Sunday, December 15, 2013

Zentangle® the Cold

Erin, at The Bright Owl, challenged us to use her template to represent "Winter". Winter to me is COLD and I always think of blue and white from snow and the sky. I chose a textured blue paper, used a light blue Sharpie and a white Uni-Ball Signo pen. Then, I added some white charcoal for light shading,  and plain pencil for shadows. I used Sez and Paradox.
Just a bit more holiday cheer:

30 comments:

  1. Jean, I love your Zendala! Using the textured paper gives it a "sueded" affect that is very cool. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank your, Erin. I think that is a good term for the look, sueded. Thanks for taking a look at my interpretation of your wonderful Zendala template!

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  2. You really captured the spirit of this Dare!. Love it! Also, your Christmas tangles would make wonderful cards. Great work, Jean.

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    1. Thank you, Ronnie. I did use the snowman. I liked how "wonky" he is :)

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  3. I love your blue zendala. It does represent cold very well.I especially like your Paradox in the center.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I like to squeeze in Paradox whenever I can find a spot for it!

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  4. Yes, you make me feel cold looking at your zendala :-) Great paper you used for it.
    The other Christmas tiles are beautiful. Made cards of it?
    I'll send you photo's of snow here one day, at the moment it's about 8 C, so a bit of rain and no snow.

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    1. As, above, Annemarie, yes I did use the snowman for a card. I have such memories of childhood stories of the ice skating in your neck of the woods. I think that the stories were of ice skating on rivers to get to places. That was a long time ago and I may be mistaken. I guess I will always think of that and windmills. HAHA!

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  5. Wow, Jean, this is a wonderful textured effect and the shading really adds a 3D feeling. Lovely. Happy Christmas. Axxx

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    1. Merry Christmas to you, Annie. Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments. It is so appreciated!

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    1. Ahh, I like the words. I remember the hush of a new falling snow. Yes, magical.

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  7. Lovely. Bluee seems the right colour for wintery coldness. :-)

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    1. Yes, Monica, blue really seems to do it. COLD!!!

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  8. Olá Jean,
    Somente a pouco tempo conheci a arte Zentangle e estou apaixonada, buscando aprender mais e mais....é um prazer estar no seu blog apreciando o seu trabalho.
    Beijos pra você vindos do Brasil.
    Joelma

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    1. Hello Joelma. How nice to hear from another tangler from around the globe. I have translated your kind comments so others may enjoy: hello jean, only a short time met art zentangle and I'm in love, seeking to learn more and more .... it's a pleasure to be on your blog appreciating his work. kisses for you coming from Brazil. joelma

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    2. Sou grata por sua gentileza em mostrar suas experiências lindas!
      Agora venho desejar-lhe um feliz natal e um lindo ano novo.
      Beijos
      Joelma

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    3. Translation: I am grateful for your kindness in showing their beautiful experiences!
      Now I come to wish you a merry christmas and a lovely new year.
      Kisses
      Joelma
      Thank you, Joelma. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well. Hugs!

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  9. The zendala is beautiful and I love the extra holiday cheer! Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2014!

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    1. Thank you, Sue, and Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  10. Nice, I love your holiday cheer cute

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    1. Thank you, Cecile. I tend to think of cute instead of beautiful for the holidays. Must be my inner child!

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  11. Oh Brrrrr, lovely and chilly at the same time. Great colour!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I'm glad that I live in Arizona where it was in the 70's today!

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  12. Love the blue and choice of tangles in your zendala.

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  13. Great choice of the paper for a cool effect. The white highlighting is a nice added touch. I like the snowman also.

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    1. Thank you, Donald. It is fun to play on different papers. Everything becomes new again :)

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  14. Your tile is lovely and so is the colour.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Chrissie!

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