Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Time for a little baking

My last day of rest and relaxation before I go back to work tomorrow after 4 day long Australia Day Weekend.

A few weeks ago I made these scrumptious Raspberry Friands and as I still had heaps of Almond Meal, I wanted to make some more.  Well, wouldn't you know it! - I didn't have enough icing sugar :( and I wasn't going back to the shops just for that.  Plan 2 takes place.  In my favourites I had another 2 recipes with Almond Meal that I wanted to try - I chose this one   Greek Almond Biscuits and they did not disappoint.  When testing recipes off the internet I will go by the reviews - the reviews were all positive so I figured they would be fine.

Well, let me just say, they are so yummy and very more-ish!  If you like almonds or the taste of marzipan, I highly recommend them.

I was hoping to get some tangling done today, but here it is almost 11.30pm and all I've managed to do is print off the string for this week's challenge with I am the Diva.  The night is still young, may get to start the challenge yet :)

I really don't know what's wrong with Blogger, it's still mucking up (for 2 months now). I've tried the suggestions on their discussion board and still keep getting logged out AND I can't upload pics (unless via Flickr). I must have signed in at least 10 times just while trying to write up this post! grrrrrr...... :( not happy Jan!

Here it is 12.15am, have been booted off, have closed down the computer and started all over again.  Managed to upload some pics but as soon as they appear on my draft post, it tells me I'm logged off and to log in again - I'm tired of all this.  Will try thru Flickr now......hmmmm







12.38am -FINALLY - By the way I put one of those boiled lollies in the centre of one batch and rolled the other in almond flakes - aren't they cute! :))

12.48.... this is unreal :( I can't believe Google still hasn't fixed their glitch.

Monday, 28 January 2013

A Valentine's Zendala

A Valentine's Zendala by Poppie_60
A Valentine's Zendala, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
This template screamed 'Valentine' to me :) - my 3rd work using this template and one of my favourite tangles 'Zen Bud' by Daniele O'Brien.

To see some other entries for this week's Dare, head on to www.thebrightowl.com

Tangles: Zen Bud, Eyelet and Ribbon

Thank you for looking - your comments are welcome :))

Zendala Dare #42b

Zendala Dare #42b by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #42b, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

www.thebrightowl.com

Tangles: Zenplosion and Ribbon (Daniele O'Brien) Stacks (Helen Williams)

A completely different look to the first one. I wanted to use a tangle that could be drawn fairly quickly and take up lots of space, so 'Stacks' fitted the bill. Then what to do? I wanted to give it a rustic feel, so I added rivets to the Stacks. Then I wanted to fill the spaces around Stacks - so came Zenplosion, and for interest I added Ribbons, which have the same flow as Zenplosion so fitted in quite well. Then, I wanted to use either a pattern that looked like old bricks or cobblestones - cobblestones won that draw. I used muted water colour pencils, filling in the middle with a lime colour to bring out the main tangles.

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed the process.


Thank you for looking - your comments are most welcome :)

Zendala Dare #42a

Zendala Dare #42a by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #42a, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
www.thebrightowl.com
I quite like this template and for me this has an Oriental feel to it - maybe because of the Zuan Chi tangle I used on the outer edge.

Thank you for looking - your comments are most welcome :))

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Weekly Challenge #103 b String Theory v.XXII - Moebius Syndrome Awareness

Weekly Challenge #103: "String Theory v.XXII - Moebius Syndrome Awareness"


2nd entry

tangles: Moebius, Buttercup, Keenies, Florz, Kuzek, Florez

I found a post from Sandra Strait (Mollossus) showing how to draw 'Moebius'. I wish I found it earlier as it's quite lovely and much simpler than when I drew it for my first entry. I quite like that they are not even.

www.flickr.com/photos/aceo/6752626493/in/pool-freehandpat...

thank you for looking and comments are most welcome :)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day by Poppie_60
Happy Australia Day, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

26th January


Tangles: Intersection and Y-ful Power

thanks for looking - comments are welcome :)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pow - Desktop Tangle

Pow - Desktop Tangle by Poppie_60
Pow - Desktop Tangle, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

This is the end result of a work in progress I've had going on for several months. It's been on my desk at work and I've been adding to it whenever I've been on the phone. The size of the paper is A3 and I used Uniball gel pens in black, blue and red. I do have a pic of it whilst still in progress, somewhere in my photostream - it would be in my set 'My Zentangle Inspired Art if you wanted to check it out.

If you look closely you can see all the scribbles and notes (and a coffee stain ;-p) I have drawn over. I use the paper to jot things down and then I decided to make good use of it and be more productive :)

I hope you like it and of course, as always your comments are welcome.

