Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Frames and Elephants

The Ornation Creation group on Facebook had an elephant template for us to tangle. Not everyone in this group is into Zentangle, so there are other interpretations. It's nice to keep one's mind open to all possibilities. I used my Micron pen, colored pencils, and Copics.
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I don't think I have ever won a contest, but I keep trying. The Diva's Challenge this week includes a prize with the new book, The Beauty of Zentangle, as a prize. I really would like that book. I would do the Dare anyway because they are so much fun. This week, Laura challenged us to do a frame using something original as the inspiration. I immediately looked at a straw hat in my studio and decided that's what I would like to do. I have worked almost endlessly on it and have had so much difficulty. So, I finally came up with something "kind of close" and used it as a frame for Drupe:

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  1. I like your tile very much and i love your straw hat ;-)))) A very nice pattern is the outside ring!

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    1. Thank you, Carmela. I sure spent enough time trying to deconstruct it, that's for sure! I appreciate your comment.

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  2. Well, you did a great job with the straw pattern! So simple and so realistic! Great shading for a perfect dimensional effect Jean!! I agree with Carmela, your outside boarder is a great pattern!

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    1. Thank you for you kind comment, Cecilia!

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  3. These are beautiful! Love the straw hat!

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    1. Thank you, Zoe. It was a battle, but I kind of won :)

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  4. A pretty tile Jean! The elephant is stunning.

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    1. Thanks Annemarie. Just ANOTHER group to keep up with :) (The elephant.)

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  5. Great straw pattern!! Beautifully drawn! Also I like the wonderful elephant!

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    1. Thanks, Lonetta. I appreciate your kind words!

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  6. Very clever! Your straw hat pattern is sort of like Hollibaugh, but organized instead of random. I can see how you would have to problem solve to get it the way you wanted it to look. Good job! That's one thing that artists and other creatives are very good at: problem solving!

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    1. Thanks, Laura. I just wish it had been as easy to do as Hollibaugh :)

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