Monday, December 15, 2014

Zentangle® a KISS Mooka, Some Indy-Rella, And An Inchie

The Diva is back and her Challenge, #198, is to KISS, or keep it simple silly. Just about the easiest tangle, for me, is Mooka. I did it on a tan tile with an 05 brown and added red chalk and white charcoal. Simple!

For Square One on Facebook, the tangle was Indy-Rella. I made one huge one and then put little ones as a background grid.
 And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was "yellow." Sometimes I amuse myself in seeing what direction I go. Somehow yellow fever, not a very nice thing, came to my mind. I hate (oh, that's a strong word, maybe dislike immensely?) mosquitoes.


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  1. What a clever, clever, lateral move with yellow, brilliant! Love those Mooka tones.

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    1. I think my brain just is a tiny bit off center, Zoe! But, thank you :)

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  2. Jean, WOW!!!! This is fantastic, great job with your Zentangle. You did an amazing job. No not silly it's creative your KISS Mooka is different, like your choice of earth tones and the shading. I like how you have it looking as if it goes into one but come out of the other but does not meet, if that makes any since!!
    Hugs, Pat

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    1. How nice to see you over here at my Zentangle world, Pat. You may see Zentangle finding its way into some of my cardmaking one of these days. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, and yes, it does make sense :)

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    1. Thank you, Beabea. I wasn't very good at Mooka so one day I just sat down and did it for hours and hours. I think that one is a "muscle memory" tangle.

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  4. Love, love, love your Mooka and Indy-rella tiles, Jean, but 'yeuk' - I share your hatred (yes, it's a strong word) of mosquitoes....how could you??

    (You do make me laugh, though!) Axxx

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    1. Happy to make you laugh, Annie :) Down with mosquitoes!

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  5. great idea for your inchie - I hate mosquitos too. love your kiss mooka - so many ways to go this week

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    1. Thanks, Kia. Yes, a simple thing like "yellow" could go in so many different directions. It's so much fun to see what people come up with.

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  6. Love your Mooka Tile, Jean. The shading with red chalk and white charcoal is awesome, and I really like that effect. Your square one tile is wonderful. Love your grid background. Your inchie is inspired. I'm no fan of mosquitoes either, but your version is wonderfully done.

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    1. Thank you, David. At first, I didn't like the tan tiles since they are softer and more easily damaged. But, I have grown to love the delicacy of them.

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  7. Would you believe I've been tangling for about 9 months now and have never used/tried Mooka. All the tanglists I admire seem to use it quite a bit, so I'll need to remedy that soon.I do like your "simple" version of it, but I'll refer to it as "elegant", rather than simple---or maybe it's simply elegant. Yes, that's it!

    I'm a little sensitive about mosquitoes. I just had to take 33 days of ginormous (maybe a tad hyperbolic) doxicycline capsules as malaria prophylaxis for a trip to the malarial part of South Africa. Fortunately, we only saw one mosquito---but lots of other animals. http://www.boomeresque.com/south-africa-safari-thornybush-game-reserve-monwana-game-lodge/ (Now that I think about it, most of them (the animals, not the mosquito) were beautifully tangled!)

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    1. HA, Suzanne. I don't think I'd want to get close enough to a mosquito to see if it was tangled. I know that a lot of those creepy crawlies are quite beautiful but they give me the heebie jeebies so I can't really look closely at them :) My hubby had malaria, so it's nice they have pills for that now!

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  8. love the work you did, so much detail in the Indy-rella, not sure how you do it! and I agree with you about the mosquito! yellow fever or not I hate those things too. Great inchie thought

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. Just go to Zentangle.com and find a CZT where you live. There's not much of a mystery to doing tangles, just a good teacher. Wish we lived close :)

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  9. I like this 'simple' Mooka of yours! The 'yellow' is so clever, it's always fun to see what you come up with.

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    1. Mooka is such a calming tangle and one of my favorites. (Of course, everyone knows that most of the tangles are "my favorites"!) Those inchies are so much fun, Annemarie, you should join us.

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  10. Yes Mooka has an elegant simplicity. You've captured the theme well.

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  11. Mooka is a versatile tangle and you've made it so lovely, with the use of the tan tile and the white chalk shading. Your "yellow" would have worked for the challenege as well since it is simple, yet captivating (if one doesn't think about the mosquito part...)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, let's not think about the mosquito part!

