Friday, October 5, 2018

UMT Using MY Tangle!

I accidentally deleted my post! Thankfully I had it saved on another blog (which was also by accident but thank goodness I had it)

So this is the replacement, minus the comments it had received :(

Well tickle me pink! The Diva Challenge this week is UMT, and my tangle, Mezzanine, was selected.

Mezzanine Stepouts

But first, let me show you pictures of my little baby grandson!

Bring it, World!

Watering the Garden
he is 17 months old and yes, he is a pistol! My little sweet angel baby. Orion.

Now, this is my entry for the Diva Challenge...I'm going to play some more, because it's been a long time since I got this out. But doesn't it just look like a bottom? LOL I didn't mean to do it that way, but with the shading came the curvaceous hiney. And there's even a "Tramp Stamp" hahahaha!


Even though I haven't posted a blog entry for ages (thanks to a cranky old slow corrupt laptop at home) I have been busy with several groups on Facebook. 

A Start from Spring Taylor

My finish.

This is a tile swap from the Traveling Tangles Project. The month was June, and the theme was Blue.

The Jungle Invades
We moved to a new place, from a tiny 600 sq ft one bedroom, into a duplex with shared kitchen (My mom's place. We were able to put a bathroom in the basement, but no way could there be a kitchen) and one of the first things I did after the move, was to make some tiles. This piece was left over from that, and I tangled on it, thinking I'd cut it down to two bookmarks. But then it looked pretty good as-is, so I left it. 

using a list created by Stephanie Jennifer of the TTP
and borrowed by Square One Zentangle

For Inktober this year, I am posting to the FB group Square One Zentangle. I joined them very recently to hone my actual Zentangle and white, on a tile, with shading. 

Day 1: Mooka

Day 2: YAH
with other Y tangles

Day 3: Ginili

Oreo Face
My Adorbs Babay

And with that, I am done for now. 
Thank you for reading, and commenting. Comments make me happy!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Short and Sweet

Trying this from my Amazon Fire. Let's see how I do!

Orion turned one! Can you even believe it!

I'm sure mom will appreciatappreciatee the genuine wooden mallet!

Yummy cake!

The Joey challenge combined really well with the Diva challenge: use auras. Turned out fun, and looks like some floating seedling on a calm eddy.
Pickpocket. Reminds me of trees
with their arms around each other.

The button technique

From the Traveling Tangled Project. The start from Megan White was so ribbony. I loved doing this one!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Celebrating Amanda Day

It's been a fun couple of weeks. Including the tangling I've been doing.

I started with the Diva Amanda Day challenge. Rummaged in my recycle bin and grabbed a drink mix box (I do NOT drink this stuff, Wylie does)...broke it down, and the four elements spoke to me: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.

Earth is green
Water is blue
Fire...a Sunray!
Air is white and black

The Air panel, that strip of white Tipple is actually the glue from breaking down the box. Arundel is the pattern, which reminds me of a window, to look out onto the airy sky?

Fire is a sunray string in orange tones. I aimed for swirly or curvy rays. Alternated with black.

Water is mainly Crest, with some Bublz and Tipple.

Earth is Dublin, Pokeroot and Pokeleaf, a tangleation of  Mooka, I guess. But those globes! I love those globes!

And then I cut it into bookmarks. I may just sneak into the library and plant these among the stacks!
 No shoes, thanks!

Orion's mom and dad took after his YaYa (me) and have left him shoeless his whole life. When we went outside, I thought he'd be happier with shoes on.

I was wrong.
barefoot is better
He worked on his microbe intake...building that immune system! Nom nom, dirt!


I like this camel. Look at his wavy hump hair!

One weeknight in April, my mom, my granddaughter Nadia, and I went to China Lights, the Chinese lantern festival that has been in Salt Lake. Oh! It was so cool, once the sun went down! And the small entertainment was very enjoyable.

you can find inspiration in so many places

The dragon was as big as the whole center quad.
 we had a great time.

The back side of some tissue dyed paper

The Milky Way!

Wylie and I went to an AMAZING concert, Postmodern Jukebox. All I can say is WOW! What a show they put on, with vintage covers of all kinds of current songs. I had the time of my life, up close to the stage, dancing, singing along, and enjoying myself thoroughly. 

