From a Paradox to a Hamadox

Hama – WHAT? Hamadox…a really cool tangle pattern from Diana Schreur, CZT, which is a cross between Rick’s Paradox and Hamail (Tina Hunziker, CZT). It is this weeks’ Use My Tangle (UMT) for the Diva Challenge (#302.)

I actually started this tile during the Super Bowl, from a Zendala drafted with Ann Grasso’s 4-n-1 template (from a class at TangleU 2015.) It goes along the lines of one of my goals to “Finish” things this year. I had been doing the Paradox in the corners, and set it down for the night. Then viola! The next morning, this UMT came out.

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I also have a bit of a “new materials” review for this as well. I tangled with the Derwent Graphik Line Maker pens in Graphite. I like them, very much. It is nice for when you want a grayer black (also comes in Sepia and Black), and good for some great shading. The shading, I did with Stabilo CarbOthello Chalk Pastel Pencils. Very similar to the General’s but the colors seem a bit more vibrant. I am really likely them, and they can also be blended with a water brush (I have not tried this yet.) I will stock both at the shop as soon as my supplier has them available.

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Also tangled and shaded this piece with the same pens/pencils. I should have taken a before picture, but it was a mono print piece that I got when I first started taking classes, before becoming a CZT, from Sharla Hicks.

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We had a great class with Risa Gettler on Medieval Boxed Capitals. Her next technique class will be on February 23rd, on Vining and Diapering. More Medieval stuff! And we will start a study of Uncial this week (Thursday from 5-7.) This will be a project driven class, spaced out over about 6 weeks, with 3 in person meetings, and plenty of contact time via email with Risa.


I have been taking a watercolor journaling class the past few weeks, and I am particularly proud this week, of my first perspective piece. I even used one of my own photos, from Cardiff Castle in Wales.

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And one last piece to share, from my green latka journal. Mostly playing with a loopy string, and trying out a few tangles I hadn’t done before.

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So I have not slacked at all this week! AND, finished 2 old pieces, AND got the blog post done (goal is no later than Tuesday!)

Make Stuff…You will feel better!

About CharkatTangles

Charlotte has been making "stuff" for a very long time. She started drawing and sewing at a very young age, and after the Navy trained her as a micro-miniatre repair tech (circuit board repair, soldering) she fell in love with playing with metal. And...being ADD, she keeps finding other cool things. In 2013, she found Zentangle® and changed her stars. Her world is everything Zentangle® now, and she is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher.
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10 Responses to From a Paradox to a Hamadox

  1. Many Zendalas are too busy for my taste, but yours is beautiful! And I love the colors. And thanks for the information about the Stabilo pencils. Another entry for my “wish list.”

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  2. A beautiful Zendalatile with wonderful colours, thanks for the information.
    The watercolor painting of the castle is also very nice, I know this technique is not so easy as it looks but you did a great job.
    And you know, I’m fond of the medieval stuff, it is gorgeous!!!

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  3. ReneeW says:

    Beautiful! All your work is really lovely.

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  4. Annemarie says:

    I LOVE your Hamadox zendala, it’s GORGEOUS!!!!

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  5. Lovely lovely Zendala! I haven’t use my stencil for awhile, so you have inspired me to get it back out! All the other work is great too!

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  6. Jean Chaney says:

    Beautiful pieces, especially your Hamadox used in a Zendala! Those pencils look yummy and I think I NEED them, LOL!

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  7. Don Wilka says:

    Lots of great work. I like the boldness of your lines.

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  8. Heike says:

    Such wonderful colours and great contrast on your diva zendala. I also enjoyed looking at your other projects, especially the medieval boxed capitals.

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  9. Deanne B says:

    Really like your Hamadox zendala! And your other artwork is fantastic as well!

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