Monday, September 8, 2014

Zentangle® Creatively and an Inchie

I would request that you get your imagination in gear and try to see where I was going with this week's challenges. My faithful followers know I just love to step outside the box just to see what a tangle can do. This week, Challenge 184, the Diva asked us to use the new official tangle Ing. Well, I was show a tangler friend of mine how to do it. She is not a friend of grids or geometric tangles, so I had to show her how to turn this into an organic tangle. I added a bit of Fescu, Tipple, and half a Verve. I know many of you will see things in this one.

I finally decided to post the first one I did where I took Ing down the center and then just kind of let it keep exploding. I kind of got a bit lost along the way :) I added a bit of 'Nzeppel to the triangles of the wandering pieces.

















 The Facebook group, Square One, Purely Zentangle®,  had Quib as this week's tangle. I added Courant, Mysteria and Verve
And, again with a request for you to use your imagination, the prompt for this week's Every Inchie Monday was RED. We buy big boxes of Tootsie Roll Pops, but I only eat the red (well, sometimes the brown, but that would ruin my entry!) I am still playing with quilling and my quilling friends should click on the top and go to my Copics and Paper Fun page and see the Christmas tree I quilled. No great at it yet, but having fun learning something new.


46 comments:

  1. Very lovely take on ING. I haven't been to the diva's page yet, iIve been gone all day. I love your quilled Tootsie Pop. I used to do some quilling awhile back and every now and then will get some of my papers out and make circles (just to keep my fingers in shape:) )..

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    1. Thanks, JL. I think I need a lot more practice with the quilling, but it is fun and something different. I particularly like that I can make flowers to add to my cards without spending a bundle to do so.

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  2. Love your zen tangles & the quilled tootsie roll is a stroke of genius!

    Sally

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  3. Like the one that you showed your friend. If you really want suggestions, I guess I see bird heads in it.

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    1. Yes, I was thinking a bird like a pelican, or maybe a whale.

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  4. What a fun post, Jean. Love your Challenge tiles. I had to really study the first one for some time till it just popped in and I could see how your "ING" worked. Awesome organic tangleation. Love the other Tiles too. You are such a versatile artist.

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    1. Thanks, David. After I did it, I had to study it as well HAHA!

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  5. :):):):):):):):):) Loving the quilling!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fab X-mas tree too. As always, love your artwork too. That first shell-like ING is beautiful! I quit Facebook, so will miss Square One (wish it was somewhere else, not on Facebook). Your Quib tile if awesome!

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    1. You're so kind, Zoe. Don't worry if you're not on Facebook. We all know how to find you and your wonderful work!

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  6. I like both of your ING tiles, and your Quib is great, too.

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  7. Your work is soooo inspiring and I always look forward to seeing what you do each week! :)

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    1. Thank you, Jacque. I really appreciate your encouragement!

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  8. I think your red inchie is fabulous - how neat is a quilled lolly pop. I really like both versions of ING, I always look forward to what you have done because it is so different and leads me to think in different ways. Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Kia. Since I was/am a teacher, your comment really makes my day!

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  9. So lovely, you did so much this week. I love the inchie. great job

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  10. These tiles are very beautiful, Jean! I saw whales in the first one :-)

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    1. Yes, I saw whales also. Thanks, Annemarie!

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  11. Lovely tangles as always Jean but the Tootsie Roll is cute, cute, cute.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette. Love those red pops!

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  12. Lovely pieces Jean. Your ING is a very abstract master piece. And your Quib is great, I still have to do that one, but just don't know what to do. I think I just have to start and see what happens.

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    1. I think your instinct to just let it flow is the right thing to do. I never plan out what I am going to do so I can't (shouldn't) be disappointed! Thanks for the kind words, Diana!

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  13. I let my imagination work - but I almost didn't need it for the organic variation. IT's obvious it's a sea creature swiming in a water tank, composed of several happy fishes :)
    I also like the explosion variation. Nicely done

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    1. Thanks, Omer. I didn't mean to make fish, but there they were :)

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  14. It's lovely to see your fun imagination Jean!

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    1. Thank you, Shelly. That will be a treasured compliment.

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  15. Jean, Your tiles are very creative!! The top ones my fave!! I'm gonna have to give that a try! Love , love your 'red' Tootsie pop!! (Isn't that funny that usually the reds and purples of any kind of candy go first? ) I peeked over at your Copic work and I am just in awe over you shading and use of your colors. Just amazing! (how long does it take for you to complete one card?) Do you use a stamp for your pictures and then color them in ? or are those your own drawings? I love them all! (And I was so honored to get one of those little cuties!! :0) I have it displayed on my shelf . ) Ps did you get my email? Seems my comments and emails have been act a little quirky! Have great week!! :0) Share Humanity

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    1. Thanks, Annette. I love coloring and making cards as much as Zentangle. It probably takes me about three hours to complete a card, but it's a fun three hours. I mostly use stamps but hope to start doing my own some day. I just have to live to 150 to do everything that's on my bucket list!
      My blog has been misbehaving a bit. I couldn't even leave return comments to people for hours, but it seems okay now. Yes, I'm sorry, but I did finally respond to you :)

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  16. OOps, almost forgot,..... Your lil' Christmas tree is especially adorable! Might have to steal your patten for that one!! Your quilling is really coming along!! Love it!! :0)

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    1. HAHA, I should send you a picture of what the Christmas tree was SUPPOSED to look like. If you do one, it will be perfect!

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  17. I love your second tile :) It looks like a crumpled piece of paper - fantastic :) Have a good week!

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    1. You are right. I kept thinking it looked like something, most of them do, kind of like clouds, and crumpled paper it is. Thanks and I hope you have a good week too :)

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  18. The top tile looks as if there are fish float"ing" around!! Great.

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  19. I'm impressed with you imaginative use of Ing. I'm afraid I took it much to literally in my response to the challenge. Oh well. Baby steps.

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    1. Don't feel that you are "wrong" for doing it "right", Suzanne. It takes doing them literally before you should jump off into your own little world. Many artists would never have been taken seriously if they couldn't do traditional art first. The tangles we choose to use for Zentangle do not require any modifications. It's just that you can, if you want.

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  20. Oh Jean - I LOVE that first one ... I can barely keep up with the ING in it - but I love it sooooo much!! It IS so organic (which I love :) )

    The other 2 are also lovely. I am always so inspired by yours!!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/09/diva-ing-challenge-entry

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I had trouble keeping up with it myself LOL. But, it is just so much fun to push a tangle if I can. (Also, then "mistakes" are much more difficult to spot HAHA!)

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  21. Jean... I love your versions of ING! You are so creative! I am in awe of how you complete so many challenges a week... I think I am a very. slow. tangler. I also have a tendency to get very distracted by stuff that has to be done... Why do we have to eat dinner every day... and laundry... seriously, what's the point?!

    I always love seeing what you've created! You are inspiring!

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    1. Oh, Holly. Keep in mind that I am now retired. My days are spent doing things I love like tangling, coloring and such. I agree about wasting time with everyday chores and cooking. Yes, complete waste of time.

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  22. Jean - your INGs are very cool!! And I love your 3rd one too :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/09/diva-ing-challenge-entry/

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