Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Zentangle® Spiral, Inchie and Dangled Cat

Aprox. 51/2 x 41/2 inches. Wood, painted white, nose with glitter glue, dangles with black pen and colored gel pens. Also, a collar of "gems", a bit of Copic shading and a coat of clear acrylic.
I gave a class yesterday on Dangles like Joanne Fink does and it motivated me to do a kitty on a wooden shape as a sample of what you can do with these fun dangly  shapes. I have more classes on Friday and, if you look at my Workshop/Classes tab on the top, you can see one of the wonderful finished student dangles.

The Diva Challenge #160 was to use a spiral as a string. What fun this one was. I had so many wonderful things going in my brain but I never seem to get down on paper what is in my head. Nevertheless, I like what finally found its way to my tile:
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "figure." I got so deep into "figure of speech" and finally settled on Onomatopoeia  (the use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.). If you like to play with words, here is a great list of the different types of figures of speech. This one is saying "Wake Up!"

36 comments:

  1. I love it, Jean!!! Your Inchie is right on!! And of course your tile is beautiful!! The one that really got me though is your cat!! How adorable is he? And how much fun!! Great job!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Annette, you are just so sweet. Thank you.

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  2. Oooh fancy swirls! Love the shading and stripes! The movement of your swirls makes this so fun :)

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    1. Thanks, Kailey. I thought the swirls were fun to work with. The possibilities are just endless.

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  3. Jean the cat is great! Love how happy your spirals look too!

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    1. Thank you, Kate.Mr. Kitty is sitting right here by my computer just smiling at your compliment!

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  4. I love your cat. In fact I love all of your art and look forward to seeing what you have done each day.

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    1. Thank you so much, Pattie. I so appreciate your support!

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  5. So many spirals on your tile, I love the shiny one :)

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    1. Thanks. I always love seeing other people do those "shiny" ones and just had to throw one in myself.

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  6. Ahh!!! love the spirals!!!
    (and yes, busy is good, but it leaves so little time to tangle!)

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    1. Thank you, Amy. Fortunately, Zentangle is easy to fit into spare moments, not like writing the American novel :)

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  7. Love your inchie thinking and it's a great sketch. Your zentagle is superb but the star of the show has to be that fabulous kitty!

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    1. Thanks,Lisette. I love my little kitty too. It's amazing how many things are out there waiting for us to add our little touch of love to :)

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  8. I love your cat! I am a real cat lover and love anything cat related! Your Diva Challenge spiral is awesome! I really love your work.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I love my "real life" kitty, Charlie too :)

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  9. Oh, I want to try a cat. He is gorgeous. I also love your inchie. Wonderful work.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Michael's has those cats for only 99 cents, so you can't go wrong. I was thinking that the little ones, even less expensive, would make good gift tags too.

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  10. Brilliant, brilliant, mega-brilliant inchie!!! Loooove linguistics, love miniatures, love craft - that's why I play with the inchies. Beautiful ZIA! And that cat!!!!! :)

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    1. Wow, brilliant, huh? I am overwhelmed this week at all the superlative comments and basking in them too :) Thanks, Zoe!

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    1. Thank you, Lily, and thanks for looking and leaving a comment.

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  12. Wow, your challenge tile is gorgeous, Jean! The shading is great too.
    Your inchie is fun!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I have been trying to do that black band with the highlight and shading for some time. I think I finally got it :)

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  13. Your spirals are wonderful. Full of movement and fine contrast! I totally love your dangle cat! So cute face!! Wonderful done! Your inchie is lovely, too! Wonderful pieces this week!!

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    1. Lonetta, I so appreciate your support each week. Thank you for your nice words too.

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  14. I love popping over to your blog, Jean - it's always uplifting, often amusing and always puts a smile on my face. I love your cat - especially it's comical look! And your spirals are great. However, an alarm clock can never be my favourite thing, just because it always wakes me too early....Axxx

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    1. Annie, you are too funny. I have such memories of that particular style of clock that tormented me for years. When I was a child, I would protest vigorishly when it was nap time. My mom always told me that I didn't have to sleep, just watch the clock for the hand to reach a certain number. I always fell for it and wound up taking a nap. Just think of the hours of my life wasted on those silly naps. (Of course, once I was a mother I understood the method to her madness LOL)

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  15. Lovely tangle of spirals, Jean ... and thank you for visiting me!! ~ Diane Clancy

    (http://DianeClancy.com/blog)

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I always enjoy seeing what others in our great community have come up with.

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  16. Great spirals, Jean. And I love your cat. What fun! And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. It really helps to have the support of other tanglers.

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    1. Thank you, Audrie. I love having made so many new "friends" through Zentangle and blogging :)

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  17. Totally cute idea for the inchie, but gotta say, I loved all three of your pieces, especially that cat! AWESOME!

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    1. Jenn, it is my favorite too. I think I'll actually keep him. Thanks.

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