This week, *I* am the diva!

This week, *I* am the diva!

This week’s weekly challenge on Laura Harms’ I am the Diva site is…MINE! I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to do a guest blog and challenge. THANK YOU to Laura for the opportunity and toΒ all who participate! Because participating in the challenge is important to me, I thought I’d throw out one more drawing this week to go with the ones I shared for the challenge (go see them here, if you haven’t).

The challenge is to use “organic” tangles…I have always loved the ones that evoke feelings of nature and growth. To that end, here is my own submission for the challenge. This is a ZIA in my sketchbook but does use all “real” tangles like Flux, Mooka, Msst, Aura-Leah, and a couple of others. I can’t wait to see the beautiful work that everyone sends in this week. I hope everyone enjoys the challenge.

Organic Challenge











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21 Responses to This week, *I* am the diva!

  1. Maggibee July 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    This is great and I love the way you have added a little, but just enough, colour.

  2. BeverlyG July 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    This is going to be a good challenge this week. I’m mostly a black and white tangler drawn to more geometric shapes, but I love flowers so I’m off to get out my tile and pen to make a start.

  3. Jean Chaney July 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    This was a fun challenge, thanks! I love the organic tangles a lot. Your groupings of tangles flow so well with each other.

  4. Yukari July 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    I’m working on mine now.. I love this challenge, as I have done several ZIA pieces with an organic theme.. Yours are so very lovely!

  5. Annemarie July 28, 2015 at 2:03 am #

    This is a gorgeous mix of tangles!

  6. LonettA July 28, 2015 at 5:31 am #

    Both are fabulous!! Thank you for this wonderful challenge!

  7. Lily M. July 28, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    Beautiful tile! πŸ™‚

  8. Joanne Faherty July 28, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    I love that you’ve used black and brown inks together. I’ll have to try that. I also love your ‘overgrown’ garden look :). Great challenge idea. Looking forward to seeing as many of the entries as possible! πŸ™‚ sometimes I get a bit lost looking at them with so many.

  9. Melinda Butcher July 28, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Thanks for the awesome challenge! Lovely tiles!

  10. Amy July 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    I loooooooooooooooooooove organic tangles! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  11. Suzanne Fluhr July 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    Thanks for the fun challenge this week, Cari. Needless to say, your response to the challenge is perfect.

  12. Jay July 29, 2015 at 2:30 am #

    Wow ! A lovely tile !

  13. Ulrike B July 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    this is beautiful….. thank you for this wonderful challenge…

  14. Debbie July 30, 2015 at 4:45 am #

    Dear Cari,

    I really enjoyed your challenge πŸ™‚ So proud of you! I just knew I couldn’t skip this one!!

    P.S. I especially like your black and brown piece!


  15. Donald W August 2, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    Liked the tiles that you posted with the challenge but your ZIA from your sketchbook is great. Like the black/brown combination. Like how you vary the width of your strokes. Gives a nice depth and highlight to the piece.

  16. Diane Clancy August 5, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    This is a wonderful challenge!! Love it!! And your pieces are lovely!! Thank you again!! πŸ™‚

    ~ Diane Clancy

  17. Diane Clancy August 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    Cari, thank you for saying mine is gorgeous πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I used prismacolor colored pencils that I have saved for years for when I figured out how to create what I wanted with them. Zentangle gives me the structure, patterns and contrast that I needed. Very excited and thank you again!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

  18. Tracy McDonald August 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    Dear Cari, Your Tangle Drawings are so lovely. To my hearts regret, I must unsubscribe from all my newsletters/blog posts. Business reasons require my undivided attention for some time. I greatly appreciate your efforts to help me. With heartfelt blessings to you and yours, Tracy McDonald

  19. Theodore Gostowski August 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm #

    This week s It s a String Thing Zentangle Challenge celebrates her 100th challenge, and for this zen-tastic occasion, she created a new string and tangle, each called 100.


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