Monday, March 23, 2015

Zentangle® Spirals, Mooka and Lasso the Moon

Let's play with a spiral, suggests the Diva for Challenge #210. Well, why not? Oh, at this moment I wish I were Helen Williams. Sigh. But, since I'm not, here's my version of a spiral with kind of a Btl Joos, kind of Meer and Msst.








For Facebook's Square One = Mooka to which I added Fescu, Tipple and Fengle.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was Lasso. Do you remember It's a Wonderful Life where George offers to lasso the moon for Mary?







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52 comments:

  1. Your spiral looks good and your Square One is beautiful!

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  2. I absolutely love your inchie! What a great memory to use--I love that movie!

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  3. Nice work! Msst gives your spiral an extra 'touch', great tile.

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. I like to add Msst in an area that just looks empty but can't support anything heavy.

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  4. I like the spiral. It's good to see a limited number of patterns used to create an effective overall look. I love the Mooka - one of my less than successful patterns. And the Inchie is so sweet. You've been busy.

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    1. Margaret, I had to do Mooka for days on end before it started to become comfortable. I think that tangle is a "muscle memory" one. So, don't give up, just keep doing it over and over and you will do it as well as tying your shoes!

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  5. We'd all like to be Helen Williams...but I think you do just fine as Jean Chaney :-) I like the mist raining down on your spiral and your mooka is really unique - in a good way! I love the ideas you come up with for your inchies...they're always so clever...and I, too, loved that movie. Lovely work, as always.

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    1. Isn't that the truth, Suzanne. Just for a few hours maybe? Just enough to get that smooth flow that just comes so beautifully through her fingers. I remember, in college, when someone was annoyed with me asking a question, I jumped up and said clearly, "If it weren't for people like me, you wouldn't look so good!" HAHA!

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    2. Oh, can I use that line? Thanks for my morning laugh :-)

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    3. Yes, please do. You should have seen the look on his face. He never made a comment again in that class. (By the way, I walked out of there with a Master's Degree and he dropped out because he was too busy thinking he was so smart!)

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  6. I like your tiles, nice effect with the patterns on the spiral.

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  7. Goooooooooooorgeous tangling! And love your unique take on lasso, and so well done too.

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  8. Oh what a great image - you really bring that scene in the movie into my head (now get it out for me - aren't they singing 'Buffalo gal'? Great tangling - especially like your take on Mooka

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    1. HA, Kia. Isn't it funny how certain things bring up that song that just drives you (and anyone around you) crazy?

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  9. Lots of great art here, I love it all!

    Sally

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  10. Jean, your work has a funky quality that just makes me smile! Love them all - the Flash Gordon-y one and the Inchie in particular!

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    1. Well, Antonine, that is such a kind way to put it. But, seriously, I have always done that with everything my whole life. Marching to a different drummer, as they say :)

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  11. Your spiral is done very well and like Margaret says, It's a good thing not to use too many tangles. I love the inchie!

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. And, sometimes that is hard to do. I think many of us want to cram a piece to the gills :)

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  12. love all the designs, adore the take on the inchie!

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  13. Great tangles as usual, and love the inchie.

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  14. Two wonderful tiles and a cute and fun inchie! Like your Fengle!

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  15. I like your diva-tile with your beautiful spiral!
    And what a great idea for the inchie - it's so creative!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. I do enjoy thinking of something fun for the Inchie when my brain will let me :)

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  16. I totally missed the connection to the movie. Bruce Almighty has a similar connection there. Your posts always tease me with more things that I should be doing or thinking, so I think...I'll lie down and take a nap now. HA! Very inspirational. Have a brilliant day! c

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  17. I swear I did not look at your response to the Diva's spiral challenge before I did mine. Great minds.....?

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    1. Pleased that you added me to the "great minds" group LOL! Isn't it funny when that happens?

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  18. Like your spiral and your Square One tile. Meer works well in a spiral.

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  19. Hi Jean - your spiral is lovely .. tho I do understand about your wishing you were Helen Williams - I do too :) I love your Square One and your inchie is cute :) Thank you for coming to see me even when I couldn't comment back :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/03/my-diva-spiralstring-challenge-entry

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    1. Diane, we all reach that point sometimes. It's hard to comment on everyone's beautiful work. I find that with all the different blogs I have going, I often spend half a day just responding to the comments people make on my blog, making visits sometimes difficult. Don't feel bad. We all wish we had more time to spread the love :) And, thank you! Hugs!

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  20. Great artwork and a wonderful idea for the inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. I hear you...Helen Williams knows how to do spirals! I think Shelly Beauchamp is terrific at it, too. But your work is very nice. The spiral reminds me of a big, patient snail inching along. And yes! the best Christmas movie EVER...lasso the moon! great reference

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    1. Helen is just graceful with whatever she does. I feel like I have two left hands when I try to be graceful LOL! But, thanks Heidi Sue for the kind comments :)

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  22. Dynamic spiral that really feels like it could move (at a snails pace :) I LOVE "it's a wonderful life" - great inchie!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I showed the inchie to my hubby and he didn't understand! I guess not everybody has watched it dozens of times :)

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  23. Love your inchie! Wonderful idea. Great tiles too!

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