Monday, April 6, 2015

Zentangle® Nipa and an Inchie

The Diva is taking a well deserved three day weekend for Easter, so no challenge to post today. I will simply edit this post tomorrow, Tuesday, so you can come back and see whatever she has in store for us.
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Here is the Diva Challenge for this week. She has posted a Use My Tangle from Susan Goetter, called "Fanz" which I filled with Hibred. Kind of wonky, but I don't fight my tangles. If you insist on fighting what it wants to do, you are no longer doing Zentangle which is about relaxation and enjoyment. Don't fight your tangles and simply enjoy the process!
The Square One from Facebook, was to use Nipa. I added Msst and Tipple.
And, the prompt for Every Inchie Monday was "knitting". Well, as a knitter, you'd think I could stay normal for this one. NOT, LOL! So, I had to go with, when you break a bone, your body heals it by knitting the two pieces together. Such clever bodies we have and so very smart too!
Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy sharing with you and reading your comments!

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  1. I love your ideas for inchies! Look forward to them every week. Great drawing and idea.

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    1. Kia, I think I have set myself up on that one. Once you start being crazy, everybody expects it from you LOL!!!

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  2. P.S. Thanks for the knitting advice. I shall have to try deliberately dropping stitches. I found some YouTube videos too, so maybe I can get rid of my fear that way. Thanks.

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    1. Let me know how it goes. Remember, it's only yarn :)

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  3. Knitted bones! Very clever to have put that one out there :-)

    Sally

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    1. I have never broken a bone, Sally, but now I worry because my bones are getting thinner. I sure hope I don't have to find out if my bones can knit!

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  4. Wonderful inchie and great artwork

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. I was gonna do the bones, but then couldn't be bothered :) I love your inchie! My bones can knit, but my hands can't ha,ha,lol

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    1. When drawing things that tiny, one doesn't really have to worry about much accuracy. (Although, most of our group does beautiful tiny things that are very accurate.) I guess it's more important that your bones would knit anyway HAHA!

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  6. love this! All I can say is never stay normal! It is the best way to be!

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  7. Never heard about knitted bones, but it's a great inchie. I like it when people go a bit crazy :-)

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    1. Thanks, Margriet. Some medical terms can really be amusing, yes?

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  8. Nice tiles, I love your inchie...FUN!

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  9. Jean - I really like the whimsy of all of these!! Wonderful!! I haven't done Diva yet and will be back later in the week to post it.

    I hope you will consider joining our challenge :) http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/diane-caroliens-weekly-zentangle-challenge - the actual challenge posts tomorrow to spread challenges out a little :)

    ~ Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane, and good luck with your new challenge!

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    2. Thank you, Jean!! I do hope you will at least check it out - it is live now :) http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/04/weekly-challenge-1-tangle-with-a-b-c/

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  10. Great tiles - and I really like your inchie with its funny bones-story :-)

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    1. You reminded me of a game my boys used to play called Crazy Bones that they tossed all over the house. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for the memories!

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  11. Your tile for the Diva's challenge reminds me of a flock of birds.Good job getting Fanz to float. Mine ended up as a border because I used it on a rounded part of my string. Interesting thought process on the knitting inchie. :) Don't break a leg!

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    1. Boy, I wish I could take credit for the floating Fanz, but it floated all on its own LOL! I do need to be careful about breaking things at my age.

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  12. I love your filled Fanz, Jean!!! And the second tile is beautiful too.

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    1. Thanks so much, Annemarie. I like to use that pattern as a filler.

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  13. I really like how you have created Fanz in free form...that is really cool when people think of doing it that way. Knitted bones...is a good idea! Different!

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    1. I wish I could say that I planned it to be free form, but it kind of just decided to do it all by itself LOL! Thanks though, Lynell :)

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  14. You're so right about not fighting the tangles, it usually ends up looking horrible because of the fight :)
    Love you work :D

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    1. Thanks, Zandiepants :) No fighting allowed when doing Zentangle LOL!

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  15. Dear Jean, those tangles do have a mind of their own, don't they? I used Nipa for a zinchie as I saw that you worked it well for the Square One piece. I like your take on the inchie--a unique perspective. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. They sure do. I find them very difficult to tame. Probably because I kind of prefer them to be a bit wild. It's fun to just let them go and see what they really want to be. As you can imagine, grids make me crazy LOL!

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  16. Great detail and amazing you fit a tangle in a tangle on the Diva challenge! Really nice shading and contrast as well.

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    1. Thanks. I do enjoy trying to fit tangles inside of tangles. Lots of tangles really make nice strings (like Hollibaugh).

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  17. Fabulous tangles and a brilliant idea for your inchie.

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  18. Your Diva challenge is great. I like the way the Fanz are floating on the page. Your Square One challenge is well done and your inchie is clever.

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  19. Love your inchie and wonderful tangles.

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  20. I enjoyed looking at your work. I think adding the shadowing adds so much. :-) I am a beginner zentangler and am getting ready to do a Friday night tangle with the Diva challenge. I also was knitting a bit this evening. I'm doing a sky scarf and had a few days to catch up. I'm also a teacher---I just thought we had a lot in common! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Yes, Jenny, it does sound like we have a lot in common. I'm glad you are enjoying Zentangle and I look forward to seeing your work over at the Diva's :)

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  21. I like your tile for the square one group! Nipa is one of my favourites but I didn't tangle it a long time...Must draw it again :-)
    Your inchie is funny!

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    1. Isn't it funny how we kind of "forget" to do certain tangles. I guess because you can only fit so many in one tile at a time LOL! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  22. Jean - your Fanz are so delightful!! And your Nipa is very lovely - different from how I usually use and I am inspired :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/04/my-diva-umt-fanz-challenge-entry

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    1. Thank you, Diane. You must know by now that I HAVE to mess with tangles and try to make them do something different. That's always my own challenge!

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    2. Yes that is wonderful you do, Jean!! :) Remember we would love to have you come mess with our challenges too if you have time!! :)

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