Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sharing the love! Guest Diva Challenge #331 and IAST #210

Last Friday I have an interesting evening with the bestie! I have been trying to infect her with the Zentangle bug but she's not really been prepared to take the dive and take CZT Mabel's Zentangle 101 class... but she did want to give it a go. So I prepared a kit and after dinner last Friday, we sat down and tangled! This was her first tile.

 knightsbridge.flux.pokeleaf.crescent moon
 
Maybe next year I will take the CZT course!
 
This week's Guest Diva Challenge #331 was awesome! Petoskey stones are clear examples of the wonders of nature and what I would refer to as small blessings in Life.
 
For some reason, the images of the stones appealed to the science geek in me (sadly my profession does not involve sciency things) and for inexplicable reasons, reminded me of the agar bacterial flowers (at least that's what I called them) that we "cultured" in petri dishes during science class in secondary / high school. Now, I mean this in the best way - I honestly think that the bacterial flowers are beautiful in their own way. Like these:
 
 
 

Thus inspired, I used Amoeba and Widgets (2 tangles that I have been dying to use) to create my own Petoskey stone inspired petri dish.
 
 
(I love zentangling in a public place... :))
 

I really loved the outcome! It took quite a bit of work drawing out all the individual fragments and adding shading and highlights to each but I think it was well worth it!

...kinda reminds me of the Amoeba Boys! (I know... my age may be showing...)

 
In case you are wondering what the pink thing is, it's my new Zentangle on the go kit! I needed to wash my old Scooby-Doo one, so I made two more!


I've also completed by contribution for IAST #210.

shattuck.peaks.aquafleur.onomato.puffle.pepper.marasu.borbz.copada.striping.paradox.jax

I don't think I've ever used so many tangles in a single tile!

I also played around with tiles that erm.... don't really fill up the whole tile? I do need some more practice though =( Does anyone have any pointers :/?

well.mooka.printemps.snorr

14 comments:

  1. What great tiles! I love your string challenge piece;-)

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  2. I love your Petoskey stone/bacteria inspired Petri dish tile. I also enjoyed science class, but alas, had to go to law school because I'm horrid at math. If you enjoyed sharing Zentangle with your friend and if you can swing it financially, I think you'd really enjoy attending the CZT training. You'll feel an instant connection to your classmates from all over the world.

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    1. I loved math and science save for physics that i really stank at! But my mom wanted me to go to law school! :(

      Am really considering going for the training next year!

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  3. Very beautiful, creative and unique, your Petoskey petri dish! I love it!

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    1. Thank you! :) Amoeba was a daunting tangle when i saw it but once you get into the groove it's quite cute! :)

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  4. All are beautiful! I like your idea with the petri dish!👏

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    1. Thank you! Gotta let the inner science geek out once in a while!

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  5. I'm smiling. I like your associations. For me it is often the same. Looking at one thing and having immediately a view of something in mind. Yes they look quite similar to the petoskey stones. I really do like your petri dish! All very beautiful tiles. And I like your Zentangle-on-the-go-kit.

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