Monday, June 16, 2014

Zentangle® Mooka and Auraknot and an Inchie

The Diva challenged us to use Mooka and Auraknot as a duotangle this week. I happen to love both of them so I decided to break out one of my tan Renaissance tiles to do this one. I'm glad I did because I really like this one and I hope you do too! Head over there to see videos of these two great tangles from Rick and Maria!

This week's Inchie from Every Inchie Monday had me throwing fits. I just couldn't do "lavender." I love the color, and it's actually my favorite, but I didn't want to do color. I didn't want to do the flower. I didn't want to do the aura. Then I had a very odd memory. When I was really young (maybe last week?) I remember some really OLD ladies (probably 50 or so HAHA) who always had these lavender candies in their purse. They came in a tiny box. The candies were sort of triangular shaped and smelled and tasted like soap. Is there anyone else out there that remembers these? I looked up old fashioned candy online but couldn't find them. So, I have made them for YOU! Can't you almost taste how awful they are?

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  1. I love the shading on your tile, it really makes the Auraknot pop up off the page

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    1. Thanks, Jules. Shading is always my favorite part!

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  2. Jean, Outstanding tile! I love it on the tan tile. Nice!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I don't often work on the tan. Actually, I don't often work on a "real" white tile :)

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  3. love the zentangle, and the inchie? never heard of this candy, but I am sure it was awful. I think those old ladies had candies like that in their bags so we as kids would never ask them for candy! lol

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    1. I think you may be right about that candy. If offered though, we were taught that it was rude to say no. Ugggg :)

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  4. Oh my gosh, I remember those lavendar candies! What a hoot. And your inchie looks just like them...love the little fumes hee hee.

    The tangle is wonderful, too. I gonna practice that intertwining thing :)

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    1. Oh, I am soooo happy that somebody remembers these. I was starting to think I had imagined the awful little things! Watch the video that Maria did with the ribbon going through Auraknot. I think you will find it very helpful.

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  5. Love your treatment on this challenge. Great design and wonderful shading. So that will be an ethusiastic yes on your challenge piece, but I'll pass on tasting the candies.

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    1. I guess you couldn't even get them to say no to anymore, so I think you are safe, David. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It really means so much to me and brightens my day :)

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  6. Oh Jean, gorgeous tile! Is that the Renaissance tile? I am this close to sitting down to do this duotangle before the weekend. Those two are beautiful. Lavender candy? Never heard of it. I've heard of lavender hair. In face, I had lavender for a short while about 15 years ago :)

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    1. Funny, because I saw one of my granddaughter's this weekend and she now is sporting lavender hair! I suppose I should have drawn her :)

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  7. Cute little inchie based on a lovely memory. I remember violet sweets (which I loved) but not the lavender ones Not sure about those but I have had lavender custard and lavender sorbet though and they were both very tasty!!! Super tangle too :)

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    1. I find myself going back to memories more and more as I age. I guess that's quite normal though. I wonder if the violet and the lavender ones were the same thing? We all do have different tastes though and that's a wonderful thing. What if all we had was vanilla ice cream? HAHA!

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  8. Both are beautiful but I am drawn to the mooka and aura knot. That is stunning.

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  9. Love the way that mooka moves in this auroknot... just LOVE IT... great TIA... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  10. Wonderful tile! It has such personality and fantastic depth. Your description of the candy rings a bell with me. But I'm not sure I'm not thinking of Vick's cough drops...

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    1. HaHa, Jennifer, I forgot about those cough drops. We used to get the cherry ones though and eat them like candy by the boxfull!

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  11. Oh crikey Jean, I remember those as well and they were/are revolting! But not your inchie, its lovely :-D xxx

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers those candies in such a negative light :)

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  12. Beautiful tile! I love how you wove Mooka through Auraknot! The color and shading is really wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. Using "real" tiles slows me down a bit and I actually seem to do a better job with my tangles.

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  13. Oh that inchie is wonderful. You can still get those sweets at our Old Fashioned sweet shop

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. That would be fun to find them, Chrissie. I can find other lavender candies, but not those tiny ones that came in a box :(

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  14. Your inchie makes me smile. No, I don't know these candies. I only know lavender chocolate - it's very modern I thought.

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    1. Humm, it seems that there are a lot of different kinds of lavender flavored items out there in the world that I never knew about. Interesting to know.

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  15. I love your tile, Jean! It's like Mooka is being born out of an Auraknot! (Or vice versa!)

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I enjoy meshing tangles together.

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  16. You did so very well with Mooka and Auraknot, I'm impressed.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. Your kind encouragement means a lot to me :)

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  17. Beautiful Jean, I love how your simple Mooka weaves through the awesome mooka.
    And I see a lot of tan tiles in this challenge. The brown colors makes Mooka beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. I began wondering why I have been hoarding all the real Zentangle tiles and I have begun to use them!

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  18. Wonderful weaving, shiny tangles...a joy!!

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    1. I appreciate your kind comment, Shelly!

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  19. Nice job of weaving Mooka through Auraknot. Nice shading and highlighting.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Donald, and for leaving a nice comment. It is always appreciated :)

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  20. your zen sent shivers down my spine so nice and you get my 5* of the week from me . lol

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    1. Blush, and thanks for the compliment, Simon!

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  21. Wauw, what an elegant and lovely tile with the Mooka coming out the Auraknot.

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  22. Jean, love that you came up with something so unique. Cute! Although, I have to say I know those lavender hard candies exist, but the idea of eating that scent... no. Although, I do love Jujubees and I've always thought they taste like lavender smells. hehe

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    1. HAHA, Jenn, I loved sticking a Jujubee on the tip of each of my eye teeth and letting them melt. (Somebody please pick up the poor dentist, fainted over there!) And, yes, they were yucky too but amusing!

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  23. Oh Jean, you are too much fun!! I have to say, I do not know of this candy you speak of.(thank goodness,...I'm guessing.) I like the smell of lavender, but to taste it,......... Anyway, I love your Inchie and your tile is gorgeous!! Have a great weekend! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thanks, Annette. If I ever find them, I should do a give-a-way, huh?

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  24. Jean - I love the way you have woven the Mooka in!! Really nice!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/06/diva-duotangle-auraknot-vs-mooka-challenge-entry/

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane. They do play nice together :)

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  25. Wow Jean this is beautiful. Love how the mooka slips through and around the auraknot and the tan tile really does suit these tangles. The little lavender coloured sweets I remember were called Parma Violets I think :) Linda x

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I looked them up and, those are round and come in a roll. The ones I remember were very tiny ('cause just one would be more than enough) and triangular and came in a tiny box. Good try though HAHA!

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