Monday, June 1, 2015

Zentangle® Some Boxes, Rain and an Inchie

The first Monday of the month is a UMT, Use My Tangle, over at the Diva Challenge. This month, the tangle is from CZT Alice Hendon, called All Boxed Up. Now, apologies to Alice, as her tangle is so beautiful and her directions are quite clear. However, it wouldn't be my work if I didn't stretch it just a tad, and so I did by using a string rather than boxes to start with. Please do look up the "real" way to do this fun tangle.
Square One from Facebook asked for Rain this week. I did some positive and negative Rain and then I added some random 'Nzeppel to it.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "pillow"! I've always wondered if pillows can actually talk.
Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy all the comments you leave!


48 comments:

  1. O yes, ours do look alike :-) Love yours! And your zentangles are beautiful!

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    1. Well, you know the saying, Margriet "great minds" LOL! Thanks :)

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  2. Really like the curvy bits in your Diva tile! Great way to us this tangle.

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  3. I wish I could include myself in the "great minds" group on this one, but, alas, no. This one brought out an attack of compulsiveness---the pathetic perfectionist, incapable of achieving perfection, reared her ugly head. I am hoping that if I keep at this long enough, one day, a creative spark like yours will be released.

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    1. You are so kind, Suzanne. I'm not really sure that it is creativity, but rather the need to march to my own drum. Sometimes I wish I had a tad more of the perfectionist quality in me :)

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  4. I love the 3D effect of the boxes and, as I don't think there is actually a "real" way to do any tangle, this way worked out great. I'm not sure if pillows can talk, but coat hangers certainly can since that's the only way to account for the ever growing population of them in the closet:-) Great job!

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    1. I'm glad you think so, Suzanne. I always tell my students that the patterns are just suggestions! You will have to hide a tape recorder in your closet to see what those little rascals are up to!

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  5. Fabulous inchie, I only gave pillow talk a seconds thought, so well done for getting so much on your inchie.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, but I think mine was a lot easier to do that yours was! Yours was amazing!

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  6. Oh yeah - LOVE your random All Boxed Up!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I really prefer tangles that can wander. Not much of a fan of strict grids.

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  7. :) to the inchie :) As always, adore your Square One work the most.

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    1. Thank you, Zoe. I think the Square One offers a lot of flexibility, which is more in my comfort zone.

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  8. love your pillow inchie - do you remember the doris day/rock hudson movie Pillow Talk? I almost went with that idea.

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    1. Yup, Kia, that's the movie that was going through my head for this inchie :)

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  9. Oh my goodness, your Diva Challenge tile reminds me of a dream I had one time, about an old house, full of rooms, with a vast library, lots of corridors and steps. It's a maze for the eyes! Delightful. Love the way you've done rain, too. It is such a fun pattern to shade, because you can make it lift off the page, or sink into the page. Great work!

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    1. I love dreaming. It is such a safe way to go and do all kinds of things you couldn't do in real life. I love that you compared my tile to a dream!

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  10. love the work this week, neat that you did the same as Margriet.

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    1. Yes, that's always fun. Hers was based on a sheet set and mine was based on the movie, but very similar!

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  11. Both are beautiful, I like the first one but love the second!!!

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  12. I love the randomness of your Diva Tile. Beautifully done. The 'Nzeppel fits so well with your positive and negative Rain Pattern. A fabulous design. You do so much with the Micro Acreage that the inchie represents. Lovely Tiles.

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    1. Thank you, David. I think the inchie challenge is a lot of fun.

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  13. I like your way too! I think it would be so fun to take a class with you, so I can learn to let go a bit, less controlling.

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    1. Oh, wouldn't that be lovely, Yukari! I wish I could meet all of my Internet friends. When I win the lottery, maybe that will happen LOL!

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  14. Amazing artwork and a great inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  15. Very nice tiles and a cute inchie. What a funny idea that pillows could talk ;-)

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    1. Yes, Sandra, but it's from an old movie called "Pillow Talk" :)

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  16. The pillow Inchie was fun. You really made it a good one! And your diva tile is really well thought out. It's very nice. Sarah.

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  17. All are wonderful! I like the dynamic look of both tiles! Wonderful your "Rain" variations!

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    1. Thanks, Lonetta. I think there is a lot more that can be done with Rain. I just need more hours in each day though HAHA!

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  18. Great work this week, Jean! I like your Rain piece with the variations, quite. And as for pillows talking....well I don't know about that! Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I guess I should have added a link to the movie so people would know what I was referring to. But, then again, what if pillows could talk LOL!

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  19. Think it is fun to play and stretch a tangle. That is what I enjoy with the challenge. Yours was no where near a stretch as Helen Williams. Both are great.

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    1. HaHa, Donald. I could never be as clever as Helen, or do such beautiful work. I sure wish I could. Guess I'll have to settle for being me LOL!

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  20. Jean - your Boxes are wonderful - so creative as usual!!! Neat shapes. Your Rain is powerful!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/06/my-diva-umt-all-boxed-up-challenge-entry

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  21. Love your boxes and the fact that they are in a string, so different to other entries this week.

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    1. You know I HAVE to at least try to think of something just a bit different LOL! Thanks, Chrissie :)

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  22. Lovely! All boxed up looks great on the wavy string :)

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    1. I really appreciate your kindness, Helen. Do read Donald's comment to me. He says that I'm just no Helen Williams LOL!

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  23. I do like that you used a string for your All Boxed Up; it gives it quite a different look. Nicely done! And I hope that pillows don't talk...lol!

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  24. i love what you did with my tangle, All Boxed Up! i'm glad you put your own spin on it :) turned out great!

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    1. I can't even imagine how thrilling it must be to have people using a tangle that you made step outs for. I do like this tangle and I'm loving how it can be stretched!

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