Monday, May 12, 2014

Zentangle® a J, Punzel and Well, and an Inchie

I had an extra tile that I had already traced the letter "J" on for a previous swap and I decided to play with it. I happened to have one of Suzanne McNeil's tangle books with me and used some of her fun tangles. Unfortunately, I forgot to write them down :( So, here it is anyway:





The Diva has a birthday today. If you have not visited her blog, please do so and wish her a happy one. This week, she challenged us to use Punzel and Well as a duo-tangle. They both require a bit of concentration; but, isn't that the point of Zentangle?
And my poor Inchie goes last this week as I just couldn't get a good picture of the poor little thing. This week's word was "Jet". First thought, jet airplane = dismissed. Second thought was Jet Black. I liked that one. Once I started thinking more about it, I decided that Jet Black = Black Jet. I actually embossed this little plane with black embossing powder, and in person it looks so shiny and pretty. Not so in the photo. I scanned and took a picture but here is the best I could do. Use your imagination:

56 comments:

  1. Your work is great! I hadn't seen Diva's challenge yet, I was headed over there next. Those two tangles give me fits! I almost wish I hadn't seen your gorgeous work. I foresee a struggle in my future!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Yes, they are a bit more complicated than most. Grab scratch paper first and play for awhile until it makes sense. I couldn't follow the step-outs for Well but came up with my own that worked better for me. Don't be a slave to step-outs.

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  2. Great artwork and a wonderful inchie

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. All great but the duo tangle has to be my favourite this week :-)

    Sally

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  4. Love your zentangles and inchie.

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  5. That inchie is so cute! Your piece for the Diva challenge looks like the spine with muscles (or kidneys) on each side. Someone more romantic than me would say wings. I should do more anatomical tangling (once I get back into it properly again).

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    1. Zoe, you really make me laugh! Too funny. Thanks!

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  6. These are all so intricate and beautiful. I am not sure how you do all of this. The inchie is cool too looks like we thought alike

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    1. Thank you. It's not hard when you learn to do it one step at a time, as the folks at Zentangle.com say. I like how perfect and very black your jet is. I don't know how you do those beads like that. We should spend an afternoon together someday!

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  7. Jean I like how you did the composition of both tangles of the duo tangle. And of course your inchie looks great too.

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    1. Thank so much, Didisch. I appreciate your stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  8. You were quick this week, being the 2nd! I like your tiles and the inchie, Jean, very well done.

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    1. Yes, Annemarie. I had to get a move on as we are having a ton of company for dinner tonight. Got to get this house cleaned LOL! And, thank you.

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  9. It's always so fascinating how different every single Tangle can be! Look at you Well - I really had to search for it :D great work!

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    1. Thanks, Zasa. It really is fun to try to do something that will be different than what others do, isn't it?

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  10. very nice i found it very difficult but practised a bit

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I'm always glad that the Diva pushes us a little to do things we might avoid.

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  11. Wow gorgeous diva challenge! It looks like a corset to me....or a harp! Your "J" is also so fun...I know I've seen that circular, eyeball-looking tangle before but I can't remember it either!

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    1. Thanks, Kailey. I'm sure the circular tangle is from Suzanne McNeil as I had her book out when I was working on it. It was either from book 9 or 10 as those are the new ones. If I could remember where I put them, I would tell you LOL!

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  12. Your tile are beautiful. The tile with punzel and well looks like some medieval weaponry.

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    1. Ha! I think you are right. It does look like some kind of evil shield :)

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  13. Beautiful art. I loved how you can't see the grid for Well; it makes it look very different. Nice work.

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    1. Marta, thanks. I did cheat and erased (OH HORRORS) the grid lines. My tile and I can do what I want, right?

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  14. I never let myself look at everyone else's challenge til I get mine done and I love seeing how different everyone's are! I love what you did.. and it looks like it isn't even the same challenge I completed! (Tell me about inchies!)

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    1. I'm with you there, Kelly. If I look, I find it much harder to do for some reason. Inchies are so much fun. You have do a piece of art on a little one inch square of paper. You can use whatever materials you want. Take a look at the group I belong to and see how each person finds a different way to artistically produce a one inch square in response to a weekly prompt. Everyone is welcome to join: http://everyinchiemonday2012.blogspot.com/

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  15. Jean, I just love your Diva Challenge entry!! Wow! I had to stare at it a while and figure out how you even started that one! Looks complicated and Amazing!! And your Inchie is fantastic and I'm sure in person it is even mightier!! Some things are hard to capture on photo!! Looks like you might be getting someone to join in on the Inchie fun!! Have a great week! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thank you, Annette. It's great that some new people have found out about Inchies. The more the merrier, yes?

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  16. I love what you've done with the duotangle challenge, fantastic interpretation, well done :)

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  17. Your Duotangle reminds me of a crest. just need a couple of maces or swords on it and you would be all set.

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    1. Yes, Donald, my husband is a gamer and he thought the same thing HAHA! (Wasn't my intention though LOL)

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  18. The "well" on the duo is exactly how I realized it :)
    And I like how you managed to combine the patterns together, which is great

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    1. I appreciate your kind comment, Omer, and thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Great tiles, Jean! I love your Duotangle - has a very heraldic look to me. And you might not have managed to capture the full effect of your Jet Black Jet but it's such a great idea! Axxx

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Maybe I should make it my own coat of arms?

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  20. Wonderful duotangle tile! Especially I like the way the tangles mirrored! The inchie is lovely, too!

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    1. Thanks, Lonetta. That was my attempt; however, it is certainly a wonky mirror LOL!

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  21. Love how you've done Well, I found it hard to bring this week's two challenge tangles together but you've done it really well!! Linda x

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Whenever I don't know how to blend two tangles, I just choose one to be a background.

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  22. Your Duotangle is wonderful. As someone else commented, it looks like a crest. I like your idea of using 1 pattern as a background when you're not sure how to get 2 to work together.

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    1. Thank you, Audrie. I find myself going to using a background tangle a lot. It seems to tie things together somehow.

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  23. I like your tangles. Good job.

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  24. I like what you came up with Jean - sort of looks like a shield to me - I had to go look at Well several times to get what you did!! I like the first one on your blog too!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/05/duotangle-well-punzel-challenge-entry/

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    1. Thank you, Diane. It almost doesn't look like Well done that way, does it? But, it's fun to stretch tangles a bit.

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  25. Congratulations to your win :) I wish you a lot of joy to reading the book :)

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    1. Thanks, Lily. What a nice surprise that was :)

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