Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Diva Challenge 293....

Well hello again! Long time no post. I have been tangling and have even done some of the challenges, but finding the opportunity to post has been difficult. Anyway, glad to report all is well here and I will try to check out some of the wonderful art that is shared through the Diva's Challenge.

I was sorry to hear that Laura was having a tough time but glad to see the lovely photos of her boys and to read that she tackles her problems in such a great, instinctive and energetic way. Power to you, Laura. Axxx

Our challenge this week was to use Keeko, which is one of my favourite 'border' tangles but it doesn't often take centre stage. I used a 'string' that I find is really comforting and very good for beginners to create a little work of art for themselves. Good fun to do. And Keeko is really such a wonderful tangle and deserves a bit of the spotlight from time to time!

I am going to just post a few more of my recent tangles - as much for posterity as anything else. Been enjoying doing some of these just for myself.

A couple of Purk, Shell, Cubine and Vega variations using the same string but in a different arrangement.

And a monotangle of Garlic Cloves - which I LOVED doing!

So, all well in my sunny neck of the woods. I do wish I could say the same for everyone...for the world seems to have gone quite mad recently. 
For too many, life is a constant struggle for survival. We've already seen the popular vote in the UK to leave Europe - with the overwhelming majority voting to do so because of immigration. And last week, we saw a rich and powerful nation elect a ....well, I don't have a word. Trump will do. (It means 'fart' in English). Immigration also the key factor. In the USA. Ho hum. 

Keep on tangling. 



  1. Your tiles are wonderful, thank you for sharing them and your thoughts with us :-) Gudrun S.

  2. Fabulous Keeko tile Annie! Terrific tangles and shading! It looks like a Christmas present with ribbons and a poinsettia flower. Love your other tiles. I must try garlic cloves tangle soon! :)

  3. All your tiles are lovely this week. I love the pop of color in the Keeko tile and can't wait to try out garlic cloves after seeing your tile.

  4. Good to see you back, Annie! I love the purple flower in the center of Keeko, such a lovely tile. The others are beautiful too.
    Let try to be hopeful and postilion; in the end that will win.

  5. Your tiles are beautiful. I particularly like to two using Purk.

  6. Beautiful work Annie! I love that Diva tile and the shading on your other pieces are stunning. Those black beads make me think of hat pins. I'm gonna have to steal that;-)

  7. Lovely work! I like to the variations on the string tiles especially

  8. Lovely tiles all. I especially like the Keeko tile. The textures are just beautiful.

  9. All are wonderful! Especially I like your tile with Keeko! It has a beautiful depth!

  10. Welcome back, Annie. I completely understand how life sometimes interferes with blog posts. I'm glad you've still been finding some time for Zentangle Inspired Art-- more important than ever when the people of the world, and especially one's own country, seem to have lost their collective minds. I like the way you used Keeko and I find your Garlic Cloves monotangle and the way you used color there especially pleasing. Peace.

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I read everyone's comments and am delighted that you took the time to share your views. Thank you! Ax