Monday, May 25, 2015

Zentangle®, and Inchie, and Two New Patterns

Beautiful Monday morning and the Diva challenged us to do only straight lines. I decided to just let my pen go wherever it wanted and this is what it did.
I used a straight lined Zinger, Rick's Paradox, straight Shattuck, Emingle, a piece of Hurry, and two of my own tangles that I've named Em 'n Em and Side Steppin'. You will find these step-outs by clicking on the Jean's Way tab at the top of the page. (If either of these patterns already exist, please let me know and I will give proper credit.)

For Square One, Facebook, the tangle for the week is Purk. I added some Fescu and Msst.
And, Every Inchie Monday's  prompt word this week is Envelope. I always think it is fun to push the envelope LOL!
Thanks for stopping by and a special thanks to all of you that leave such nice comments. I enjoy reading each one!



64 comments:

  1. What great work this week. I love when you push the envelope,lol

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Freebird. Not everyone appreciates that :)

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  2. Great mini art yet again!

    Sally

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  3. Great composition of your Diva tile! Nice idea to make straight ligned Zinger.
    And your envelope is so cute :-)

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    1. Isn't it fun to "mess" with tangles and make them do something different? I really enjoy doing that myself. Thanks for your continued support, Ilse :)

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  4. I love your Diva tile, There is a wonderful openness to it.

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  5. Jean, all your tiles work really well (as usual). I especially like the non-linear look you achieved using straight lines for your Diva's challenge tile.

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. You know that would be the goal, for me at least LOL!

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  6. Great zentangles! Cute little envelope for your inchie :-)

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  7. Beautiful Diva tile, looks very artistic and your Purk is lovely.

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  8. A very good idea and a beautiful tile.

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  9. Nice work! I like how your straight lines wander and play off one another!

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    1. Thanks Lucy. I had no plan for this one. I just let it happen and it sure was fun that way!

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  10. Love your straight lines! Simple and yet very eye catching! Great Purk too.

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    1. Simple usually works for me, Sue LOL! Thanks :)

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  11. Beautiful tiles, but that inchie takes the cake. Love it and LOL!!

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    1. Thanks, Zoe. I had to really think to find that one in the back of my brain files :)

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  12. Very nicely done! Negative space in various spots lends calmness to the hyper energy of many straight lines.

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    1. I appreciate your comment, Indira. It is hard to remember to leave negative space sometimes.

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  13. Lots of line work. Looks like a little Munchin also. Nice tile.

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    1. Good eye, Donald! I just barely fit one in and didn't think to mention it :)

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  14. push ;the envelope - he he! very nice

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    1. Pushing is the name of the game, right Kia? LOL!

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  15. Terrific artwork and lovely inchie idea

    Chrissie x

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  16. I like your diva tile. It was just a nice challenge with these straight lines, wasn't it!? :-)
    Very cute inchie!

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    1. Oh, yes Sandra. I enjoyed this challenge immensely!

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  17. Love the diva tile! I always think that you have to fill the tile, but sometimes the blank space adds to the overall composition. Still learning!

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    1. That's what's great about this challenge. It's good to see what other people do, but do stay true to your own style. That is really important. Some people fill every space and they do it beautifully. Some do gorgeous and flowing piece. Some are bold or abstract or sparse. All are wonderful!

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  18. I love the way that the lines continue out of the paradox - and who else would think of straight line zingers?
    Very nice and, as always, your inchie is delightfully clever. Great!

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    1. HaHa, Suzanne. Yup, that's me. I love to push tangles (and envelopes) as far as I can. Thank you!

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  19. All three are delightful. The envelope in your fingers brings a smile to my face. Your diva challenge was a neat shape how it had a twist to it. Beautiful! Sarah.

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  20. Wonderful Diva Challenge Tile, Jean. It has a very Escheresque quality to it. It sure is fun to just let the pen do what it does best. Your Purk Patterns are so cool. Your Inchie once again invokes a wonderful appreciation of your extraordinary sense of humor. Love your Post.

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  21. All are really lovely and creative! Wonderful challenge tile with its movement! I like your great Purk, too!

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  22. Beautiful art work. Your inchie is so cute.

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  23. Really love the bits and pieces of straight lines in your diva challenge. Great designwork today in all of your pieces Jean!

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    1. Thank you, Lynell. I enjoyed this challenge very much.

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  24. l really like how your intricate detailed patterns emerge from the minimalism on the left side. A striking piece. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Heidi Sue. I love to make tangles "grow"!

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  25. Great inchie and tangles as usual.

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  26. You have been busy, Jean and have done fine work this week. While you're pushing the envelope, I'm pushing deadlines...To. The. Limit. Have a brilliant day, stay cool! c

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    1. Well, it's about time that it started to warm up here in the Phoenix area. It's supposed to get under 100 degrees again next week. But, today, I will finally get to go into the pool!!!!

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  27. Looks like you have taught your pen well to draw. Love your straight line piece. Your Purk tile is such a fun shape, you think outside the box well...something I need to learn to do. And the envelope is adorable! Busy week for you.

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    1. Do you feel that way too sometimes? I just love it when my pen takes over. I think that only happens when you truly get into the "Zen" zone while following the true Zentangle approach.

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  28. All of them are really lovely :)

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  29. Great tiles, all; each one in a different way.

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  30. Great job on the DIVA challenge!

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  31. Après 60 commentaires, il est difficile d'être original. Ce dessin me suggère un jeu de construction qui est en train de s'écrouler. J'aime son dynamisme.

    After 60 comments, it is difficult to be original. This drawing suggests me a construction set which is collapsing. I like his(her,its) dynamism.

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    1. I appreciate every comment that is made, Christine! Since I answer each one, that means that there are only 30 comments LOL! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  32. Jean - your straight line is so cool!! I love it!! I was delighted to find you Side Steppin'!!! It was perfect for this ... and your Purk is lovely!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/05/my-diva-straight-lines-challenge-entry

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It sure was fun to see someone using my tangle :)

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