This week’s challenge #177 is from the diva CZT’s guest blogger is to use the tangle pattern “Truffle”. I call my tile “Pearly Shells”.  I started with the TanglePattern String #110.  The tangle patterns I used were Truffle, Caviar, Yincut and official patterns Shattuck, Sez, Minchin and Keeko.  Enjoy!

Pearly Shells

“Pearly Shells”
4″x4″ Strathmore artist tile, Sakura micron pens, Sakura white gel pen, Faber-Castell Pitt Brush pen, graphite pencil


This week’s It’s a String Thing Challenge #48 is to use TanglePatterns String 046 with tangles Purk, Printemps, Pippin and/or Prestwood.  This was a quick tangle for me as I couldn’t sit still for long since it’s really hot, sunny and humid here in Vancouver.  My tile is entitled “Summer Squash”.  Enjoy!

Summer Squash

“Summer Squash”
3.5″x3.5″ official Zentangle tile, Sakura micron pen, Sakura Soufflé pen, Faber-Castell Pitt brush pen, graphite pencil


This week’s I am the Diva CZT challenge #175 is to use the tangle “Crux” by Henrike Bratz.  This was the first time for me to use this tangle.  I like it.  I shall definitely use this tangle pattern again.  My piece for this week is entitled “Ceramics” because it reminds me of floor tiles.  It’s hot, sunny and humid in Vancouver these days so I am very grateful that we have cool to the touch floor tiles in our condo.  I started with the TanglePattern String 099.  The tangles used are:  Crux, Onomato, Hibred, and Florz. Enjoy!


Strathmore 6″x6″ tile, Sakura micron pen, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, graphite pencil


This week’s It’s a String Thing challenge #47 is to use our challenge hostess’, Adele Bruno CZT’s, July 4th string.  July 1st is our Canada Day so I decided to use red and white in my ZIA.  This was a cute challenge.  The first letter of each tile pattern selected for this week spell our JULY!  The patterns include:

  • Joy  by Jaoyce Block, CZT
  • Unyun  by Carole Ohl, CZT
  • Lightning Bolt by Suzanne McNeill, CZT
  • Yincut  an official Zentangle® pattern
Canada Day Celebration

“Canada Day Celebration”
Strathmore 6″x6″ black tile, Sakura white gelly roll pen, Faber-Castell Aquarelle pencils, White charcoal pencil


Canada Day Cake and RCMP


Canada Day Fireworks Vancouver


This week’s I am the Diva CZT’s Challenge is #174:  Superimposing Strings.  The challenge is to simply use two strings superimposed on each other.  This is my second tile for this challenge.  I decided to use a less flowing style than my previous “Garland” Asian feather theme.  I used TanglePatterns Strings #063 and 091. The tangles I used Nipa, Striping, Coil, Strircles, Yincut, Unyun, and Neuron.  Enjoy!


5″ circular cardstock paper, Black Sharpie, Sakura micron pens, Sakura Gelly Roll white pen, White charcoal pencil

Pinwheel String

My starting string: TanglePatterns #063 and 091 superimposed on each other



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