Monday, December 8, 2014

Zentangle® Arukas, Gneiss, and an Inchie

I am a proud mama (teacher) as one of my students has just signed up to become a CZT herself this spring. Amy has taken many classes from me and we quickly changed from teacher/student to friends. She is soooo very talented and I know you will want to hop over to her blog and cheer her on! Her blog is Living Simple to Simply Tangle. She also has a Tangled Kindness Project that might interest some of you.
I have been loving this tangle, Arukas by Molly Hollibaugh. And, as you know, I love to stretch my tangles and see what else they can do. I did a "real" one in the corner so that you can see that I can actually do the tangle "properly" and then went for different ideas. I've played with a square before, but really thought a star would be fun. It wasn't Arukasing very well so I switched over toward the end. What fun is this one! Prompted from The Diva Challenge, # 197.
For the Square One group on Facebook, the tangle of the week was Gneiss by Sandy Steen Bartholomew. This is another tangle that stretches itself well to make variations. I deepened the V and got this:
And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the word was "yoyo"! A perfect opportunity to do some quilling but for some reason, I began to think of my diet/weight LOL!


39 comments:

  1. Nice work Jean! I love the variations on you challenge piece this week and the others are fun as well.

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    1. Thanks, Kate, it sure is fun to play with tangles.

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  2. Nice! The pearls contrast well with the other angular shapes.

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    1. Thank you, Paula. Adding different and contrasting shapes and shadows makes a tile just come to life.

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  3. What a great idea to reshape the heart of arukas.

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    1. Try it, Lori. You will love Arukas even more :)

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  4. great outside the box thinking with the yo yo. your arukas look very interesting, I'm looking forward to finding the time to try it.

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    1. Thanks, Kia. I think you will enjoy Arukas.

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  5. LOL yo-yo :D Gorgeous tile, especially the second one!

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    1. Right, Zoe, especially this time of the year :) Thanks!

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  6. I like to see people stretch the boundaries of the tangles. I think both of your tiles are great. Love, love , love ( did I say love) your inchie.

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    1. I'm glad you love that inchie. Maybe you don't have the same issues. HAHA!

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  7. Such great work this week and adore the inchie. love the way you went

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    1. Thank you, Freebird. Yup, this is the time of the year I go into the red zone LOL!

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  8. I love your variations from arukas and the "bubbles" you put on your tile - so beautiful :-)

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. I particularly enjoyed doing the star.

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  9. Great playing with Arukas. Many shapes, makes it look so different. Great. Your Gneis is very nice!

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    1. Don't you just love tangles that leave themselves open to changes? Thanks for the nice comment, Diana!

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  10. Arukas and Gneis are wunderful.

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  11. I love your different Arukas, ti's very nice to see all versions together in 1 tile!

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  12. Love all of your challenge pieces, Jean. Wonderful Creativity. Love your variations of Arukas. Your Pearls do add a lot of life to your Tile. Great Inchie.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, David. I always look forward to reading your comments :)

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  13. All are beautiful! Great variations of Arukas and Gneis ... very creative!

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  14. I am really inspired today Jean! I'll have to try some variations as well.

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    1. That really makes me happy to hear; after all, that's what I blog for! Thank you, Lynell :)

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  15. Both your tiles are lovely and so festive. Bravo!

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  16. Love your version of Arukas, the black hearts are giving great contrast. Thanks for your kind words on my blog!

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    1. Thanks. I kind of like that dramatic contrast too, Annemarie. But, I usually only do it when I have a pen with a larger nib close by or it just takes too long to fill in.

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  17. Very cool, Jean the way you used different number of sides to Akuras!! Nice job!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/12/diva-new-tangle-arukas-challenge-entry/

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    1. Thank you, Diane. And, thanks for always stopping by to leave a comment!

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  18. Jean! I didn't see this until today! You are certainly right about the transition in our relationship but I am not sure of your account of my talent! One this is unequivocal... your love and support!! Amy

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    1. HAHA! You underestimate yourself. I just sent a note to Maria and Rick so they will be ready for your shining talent to blaze into their world!!!!

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  19. You did a star, too! i like the shining sun that's peeking out of the corner on that one. Nice investigation into Gneiss. Gneiss is nice! Have a brilliant day! c

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