Diva #249

I had to take a look: I tried my first Diva challenge on July 17 in 2011 and it was #30: „String Theory vV Initialize“.

I haven’t done every challenge but I think I saw every one of them and there is still time to try them all, right?
I hope there‘ ll be lots of years more of Lauras stories about her boys and her life and her amazing pictures and ideas each week!
This is so much fun and I’m really thankful that I found her side.

I loved the challenge this week but I’m not very happy about my results *sigh*
The first try:

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The second try:

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Diva #233: New tangle „Zenith“

I have to admit I didn’t like „Zenith“ at first. I don’t know why but it just doesn’t screamed my name 🙂

But then it got to be a Diva challenge and I just had to try it… and suddenly I liked the flow of it. It has everything I love in a tangle: simple structur and an easy to follow „how to do“.

So I tangled my first picture with it and was quite happy… and then I did another one and I really loved it!

Funny how a simple challenge can change our point of view, right?



Diva #230: Guest Blogger Erin Olson, CZT

I loved this weeks challenge!

I think I have tried two or three zendalas before and I’m usually not happy with my results but I love watching what other people came up with. They always look so easy and flowing and I envy everyone who can draw them…. and this week I could too!

At least I think so 😉

and even my husband tried his first Zendala:

I wish you all an amazing week!

Diva #229: Guest Blogger Sandy Hunter, CZT

This weeks challenge was a very heavy one – for me!

When I read the challenge I was all „Oh, my…“ and I just knew I had to struggle a lot. It’s not that I don’t like white space on my tiles (in fact I love seeing tiles with lots of white space! They allways seem so special to me!) but I can’t find the right time to just stop drawing *sigh*

So this was a struggle and I’m not quite sure if I won but at least I stopped drawing when everything in me screamed: „Make another line and another line“

And because I struggled a lot I managed to convince my husband to draw another tile again *grin*

My first thought when I saw this picture: I see the light at the end of the tunnel … *lol*

He needed the same time for his drawing than me with my tile. Unbelievable, right!

Diva #228: Guest Blogger Cari Sultanik, CZT

I loved loved loved this weeks challenge!

I saw the theme when I was in a train on my way back home and I thought of every pattern which could fit and I wanted to start right away… but then my dogs wanted to stretch their legs and my son wanted to tell me something and a friend wanted to show me photos of his journey *sigh*

When I had time all my inspiration was gone – but I convinced my husband to draw a tile too!
You have to know he is very talented and we have a few of his pictures in our home. He doesn’t sell them but I’m sure he could if he wanted.
He hasn’t really tried Zentangle before (there was one summer years ago where we made a Family Zentangle on a very large paper but mostly it was me and our son drawing and him telling us jokes) so this was a first and when he started drawing I got distracted because I like watching him draw.

So… a guest blogger and a guest participant *grin*

My tile:

My husbands tile:


Diva #226: Guest Blogger Katie Crommett, CZT

I’m no fan of Simplicity!
I like my tiles with lots of different patterns and though I don’t like using color I love shading the tiles.

So this weeks challenge by Katie Crommett to draw simple was a real challenge for myself. In the end I draw just one string, very confused and without really looking, and I used very easy patterns, in fact only two of them. I even left most of my tile white (which I usually don’t do) and now I can say: I made the challeng!

I can’t say I’m happy with my result but it was fun going against everything I wanted to draw on this tile. Maybe I’ll do it after posting it now *giggles*diva_226

diva #225: Guest Blogger Jen Crutchfield CZT

Laura wanted some Family time and because we all love her Family pictures and our Diva we are more than happy to wish her a amazing time 😉

She even left us with guests on her blog who will give us every week new challenges. This week it’s Jen Crutchfield and her challenge was a real challenge for me: She wanted us to chose 2 – 3 colors to use on a tile.
Did I mention that I don’t like using color???
So I was tempted to skip this challenge but I was curious about Jen’s work. I went to her blog and found some amazing pictures – and one blog entry in which Jen copied other artists tiles.
I liked the pictures I saw there and I decided to do the same 😉


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If you take a real look you’ll find some difference between my picture and Jen’s 🙂
I found it hard to copy a tile. I kept trying to change something, to gave the picture another swing or something like that but I didn’t do it – till I added shadow

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My tile looks the same as Jen’s and different, right?
And I even love the color in this!

A great week to everyone!