Squares and a Circle

iamthedivacztThe Diva Challenge this week is a string challenge, whereby we are to use at least one square and one circle for our string. I found a lid to a vitamin bottle handy, so that became my circle. Then I found a small square sticky note pad in my drawer and added that.  I opted for two squares and one circle.

FB□1 ~ LifeofJoy.meThe focus tangle for Square One: Purely Zentangle and Shading Zentangle is Joki. I like Joki but I’m not very good at it. Since I was working with #go-to patterns last week, I got the itch to use Paradox and Cadent some more, so I did. ;)

Here it is first before shading.

DC#311&Joki ~ Lifeofjoy.meI love the magic of Paradox and the style of Cadent and both are so easy. Well, Paradox did have a little learning curve but when I realized that you draw each line from the wide portion to the point, it got easy. The hardest thing about Cadent is the “s” shape.

Here it is shaded. I love shading because it covers up lineart imperfections.

DC311&Joki ~ Lifeofjoy.meI liked the “globe” look around Joki, so I did a little light shading from the circle portion of the string. I’m never really sure how to shade Joki.

Pattern Collections ~ Lifeofjoy.meHere are the rest of the tiles I did for the #go-to project on Pattern Collections.


GoTo Tangles ~ Lifeofjoy.meShaded #goto ~ Lifeofjoy.me






#goto project ~ Lifeofjoy.meShaded #goto ~ Lifeofjoy.me








I forgot to take a picture of this last one before I shaded it. I had so much fun with it. The string was simply an anchored loop. I was surprised when this pineapple popped up. :)

#goto Pineapple ~ Lifeofjoy.meI realized afterwards that I could’ve done some shading on Shattuck but am fine with it being just as it is.

I want to thank you in advance for any comments you take the time to leave. It is always encouraging to have someone compliment your work.

I hope you have a good day.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

5 thoughts on “Squares and a Circle

  1. You’re right about the joys of shading. I love the pineapple, by the way and your Diva tile is fab. I too struggle to get the effect I want with Joki but that’s probably the problem – I have an expectation. One day I will just sit and let it flow and it will turn out just right. One day…

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