Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zentangle® a Dare, Challenge and a few more, plus an Inchie


Dragonair, Knightsbridge, Shattock
This week's Zendale Dare from Erin was a very different kind of template. I wasn't sure what to put in it, but since the first "birthday gift" to Erin was the pattern Dragonair, I thought I should include it. I also added Knightsbridge and Shattock:
Hearty, Love Line, Heartrope, Heart Vine









The Diva challenged us to do a Valentangle (do read about it at her blog), so, can you say "overkill"?
(Another sloppy cut scan grrrrr!!!)
Paradox










I taught a class on using a compass to make perfect circles, squares, and triangles to do ZIA's or perfect Zendala's. Here are a couple of my samples:















And, finally, our Inchie was the word "Chocolate". My first thought was the word itself, then a chunk of the delicious stuff, but finally, I liked the idea of a little boy just stuffing himself with a pile of melting chocolate:




26 comments:

  1. Beautiful tangling and totally gorgeous, cute inchies!

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    1. Thank you, Zoe, for the nice comments :)

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  2. Brilliant! Love those chocolate inchies, but then I am a chocolate sort of person.
    I have got a bit fed up of hearts though there are some wonderful heart tangles. Love that you've used Dragonair again - it's a great tangle. Your circles are lovely - the circle really lends itself to lovely Zentangles. You've had a great week! Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I'm a bit tired of hearts myself after doing so many variations HAHA!

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  3. Oooooh there's a lot of passion in those hearts :-}}}}}

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    1. Well, Faith, I am passionate about a lot of things :)

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  4. love the tangles, neat that you teach a class on them. Also love the inchies. specially the lil guy!

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    1. Thank you. I love to teach, and I'll teach just about anything with art going for it! I liked the lil guy myself!

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  5. Oh my goodness, Jean, those Inchies are adorable!!! It reminds me of my kids. When I ask what have they been eating and they say nothing, and the evidence is ALL over their faces!! You gave me a really good laugh, Thanks!!! Very cute! And everything else you've created is fabulous!!!I love the idea of the Paradox. I would love to learn that!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. It was a funny one for sure! Thank you. You Must try Paradox. It's one of the easiest ones. You will laugh once you see how easy it is and you will love it.,

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  6. Thanks Jean, for making me smile. Because that's what the little boy with stains on his face made me do.
    I like your zendala's, both of them.
    Enjoy your big dinner!!!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I smiled when I thought of doing him too. I am having an awful time typing because I have my right hand totally bandaged up. Trigger finger from knitting and drawing toooo much. Doctor gave me a cortisone shot and I will know in a few days if it helped. Please, all, remember to rest hour hands!

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  7. I so love that circle of hearts! Love always seems to bring us full circle!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I love "forcing" things into shapes that weren't intended by the designer.

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  8. Love all your zentangles but there is something very special about your valentangle. Your inchies are brilliant - I love the chocolaty face!!! Such great drawings.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette. I always have fun with whatever I'm working on, or else, I probably wouldn't do it. Drawing always makes me happy.

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  9. Jean, Love your work this week! The inchies are so fun too!

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  10. I am just getting started with tangles and I appreciate that you give so much of your time to encourage others with your thoughtful comments and then produce such great pieces for us to enjoy. I haven't quite gotten down the names of most tangles, but I think you used Tipple to fill one of your circles... I have a hard time fighting the compulsion to fill in all of the spaces between the tipples, so I love that you show me how pretty a piece can be without blacking it all in. Thanks.

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    1. We were all beginners at one time, so we understand how overwhelming it can be. Remember that there are no mistakes in Zentangle and no "rules" so, fill or don't fill is always your choice. It's always so much fun to BREAK the rules HAHA!

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  11. Like the heart border and the heart rope crossing it. Like how you incorporated Dragonaie in the Zendala Dare.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. It's always fun to try new tangles.

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  12. Brilliant chocolate inchies. I love your valentines zentangle. It's not too much.

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  13. Great set of inchies, and some wonderful zentangles.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! And thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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