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  12. Great artwork and a wonderful idea for the inchie.

    Love Chrissie x

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  13. Love your simple Mooka and the Indy-Rella tile, fun! As for our "state bird" here in Mn. I would agree that for me it's hate! ;)

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    1. I didn't know you had mosquitoes that much in MN. We seldom see them here, but I grew to "dislike" them from when I lived in NJ or especially when I visited Florida. Yikes, they were everywhere! Thanks for stopping by, Kate :)

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  14. Hello Jean! Thanks for all your past comments on my site. I took a short hiatus from the challenge but I am back :) Mooka is one of my go-to tangles too, and I love that it can be tangled/tangleated in so many many ways :) I love this particular entry of yours! So much contour is added with just a little bit of white. What did you use for the white?

    P.S. I couldn't submit my comment to link to my wordpress page as usual so here's the link: _http://goo.gl/Tktc0a

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    1. Thanks! I used white charcoal, Hesedetang. Make sure you bring some $$$ to your CZT training as you can buy supplies at a reduced amount and no shipping! Hope you are going to the same seminar as my friend Amy. Look for her; she's very tall :)

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  15. Wonderful your "simple" Mooka with lovely highlights! Great idea for your inchie. I do like it!!

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    1. I'm not sure you can get any simpler than Mooka, Lonetta. Thanks :)

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  16. Wow, your tile is so special - I really love Mooka in this way and the highlights and colour you used. Wonderful!

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  17. I have never done mooka....this week a tried Trentwith...maybe I can work on mooka next! Love your mosquito...hope that doesn't make you wince to read "love" and "mosquito" in the same sentence. hahaha! hope your holidays are merry bright and mosquitoless!

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    1. Ah yes, Lynell, you MUST play with Mooka. You will absolutely love it. Just be patient. Thanks for the holiday wishes. I hope you and Wayne have a wonderful holiday as well.

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  18. Good color choices on the Mooka. I'm going to try the Mondy Inchies too!

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    1. Fantastic, Suzy, I look forward to seeing your work. Just have fun with it. No one really expects a "work of art" when you are limited to one inch!

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  19. That's an interesting inchie. Love your creativity and the drawing. Your tangles are "superb".

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    1. Thanks, Trillian. Look above, we have a new member :)

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  20. Lovely tiles. You did a great job keeping Mooka simple and your Indy-Rella is great. Love the mosquito for the inchie.

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  21. Nice Mooka monotangle. Like the shading. Your Indy-rella would have also worked for putting a free form tangle in a grid. I usually use Indy-rella and just let it meander where ever it wants to go.

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    1. Thank you, Donald, that previous challenge is where I got the idea. Love the thought provoking challenges!

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  22. Your Mooka tile is super I love the colour and shading.

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    1. Thanks, Christina. Shading is my favorite part!

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  23. Fabulous idea for your inchie, and great zens

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  24. Great job on your Mooka and your Indy-Rella. They both would fit he K.I.S.S. challenge. Well done.

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    1. Yes, I think you are right, Audrie. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. It's always nice to hear from you :)

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  25. Beautiful K.I.S.S (amazing how some tangles which are challenging for some are so easy and natural for others...).

    And, as always, love your inchie. The amount of expression you manage to squeeze into it is simply amazing

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    1. Hi Omer! Nice to hear from you. Yes, when I teach, I see that all the time. I found Mooka very difficult though in the beginning and really had to put a lot of effort into it at first. But, I loved it so much that I just kept doing it until it was easy. Some tangles, if they are not easy, just get dropped LOL!

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  26. Hi Jean.... Happy New Year and I miss seeing all your pretties... maybe this year will be a little more organized... LOL... Still Happy new Year... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Hi Bonnie, life does get in the way of aimless Internet wandering, doesn't it? We only have so many hours in each day, so when you can drop by it's a treat. Happy New Year to you as well :)

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  27. Very lovely, Jean and I hope your year is going well!! :) :)
    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2014/12/diva-k-s-s-keep-simple-silly-challenge-entry

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    1. Thanks so much, Diane. Yes, I am having a wonderful year so far. I hope you are as well :)

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