Monday, June 22, 2015

Zentangle® Some Dangles, Arukas and an Inchie

Since we must use a white tile and do traditional Zentangle on Square One, I enjoyed pulling out a tan tile for this week's Diva Challenge, Umble. I used to really dislike the tan tiles as they are much more delicate and don't take to vigorous scrubbing with a blending stump. As you may know, I love shading my tangles. I have learned to just be a bit more gentle and I do love the soft look of the tangles done on the tan tiles now.
More traditionally, the tile for the Facebook group, using Arukas and a bit of a modified Printemps, gave me my much loved shading opportunities.
And, finally, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday is "apple". It's nice to be the apple of someone's eye :)
Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy reading your comments.



48 comments:

  1. Lovely tiles! Arukas is looking beautiful, and your tan tile is very well shaded. Great job!

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    1. Thanks for keeping tabs on all my work. I appreciate the time you take to leave such nice comments :)

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  2. Lovely tiles! I was looking at umble for last week's challenge! I didn't realize you are in the greater Phoenix area. I saw that your workshops are in Peoria. I'll have to come take one of your classes! I'm in Scottsdale. ­čśŐ

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    1. Now that is exciting. How wonderful it would be to get you on the right road to Zentangle. I would so love to meet you! If you can't make a Friday class, we can always meet at Crossroads another day.

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  3. Wonderful artwork and your inchie is a magical idea

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Brilliant idea - I knew, that your inchie would be somehow different from the others. Love it.

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  5. Great tiles & a wonderful direction to take the inchie this week!

    Sally

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  6. Clever Umble, looks lovely framed in the medallions.

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    1. Thank you. I was looking for a different way to do them.

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  7. Clever, clever inchie! Square One tile rules as usual. What about finger blending on the tan tiles? Same as with stumps? Anyway, looks gorgeous.

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    1. Fingers don't really budge the charcoal, Zoe. It is very different paper to work with. I have to learn not to give up too easily with materials that force me to think a little :) Thank you!

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  8. Great tangles as usual and I love your take on the inchie theme.

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  9. So, you're on tan this week and I used gray :-)
    I like this Umble tile.

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    1. I have some gray somewhere, Annemarie, and if I can ever find it, I really want to do some on that too.

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  10. Jean, your Umble(s) look like they are happy hanging ornaments. I haven't tried the tan tiles yet. Are they the same paper as the Zendala tiles? I kind of over extended myself time wise with my Umble. I guess I wasn't humble enough. (Having lived in England, I'm having a hard time not hearing "Umble" as a cockney version of "Humble".) Very nicely shaded Arukas with a sprinkling of Printemps. I also enjoy fooling around with Arukas. I have to take a 4 hour continuing legal education course next week. I expect to look like I'm assiduously taking notes while tangling Arukas all over the page. :)

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    1. You know, when you ask this, I realize that I do not have any of the round tiles in tan. So, I really don't know. I guess I should order some to play. For some reason, I have never gotten into using the round tiles as I like to use a compass and design my own zendalas. Isn't it fun to have the time to just sit with one tangle and play? I hope you come up with some exciting new ways to use Arukas.

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  11. Hi Jean - I love your Diva tan tile! It has a very exotic look to it, and very festive at the same time! I agree about the tan tiles - I am still learning as I go too :)

    Have a great week J <3

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    1. I'm not sure that there is ever an end to learning. That's something that makes me happy though :)

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  12. I love your inchie (and all the other beautiful art work). That was such a clever and well done idea.

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  13. Jean, I love your Umble dangles on a tan tile! Really beautiful. Your Arukas is so strong and substantial looking! And your inchie is adorable! All around nice work!

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  14. What a creative idea for your apple inchie! That's great!

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. I usually let the word roll around in my head for a few days. Thankfully, something usually pops up :)

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  15. Your Diva tile looks like the kind of earring/pendant set I would own. And you did a fine job with the shading on both that piece and the Arukas. Cute Inchie too.

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    1. Thanks, HeidiSue. Yes, it does look like jewelry:)

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  16. Jolie d├ęcoration avec le Tangle "Umble"

    Attractive decoration with "Umble" tangle

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  17. Like your Umble mobile. I agree about the Renaissance tiles. I also had not used one for a while because had been posting in Square One. You are consistently one of the first one's to get their tiles posted. You must be retired.

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  18. Jean - your mobiles are wonderful!! So pretty and your other ones are lovely too!!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/06/my-diva-official-tangle-umble-challenge-entry

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  19. Fabulous interpretation for your inchie, and some wonderful tangles.

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  20. Nice work, all. I love your Umble done in hanging ovals - great on a renaissance tile! And though I don't do "inchies", I laughed when I saw your comment of being an apple of someone's eye!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I do love to hear that I made someone smile :)

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  21. It's always such a visual treat to visit your blog! All I can say is ...Wow!

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    1. Thank you, Janet. This is where the cardmaking actually began. It's funny how interest in one thing leads to another and another and .........

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  22. Wonderful your Umble tile ... it reminds me about a mobile, too! Fabulous inchie ... so clever!

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  23. Jean, we can always count on you for going in a different direction for the EIM...I try not to peek at anyone's work there until after I've done mine as I can get offbeat a bit as well. Nicely drawn work. I have yet to try any of the official Zentangle materials, the tan ones must really require concentration, and I suppose that's part of the idea, right? Must give 'em a try! Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. I never look either, Cheryl, for the same reason. I am actually disappointed if someone does the same one I did LOL! I used to cut all of my own tiles until one day I realized that I was cheating myself of an important part of Zentangle. Now, I only use the "real" tiles unless I am doing ZIA. I find that the quality materials do slow you down as they have a lovely drag added to the pen strokes. Do try some one day.

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