This is from Joey's challenge last week. I haven't started the one for this week. Enjoying this series a LOT! I call this Trellis
 A start, and my finish, from the Traveling Tangles Project on FB.

Oooh! I really liked this one. It is a scratch off, and I used a chopstick on it.
Fronds is the pattern and rainbow ombre is the background.

Now THIS is cool. I found a unique book on Amazon, called "Wreck this Journal"...each page has an instruction (including "break the spine" and "tear this page out and throw it away") *gulp*
But the instruction on this page was "collect the stamps from all your mail"...and I had OODLES of envelopes from all over the world, thanks to the Traveling Tangles Project...and look how COOL that is! Stamps from all over the US, plus Belgium, Singapore, Australia, and Russia! I'm enjoying this book a lot. Today I worked on the page for documenting what I ate...splatters, dribbles, drops of guacamole, rice, beans, queso...hahahaha! fun! And messy, and quite freeing. 

This is the Whitney Siblings, and their spouses. My sister Hilary is in the foreground, her husband Curt, then me, then Wylie. My brother Dave is to the right with his wife Marcie. The head...we didn't really know who that was but he didn't mind us taking our pic with him.

We ate out at the best Mexican restaurant in town, then strolled around the International Peace Garden, which was created when the Olympics came to town. What an enjoyable evening!...Yeah, it's been a busy few weeks. Busy in the best possible way. 

And here you see all the starts that I haven't gotten to yet, so I guess that means I'll get off the computer and get busy in another WONDERFUL way!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Catching Up

It's been a few weeks. Let's get started!

Opa's Hat
I may have posted this one, but isn't it worth another look? What a beauty boy!

Okay, I had a down day and got caught up with all the Joey "Front and Center" challenges.
I want to keep these tangles as the main star so I plan on keeping it pretty simple with all of the
Front and Center challenges:

 Cadent and some Beadline accompany Joeys Mak-rah-mee.
Reminds me of a tumbleweed on a wall.
 The second challenge was Breach. I added some Sanibelle and Zinger and
ended up with a light flighty butterfly!
This week's Front and Center was Relly Telly One. I put it on a bed of
KnightsBridge, done two ways. 

One thing I did in the past few weeks was to take some pictures of a grand old building in my home town. It is a fascinating edifice, with great patterns and designs etched into the sandstone of its building blocks.

This is the clock tower. The building and its grounds take up a whole city block.

It still chimes the hour and the half hour in dowtown SLC, Utah.
Took this picture aiming at the arch, with its edge of alternating squares, and the edge above the leaf/scrollwork with faces, the triangles along the edge but when I looked at the picture, I LOVED the checkerboard of smooth and rough squares, that I didn't even notice because I was focusing on the arch!

This is what gave me the idea for Knightsbridge on the Joey challenge for this week. 

But isn't the work of those old stone masons so impressive! 

Here's the hat on its original owner. Baby Opa connection.

This week's Diva Challenge is a duotangle: Shattuck vs. Tripoli. I almost didn't do it, because I've never been able to get into Tripoli. I flub it every time and it turns out not looking all that cool. But regardless, I had a bookmark cut out of some tissue dyed paper.

Front of the paper

Shattuck vs. Tripoli (1)

The really cool thing about this last batch was the bleed through, so here is the other side of the same bookmark:

Sparkly back of the bookmark
Shattuck vs Tripoli (2)

Because of how pretty the dye bleed through looked, I wanted to make sure the colors weren't hidden, so I kept i light with the patterns. I think this will make a wonderful little hidden treasure in a library book.

This is wider than a normal bookmark, but it's a favorite recent piece. I was going to cut down the center to make two bookmarks of it, but I really like how it looks as a whole, and it is too broad for a bookmark so I'll think of something else for it. I like looking at it.

This was a fun Traveling Tangle, with the start from Pat Floerke, and my finish below. Those little bugs just appeared all of a sudden. 


April Flowers Bring Ladybugs!

Some serious watching going on there, bud.

 Orion Loves the Garbage Truck.

And with that I finish. Thanks for reading. Thanks for comments! I lurve comments.