Monday, July 7, 2014

Zentangle® a UMT and an Inchie

Today, Laura on the Diva Challenge presented us with a UMT (Use my tangle) called Crux by Henrike Bratz. My first thought was, "I can't do that!", but then I remembered that I am a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), so I can do anything HAHA! All I have to do is pretend I am teaching and I CAN do anything. So, here it is on a Renaissance tile with shading done in Burnt Ocre Prismacolor pencil and highlights with a white charcoal pencil. I also darkened the centers of the "bales" with a black charcoal pencil.
Over at Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was negative. Well, I'm sure some of you have had this horrible experience with your checkbook! I know I have LOL!

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  1. I always love your artwork. This is wonderful and what a great
    Idea you had for the inchie

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. You are so sweet, Chrissie. Hugs and thanks :)

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  2. Love the "i can do anything" attitude!

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    1. It sure beats a negative attitude that gets you nowhere, Jen! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  3. Wow you UMT tile is amazing. It's so hard to do anything that isn't boxy with this tangle, but you have succeeded. And I love the colouring. Your inchie is inspired. Great idea.

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    1. Thank you, Kia. I purposely did my tanlgle on an angle because I'm not fond of grids :)

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  4. Well Jean, you did it again, great tile and that funny little inchie

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  5. Great idea for your inchie, and yes I do know the feeling. Lovely tangle as well.

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    1. I was hoping I wouldn't depress anyone LOL! Thanks, Wendy!

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  6. Looooooooooooooove your inchie! Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! great Crux.

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  7. Gorgeous monotangle, Jean! LOVE the renaissance tile + sepia + shmancy fancy embellishments :))) hope you have a wonderful week that ISN'T negative!

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    1. Thanks, Kailey. I hope we all have a great week with NO NO NO negativity HAHA!

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  8. I love the way you used Crux. I like how your grid doesn't stick to a square shape, but spreads out in it's own form without binding edges. The dots and lashes and arrows add so much fun to the piece. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Robin. I kind of always feel the need to push a tangle, and sometimes I really wind up with mush, but this time it worked :)

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  9. love the zentangle, it reminds me of bead stitches lol. Also I have NEVER done anything like your inchie ;) I like itm what a great take on the theme. Never would have thought about that one

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    1. Thanks. Yes, those are actually called beads in Zentangle. I wish I didn't know about that form of negative LOL!

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  10. Love your Tile, Jean. Your Inchie is inspired. There is no keeping you down. Your work is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, David. Well, I am retired so now I work harder than ever! And, I love every minute of it.

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  11. I often have the same reaction. Then I just sit down and do it, and they come out lovely like yours did!

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    1. Well, Charlotte, I guess that's why it is a challenge. Thank you!

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  12. Well you did a great job with this one Jean... having the positive thoughts will allow us to create anything we desire in life... I have certainly proved that to myself many times over. I love yours... and adding the color does create an entirely different feeling with these TIA's... thanks for your lovely comment also... Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie

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    1. Bonnie, I always enjoy hearing from you and seeing what wonderful things you are up to. Thanks for the comment.

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  13. You did well with this tangle. It did take a little more focus than some do. But as they say.... One stroke at a time.

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    1. Yes, Donald, I sometimes get toooo impatient, and that's not Zen at all. LOL Thanks!

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  14. I like how you did your tile, with the embellishments it somehow seems to be floating!

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  15. I love how you finished off your edges on your tile! So unique! Oh, your Inchie was painfully wonderful!! I never used to be familiar with that, until I got married. Hubby does the bills........Yeeeeeeeks!!! (it's not that bad) Anyway, that was a very clever take on the word this week! Have a great one!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thanks, Annette. I just found those little pieces hanging off annoying to me, so I had to mess with it.

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  16. So, the lesson of this week is (again) Yes I can!!!! And you surely can; your monotangle is lovely!!!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie, it never hurts to be positive :)

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  17. I am still chuckling over your comments. It's always so fun to visit your blog. A CZT can do anything - I believe it. Your UMT tile is great. And your take on "negative" for the inchie is very amusing!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I'm glad you enjoy my blog. I sure try to make people smile and it's good to know when I have succeeded!

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  18. Because of the way that you coloured this I had to check that this was the same tangle that I had just been using. It looks so completely different and not like a grid based tangle at all :) Great inchie idea too. Linda x

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I think it had to do, partly, with the fact that I turned my tile from point to point instead of square. It sure changes everything when you do that.

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  19. I really like the way you use the colours. Beautiful tile!

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. Those Renaissance tiles take to color nicely.

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  20. So lovely tile! Great colours on the tan tile and pretty embellishments! Also I like your funny inchie! Great idea for this theme!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta. I took my time on this one (I tend to rush through because I have a "full plate" like everyone else HAHA) so I think it turned out better than some I have done in the past. I appreciate your comments.

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  21. Brilliant idea for your inchie Jean - my first job was working in a bank so this was strictly forbidden and a sackable offence. I think the threat has lived with me forever!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lisette. I don't think I could work at a bank as I would be a nervous wreck all the time :)

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  22. Beautiful tile with Crux - I love the colors - and lovely inchie :)

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    1. I appreciate your kind comments, Lily :)

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  23. This is excellent Jean, I really like the colouring.

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  24. Absolutely great Crux, Jean - and a little giggle at your Inchie (as usual!) And well done on being first on the list! Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. Here's the deal - if I procrastinate, I just won't do it. I don't try to be first. I don't like being first. I just need to move on to other challenges that I am involved in on my other blogs too :)

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  25. Jean, Love it on the tan tile, and your inchie is to cute!

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    1. Thank you, Kate. I should use the tan more often. I didn't like them at first as they are kind of delicate, but I have learned to appreciate them.

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  26. Hi Jean! I really like how your tile turned out! It's beautiful! Love the positive thoughts too! You CAN do anything! :)

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    1. Yes, we all can, if we stop letting that little negative voice get to us. Thanks for your comment Holly :)

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  27. Jean, yes I was hearing that voice too ... but I figured out another way around it :) Very lovely!! Yes we can!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    this is not my usual blog
    http://dianeclancy.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/weekly-challenge-175-umt-crux-by-henrike-bratz/

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    1. Thanks you, Diane. We know how to take care of that "voice"!

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