Monday, May 26, 2014

Circles, an Inchie, and Zentangle® Meets Art Journaling

Verve, Inapod, Hibred, Snail, Emingle
This week, the Dive Challenged us to use circles. Since, in the USA, we are celebrating Memorial Day, I thought I would ignore the Zentangle police banging on my door for using a compass and pull out some red and blue pens LOL! I couldn't resist putting some non-Zentangle stars in there and some Distress Ink in Barn Door too :)




For this week's Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Killer". My first thought was, well, you ALL know the headache I am talking about:









I know some of you follow my art journal blog as well, but since our prompt this week was to use a Mandala, I thought I might share that picture here for those who do not.

48 comments:

  1. Nice!!! Have a nice celebration! I like how you mixed the two subjects.
    Here in Europe it's been the elections and I'd like to do a tile about this, using circle strings. We had very sad votes i France unfortunately...

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    1. Thank you, Agnes. I liked your tile too but I didn't know how to leave you a comment. I hope things work out for your country.

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  2. Really like your "Memorial Day" circles!

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  3. Your inchie is superb and shows the pain and distress a killer headache can cause. Great idea, brilliantly done.

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    1. Fortunately, I seldom get headaches, but I know it can be horrible for some and I hope nobody thinks I am making fun of them. It was just the first thing that came to mind.

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  4. love all the zentangles. and the inchie is great. I know those suck for sure. great job on all of it

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  5. Horrible inchie on a positive way. It really shows the pain. Well done.
    Love your mandala.

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    1. Humm, I really didn't think that one through. No one likes pain. But no harm was intended. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  6. We do, Jean, we do know that killer headache. Thank you for acknowledging of us in this excellent inchie. Love your journal page.

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    1. Thank you, Zoe, and thanks for always leaving nice comments.

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  7. Wonderful art on all the projects Jean. All so artistic. Great inchie and I do sometimes have those killer headaches

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. That inchie was so much fun to do. I can't draw a "good" person, but I can make a silly one LOL!

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  8. Brilliant idea for your inchie and beautifully drawn too! x

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    1. So funny, Karen, especially if you read my reply above. But, I appreciate you saying it HAHA!

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  9. Wow! Great job. That is a really good one for killer - I know those headaches all too well. She looks rather frazzled. I also love the color in your tile!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Yes, she certainly is frazzled. LOL!

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  10. Beautiful art to look at. Thank you very much.

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    1. You are so welcome and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  11. Very lovely done with the different colors and overlapping cirkels. Nice

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  12. Jean - so cool the way you have intertwined your circles!! Very nice!!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/05/diva-string-theory-circles-challenge-entry/

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I am amazed at all the wonderfully different ways people used this prompt.

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  13. There are all great! I found it funny how the String Theory Challenge conincided with the Mandala prompt. I may use tangle patterns for my Journal 52 page, too. Let me know, if the Zentangle turns up after all, because I used a compass as well 0_0

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    1. HAHA! Yes, do "cheat" and double dip on this one. I always wonder why it is okay to use a compass to make a circle to do a Zendala but it is a "no no" to use a ruler. I say, use whatever makes you happy and call it a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art for anyone reading who doesn't know)!

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  14. Very nice! I love the red, white and blue to honor memorial day!

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  15. I do like your circles, Jean! Nice what you did in the corners, makes the zendala shine.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. I'm beginning to borrow some ideas from my card making since I have all the supplies now. Well, maybe not ALL the supplies....yet LOL!

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  16. Very topical tangle and it looks great drawn in colours. Love to see your inchies and it's a brilliant way of covering the theme without being gory haha. Your zendala made me think of eating peas straight from the pod! Linda x

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I do love Inapod but I forget to use it. This time, the space was just there waiting for it.

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  17. Jean, nice work on the memorial day memorial Zendala you did for this week's challenge. I like it and all your work.

    Duane.

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    1. Thanks so much, Duane. I appreciate all my visitors and their comments!

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  18. Oh Jean, You seem to come up with the most 'killer' ideas!! I love the headache drawing, and know too well what it feels like! (thank goodness not too often) I have to say, your work is progressing soooo much from when I first started looking at it!! Don't get me wrong, you have always done amazing work! But it seems, to me, that you have stepped up notches, that I only hope to get to!! Really, I love your Zia, and your journal page is a true 'Killer'!!! Total Awesomeness!!! :0) Share Humanity (((hugs)))

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    1. I think, Annette, that we always do better when what we do is appreciated. I think it goes back to childhood and praise always got better results than reprimands. Not that anyone has ever criticized anyone's work, but the positive feedback does tend to push one to do even better the next time. I LOVE this encouraging community! (And, Annette, your work is STUNNING!)

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  19. Nice tribute for Memorial Day. Would not have been the same without the colors.

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    1. Nothing quite like the red white and blue, Donald :)

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  20. great work. I like how you aligned your circles in the first tile and the use of colour is wonderful.
    Killer is right on when migraine hits.

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    1. Thanks, Heather. I love all the different things people were able to come up with using circles.

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  21. As always, a pleasure to visit your blog, Jean! Your memorial circles are great as is the lovely page from your art journal - I am particularly drawn to the blue circle at the bottom but not sure how many/ which tangles you've used - but love the effect. And you capture the killer headache perfectly. I think when the next one hits me, I will think of this and feel a bit better in some way! Axxx

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    1. Thank you, Annie, for your kind and encouraging words. I should have done that "killer" headache inchie with a huge red X over it, meaning NO headaches allowed LOL!

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  22. Jean, What fun you had this week! The red white and blue was so fun but I love your journal page! Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Kate. Yes, it was a fun week!

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