Monday, March 17, 2014

Zentangle® Rixty, St. Patrick's Day Rainbow, and an Inchie

We are having just a beautiful week here in the outer Phoenix area. Warm with a nice breeze, flowers and trees all in bloom. Perfect weather for going outside to tangle!

The Diva challenged us to get our inspiration from St. Patrick's Day. First, I thought of Shamrocks, no, too many will pick that. Then my thoughts went to mushrooms, no, I did that for my Inchie. How about a leprechaun? Right, me draw a leprechaun? Not happening. So, here is my rainbow:
Msst, Crescent Moon, Meer, Tipple, Static, Shattuck on Neocolor crayon rainbow with Copic for sky and grass.



And, my little Inchie from Every Inchie Monday with the prompt "forest":





And, finally, I had to play with the new tangle pattern from Maria in honor of Rick's 60th birthday called Rixty. I had a very small round piece of paper that I grabbed to play on and thought you might like to see it. At this point, only CZT's are supposed to have access to the step-outs. Find one in your area and take a class. Yes, there are lots of books and videos to learn step-outs, but you've missed out on a lot by not taking a class if you haven't; beside learning why Zentangle is NOT doodling, you will have a lot of fun!
Rixty and Pokeroot



38 comments:

  1. Oh! That inchie is so cute :-)

    Sally

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    1. Thanks, Sally. I've always loved finding a surprise mushroom in the forest!

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    1. Thanks, Kate. We see rainbows here a lot when it rains. Of course, we don't get much rain here LOL!

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  3. Lovely ideas, Jean - and some gorgeous colours too. It's been beautiful here today and I can see why you were inspired to use more than just black ink. Axxx

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    1. Yes, color and spring just go together, Annie. Thank you :)

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  4. Beautiful zenrainbow and amazing microart on the inchie! I have to try that Rixty soon.

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    1. Thank, Zoe. Love the term "zenrainbow" HAHA! I do think the tangle Rixty just has endless possibilities. (And, it's easy!)

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  5. Fun take on the challenge! Great rainbow!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a kind comment, Lily!

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  7. love the rainbow and for sure love the detail in the inchie. You did an awesome job

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  8. Nice work on all 3 pieces! I just love your forest! And so far I love how Rixty looks in everyone's tangles that have used it.I need to give it a try!! Beautiful work, Jean! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thanks, Annette. I think Rixty will be a go to tangle in the future.

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  9. Your inchie is superb and so cute and I love your rainbow too.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette. Doing a rainbow like that made me feel like I was 6 years old again HAHA!

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  10. I like them all three, Jean. They are very different and lovely.

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  11. Wonderful rainbow tile and so adorable inchie! They make me happy!!
    I love the new tangle Rixty, too!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta, yes, they made me happy too because of their childlike qualities. Fun to play :)

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  12. Oooo, what a fun rainbow tangle!!! That inchie is super cute too. I'm looking forward to getting some rain and toadstools- mostly because it will mean it has gotten warmer outside. LOL!

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    1. Thanks. I agree. I'm not a fan of winter at all!

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  13. Lovely tangles. The rainbow and the mushrooms remind me that spring around the corner. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Indira. I think forest mushrooms can be so beautiful. My favorite are the red and white ones that grow up in the mountain area of Arizona.

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  14. Great rainbow and pot of gold. And I love your inchie with the mushroom.

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  15. Your forest is sooo cute. I love it! But, I have to say I truly am digging your rainbow. It's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Jenn. It kind of amuses me when I compare it to the beautiful work that others do. I guess I will always have a bit of a heavy hand, but I suppose that's my style :)

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  16. Wow a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, love it. I can almost see a leprechaun hiding behind it haha. Love how you manage to cram so much detail into an inchie too. Linda x

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    1. Thanks, Linda. You're all just lucky I didn't try to "draw" that leprechaun HAHA!

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  17. I want to slide down that rainbow!!!

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    1. I had fun playing with color on that one :)

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  18. Great inchie, love the addition of the fungi.

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