Monday, April 24, 2017


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 (only 53 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)



Hey, everybody.  How's life treating you on this Monday, beginning of a new week?  This being the Monday following Earth....er, or rather, Amanda Day (according to Chewie)...I do kinda like that.  Anyway, Laura Harms' Weekly Challenge #313 is related to Amanda Day in that we are to tangle on a recyclable material.  I chose the back of a protein bar box that was headed to the recycle bin.  I live in Oregon and this state is very proactive when it comes to recycling.  The trash company even gives us a large trash bin just for recycling and they collect that bin once every two weeks (gives us plenty of time to fill it up).  So here is my tile for this week.....I carved it out of the protein bar box and even rounded the corners to simulate a regular Zentangle tile.  (I copied Laura's idea of the protein bar box).


Tangles used here are the border is Noom; lower left half is D'rua, Jetties, and Flower Vine.  Upper right half is done in Fussion with some infinity signs thrown in for good measure.

This is the back of my "tile" that I made.

I did kind of an extra tile for Earth Day and the tangles used are:  Icanthus, Box Spiral, Agua, Blips, and A-Dalpha.  I hope everyone likes it.




Monday, April 17, 2017


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 (only 60 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)


Hello and welcome everyone on this day after Easter.  I am a little tardy getting this online for the Diva #312 Weekly Challenge.  I had to learn how to stain my tile with a few practice ones and letting each one dry a while before I could draw anything.  Well, this week I didn't break any rules (or guidelines) while drawing up my tile.  Except to say....I really don't like this method of making strings.  I would just rather draw my tangles without it.  Also:  look below this pic for my added bonus I received Friday at the Dr's office.

Tangles I used here are:  Kuke, Noom, Antique, and Antz.  Noom is my "Mac N Cheese" tangle now.
This is called a "Boot"...walking (haha) Boot.  I fell on Thurs night in my dark bedroom and took down a small bedside table when I went down to the floor.  I don't really walk so good due to a full knee replacement that was done about a year ago or so.  Yes, I crushed the table as I went down while I tried to steady myself on the table, no such luck, myself and the table went to the floor.  I went to the Emergent Care the next day and they put me in my "boot".  They call it a walking boot...hahaha, Dr said not to walk around but to stay down and keep my foot elevated.  Not likely to happen when you have a life to live in this day and age.  Happy Easter to me.

Monday, April 10, 2017


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 (only 67 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)
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Hello, everyone.  Time for the Diva Challenge week #311.  She said to do something with squares and circles in the string.  So, here's what I came up with.  Some of my circles look like eggs, I will freely admit, but just look at them as circles (pretend).  In making this one, I broke about every rule there is concerning Zentangle and how you make them.  Like the one that says to not have a preconception of what it will look like when I get done with it; or the one that says not to plan what you draw on your tile;  I even got out my ruler to measure to be sure my squares were square.  I did draw freehand, though, hope I get points for that, anyway.  I pre-drew my ideas in my sketchbook before finally deciding on the lay-out, and I know that's against the rules.  I was very bad with rules today, but I don't do that on every tile I do, though.
I used Paradox and Onamato for this tile.

Monday, April 3, 2017


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 (only 74 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)
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It's that time again for the Diva's Challenge #310.  I don't use facebook, so I didn't know about her streaming video and didn't, therefore, get to see what the challenge for today was until.....well, today.  Some of you got to see it last night while she preped for today.  Is that like the Today Show seen last night or last night seen today??  Anyhow, she posted her usual Monday morning post about the tangle to use and here is my interpretation of what she is challenging today,..........well,   today.





This is one that I did the other day when Ria's new tangle came out.  So I did another one for you, Ria:




Friday, March 31, 2017


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 (only 77 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

I saw the new tangle as of a couple days ago on tanglepatterns.com  called Strutz.  I really liked it so I had to draw it and got some crazy ideas of what to do with it.  
Tangles used are Strutz and Florz.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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 (only 80 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Ok, then.  I have completed some shading so you can compare with the next image down from here and see which looks better.  Thank you for your input.

Monday, March 27, 2017


WELCOME TO DUANE'S DRAWINGS, ZENTANGLE BLOG.......WHERE ZENTANGLES LIVE...
 (only 81 days left until Providence, RI for CZT #28.  Can't wait !!     :-)

Really now, it's March 27th ??  Where did this month go???  It's true what they say, "The older you get, the faster it goes".... sounds like a slippery slope to me.  oh well.  Today, for the very young Diva, we are doing Diva #309 which is the tangle Noom (moon spelled backward).  So that is what I have done here.  I think I might have made the background too dark and I think it drowns out the main tangle, and I think Noom needs an aura inside it as I have done here.  What do you think?