Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's A String Thing #23

I'm playing along with Adeles' "It's A String Thing" challenge, you can find all the details HERE.  This time I decided to play with a Renaissance tile as I need a lot of practice with these.  Instead of the traditional black & white, on these beautiful tan tiles one makes use of both a black and a brown Micron pen and then we use white charcoal pencil for highlighting and graphite pencil for shading.  (As I said, I need a LOT of practice!).

This week it was all about tangles beginning with the letters Ba - we had 8 to choose from and I decided to work with 5 of them.  Here is my interpretation of String No.23 that was used for this challenge:

Baton, Bandola, Bateek, Batch, Barberpole

All these tangles can be found on www.tanglepatterns.com.

I enjoyed spending time on this tile.  I am quite a slow tangler I think, but Zentangle® is all about the process, and not really about the outcome.  I do find that I do relax when I tangle away.

Today I have been spending time putting pen to paper in terms of some classes I want to offer in the coming months with regards to Zentangle®.  I have to admit to a bit of nerves, but my friend Moz let me practice on her the other day, and it was a wonderful experience, for both of us.

Wishing you a really wonderful day!

11 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Awesome! I think you're becoming an expert Brenda!

Anonymous said...

It's a lovely tile. I really like the Bandolai. will have to bring out my tan tiles and give it a go too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

Very pretty piece of art Brenda!

Moz said...

This is a lovely tile and a lot of work! But, having experienced the peace and contentment one feels whilst working on a tile, who cares how much work or how long it takes? Everything just has to wait.....lol!
You are a very good teacher B, so don't feel anxious. I can't wait to get going with your classes. Enjoy the beach. Hugz. Moz

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Brenda. How exciting to be teaching this. Wish I live close to you, as I'd come to classes for sure.

Rosemary said...

your tangles always look amazing to me, brenda! i like the addition of color on this one. i think you will be a great zentangle teacher... so don't worry! :)

Sue Lelli said...

How EXCITING! Classes! I just LOVE this tile and all of the patterns you made! GORGEOUS! I can imagine this would be very relaxing!

Bev said...

Stunning! I am wanting to get started learning Zentangles. I was wondering if can advise what products are the best to buy in SA to get myself started

Trinh said...

I am always in awe when I see one of your tangles, Brenda!

Annie Taylor said...

It's a really beautiful tile, Brenda. I am so envious of the Renaissance tiles as they add an extra 'something' to the tangles but they're not easy to get where I am. All the best for teaching; I do think that teaching the process is a vital part and I'm sure you will love it. Axxx

Martha said...

Hi, Brenda! Sorry to be gone for so long.

You always amaze me with your LOVELY Zentangle creations. What a fabulous design & pretty colors!

I'm sure your students will ENJOY your classes! You have a God-given gift of making others feel comfortable & welcome. Enjoy!