Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Zentangle® Rain Challenge, Inchie, and a Thank You!

Well, as they say, you could have knocked me over with a feather! I won the Diva birthday giveaway for The Book of Zentangle® by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. What a great surprise! Thank you, Laura!

This week, Laura Challenged us to use the official tangle pattern Rain. I love Rain but seldom use tangles that use up lots of ink, cheap as I am LOL! So, it was nice to be pushed into using it.
 
For this week's Inchie, the prompt was Jolly-boat. As you know, I like to mess with the word but this one was plain and simply a type of ship's boat in use during the 18th/19th century. So I stuck with that but at least made mine really "jolly"! I can't wait to see, after posting, what others came up with for this one.

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  1. Great inchie Jean, it does look jolly

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. Maybe it's just a bit cartoon like thought :)

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  2. Love all your work! Your jolly boat is precious. Mine is done - but who knows when I will scan it. This time of year at school is busy to say the least.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. I'll bet you can hardly wait for the school year to be over. I hope you have a lot of rest this summer.

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  3. Very nice RAIN Jean... I guess it does eat up a lot of ink... but hey... totally worth it... Lovely tile.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Yes, Bonnie, Rain is very ink intensive. Thanks for your visit and comment!

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  4. Nice rain Jean, and congratulations on your win!

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    1. Thanks, Kate. It is fun to win something for sure!

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  5. Funny rain and a pretty inchie. I like them.

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    1. Thanks, and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  6. Nice, bold Rain. Do you only use the 01, or do you use wider nib pens? I like using the 03, 05, and 08 if I'm doing more coloring. I think they cover better, and I like to save my 01s for my line work. :-)

    Congrats on winning the book. Isn't it lovely?

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    1. Yes, Emily, I do have pens with thicker nibs that do work better for filling. The trick is finding them when you need them LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Zoe. Cartoons aren't my style but this one worked.

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  8. I like your monotangle Rain! Great shading in it too.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. Shading is the best part of tangling, for me anyway!

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  9. Congratulations Jean, what a sweet surprise. Super shading on rain.

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    1. Thanks, Shelly, and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  10. Congrats on your win and love your shading on your tile. I want to try some inchies also, they look like so much fun!

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    1. Thanks, Daniele, and please join us over at http://everyinchiemonday2012.blogspot.com/ Fun!!!

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  11. Fabulous inchie - it made me smile and giggle out loud, no mean achievement with the morning I'm having. Thank you :)

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    1. Now, that makes ME smile, Lisette :) I hope your day turns beautiful!

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  12. Love your intense RAIN! Good to see you today BTW; I always enjoy our visits!

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I am going to miss you soooo much!

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  13. Congrats Jean with your lucky price. Your tile and inchie are looking great as always.

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  14. Very cute inchie :) I loved your shading on the Rain tile.

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  15. This is a good one. It really feels like it is raining.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I appreciate your commenting :)

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  16. Congratulations on winning the book. Nice Rain monotangle.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. It sure is fun to win something.

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  17. I love your Rain tile. I have always been partial to Rain and so when I saw your tile I thought: exactly. A tile full of Rain needs nothing else, especially when it has as much movement as yours.

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    1. Jennifer, it's funny that you said that. I didn't even consider adding anything else to the tile and I didn't really think about it. Rain is such a bold tangle and yet it seems to disappear in many of the tiles that include other tangles. I wonder why? Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  18. Oh my gosh the inchie is adorable. I love it

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    1. Thanks. That little boat was fun to do. I just finished next weeks and it was another fun one.

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  19. Love looking at your inchies, they always make me smile :) Know what you mean about tangles which need a lot of colouring in expensive ink.... I don't find colouring with black to be half as relaxing as doing it with colours anyway :) Linda

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    1. You're right, Linda. I should have pulled out some colors. I just got into the real "Zen" zone on this one though. Maybe next time :)

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  20. Cool tangle, Jean!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/05/tangleation-nation-rain-challenge-entry/

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  21. Lovely rain and the inchie is to die for. I know what you mean about using up ink. I'm kind of reluctant to do tangles that use up so much!

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    1. Thanks, Kia. Yes, those pens are soooo expensive :)

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  22. We must be opposites, some of my favourite tangles are the ones with lots of colouring in. i find it very relaxing as long as I don't have an approaching deadline.

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    1. Since I am a CZT, I often feel like I should use the traditional black and white. I like color too and often do ZIA's, just not for the challenges too much. Take a peek at my art journals and Copic pages and you will see TONS of color. I agree that working with color is very relaxing as well. Thanks for your comment :)

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  23. Your Jolly boat is the jolliest boat i've ever seen!! How can you not smile, looking at that? Rain tile,... beautiful! Oh and congrats on winning on the Divas challenge!! I really liked your joke! (It was nice to see someone win that I know,.....Well, I consider that I know you. :0) ) Anyway, I hope you went and played the lottery too! Have a great weekend! :0) Share Huamanity

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    1. Yes, Annette. It is wonderful how we have become such a community of people that "know" each other and care for each other. Wouldn't it be great to have a huge party somewhere (Hawaii comes to mind LOL) where we could all meet?

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  24. Oh, I like this, I would love to see it on a canvas or cushion or something. Very vogue :)

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    1. Thank you, Chrissie. I've had a few people tell me the same thing. Hummm, something to think about.

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  25. I laughed at your honesty about the ink in Rain!! And agree...but you certainly didn't stint. It looks so good just as it is! And what a jolly, Jolly ship! Love it! Axxx

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  26. Another rain monotangle - great minds think alike!

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    1. Thank you, Ken. I'm pleased to be included in your great minds group!!!

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  27. I love the way Rain overlaps in your tile. And your shading is lovely.

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  28. You're certainly right about Rain using up so much ink, Jean. But when it comes out with so much depth and movement as yours has, it's well worth it. The shading really adds to the overall effect, too.

    And Congrats on winning the Diva's prize.

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    1. Thank you, Audrie. I do love the look of a lot of ink when others do it, especially if they add shimmer.

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  29. You've done a lovely job with Rain here! I'm too lazy to colour it in :)

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    1. Thanks, Helen,and I don't think that "lazy" is a word you can lay claim to :)

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