Monday, November 10, 2014

Zentangle® Challenges and an Inchie

This week, over at I am the Diva, the guest CZT for the week is Holly Atwater from ha! designs. She has selected a trio of tangles for us to include in our tile this week. They are, Trio (Hanny Waldburger), Huggins, and Xyp. I will be interested to see how others combined this grouping of tangles. I decided to "play" with Trio and then do the other two straight up.
For Square One on Facebook, the tangle of the week is Swarm. I added Scarabou, and Mooka to this one.
And, for this week's Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "Wheat." As you know by now, if you are a regular follower, I have a hard time going directly for a representation of the word and have the need to look for something interesting.

Now, I am not a beer drinker so I couldn't tell you much about this. I even looked it up but the recipes for beer used words like "hops" and "mash" and such that mean nothing to me. All I can tell you is that more wheat is included in a wheat beer and I thought this looked like a mug of something sudsy!

If you missed my post this weekend, I did a short recap of my presentation, Mindfulness Through Zentangle, at the AZ Art Teachers' Convention. Click HERE if you'd like to read about it.

Thanks for stopping by. I love reading your comments!


57 comments:

  1. I love the way your inchies are always outside the box - I didn't know there was such a thing as wheat beer - great work. I like what you have done with trio in your diva tangle.

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    1. Kia, even when I was in school, I always did my work outside of the box. My shortcomings were often set aside as the teacher was left baffled by my creative approaches. It served me well HAHA! Thanks!

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  2. Amazing zentagles and a great idea for the inchie

    Love Chrissie x

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  3. Great tiles Jean! I really like what you did with Trio. And your Square One focus tile is also great. I haven't made mine yet... I will.

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    1. Always a rebel, I guess. Thanks Anoeska, I am waiting to see yours too. I'll bet it will be fabulous!

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    2. Hi Jean, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am Akseona on Instagram, that must make it easier to find me I guess!

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    3. Found you and am following! Thanks :)

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  4. Oh my, your tiles are gorgeous! Love the beer!! LOL!! :D

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  5. Just responding to the comment you left on my blog - so, go ahead, quill the next inchie :)

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    1. I already have a couple done ahead (can you say "over achiever?). But I will try to remember for the next pretty one. I need to add more to my cards too!

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  6. Jean!!! I knew I could count on you to visit me and leave such a warm, kind message! Thank you!

    I LOVE what you did for the challenge... Trio is so much fun to draw and I adore your take on it! GORGEOUS ART... as always!

    Your square one entry and inchie are wonderful as well!

    Thanks again, Jean!

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    1. It's nice that you know me that well, and I meant every word! Thanks for the kind words :)

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  7. Two beautiful tiles and the inchie is lovely and funny :)

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  8. Three wonderful challenge responses, Jean. Very clean Diva Challenge. I too, love what you did with Trio. Your Inchie is delightful.

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    1. Thanks, David. I guess I should really do the tangles the way they were designed one of these days :)

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  9. All your pieces are lovely. You do such beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you, Cathy. That's just so sweet :)

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  10. Your Trio is amazing. Really nice work!

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  11. Gorgeous work as always :) I really like your inchie! It is too cute!

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  12. love all of the work you did, great job

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  13. I also tried the tritangle challenge by Holly Atwater, substituting for the Diva this week. I am very impressed with the 3 dimensionality of your tile. These were all new tangles for me, so I was quite conservative. Yours is whimsical and lovely.

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    1. Oh, Suzanne, yours were fantastic, but thank you for the compliment.

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  14. Love how you have 'unzipped' Xyp - I toyed with this idea but didn't put it into practice. Swarm is great too - and your foamy beer is brilliant! Axxx

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    1. You caught it exactly. Good word for it, Annie, "unzipped". I didn't plan to do that, just had extra space and decided to let it wander a bit. Thanks so much!

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  15. Your tile is beautiful, Jean, the Trio great!

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  16. I like everything you did. The two tiles are very pretty and I like the dots added to Huggins, almost steampunkish. The wheat beer inchie is very outside the box.

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    1. I do love Steampunk. I should have really gone with that idea and used the tan tiles. Thanks, JL :)

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  17. Very pretty challenge tiles, Jean!

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  18. *LOL* liquid wheat, that is very clever.
    Your tangles are beautiful as every week.

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    1. Thank you, Trillian. I will have to taste some of that liquid wheat one of these days!

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  19. Great work this week. I like your THX-tile the moment I saw it it reminded me of a beach, with a trio shell. Don't know why, but that popped up into my mind!

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    1. Interesting, but now that you say it, I can see it too. Thanks :)

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  20. Haha, I just read Tilllian's message, Liquid wheat... Tooo funny!! Myself can't stand the taste of beer. (thank goodness, no worries of a beer belly here,hahah) Anyway, beautiful tiles and fantastic Inchie!!! I'm gonna have to look at your post about your class. I hope it went well. you are too awesome!!! Have a fantastic week!! ;0) Share Humanity

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    1. I'll never have a beer belly either. But, how about an ice cream belly? Oh, I already have it! Thanks for your cheerful comments, Annette :)

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  21. Great outside the box inchie, and fab zentangles as always.

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  22. Aha, wonderful art to be gazed at with an apricot wheat beer in my hand!

    Sally

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    1. Really? I am going to have to find some of that beer and give it a try.

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  23. Great tiles this week Jean, as always! I love your sudsy wheat inchie! Mmmm sounds good!

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    1. Thanks, Kate. When I was a child, I was in charge of pouring beer for my aunt and uncle because I knew just how to pour it to get just the right amount of foam. What a thing to teach a 5 year old, huh?

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  24. Love your tiles and inchie. The diva challenge one reminds me of a steampunk santa's sleigh...hahaha...you can tell I have Christmas on the brain. Merry tangling!

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    1. I hear you, Lynell. I am looking forward to the Christmas season so much this year. Maybe because I have been making so many Christmas cards for all the challenges I participate in? Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!

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  25. I love the little steampunk look of the Huggins - so cute! I may just come up from Goodyear and take some classes from you. I really love your work, and know I could learn a lot!

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    1. I just looked up on mapquest and you are less than 30 minutes away from where I teach. I would so enjoy working with you. You have a very nice style and we would have a lot of fun. Just let me know :)

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  26. Great tiles. I like what you did with Trio. Like the Steam Punk style of your Huggins.

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  27. Jean, I'm really impressed with the rivets on the Higgins pattern. Like your liquid wheat, a creative take on the challenge and you made it your own. I was much more literal for my inchies, but wait til next week!
    Perhaps I should visit with you and Antonine; I'm not that far, just in the opposite direction! Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thanks, I hope you will join us on Friday the 12th at 12:30 for a Zendalla class :)

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  28. Jean, I really like the way you were so creative with these tangles!! I was plodding a lot of the time and it is fun to see how you made it your own!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/11/diva-tritangle-trio-huggins-xyp-challenge-entry/

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