Monday, October 27, 2014

Zentangle® Betweed, Beelight, and an Inchie

I have had such a wonderful week. Friday, I was lucky to have been able to give a class to one of our Diva Challenge participants from the Netherlands, Kay. She was visiting here in AZ, looked me up, and we had so much fun tangling together. It is so amazing to me how we can be from all over the world, yet friends through this shared love of Zentangle. You can see the ZIA's (Zentangle Inspired Art) she did in creating a tangled garden and exploring fractuals on the Workshop tab on the top. Hers is the first picture under student works.

For the Dive Challenge #191, we were to use Betweed as a monotangle. I think this is such a graceful tangle. I decided to push it into different shapes and go in different directions too.
For the Square One group on Facebook, the tangle of the week was Beelight. I also pushed this one a bit and used more of curved rectangles rather than squares.
And for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Vegetable." I have no idea why this was the image that popped into my head, but it did, and I went with it!
Thanks for stopping by. I love to read your comments. It makes blogging worth all the time that goes into it. Maybe you too will visit AZ one day and we can meet :)



48 comments:

  1. hehe -- love your dancing veggies. your betweed is very graceful - it seems to dance too. I don't know beelight, but your tile is quite lovely - beautiful work all.

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    1. Thank you, Kia. Often my tangles seem too bold; I like the flow of this one.

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  2. Lovely fun veg on your inchie.

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  3. Interesting betweed! How cute are the dancing vegies :)

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  4. I really do like how you've given Betweed a different shape to follow and it works excellently. Your Beelight is fantastic too - saw it on the Square One group and loved it. As for the dancing veg....well, we know now to expect the unexpected when we visit your blog, Jean! Thanks for the welcome grin I always have when I leave again! Axxx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. I enjoy the simplicity of the Square One group. I'm glad I could put a smile on your face. That's kind of my job in life, I think!

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  5. I love what you did with Betweed, Jean! And great that you and Kay met!

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. Of course, my first question to Kay was, "Do you know Annemarie?" Because she should!

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  6. Love all the zia's I just dont know how you do it! I love the inchie, how cute! I have been toying with the idea of going to the bead fest in Tucson. If I do I will let you know!

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    1. You should definitely take a side trip up to the Phoenix area. One class of Zentangle and I promise, all the mystery will be gone and you will be able to do it also!

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  7. Your Diva tiles reminds me of a butterfly, I love the shapes you gave Betweed.
    Beelight has an original look as well, it's a happy tile to me. Nice work!

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    1. You know, Ilse, when I looked back at the three things I posted, I noticed that everything begins or ends with a point. I wonder what that means? Thanks for your comment!

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  8. Wonderful Post, Jean. I love your creativity. Your Betweed is delightful. Great directional flow and the overall design is terrific. Love your take of Beelight, and the dancing veggies are so fun. Beautiful work.

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    1. Thanks for always leaving such encouraging comments, David :)

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  9. Love the movement you achieved with your Betweed. Your beelight great and the inchie so cute! Your inchies always make me smile!

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    1. It makes me happy when my little Inchies make someone smile. They don't all lend themselves to that, but I love to try to do something different IF I can think of something. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  10. Your betweed looks like a butterfly (side view) beautiful. Your other pieces are great to and the dancing veggies are cute!

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    1. Thank you, Diana. I can see that butterfly. Not intended, but you are right.

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  11. Lovely artwork and such a happy inchie-it made me smile

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Hi there, Chrissie. Glad to put a smile on your face!

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  12. Oh wow, I really had to look more than once at your betweed tile. It's amazing. I love those shapes, they seem like they're playing with each other.
    Love your beelight tile and inchie too! (That inchie is really funny, would love for my veggies to do a dance...;)

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    1. I'm glad you saw all those different parts of Betweed. I really had fun playing with all those different shapes and directions. I guess I have difficulty being too serious with a piece of art that is only one inch HAHA!

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  13. Wow - your Betweed tile looks amazing. I am inspired to try to push Betweed into more shapes now! Have a great week :)

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    1. It is so much fun being in these challenges. I think we all inspire each other to stretch our zen all the time. Thank you!

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  14. Your veggies have fun. Brilliant inchie.

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    1. What's more fun than some dancing veggies HAHA! Thanks :)

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  15. I like your betweed tile a lot and your dancing veggies are really funny!
    Many greetings to you from germany,
    Sandra :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sandra, and thank for visiting all the way from Germany!!!! I love that we come from all over the world and are friends. Too bad we're not in charge of the world so we could ALL be friends!

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  16. Great pieces this week! Your Betweed tile is very elegant and has a fine flow! The Beelight tile is wonderful, too. As always I like your fun inchie!

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    1. I always appreciate your comments, Lonetta :)

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  17. I agree with some of the others your Betweed does look like a bird or a butterfly. Very nice.

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  18. Jean, you always inspire me! Your happy veggies cracked me up. Love your sense of humor and your zentangle tiles, too!

    Happy Tangling,
    Jacque
    www.tanglebright.com

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    1. I appreciate those very kind words of encouragement, Jacque! Thanks :)

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  19. Hi Jean - I love both your Betweed and Beelight :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/11/diva-monotangle-betweed-challenge-entry

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  20. Jean, Your Betweed reminds me of a butterfly in flight! Wonderful!

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  21. Nice job. I am impressed how you consistently get things posted early in the week. This has become increasingly difficult for me.

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    1. Donald, it's just like school, if I don't get my "assignments" done right away, more pile up and then I can't do anything! So, I have a schedule now and I just follow it. This whole week has been difficult though with my AZ Teachers' Conference coming up this Friday, but I should be back on track after that.

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  22. A really beautiful betweed tile! I see it more as a flower, some kind of orchid. It flows so naturally a,d looks so delicat. Great work, all of them.

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    1. Oh thank you, Nat. I'm happy that it looks like a beautiful flower. I have been trying to be more "delicate" in my tangling. Not easy for me though as I tend to have a heavy hand.

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