I have now started another one and I'm going to try to remember to take pictures as I go.

Thanks for taking the time to look :))

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Weekly Challenge #103 String Theory v.XXII Moebius Syndrome Awareness

This was quite a tricky one for me. I drew the symbol for Moebius Syndrome last night and then didn't know what to do with it. When I got home from work, I picked it up and wanted to do another pattern similar to 'Tucked In' but could not find it. Tucked in was a bit odd as I knew I wanted to draw some flowers as well - in the end, I think it all came together.

Tangles:

Tucked In
Blossom
Sooflower
and a little bit of Diva Dance (Waltz)
some fillers

to see some more entries please visit Laura here iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/weekly-challenge-10...

Thank you for looking - comments always appreciated :))

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Straight Line X

Straight Line X by Poppie_60
Straight Line X, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Another way of drawing pattern 'X'

It may be somewhat a little easier :)

sorry the pic is not very good

I hope you give it a try and I would love to see whay you come up with :)


www.flickr.com/photos/lillypop12/8299703597/in/photostream

here is the link to my original step out for pattern 'X'

more info here tanglepatterns.com/2013/01/how-to-draw-x.html

Thanks for looking :)

X Heart finished

X Heart finished by Poppie_60
X Heart finished, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.
Still having troubles with Blogger - can only upload via Flickr - I have posted step by step pics of this piece on Flickr too, for the same reason.

Step by Step pattern 'X'

was trying to work out a simpler way of drawing my pattern 'X'

what I discovered was it does not have to be in the round and I think it lends itself beautifully to squares or rectangles.


For me, the most difficult part was the shading!! grrr!! :))

I would love to see your creations :)

Thanks for looking.

Via Flickr:


Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Zendala Dare #40c

Zendala Dare #40c by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #40c, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

This was an odd shape - I didn't realise it only had 7 points until after I started doing one - then I remembered what Erin wrote on her Blogg - it was different than other templates. It was interesting to say the least - not really sure how I was going to tackle it - I ended up doing 3 very different looking Zendalas.

thanks for looking.

Zendala Dare #40b

Zendala Dare #40b by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #40b, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

This was an odd shape - I didn't realise it only had 7 points until after I started doing one - then I remembered what Erin wrote on her Blogg - it was different than other templates. It was interesting to say the least - not really sure how I was going to tackle it - I ended up doing 3 very different looking Zendalas.

thanks for looking.

Zendala Dare #40a

Zendala Dare #40a by Poppie_60
Zendala Dare #40a, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

This was an odd shape - I didn't realise it only had 7 points until after I started doing one - then I remembered what Erin wrote on her Blogg - it was different than other templates. It was interesting to say the least - not really sure how I was going to tackle it - I ended up doing 3 very different looking Zendalas.

thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Auraknot_Bunzo X 2

Auraknot_Bunzo X 2 by Poppie_60
Auraknot_Bunzo X 2, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Before colour and in reverse

Bunzaura Plant

Bunzaura Plant by Poppie_60
Bunzaura Plant, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Bunzaura Plant


Weekly Challenge #102: "DuoTangle v.VI: Auraknot/Bunzo"

This week's challenge is to only use 2 tangles - and they are Auraknot and Bunzo. At first I thought they were an odd combination, but, it didn't take me long to come around - I quite like the two together.

Here is my rendition of the 'Bunzaura Plant' (if there ever was one) :)) coloured in with Prismacolors.

If you have some time, please visit Laura here to see what others have done with this challenge.

iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/

Thanks for stopping by :))

Saturday, 12 January 2013

one heart

one heart by Poppie_60
one heart, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

First challenge with the Diva for 2013! Yay! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday :)

This week's tangle is by the one and only B-rad, Laura (The Diva's hubby). He came up with it one night before Christmas, whils listening to Pink Floyd.

As soon as I saw the pattern I thought of hearts - the background pattern is 'Fiore de Pietro' by Rho Densmore.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have some time head on over to iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/ to see some other entries.

Cheers! enjoy the weekend :)

Angel1

Angel1 by Poppie_60
Angel1, a photo by Poppie_60 on Flickr.

Angel1


First challenge with the Diva for 2013! Yay! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday :)

This week's tangle is by the one and only B-rad, Laura (The Diva's hubby). He came up with it one night before Christmas, whils listening to Pink Floyd.

It's a great tangle, don't you think? Well done B-rad!!

I did several works for this challenge, and I have to say this one is my favourite - I kept it simple.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have some time head on over to iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com.au/ to see some other entries.

Cheers! enjoy the weekend :)

Sunday, 6 January 2013