Een mooie challenge die mij al een beetje aan een prille lente doet denken met deze 3 geweldige patronen: Cat-kin, Opus en Me too, afgewerkt in groene en blauwe pasteltinten.

A pretty challenge that reminds me already of the coming spring with those 3 wonderful patterns: Cat-kin, Opus and Me too, finished in light green and bleu tints.

Voor deze challenge heb ik gekozen om mijn nieuwe tangle Valentine’s Flow in het midden te plaatsen, gecombineerd met Alabastro en Mintea, gevolgd door hartjes, streepjes, puntjes en aura’s… De tile werd afgewerkt met kleurpotloden.

For this challenge, I have chosen to put my new tangle Valentine’s Flow in the middle of the tile, combined with Alabastro and Mintea, folowed by hearts, stripes, dosts and aura’s… The tile is finished with ordinary colourpencils.

Deze tile is gemaakt voor de vorige challenge met het mooie Anthem in de hoofdrol, vergezeld van Aloha, Stone story en mijn Zeppo en eveneens afgewerkt met gewone kleurpotloden.

This tile is made for the earlier challenge with the beautiful Anthem , accompagned by Aloha, Stone story and my Zeppo, and also finished with ordinary colourpencils.

Een prachtig patroontje is deze Anthem van Jody Genovese dat mij aan bergkristallen doet denken. Ik heb gekozen voor een compositie met Aloha, Stone Story en mijn Zeppo. Voor de kleuren heb ik heel lichtjes hier en daar wat bijgewerkt in gele en lichtblauwe kleuren om het effect van de “kristallen” te versterken.

A beautiful tangle is this Anthem by Jody Genovese that reminds me of chrystals. I have chosen for a combination with Aloha, Stone Story and my Zeppo. To make the effect of the chrystals a bit stronger, I have chosen to use only a little touch of yellow and lichtblue colours by ordinary colourpencils.

Een mooie Valentijn’s challenge van Adele met Funchin, Heartbox en LG getekend met zwarte en bruine pennen en afgewerkt met kleurpotloden op een tankleurige tile. 2 hoekjes werden zwart gemaakt met daarbovenop het fragment K14

A lovely Valentine’s challenge by Adele with Funchin, Heartbox and LG, drawn with black and brown pens and finished with colourpencils on a Renaissance tile. 2 corners were painted black with the fragment K14 abough.

In the heart of every winter is a vibrating spring, and behind the veil of every night sits a smiling Dawn. Kahill Gibran

January was a dark month with little sunshine, but nice to tangle during the long winter evenings…

Just after the appearance of Zeppo on tanglepatterns.com, Adele proposed to use my pattern in her 275 th challenge together with Pots ‘ n Pans and CO2. The first work I saw, was a tile of Lori Byerly on her blogpost. I liked it and therefore I have placed her tile below:

If you want to see the other contributions, please click on this link.

Thank you Adele for all the work you do for showing a wonderful presentation of each tile.

As you have seen several times, I like to draw on round tiles. I find that soothing and that’s why I’m trying to join the new project of Annette Plaga every month. Every 15th , Annette will give a new assignment. Below you see my tile for the first “Zendalamoments “. The following tangles were used: CO2, Nipa, Botania fragment K14, a variation on Copada, Cross-ur-Hearts and auras. For the colors I took different shades of blue, turquoize and green.

Also Annette’s mosaics remain a real challenge. From now on, Lisette Hofer will assist to compose the strings. You have always enough time to send a submission. There is no stress involved and it is, always a joy to see your own work afterwards, integrated into the large mosaics with all the different participants.

