Monday, December 30, 2013

Zentangle® a Zendala Dare #85 and New Year Wishes

Finally settling in after a busy Christmas of baking and cleaning and company. Yesterday, I cleaned up my studio and am ready to get back to normal. My first tangle to work on was this week's Zendala Dare #85 by Erin at The Bright Owl. My first thought was, "I can't do this." Not a good attitude HAHA! So, I did it anyway. I think it is a bit cluttered (Seems to be my style, maybe I shouldn't fight it?). I used Flux, Paradox, and a diamond pattern that I can't find to give you its name.
I would like to wish all of you the very best for the upcoming New Year. Your comments have been just a joy for me. I appreciate all your kind words and encouragement. The following is a poem that I wrote to bring in the New Year:

Another new year, more choices we'll make
From wishes and dreams to the roads we will take.
Some  head for riches, glory and fame 
While mine, next to theirs, is ever so tame.
Just give me a pencil, some paper and pen
And I'll have a joyous new year again.

Hoping all of your dreams come true.

28 comments:

  1. I think this is beautiful! Your work always is though. I also love the poem at the bottom. That could become the tangler's mantra!

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I really do appreciate your comments. You make me feel like I am better than I think I am. Hummm, does that make sense?

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  2. I can't say why, but this piece has a joyful bubbly feel for me that I love.

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    1. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it is because it reminds you of a pinwheel. How could a pinwheel not make someone happy?

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  3. Jean,
    This is lovely. I like the busy Flux on the outside balanced by those lovely white pieces before you get to the center. That was a brilliant decision.

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    1. Ah, Kim, I WISH I could say that it was a decision. Sometimes I am just lucky HAHA! Thanks!

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  4. Nice use of flux. It will be interesting to see all the different things people do with this template as there are so many possibilities.

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    1. Yes, it was a really different template, Donald. Interesting to work with. Thanks for the comment!

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  5. I loved your poem! I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful zendalas this coming year.

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    1. Thank you, Munchie. I love doing a little poem now and then. Yes, it will be another fun year of Zendalas.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the Flux. The best to you in 2014 and see you Monday at the inchies :)

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    1. Thanks, Zoe. I am excited about the inchies. I have finished my first one but will wait to post it at the appropriate time. See you in inchie land!

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  7. This is a beautiful zendala! Especially I like your choice of tangles here!
    I wish you a happy and creative new year!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta. Happy New year to you as well!

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  8. Lovely Zendala, Jean. And lovely poem as well. Have a wonderful, creative New Year.

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    1. Thanks, Audrie. I so appreciate your comments. You have a great New Year as well!

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  9. I like your zendala Jean, it's sort of lacy. The poem made me smile, thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year for you and your loved ones.

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    1. Thank you Annemarie and a Happy New Year to you and your family as well. (Loved the tangled dishes in your picture, everyone should click on your name and go see them in the bottom left corner of the photo of the "oil balls".

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  10. I'm a great fan of your style, Jean - and wouldn't describe it as cluttered! Axxx

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    1. Well, thank you so much, Annie. I think sometimes it is hard to realize that one has a "style", but I guess we all do. Some tanglers make me gasp each and every time, so I suppose that it must be something about their style that moves me. Isn't it great that we are all different and yet appreciate what others do. I really, really thank you for the kind words; that means a lot to me :)

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  11. What a lovely poem! I feel as you - some pens and paper and a comfy place to draw and I'm happy - lol. Thank you so much for all your kind comments over this past year. I really, really appreciate them and look forward to them.

    Your Zendala is lovely - not too busy at all. I think you are too hard on yourself. I love how you used the Flux and then filled in with the tiny circles. Looking forward to seeing more of your art in the coming year. Also wishing you and your family all the best in the New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Ronnie, and Happy New Year to you and yours as well. I am always so drawn to pieces like you did, flowing and minimal. Maybe it is kind of like "the grass is always greener?" LOL

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  12. This is really nice! My favorite part is the Paradox framed by the white triangular pieces -- really does make it look like a pinwheel! Great job! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Deb. I have always loved pinwheels. Hummm, wouldn't it be fun to make a pinwheel with tangled paper?

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  13. Love the way Flux is surrounded by orbs and circular line work. The negative space in the center give the eye a gentle place to rest. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you, Tricia. I almost surprised myself by leaving a spot empty LOL. I MUST remember to do that, leave some breathing space for everything else to pop.

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