Monday, April 21, 2014

Zentangle® Earth Day, An Inchie, and Just Fun

Angel Fish, Cat-Kin, Sanibelle, Tipple
This week, I was lucky enough to teach an Organic and Tangled Garden class. What fun! People seem to really love the freedom of a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) and the flow of organic tangles. We worked on tan pape


Onamato, Verve, Reticulated, Nipa

Jonqal, Sandswirl, Lichen, Quib
While I waited for the class to begin, I played with some ATC's with glitter/paint strings:

HOTdog
Every Inchie Monday's prompt was HOT. Oh, the different directions people will go with this one. I can't wait to look, but I never look until I have posted. I'm afraid if I look first, I will be too embarrassed to post mine LOL!!!




And, the Diva challenged us to create a tile for Earth Day. I had to add a bit of Diva Dance to my tree :)

Happy Earth Day to all and thank you for stopping by!


42 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Nice to see you here :)

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  2. Hi Jean,
      I am glad that I found your Blog!
    Since a few days I am "tanglen" with great joy. o)
    I am looking for nice people to exchange and learn.
    Your tangles are all very, very nice!
    Greetings from Germany, * Manja *

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    1. Manja, I'm glad you found me too. This is such a great community of sharing and fun people. Welcome :)

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I enjoy color too. What would we do without color? I always wonder though if we all see color the same. For example, could my red be your green? Hummmmm

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  4. Love the playfulness on this blog post Jean and your Earth Day tile is super cute, love the hearts and the colours!

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. I can feel playful all the time, now that I am retired. I feel like a kid again!

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  5. Beautiful work and I LOVE your earth day! :)Very cute and fun!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. It's always nice to get that positive reinforcement, especially when I am not really sure of a piece.

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  6. Wonderful selection you've given us here, Jean. I love them all, of course, but who could resist your take on 'hot'!!! Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I'm probably one of the few people who will admit that one of my favorite "restaurants" and favorite "meal" is the $1.50 hot dog and drink at Costco. It's date night for me and my husband!

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  7. I love your work. My favorite is the organic tile. Wow.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. You are so sweet. I am so motivated by such positive comments.

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  8. Your hot dog is so cute! I also LOVE your Earth Day tree!!! Gorgey!

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. I saw such a delicate tree in my mind's eye. I really wish I could produce what is in my head, but my hands just won't always cooperate LOL!

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  9. And again you were so busy drawing beautiful stuff. I love the hotdog, Jean!
    The earth-day tree is lovely too.

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    1. Yes, Annemarie, busy busy busy, but I LOVE every minute. Thanks :)

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  10. Gorgeous artwork and cutest inchie!

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  11. ooo I love a good hotdog too :-D this is a brilliant take on the theme Jean! xxx

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    1. Actually, Karen, it has me thinking and I must make a trip over to Costco for lunch today. (It usually costs a WHOLE lot more though once you step inside that place = dangerous to the pocketbook!)

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  12. Your work just gets better and better! I love working with you - I get so inspired!!

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    1. Grace, I love working with you too. You are so much fun and creative. I look forward to spending more time with you :)

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  13. Very cute hot dog for your inchie, love him!

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    1. Thanks, Lisette! I appreciate the comment.

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  14. Love Love your Earth Day Zia!!! It captures everything!!! And your Inchie is Hot Diggity!!! Happy Day!!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thank you, Annette. Now you have me singing that song.... probably ALL day HAHA!

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  15. Your tangles are all beautiful :)

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  16. So cool that you got to teach a class. It is a blessing to be able to teach your art to someone. Never be embarrassed by your art hun, you are awesome. I am always blown away by anyone who can do ZIA, BTW I love the take on the theme for the inchie. Adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments. I LOVE teaching. I taught elementary art for over 20 years and then did other things for another 16 years. It is so nice to get back to doing what I really enjoy, sharing my passions with others.

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  17. Love your inchie, a much cheekier hot dog than mine.

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    1. HAHA, thanks, Wendy. I had to go look up "Cheeky". Interesting word :)

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  18. Such a fun Earth Day Challenge entry!!! It seems you had a lot of fun with it, also!
    I started doing the same thing you do... not to look at everyone's submissions before creating and posting mine - or I may just decide it isn't good enough :). I have to check out your inchie challenges; I used to love creating them.

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    1. Aren't we just such critics of our own work, Marta? We need to shut down that "inner critic" and appreciate our own style. I like to come up with, what I think will be, original ideas. If I look at others, it interferes with that process. Yes, do join us with the Inchie group. We have so much fun.

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  19. I love your organic tile, it's really set off with the tan paper.

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    1. Thank you, Chrissie. I like working on the tan too.

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  20. Lots of great work. I like your Organic Garden tile. Like your tree in the last one.

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  21. Very cool, Jean!! I love the earth one :)
    ~ Diane Clancy

    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/04/amanda-earth-day-challenge-entry/

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