Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Zentangle ® - Inchie, Dare, Challenge

Tidings, Man-O-Man, Ennies
The Diva challenged us to leave some white/empty space in our tangles. That's easier said than done for some of us. I really had to think this one out. Also, I had a student yesterday that really made me think about shading, so I tried doing mine a bit differently this time too.








 


Erin's, I am the Diva, Dare was to include my favorite tangle, Paradox. I managed to squeeze it in to all kinds of places with this template. I particularly like forcing Paradox into places that are made to be asymmetrical.







Inchies. Oh what fun I am having with those tiny little squares of paper where anything goes as long as you can fit it into that one inch square. This week's prompt was "dual" and what else would I think of but my beloved Copic markers with the dual points. This is especially fitting as I am going later this week for two days of intensive training to become Copic Certified so that I can teach others how to use these beautiful markers.

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52 comments:

  1. Very well done with the white space, Jean - it will certainly be a challenge for me! And reading your words made me realise that I missed the point completely about including Paradox in this week's Zendala dare - I did three and didn't use Paradox once!! Cute little inchie! Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I wouldn't worry about using Paradox. I OFTEN don't notice directions in her Dare and go off on my merry way only to notice AFTER I have posted HAHA :)

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  2. Love both your inchies and the zentagles, especially Paradox. Inspired thinking for the inchie.

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    1. Thanks, Lisette. Doing Paradox always makes me happy (and so do my Copics!)

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  3. Following reading your blog I have ordered Zentangle Basics book.it came today and I can't wait to get started.Will I get addicted?!!!!!

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    1. HAHA! You already are and just don't know it yet!

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  4. Did we have to use Paradox in the Dare????? I really missed that one :-(
    Your challenge piece is gorgeous, I love the shading.

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    1. Well, she almost missed it herself :) We are going through the "birthday gift" tangles and this week's was Paradox (contributed to first by yours truly). I don't think it really matters though. And, thanks Annemarie!

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  5. I love your diva challenge! Every tangle you used includes space and it all works really nice together!

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    1. Thank you, Kailey. I tried to use tangles I had never used before. Amazing how many are out there, huh?

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  6. So wonderful pieces this week! Especially I like your "Paradox-Zendala"! Great your variations of Paradox!!

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    1. Thanks, Lonetta. I just love messing with Paradox!

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  7. Jean, your Diva challenge is super girl.

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  8. All your work is so lovely! Yep, great minds do think alike - the inchie is perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. Now everyone needs to hop over to your blog to see what we are talking about :)

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  9. I love how little pieces of Man o Man are trickling down the center of the tile!

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    1. Thanks, Katy. I love doing that with tangles that are in pieces, like Tipple.

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  10. Jean, Love the zentangles, so pretty and intricate. great take on the inchie, my daughter also loves copic markers. She uses them when she draws. Awesome that you are going to be certified to teach about the copics. Awesome work all around i am always impressed.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments. Those Copics are so wonderful, yes, expensive, but certainly worth it.

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  11. Cleeeeever inchie! Lovely tanfling!

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    1. Thank you, Zoe. It's fun to stretch the grey matter for ways to draw these inchies :)

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  12. Your tiles are beautiful as usual, i ame a Great fan of your work. I also missed in the challenge that you must use paradox?

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    1. You are so kind, Carmela. Thank you. And, I don't think there are ever any musts in Zentangle :)

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  13. I'm liking your copic inchie :-)

    Sally

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  14. Great job, your shading really gives depth to Man-o-man, pushing it behind all your others. Love your manipulation of Paradox Zendala.

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    1. I really appreciate your feedback on the shading, Daniele. I really was stepping away from my usual shading and wasn't sure if it was as effective as what I would normally do.

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  15. all great - shading is terrific. I really like your weekly challenge - you've used (and inspired me) a couple of tangles I haven't tried yet but should - man-o-man, and tidings!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I actually couldn't do Man-o-Man the first time I tried it a couple of years ago. It's good to go back and try tangles that you didn't like or had problems with.

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  16. Jean, Great set of work this week, and you are going to love getting certified with your copics. Lots of neat tips and tricks that you will learn. I took both levels last year and loved it! Have fun!

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  17. Great job Jean, I like your space tile, and the starts in the zendala are great, and so is your little inchie.

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    1. Thank you so much, Didisch, I really appreciate your comments.

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  18. Can definitely tell that paradox is one of your favorite tangles. There were lots of places to use it. You definitely used white space effectively in the Dare.

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    1. I can hardly wait to see what next week's tangle is. I really enjoy trying to push a tangle to it's limits. I'm not that good at it, but some people really amaze me at what they can make a tangle do.

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  19. Great work on all three!! Love, love the dual Copic marker!!! I still have not tried those. Beautiful white space!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thanks, Annette. Watch out for those Copics. Another addiction right around the corner HAHA!

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  20. I certainly didn't use Paradox so if that was a prompt!!! I missed it. I blame my age!! Great tiles Jean, well done.

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    1. Thank you, Chrissie. I have begun to read all the way to the bottom of her posts. I missed directions many many times. I don't think anyone ever noticed :)

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  21. Love how you managed to keep a little white space and how the squares and triangles are falling off your man-o-man. Linda x

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    1. I most certainly have to work on keeping white space. I couldn't stand it, Linda, and just had to spill some of the Man-O-Man into it :)

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    1. Thank you, Helen, and thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Very nice perspective in your zentangle, I really like the effect of it being partially rolled, nice shading too :)

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  24. ooo a really beautiful little inchie Jean, lovely work x

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    1. Thank you, Karen, and thanks for stopping by :)

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  25. Your Diva's challenge is great; nice white space. And I like your Zendala very much, too. I'm one of those that misinterpreted the challenge. I may have to do another and include Paradox; it's also one of my favorites.

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    1. Thank you, Audrie. I think I use Paradox just a little too much maybe? That's why I do a lot of "point and use" so that I don't do that all the time :)

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  26. Great combinations of tangles in that challenge! And I love that little copic!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I do love my Copics :) (You didn't know that already, did you HAHA!)

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