diva Challenge #143 / Carol Graham / Tankled Inklings
Diva's Challenge #143

I have followed Laura Harm's I Am The Diva blog for quite some time.  I usually try the challenges, but this is the first time I have posted one of my tiles.  Challenge #142 was to find your comfort zone, and move beyond it into the Danger Zone.  Well . . . I wimped out, and didn't even try it.  So I figured since posting a tile was WAY out of my comfort zone - this'll make up for missing last week.  And I'm gonna try to make it a habit.