Here is already my contribution: River, Adalfa, Sandswirl, ‘N Zeppel en Henna Drum

And my own little mosaic:

During our move, my husband and a friend did most of the work. I picked up as much as possible and they drove up and down to the new address where everything was extracted. During the last weeks in the Ardennes, I could still enjoy the beautiful winter landscapes and in between there was still time to tangle…

When we just married and rented a small apartment, there was really too much stuff in our place. Now that’s different. While aging, I like more and more sobriety. A tidy house gives rest and less work. I don’t have a separate room to draw, but I like to sit in “the living”, a place with little maintenance, lots of daylight, soft colours, some plants and not too much trash. This also applies to the bedroom, which I want as little electronics as possible and I like it to be quiet and dark. Feeling secure in your small, private place gives you a pleasant, relaxed feeling of wellbeing in this busy, chaotic world. Feng Sui can give you tips to bring more balance, positive energy and rest in your living space. I tried to keep that in mind as good as possible… If you have less time to put in cleaning, you ‘ll have more time for your hobbies!!!

We have great memories of the Azores and the Ardennes, but now, we want to start a new chapter in our lives. It feels good to return to a place we know through and through and where both Rob and I grew up: Flanders.

Flow is my new pattern, accidentally created between the in and unpacking, after seeing the picture below:

I had to do “something “with this picture and I began to draw… There are many possibilities that you can make. After drawing Step 2, I turn my tile, I find it easier to draw than step 3. Flow also fits nicely in a grid and can even be drawn on his own, as you can see in the grid-string of Helen Williams. My preference is the “Hybrid-Flow ” with Delys. Maybe you can also create a hybrid with another pattern. Actually, the basic-Flow is also a hybrid with Fescu. For Valentine the “Valentine’s Flow” might come in handy. If you don’t get a pretty similar shape for the hearts, you can correct that simple with a little black ink… Good luck!

Flow together with Pozer en Tipple on a black tile:

And a white one with in the middle a variation on Valentine’s flow and further supplemented with Alabastro, hearts, lines, dots… and ended with the cheerful new pattern Mintea:

Not so long ago, Maria Thomas taught us to decorate letters. I’ve tried it and it is not so difficult as it looks. Melinda Barlow gives a nice demonstration that you can follow well. For the occasion of Valentine, I also made a tile for my husband Rob with his name. It’s simple but you can make the letters as exuberant as you want. I’m definitely going to do some more!

I have drawn a circle on grey paper, worked with a black pen, a white gellypen and a white chalk pencil. The frame araound is La Bel by Sue Jacobs:

On the 16th of February Carnaval will start in Venice and lasts until the 5th of March. Just like in Brazil, there are also many tourists. They all want to admire the magical atmosphere and the most spectacular costumes in this romantic Italian city that speaks to everyone’s imagination!

Although I am not wild of Carnaval, I still liked to tangle this mask. This was the first time I have drawn on other material than on paper (Zia) and I found it difficult. That’s why I opted for easy tangles: Hybrid, Crescent Moon, Sparkle, Mooka, Tipple, Sand swirl en Flukes.

Next post will appear in March and then spring will be very close. Below I placed a beautiful pullover of Dunque, from the new spring collection, available at Waschbaer. It is made of bio-cotton. and “Fair Trade”. I couldn’t resist because I’m possessed of tangles and I see different ones in this sweater, you guys too?

To conclude, I still like to stay a few moments more in the winter atmosphere with an adaptation of the Belgian singer: Adamo’s

Tombe la neige:

Laura en Adele gaven deze weel dezelfde challenge: de mooie Ratoon van Molly. Na wat oefenen is dit een mooie tangle met veel mogelijkheden, uitermate geschikt om het hart van een zendala te vormen. Dat is wat ik gedaan heb. Vervolgens werd Ratoon verbonden met mijn eigen patroontje Zanda (en aura’s), daarna volgde Beadlines, fragment K14 en tenslotte Bubbles. Voor de afwerking gebruikte ik gewone kleurpotloden.

Laura and Adele gave this week the same challenge: the lovely Ratoon of Molly. After some exercises, I like this nice, versatile tangle very much and it is a wonderful start for a zendala. That is exactly what I have done: I begun with Ratoon, connected the tangle with my own pattern Zanda (and aura’s), than followed Beadlines, fragment K14 and Bubbles. To finish I used ordinary colour pencils.