Wednesday 12 August 2015

Spreading the Word

This morning I have been to my knitting group. We are not a knit and bitch group, but instead we are a knit and natter group - there is a subtle difference :-) I have been telling them all about Zentangle® and some seemed quite interested. I think one or two will go and look it up and maybe try it themselves.

I also told them about the challenges that I enjoy drawing for. This one I have drawn for Diane and Carolein's Alphabet Challenge. NBV. Have you seen the two tiles that Diane and Carolien have drawn for it, they are fabulous. I hope I get to be so good one day.

I have done my usual format of normal and bijou tiles in my 6" x 9" sketchbook and I have to say I was quite pleased with it too. I used String #155 for the tile part and for the tangle patterns it has N'Zeppel, Bales, Betweed, Blooming Butter, Bault, Nipa and Vortex. For the rest I used two sorts of B'Twined, Narwal, Verigogh and Beadlines. I was the first time I had done shadows and I was quite pleased with the results on the Beadlines, it is wonderful what you can learn by looking at other people's posts. I have also seen some really fantastic finely drawn Verdigogh and whilst mine is not like that yet it is coming along, at least it is starting to look like the step-out.


  1. WOW, this is stunning and I LOVE it!!!! The shading is done perfect.

  2. Great! You don't have to envy Carolien and Diane!

  3. Your sketchbook page is absolutely beautiful! Great use of the tangles and your shading is fabulous!

  4. I agree with everyone else - this is fabulous and we have nothing on you!! :) I love your formant and your shading is great!! Your Verdigogh looks like the tangle pattern - that is success to me!! I never could do that one. You made a comment about Narwal - here is a video Carolien and I both watched :)

    ~ Diane Clancy

    1. ~ Diane Clancy

      and thank you for joining in :)