Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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Done by Duane Anderson, CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER.  Want to attend a class?  Call or email (look in my profile for address).

Hey there, everyone.  So, Marguerite and all in the Diva Challenge #329, here is my offerings for this week.  D-1 in various forms.  You be the judge.  Let me know what you all think.  Thank you, Marguerite for this fantastic idea on using the fragments to create a "tangle" out of or to fill a tile, anyway.  I think I will have to use this idea to make many more tiles from fragments from the Primer, Vol 1.


D-1 going different directions with Ginili

Here is D-1 on the Diagonal with two opposite sides going one way and the other opposite sides going the other way to form a neat Star.

Monday, August 7, 2017



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Done by Duane Anderson, CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER.  Want to attend a class?  Call or email (look in my profile for address).

So, now it's Tuesday and the visiting Diva put up the challenge today for us to enjoy.  We were to tangle, in some fashion, the tangle called Aloha.  So here is mine for you to enjoy....I hope.

My version of Aloha in TranZending form over Swarm


Hey there, since it's Monday and I don't see any Diva Challenge today, I will post a couple of my new tiles I have done to add to the ever growing collection I am taking to my city's Street Fair next month.

This is the tangle Ginili surrounded by Poke Leaf and Poke Root.

And this tile is done on note card 5 x 4" (I like these to draw on because I can get so much more on it than on the square Zentangle tile).  The tangles used here are Cadent, Nippa,  Flux (Rick's style), some leaves of my making and Avreal (at the top)

Sunday, July 30, 2017



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Done by Duane Anderson, CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER.  Want to attend a class?  Call or email (look in my profile for address).

Hello again, everyone...glad to see you all here.  This is Diva Challenge #327 featuring Henrike Bratz's tangle, Lisbon Fragment and Laura's Diva Dance as our challenge for this week.
This is a combination of tangles for the challenge.  As instructed, I used Lisbon Fragment and Diva Dance ( Foxtrot and Rock 'n' Roll), I also added some Cyme, Munchin, and Flux.

I have been making a lot of tiles getting ready for a city street event in September in Tigard, Oregon.  I will have a 10 x 10' space to put up my canopy, tables, chairs in and I will be working on Tangling and answering questions and hopefully signing people up for a class.  I want to have a bunch of tiles made up so that, if people are so inclined, they can purchase them from me.  So here are a bunch of tiles I have started doing this past week.  I know these are not that many but, if I work on it every spare minute I have, then I should have enough to do business with.  Problem is, I have to not only draw them....first I have to think them up and design what will go together well enough to catch people's eye.
This is on a "note card" sized tile.... 4.5 x 5 inch which provides a bit more room to draw in.







This is a "TranZending" type of presentation.
This one is sort of duplicated.  I drew this again but on 3.5" tile.  The other one was done on a Bijou tile and I lost it since it was so small.  The Bijou sized of this was posted last week in the Diva Challenge.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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Done by Duane Anderson, CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER.  Want to attend a class?  Call or email (look in my profile).

Welcome to my blog page.  I am depositing here my offering for the Diva Challenge #326.  I am doing so while trying out the new TranZending technique with a Z over the required 'nzeppel tangle only I did it on a Bijou tile, but after cropping and aligning my photo, it looks like a regular sized tile.

The colors used were black on the 'nzeppel tangle with shading and the Z is made with brown ink.  To get the tranzending effect, I shaded the right side of  each line and white charcoal on the left of each line to get the opaque look.  It is meant to appear kind of ghostly and transparent as if floating over the background.  If you haven't tried this technique, you should to see what kind of effects can be generated.  I use a block letter Z here but you can make anything to be the transparent piece.
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I added this tile after I wrote my original entry but is something I created today with some new methods I learned at CZT training last month and I was trying them out.  I think they came off pretty good.  So you can pass judgement on this one too and tell me if you like it.

I used Printemps, Beelight, Noom repus, Tripoli, and Marasu.  I did this one on a standard 3.5" tile.


Monday, July 17, 2017


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Done by Duane Anderson, Certified Zentangle Teacher.  Want to attend a class?  Call or email (look in my profile).

I have some pics of tangles as the Diva's Challenge in DC#325 for you to peruse.  Guest Diva, Jessica Davies told us to do Peanuckle in today's challenge.  In fact, I did two tiles with Peanuckle along with a couple different tangles.  Let me know what you all think of these, OK?

In this one I made Peanuckle with shading and also a bit of General's white chalk to enhance things; also I added Ambler all around.
And in contestant #2 I drew Marasu in the middle of a bunch of Peanuckle.  All shaded and I used white chalk on this one to set off Marasu a bit.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


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    Well, here we are on July 11th (I know, I am a day late) and posting to the Diva Challenge #324.  Our Guest Diva, Jessica Davies, told us to do a heart tangle / tile.  I would like to say that she has recently recovered from a heart problem and so we commemorate her victory with heart drawings.  Congratulations and well wishes from me and my wife, DeAnna.

I decided to not do just one heart but two, to show my love for my bride of 31 years and to depict our love with "Two Hearts Beating As One", as I inscribed on my tile below:

I used Onamato, Zinger, Reticula of Tripoli, flux, Poke Root, and Fescu.

Thursday, July 6, 2017




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The Diva, before she signed off for the summer, said we should do a tile that commemorates our homes.  To me there is no greater honor than to recognize my country as my home.  The United States of America has been my home since birth.  I made the decision early in life that I wanted to serve her in anyway I could, so I joined the Navy at 18 years of age and stayed for a career of 30 years.  The United States is a world power now that not that long ago was subservient to the monarchy of England.   241 years ago this land revolted from that monarchy and form of government and declared independence.  It is recognized that was July 4, 1776 that a lot of brave men put their names to the document of the Declaration of Independence and sent it across the Atlantic Ocean to the King of England.  If the revolution had failed, the people whose names are on that document would have been put to death as traitors to the Crown.  That is why I revere those men so much; they took that responsibility on themselves for that action.

My tile for this week commemorates for me this sentiment:


Mooka as the standard bearer holding up the Flag of the United States of America with fireworks going off in the distance and a pile of cannon balls in the foreground.  Zentangle and the US makes a good pair.