Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Zentangle® Quandary and a Mallard

This has been a coloring week for me. Be sure to check out the tab above to see some of my Copic work. Also, take a look at the letter that I sent to CBS along with a lot of other tanglers to try to spread the love of Zentangle.

This week, the Diva challenged us to do Quandary. I use a grid, so it is as easy as Bales for me. I did curve the grid big time to make it look different. It is kind of soft and gentle, not at all like my usual work:
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the word was "game." Well, think of all the places you could go for that one. I haven't looked yet; I never peek until I post so I won't be swayed by anyone's work. I decided to go with a "game" bird, the mallard.


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  1. I never peek either! I nearly went for game birds but had pheasant in mind. This is such a cute picture, beautifully done.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette. It is always so much fun to see where everyone goes with just one little word. I am amazed at what a clever group the Every Inchie Monday is!

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  2. Your quandary is really lovely, Jean - it's so nice to produce something that looks a little different. As for the Mallard.....how could you pair him with a word like 'game'...It would have been snakes and ladders for me. Poor old duck! Axxx

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    1. So sorry, Annie. Part of the fun of the inchies is to try to find something different than everyone else. So, game bird :(

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  3. Nice thinking out the box!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sally, and for leaving a nice comment!

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  4. I love both your pieces! The duck is gorgeous! I don't usually peek either - I find when I do, it is harder to think up an original thought.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, that's exactly why I don't peek. I don't always come up with something original anyway though. We have such a clever group :)

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  5. How brilliant is your thinking on this one! Great outside-th-box inchie! Love your tangling. Haven't had a chance to go near my art storage box, but will get around to the tangling sooner or later again.

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    1. Ah, Zoe, you must get back to your tangling. You know a day without tangling is like a day without, hummmmm, cookies :)

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  6. I never look at others until mine are done either. Very nice job!~

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. Maybe that's why we come up with so many different variations. I must say the words themselves are great ones in that regard.

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  7. Your Quandary tile is very beautiful, Jean. So is the duck. So is your letter.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. Wouldn't it be fun to see the look on their faces at CBS when all those letters and tangles show up?

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  8. I love your inchie, would not have ever thought of going that route. You rocked this one out.

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    1. Well, I am trying really hard to come up with something different each time. Not always successful, but having fun trying. Thank you!

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  9. Really lovely Quandary tile! Wonderful shading. The inchie is beautiful ... so cute mallard!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta, for the nice words. I wasn't really too sure about it at first. My husband loves ducks and we have all kinds of wooden ones all over our house :)

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  10. Very cool about CBS and Zentangle! A grid is a good idea!! Maybe I will try that another time. I like the way you bent them! I particularly like the Irises you did :)
    Thank you! ~ Diane Clancy

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    1. Thanks, Diane. And, I appreciate that you took the time to look at other tabs on the top. I wish I knew how to format blogspot so I could make the other pages work just like the first page, but I guess I need a website to do that.

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  11. WOW!!!! you clever girl to think of 'game' and use a duck!!!! A gorgeous duck too x

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    1. Thank you, Karen. He was fun to draw.

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  12. I am learning so much during this project. Didn't know about this meaning of "game" before.
    Me too, I think it is a gorgeous duck.

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    1. It really is fun to see what people come up with. I love doing these inchies. I didn't think I would like playing in such a small space, but it really is fun to do. Thank you for your comment :)

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  13. A very different idea for your inchie, wonderful.

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  14. Very clever Jean!!! Now my mind didn't go there, this time! I still have not made mine. But I have had in mind which game I am going to do. Hope fully time this week! Really good job! And I love your Quandary! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Ut Oh, we have parted ways LOL. I'm anxious to see what you come up with:)

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  15. That is awesome! I never even thought about anything but games you play. Brilliant and it's really nicely done.

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    1. I think that's part of the fun though, trying to come up with something a little different. Thank you, Jenn.

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