Saturday, June 16, 2012

Zendala Dare #10

     I love post-its.  I could keep the company in business, single handed.  I use them for school, home, scrapbooking and to mask off areas in my rubberstamping.  The reason I mention post-its is because they got to help out with this week's dare by Erin at The Bright Owl.  More about that in a minute.
     I knew before I ever saw the template I was going to figure out a way to use the tangle "lap" that I had discovered on the computer.  It really appealed to me.  Probably not a good idea to become so committed to using it before I even knew if I could.  So I opened up the dare Friday morning and voila!  How in the world was I going to put a tangle that was giving me a fit into a box that some areas were hidden?  Enter the post-its!  I took the post-its and framed off the box (outer edge) as if it were all in view.  Then I did the tangle going right over the post-it.  Once I pulled the post-it up, it looked as if it went under the edges.  Does that make sense?  It worked perfectly for me.  Of course, the overall zendala has a few (maybe more than a few) "boo-boos" in it.  So when my brother asked what to name the file, I said let's call it "Murphy's Law".  You know, what can go wrong will.
Murphy's Law
      I usually print all three template sizes.  I love that Erin gives us the choice of size.  Murphy's Law was done on the large round size.  I figured I needed it to work out my struggles with "lap".  So next I did the small circle and then the zentangle tile.  At least once, I have to play with color.  One day, I will feel good about the color tiles.  I just don't seem to have the "pizazz" with color I am seeing on the other people's entries. 
garden walk
     Totally unrelated to zentangles - I am constantly looking for something easy and good for breakfast.  I have trouble with cereal, due to the carb count (diabetes and all).  I don't have time during school for fixing a cooked breakfast.  Granola bars can be mostly sugar too.  So when I discovered this awesome refrigerator oatmeal, I had to share.  It can be varied.  It is easy.  And most importantly it is delicious!  Hate to sound like a commercial, but this is really worth a try.
     Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.  


  1. Oh my! Three great zendalas. In the third one I really like that you alternated three different tangles. I thought of using two alternating tangles but realised that nine didn't divide by two. But it never occurred to me to use three! Doh! Would you believe that I am a mathematician?

  2. Love your tiles! :) My favorite part is the way that the loop becomes thinner on one side for the third tile. Cool idea! Will borrow it if you don't mind.. :)

  3. I think 'Murphy's Law' turned out very well. They are all three very nice, but my favorite is the last one.

    Annemarie Huijts

  4. Three terrific zendalas! I think I like the first one best.

    Thanks for the refrigerator oatmeal recipe. I will definitely try that!

  5. Loved your idea with the post-it and your 3 alternating tangles in your third zendala.

  6. cathy - i am still struggling with lap - yours looks great! the shading really adds to it - such lovely work! and your color is beautiful in tile 2 :)

  7. All are great - the second one has a very folk art feel to it - love the colors

  8. Yummy, yummy, yummy! The second tile reminds me of a quilt. The colors are perfect for my bedroom!


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