Monday, June 2, 2014

Zentangle® UMT Bugles and an Inchie

The Diva's Challenge was a "UMT" (Use My Tangle) for this week. The tangle chosen was Bugles by Joyce Evans. This is a tangle that was fun to play with. Take a peek and try some yourself!










The Inchie prompt for this week was Khaki. At first, I was going to do the Khaki Campbell Duck, but I have done a duck before. Then, I remembered that when I was teaching art we did a section on color theory. We use a paper plate to add the primaries plus black and white and I showed them how to make their own color wheel. Of course, some of the boys (yes, I know that's sexist, but it is true on this particular occasion) just couldn't resist mixing everything. And, what did they get? A horrible khaki color that they thought was just wonderful :)

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  1. This is so pure and elegant. The layout and placement of your Bugles is so pleasing. Your art background does you proud today.

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    1. Wow, David, you have made my day (blush)! Thanks :)

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  2. What a fun tile! Looks like your bugles flying and I love your shading. Always enjoy your work. :)

    Be happy,

    Jacque S.
    www.tanglebright.com

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    1. Thank you, Jacque. I thought it was a great, new to me, tangle to work with.

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  3. Your take on bugles is wonderful. I struggle with that tangle. I also love your inchie. I know exactly what you mean about mixing the paint, lol. Cute idea.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Some tangles are just tricky. If you wait a few months and come back to it, you may find it easier to do. Remember the Zen part of Zentangle, if it's causing issues, there are lots more tangles to choose from instead :) Yes, I do miss teaching the young ones...sometimes LOL!

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  4. Your Bugles is so very beautiful, Jean. 'Less is more' is so very true here.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. That is actually a goal of mine, to stop sooner than later!

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  5. Alot of boys are into wonderful things that are not always pretty and mostly gross. LOL I love the inchie though a take on the theme that I bet no one else will have.

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    1. I always admired the spunk of the children who always wanted to go their own way. Too bad we aren't all comfortable with having such an adventurous spirit. I think that's why I have started art journaling, so I can make Khaki :)

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  6. Wonderful inchie and a great post

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. I like what you did with your bugles! A few people commented that they struggle with it... me too. Yours looks REALLY nice!

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    1. Hummm, I drew all the "smiles" first, then the upper lip, then the cones, then the attached arms. I hope that helps.

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  8. Great idea for your inchie, have made that colour myself on various occasions.

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  9. Great take on Bugles! Delicate and playful.
    I just have to share regarding "boys". I have a ten year-old son. The other day we drove through the city (Frankfurt). We drove past beautiful old villas and the Main River and I commented on the beauty of thse things. Then we drove past a construction site surrounded by a high wire fence and circles of barbed wire on top. Suddenly my son pipes up: "Look at that barbed wire! It's so pretty!"

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    1. Priceless! Aren't they just amazing? I am so grateful for having 4 precious boys. I wrote down some of the crazy things they said, but I wish I had done more. When my oldest son tuned 40, I presented him with a book with everything I could remember. He loved it!

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    2. Four boys ! That must have been a lively house. I'm astonished you could remember enough to fill a book. If I had four boys, they'd probably each get a slip of paper with about three quotes or something. You did good.

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    3. Well, you see, as you get older you remember things from the past all the time, it's what you were going to do right now that is the problem HAHA!

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  10. Love the propellers making your little bugles fly away :) Great inchie idea, I too have made versions of that colour, too many times. Linda x

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    1. Isn't it funny how that color happens so easily when you least want it? Thanks, Linda :)

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  11. Love the bugles - so many ways to experience it. One of the best children's class I taught was 4 young boy - age 9 to 11 - after the first few patterns they were so into it wanting more and their tiles were a delight.

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    1. Thank you. I just love teaching children. Well, I just love teaching!

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  12. Great layout for your bugles. Looks like bugs dancing on a tile.

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    1. Thanks HAHA. Bugs, huh? At least they are dancing :)

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  13. This is a very good example of the bugles. I like how you linked them together.

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  14. Thank you for using my tangle, Bugles. I like your shading, highlights and layout.

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    1. I think it is a fun tangle, Joyce. I'll be it is soooo exciting to see so many people using your very own tangle pattern!

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  15. hi your tangle look great like flying ice cream cones

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    1. Well, Simon, now I can add ice cream cones to the bugs that others saw LOL!

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  16. Jean, this reminds me of birds you see flying in formation, such a majestic sight in our skies. You've really nailed it with the consistency and spacing, it looks awesome xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Chrissie. I do remember how beautiful a site it was to see birds in a formation flight. Not much of that here. Maybe, because of the heat, the birds just stay.

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  17. Your inchie is to fun. I really like your little drips of the edges of your bugles!
    I struggled with this one.

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    1. Thanks, Kate. It's funny how different tangles are easier or harder for some. I think it may have something to do with math and how our brain is wired. Kind of like, I like vanilla and you like chocolate. Why?

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  18. Love the original idea you had for your inchie.

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  19. I like the little story about the color, khaki! I had to chuckle. Thank goodness for boys , huh? With just us girls, the color may have never been discovered!! Khaki is one of my favorite colors! Nice job on your bugles too! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. You are so right, Annette. My favorite students were the ones that made the classroom teacher climb the walls HAHA! I love spunk and creativity!

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  20. Very nice. Looks like a squadron of flying bugs :)

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    1. Thanks, Omer! Gotta love bugs, right?

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  21. Hi Jean

    I love how delicate you have made the Bugles!! It i so lovely the way you have chosen which "extensions" to put and then danced some others away from the Bugles - most graceful!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/06/diva-bugles-challenge-entry/

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    1. Thank you, Diane. It was fun to angle this one and have parts "flying" off :)

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  22. Love your bugles, Jean! And love the idea of the boys mixing everything together to end up with khaki! Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. Now it makes me chuckle. I'm sure, at the time, it brought an exasperated sigh LOL!

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