Snowflake Surpise


This week’s Zendala Dare #93 is suppose to represent a Snowfake,  I tried to keep my interpretation as light and airy as possible.

Zendala Dare #93 - Snowflake SurpriseI used the tangles, Ojo (variation) and Organza.  Thanks for viewing.  I always appreciate your comments.


This Week’s Offering


The weeks just pass so quickly!  Another wonderful template from Erin, at The Bright Owl  was posted.  Here’s my rendition:

Zendala Dare #92I’ve drawn this one on blue card stock and used Micron .01 & .005 pens to draw the tangles.

Hope you like my offering.  Would love to receive a comment.  Thanks for stopping by.

On a Roll


Just joking….  I’m not literally “on a roll,”  I’m just been keeping very busy Zentangling.  Below is this week’s Zendala Dare from The Bright Owl.  I did not alter the original template, so I’m not posting it.  You might enjoy checking out the other entries. It’s amazing how each entry is unique despite using the same template.  That is what makes doing the Zendala Dare each week so much fun.

Zendala Dare #91

I used a Micron .005 pen to outline the template and draw the tangles.  Fine-line pens and colored pencils added the color.  I shaded with a graphite pencil.  I do hope you’ll take a minute and leave a comment.  Thanks so much for viewing.

Just take a look…


The best part of participating in the Zendala Dare is to look at the entries from the other artists.  Each person comes up with a unique design using the same template.  It’s amazing!  You if haven’t already, take time to check out Erin’s blog, The Bright Owl, the see what the other artists have submitted.
Here is the Zendala Dare #87:
Zendala Dare 87(1)tempHere is what I created from the original template:
Zendala Dare #87 1After tracing the original template onto white card stock, I used a Micron .01 pen to tangle the design, making some alterations to the original template.  I colored it with Rose Art colored pencils and fine-line Sharpie pens with graphite pencil shading.  Really looks quite different than the original template.  Don’t you agree?
Here is the next template I completed (Zendala Dare #88):
Zendala Dare #88(4)tempAnd now, the finished template with changes:
Zendala Dare #88I made quite a few changes to the original template.  The first thing that caught my eye were the triangle shapes which lead me to using “Paradox” and it grew from there.  I have not used any other tangles so this might be considered a monotangle, except for some lines that fill in some spaces.  I used a Prismacolor brown .005 pen (which look red on the scan), and shaded with graphite pencil.  It’s drawn on beige card stock.  Hoping you like this rendition of the dare and will take time to leave a comment on my recent works.
Thanks for stopping by.  Your comments are really appreciated.  It’s nice to know someone is looking at my blog.

Sunday afternoon delight….


Zendala Dare #87 by ronniesz
Zendala Dare #87, a photo by ronniesz on Flickr.

On this Sunday afternoon, from the template offered by Erin, at The Bright Owl, I drew this Zendala Dare with Micron .01 pen on white card stock (8.5″ x 8.5″). It’s colored with fine line permanent markers and shaded with graphite pencil. A new tangle, created by Cheryl at Artful Creations, called “Boho,” is used on outer rim. Be sure to check out the other beautiful Zendala Dares at Erin blog, The Bright Owl.  Thanks so much for stopping by. I do hope you have time to leave a comment.



Zendala Dare #86 by ronniesz
Zendala Dare #86, a photo by ronniesz on Flickr.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

— Melody Beattie


This week’s Zendala Dare is the template which inspired these hearts. The challenge was to show what we are grateful for. I’ve featured my daughter-in-law (left), my daughter (right), my dog and my kitten. All of them bring me joy and love and I’m very grateful to have them in my life. Stop by Erin’s blog, The Bright Owl, to see the original template; and check out some of the other great renditions of this template. Thanks for viewing. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated.

The First Day of Hope


Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

T. S. Eliot

Wow!  The first day of 2014.  I’m looking forward to the new year and hoping it holds good things for me.  I guess everyone feels that way.  One never knows what the future holds but it’s always good to be optimistic and hope for the best.

I’ve been working on lots and lots of bookmarks for an upcoming Swap with the Yahoo group “Zentangle Artist Trading Card Swap.”  They are posted on my Flicker page ( ) and also on the group page.  I would like to add them to my blog but I just seem to run out of time.  So, stop by and check them out and leave a comment.

I started this Zendala Dare last night and worked on it most of today.  It’s drawn on 8.5 x 8.5 beige card stock with Micron .01 and .005 pens.  I used metallic gel pens and Prismacolor pencils to color it.

Zendala Dare #85Do hope you like my efforts and will take a moment to leave a comment.