Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Challenge #72 - Crescent Moon

  Great choice, Diva!!  I love crescent moon and it was so much fun to play with this tangle solo.  I do wonder if someone could answer me a question though.  In the process of tangleation, if I use another tangle - for example on the curved section of crescent moon, if I put rain or keeko, is that considered using just crescent moon?  Okay I am a detail nut, I know this.  But I just was curious.  I want to understand what a tangleation is and being new to this process thought I would ask.  Set me straight, friends.
  This tangle is sort of busy, like me right now, but I like it even so.  It did keep me from rushing right to betweed.  Lol.
   This is my last week at school with kids.  There is so much to get done.  We have been having fun though - field day, a day devoted to only art, creek day, and a day to celebrate the bald eagle.  The eagle day was so much fun!  My class has become obsessed with the eagle.  Back several months ago, we discovered the live webcam of a bald eagle hatching 3 eggs.  We became so involved - checking on "our" babies each day that we collected spare change until we "adopted" one.  So for our special day we made eagle snacks, and even built a nest, then tested it to see if it would hold pennies!  It was a great day.
  I wish everyone of you could have peeked inside our room the day (art day) that I taught them some tangles!  You could have heard a pin drop!  It was a great experience and I have several children who are now checking out to get new ideas!
  I love to do "special" days the last of school.  We have worked very hard during the year and it is a chance to build memories and simply enjoy each other.  This is such an awesome group and if it works out as planned I get to loop with them up to third grade.  When you have a group like this, getting to spend 2 years with them is pure joy.
  That's all for now.  Hope you all are having a relaxing week and happy tangling!


  1. I absolutely love how you turned your crescent moon into a spiral! Great idea and a terrific zentangle.

  2. A lovely peace of work.

    Annemarie Huijts

  3. Cathy, I really like how you turned your crescent moons into the spiral, and other folds. Very soft and flowy. I also wondered about using other tangles "to fill" (or change into) in a monotangle and whether that steps outside of "guidelines".... My guess (because I'm newish at this too, and not a CZT-yet) is that: as there are no mistakes, your creativity is the only boundary.... I'd like to hear more from others about this as well.

  4. I love how you did your spiral. This turned out beautifully.

  5. Cathy, I love your tile. You really have taken Crescent Moon to new horizons in a very beautiful way! Love your Eagle project as obviously your kids did too.

  6. Beautiful tile, I have wondered the same thing about using other patterns for fill. What a lucky class you have, to have you for a teacher for 2 years, I'm sure they are just as happy about it as you are.

  7. This reminds me of looking out an airplane window to the land below and seeing all the different areas. It is very pretty. I enjoyed hearing about your class activities too. What grade do you teach?
    Beautiful work!

    1. I teach second grade this year, then on to third with them next fall.

  8. i really like the spiral you made with crescent moon! how beautiful!

  9. I love the variety of dimension. It's fun to look at. I love how you have played with the auras.

    My humble CZT-opinion: A monotangle uses just that one tangle to explore its limits. Technically. However, part of that exploration is what you can do with it, how you play with it...and fitting other tangles within your monotangle counts.

    Note Laura's comment: "What are you and Crescent Moon capable of together?" Look at her tile; there are lines and shadings and all sorts of enhancements. Obviously you and CM have traveled along a wonderful path. Play with your creativity and your limits and *your* interpretation of the challenge because *that* is what the challenge is all about. Every tile is unique and inspiring, just as it should be. Enjoy!

    Diana Hirsch

  10. I really like your tile. Your students are very lucky to have such a dedicated teacher.

  11. Really pretty--great spin on the challenge!

  12. This is so well done. It reminds me of rolled and folded quilts.

  13. I agree with Katy, it reminded me of folded quilts or fabrics... fabulous tile... thanks for sharing! :)


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