Monday, October 20, 2014

Zentangle® for Breast Cancer Awareness and an Inchie

Verdigogh, Finery, Angelfish, Cirquital, Tipple
This piece is in honor of Ardath, the Diva's grandmother, and all whose lives have been touched by Breast Cancer. I used a pink gel pen, sprayed with pink Copic marker using an air brush, added some white gel pen and rose madder colored pencil. Go over to the Diva Challenge to read more.




For Square One on Facebook, the tangle for this week was Aquafleur. I did one behind another and added some Yincut to the background.















 
And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the word was 'Umbra". Boy, I just keep learning more and more by doing this challenge. It really applies most to the sun and the moon and shadows, but I was looking at my shadow, umbra, when I had my dog outside in the dark. Spooky!

44 comments:

  1. All three are very nice tiles .

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    1. Thanks, Lily. I'm glad you found this week's correct page as I messed up big time on my entry at the Diva's site :(

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  2. The breast cancer piece is beautiful and I really love the shadow, very cute :-)

    Sally

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    1. Thank you, Sally. Can you tell it's me?

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  3. I like what you did on your challenges this week. Your inchie is great.

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  4. You have created an amazing pink underwater world. Fantastic inchie! Love the pattern combination in the Square One tile.

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  5. nice shadow - I love the background - is it the paper or did you colour it somehow? Your pink tile is very nice - I especially like undersea feeling I get from it. I've always loved aquafleur and yours are always done so well, with the sparkle

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    1. I sprayed the square with some gray/blue Copic marker first, Kia. I forgot to mention that. I wanted it to look like night but if I did it too dark, the shadow wouldn't have shown up. I love sparkle and always think other peoples look so much better, so I appreciate the positive comment :)

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  6. Fascinating trio. So different from each other, each really focused on its own 'thing' - great post, Jean. Axxx

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    1. Don't you just love how everyone's work can look so different? I especially like challenges that are less specific, like this one, so we can really jump off and do our own thing. Thanks, Annie!

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  7. Your pink creation is magnificent. It's beautiful how you achieved such a lively drawing with only different shades of pink.
    And I love the inchie

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    1. Thank you, Omer. I've never been a "pink" kind of gal, but I do like this one for some reason. Maybe for what it represents. Hope and support.

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  8. Ooooh! My favorite one is the first one. It looks like underwater weeds in pink.

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    1. Thank you, Kay. It was quite different working in pink, but I thought it should stay flowing with the pink color.

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  9. Love the inchie, how great a job you did. But I truly adore the breast cancer zentangle. Right now cancer is upfront in our families minds with my Mom and my Brother both having cancer, . Great job this week

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    1. I am sorry that your family is going through this. Terrible thing. Sending you, your mom and brother warm thoughts.

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  10. Your pink piece is stunning and I love the boldness of you Aquafleur! Great work, Jean :)

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  11. Terrific pattern work in the Cancer Tile. Your pink shades are awesome. Beautiful tone variances. Your Square One piece is so nice. Love the Aquafleur. Your inchie is a true work of art. Beautiful layout.

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    1. David, you always leave comments that make me feel like a "real" artist. Thank you!

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  12. Wow, Jean, I love the soft look of this Challenge tile.

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I was kind of surprised at it. I didn't like it at all with just the pink gel pen, but the more color I added caused it to actually soften so I liked it in the end.

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  13. Beautiful pink color on the first tile. Again a big smile on my face reading about your inchie inspiration. Early Halloween??

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    1. Thanks, Diana. There always seems to be something spooky to me about shadows at night. I'm still afraid of the dark HAHA!

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  14. The pink zentangle looks very pretty. It really looks like underwater in pink how Kay Amin has written. Great :-)

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    1. It's funny, Sandra, that I didn't see "underwater", but I think it actually does. Thank you :)

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  15. Wonderful tangles as always

    Fantastic inchie for this week as well

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Like the color and the variances of the pink in your challenge tile. The white highlighting is subtle but very effective.

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    1. Thank you, Donald. I would imagine I would have wound up with something totally different if I had used regular pencil to shade. I may just have to try that just to compare.

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  17. Jean, I like your Pink challenge very much; it does have a watery feel. And while your zentangles this week are very nice, I really get a kick out of your inchie; i'm always fascinated by shadows and yours is very neat. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thank you. I also find shadows fascinating. I also love dust (how can anyone love dust?) when it shimmers through a sun beam.

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  18. Your pink tile is so delicate and beautiful. Well done. The inchie is great too.

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    1. Thank you, Claire, and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  19. Great inchie, and fabulous zentangles.

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  20. Jean - this is so lovely - your pink!! :) And the Aquafleur is cool too!! I got behind but I am here now :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/10/diva-pink-breast-cancer-challenge-entry/

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    1. So nice of you to leave a comment, Diane!

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  21. I love your pink tile and the delicacy of it. It looks like an underwater scene to me and the tangles you have chosen seem to be waving in the gentle movement of the water. Beautifully done!

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    1. Thanks, Lezli. I think the pink challenge was a fun one.

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