Monday, August 18, 2014

Diva Challenge #181, an Inchie, and a Bonus Zentangle®

The Diva had a relaxing time splashing in the water, so she challenged us to do something related to water. I always think of the ocean and rain = two of my favorite things. I thought I should pull out some tangles I have never used so I went with Agua for the waves and Leau for the big water drops. I added some Msst for interest. Then I used some markers and finished with colored pencils. Not very "Zentangle" but an interesting ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art).


 Our Inchie this week, from Every Inchie Monday (Bijou sized tiles, or twinchies, are sooo easy now that I've started working on these inchies!) had a prompt of "quick"! Well, how did we cook before microwaves? Sloooowly :)

And, just for fun, and bit of Verdigogh, Aquafleur, Ahh, and some pearls.

55 comments:

  1. Terrific inchie idea and a beautiful plant drawing

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you, Chrissie. It does look like a plant I suppose :)

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  2. Awesome work, as usual, Jean. The microwave is inspired. Love your ZIA. I'm getting more and more ideas for which tangles to use - lol. I always love compositions with those little pearls - they really seem to add something special. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Kia. I like the pearls because they are easy to do LOL!

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  3. What a clever idea for the inchie! I know, twinchies seem giant compared with inchies :)

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    1. Zoe, I saw a lot of very different ideas for the inchie. It is really fun to go on a hunt for different ideas each week. I like the inchie size because people can hardly see your mistakes :)

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  4. Always creative with finding the right inchie. Yes a microwave is Quick....
    Your water challenge is great, cann't be missed rain and waves with a little touch of blue. Great tile.

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  5. love your ZIA's love the colors as well. Cute inchie. had not thought about that but it is very true!

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    1. Thank you. Actually, microwave was my first thought but I was pretty sure it probably wouldn't be others first thought HAHA!

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  6. Beautiful tiles. Great idea for your inchie.

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  7. Wonderful interpretation of the challenge. Aqua is a nice pattern, thanks for using it. Your Tile is cool and relaxing.

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    1. Thanks, David. I had never noticed it before because it is kind of a line tangle and those don't usually appeal to me. But as soon as I started looking for "waves" that one just jumped up at me.

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  8. I love your blue tile, but everything is really nice, as usual! :)

    Happy tangling,
    Jacque
    www.tanglebright.com

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    1. Thanks, Jacque. It was fun to color for a change.

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  9. Beautiful tile, Jean. I like how you shaded Rain.

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. I did that shading on Msst once and have done so each time since as I like it shaded that way too.

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  10. Really love your water tile, Jean. ? Isn't agua a sper tangle? As always a great slant on the inchie and a super zia. Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I don't know what a "sper" tangle is. Someone????

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  11. Love the watery tile - it really does evoke the sea and the rain.

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    1. Thank you, Sal. Yes, it is more of a ZIA since it was made to look like a scene though.

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  12. What a brilliant idea for your inchie Jean, love the tangles as well

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Wendy!

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  13. I like all your tiles! Great job!

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  14. hahaha! that tile with the verdigoh and aquafleur! quite whimsical and humorous. I enjoyed it a lot. Your water tangle is fun to look at too. Msst is a favorite of mine for background, but I've never done the Aqua. I'll have to give that a try this week. Playing with water!

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    1. Thanks, HeidiSue. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yes, do play with the Aqua. It took a few tries to get the flow of it first, but it is a nice tangle.

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  15. More clever thinking and a fabulous drawing. Also love the movement you have created with your zentangles too.

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    1. Lisette, thanks so much for the nice comments :)

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  16. Nicely done, love the subtle color and your tangle choices.

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    1. Thanks, Daniele. I used Koi Coloring Brush pens and some Prismacolor colored pencils.

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  17. Wonderful pieces this week! Really lovel water tile with the soft colours! And I like your inchie ... so clever idea!
    Wonderful your "just for fun" tile ... Verdigogh is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta. Verdigogh is a different, more organic tangle that has a lot of possibilities.

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  18. Love your interpretation of waves and rain, the waves remind me of a picture I saw of horses riding the crest of the waves. Great inchie idea, I would never have thought of that one :) Linda x

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I wish I could draw a horse, and I'd add one LOL!

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  19. Jean, great tile with the ocean and rain! The inchie so on point!

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  20. Wowza Jean!! You did a great job on everything!!! Another gray depiction of 'quick'. I never would've thought of that one either. Everybody is coming up with some real different depictions. Your water Zia is beautiful. I love how everything just flowed! Oh, thanks for the email too! I feel soooo much better!! You're awesome!! Have a great week! :0) Share humanity

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    1. Thank you; and, you're welcome. I was so glad to be able to pass that information on to you. Yes, it is amazing at how many different takes there were on just that one little word!

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  21. Ha, ha - that is true - the microwave is a lot quicker than normal cooking. Fantastic.
    Love your tangles too.

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    1. Thank you, Trillian. When my first husband left, he took EVERYTHING including the microwave. I missed that more than anything! (And, certainly more than him HAHA!)

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  22. Like your challenge piece. Just started to look at the posts but is interesting to see the many things inspired by water. Like your last one. I think every once in while it is nice to do something like that just for ourselves. If you participate in a lot of challenges or are doing ZIAs or tangling on things for sale, need to get back to the basics to enjoy tangling.

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    1. Thank you, Donald. It is such a nice feeling to do a traditional Zentangle. I think we CZT's tend to get caught up in a lot of ZIA work. But, that's not really in the true spirit of Zentangle, and we, with our training, should remember that. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  23. Your ZIA certainly captures the color and movement of the theme. I'm new here. So many tangles. So little time, but you and your fellow challenge takers have inspired me.

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    1. Welcome, Suzanne, and thanks for taking the time to comment. I will pop over to your site to see what you're doing too. You will love the diversity of talent you will find in this group.

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  24. Is it rain or vapors? waves or sprouts? Lovely tile :)

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    1. HA, Omer, you made me think of all the Victorian novels and I suddenly "had the vapors" and must go take a nap :)

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  25. Lovely work, Jean! Your challenge piece definitely invokes the feeling of water! Nicely done! I always enjoy seeing your art!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to see my entry... That was so kind! I appreciate your comment!

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    1. Thank you, Holly. I try to go to as many blogs as I can. I used to make sure I looked at every one, but we now have so many people doing the challenge that I find it impossible. I belong to so many other challenges beside the Diva's and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in every day. That kind of makes me sad because there is so much time, love, and effort being put into each of these tiny masterpieces and I am sorry that I can't see every single one.

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  26. Yes, Jean - it is fun that we chose the same tangles!! But ours still look different :)

    I love your other tile too :)

    Got married that week and had 2 bats in the house so way behind!!
    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/08/diva-water-challenge-entry

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