Making Old Things New Again

Wow…another whirlwind weekend and right into a busy week! Time flies when you love what you do! I am blessed and grateful on a daily basis to be able to do what my heart tells me to do.

In my early days of Zentangle, I would start a tile and if it did not go the way I wanted it to, I would banish it to a pile of Forgotten Tiles (rather like the Island of Misfit Toys in Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.) I just could not seem to figure out, at that time, how to make them work, and I would not toss them out because they held some value for me.

So, for this weeks Diva Challenge (#273), I dove into that pile to find one that needed some love and a bit of a “Tangle Remix.” I picked this tile, that I was not happy with the Betweed on, but I had done such a nice job on the gold I did not want to toss it.

Diva #273 - 1

And I used the adage “When in doubt, black it out.”

Diva #273 - 2

And once that was dry (I left it overnight) I went back to work on it, with the gold pen on the black areas, and a little Rick’s Paradox. I thought briefly about putting more, but I t think it really needed a little white space. Diva #273 - 3

See, all better now!


I spent this past weekend up in Big Bear, California at a retreat called Dancing with Petals and Leaves: Mixed Media and Color Play put on by Sharla Hicks, CZT and artist of unbelievable talent. It was an intense weekend (Thursday – Sunday) of color theory, tangling, print making of all sorts, and outstanding food.

By the end of Thursday, we had done color theory and alcohol printing and I made this awesome piece.

Alcohol Ink on Toned Tan - Tree

We did a lot of tangling, using the “What ifs” and exploring different forms…

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And we played with print making on a larger scale, using big tools!

And lots and lots of other fun things…

Oh, and did I mention food? We ate VERY well.

And I will leave you with this…my pile of things that need to be worked on or finished is so much larger now!

Complex String Flower - Blue Gold


And be sure to join me in July for some fun stuff! Stay Crazy My Friends!

7 thoughts on “Making Old Things New Again

  1. Looks like you had a great time! I love your tile remix….I never would have thought of blacking out areas that didn’t work. I may have to borrow that idea on some of my older ones that have some serious problems. I love the gold on there too and the shading was perfect. Beautiful job!

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