Monday, June 29, 2015

Zentangle® Some Tipple, Meer, and an Inchie

The Diva posted her last challenge before her summer break; however, I am looking forward to some guest challenges in her absence. This last challenge was to use Tipple. Tipple was a tangle that I really didn't like for the longest time. I thought you had to go all around a string section and then fill in, almost forced like a grid. When I allowed Tipple to just float and fall, I fell in love with this tangle, and you will see it often in my work. Rain is the tangle that the Tipple is spilling through.




Square One, Facebook, had Meer as the tangle for this week. I find that Meer can be another confining tangle if you let it, so I allowed it to expand and have a bit more freedom. I added a tiny Verve in the top corner for some additional interest.
And, the prompt word for Every Inchie Monday this week, is Enjoy. There is a song by Martin Lee Gore called Enjoy the Silence. I sure know that after years of working in a noisy environment, I sure do enjoy the silence.



Thank you so much for stopping by for a look, and I always enjoy reading your comments!

46 comments:

  1. Love your inchie! Love the chalky Tipple.

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  2. Great tangles this week, Jean. Your tipple is really atmospheric...love it. Axxx

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  3. I love your tipple tile. Tipple was the first tangle I was taught and I thought 'why am I learning this, how boring' but now I use it lots and is my go to filler.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Tipple kind of grows on you as you realize how useful it can be.

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  4. White on black tipple is ambitious and you did it beautifully! The shading really works. I have to check out Square One this week. I haven't done much of them and I haven't really used Meer much, but now I kinda want to, so thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. I like the Facebook group, Cari, because I can see lots of different ways of using a tangle, much as the Diva Challenge. Do join us, even just to look and "borrow" ideas!

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  5. I like both of these - I usually do like what you do, you seem to have a way with tangles that don't always appeal to me. Fortunately, looking at your work often sets me off to give things another try. Thanks, M

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    1. What a sweet thing to say, Margaret. You put a big smile on my face. You may know that I am a teacher; therefore, encouraging others is always my goal! Thank you :)

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  6. love all the work. I really like all the art. The inchie is great. So many times I enjoy the silence :)

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    1. I used to always need the TV or music going, Freebird. Now, I really do prefer to work in peace and quiet!

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    1. Thank you, Annemarie. I am not really fond of the black tiles. I don't really know why, but it is good to pull one out once in a while and do one anyway. I actually like the shading on the outside of the tangling on this one.

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  8. Grerat work, your white-on-black Tipple-bubbles look so real!

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    1. Tipple is a great tangle to play with, Ilse. I think part of it is the different sizes too. I've seen some really nice Tipple out there from everyone. (You included !)

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  9. Looking at both your tiles, I thought they were both for the Diva Challenge this week :P Both featured Tipple :) You've also just reminded me that I should 'practice' more on black tiles :P

    P.S. Now I want to visit that FB group too :P

    Have a great week, J <3

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. I didn't really think of the filling of the Meer as Tipple, but I guess it is at least a cousin LOL! Do visit the Facebook group. It really is fun to see so many different variations. And, on the Facebook group, the tiles must be the traditional white 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 done with a black pen only. So, all you see are "real" Zentangle in action.

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  10. Enjoy The Silence, a good song, one of my favorites! Loved how you used Tipple on black with white. Really airy and light. Beautiful! Sarah

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  11. I'm with Debbie. I also thought that was Tipple in your Meer. I'm finding Tipple to be a very versatile tangle although I admit that by the time I finished my Tipple monotangle tile, I was ready not to do any Tippling for awhile. ;-) You are a wizard with white on black. Very nice.

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    1. I would actually consider it more Onamato since it isn't really random. Take a look at Sandy's stop outs: http://beezinthebelfry.blogspot.com/2009/06/tangle-of-week-onamato.html Also, notice that I do a lot of BIG Tipple first so I don't have to do so many LOL!

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  12. Tipple is one of my favorites. It's just so versatile! I like the combination of hard edges and the softness of the tipple!

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  13. All three are beautiful! Tipple on black paper looks wonderful and I really like your tile with Meer! It has a lovely movement! Again a very creative inchie!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Lonetta!

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  14. Silence is indeed golden. I appreciate it myself as I live on a very busy road - but because my house is set back a bit and there are trees in front of it, the noise is greatly muted.

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    1. Yes, Kia. I am enjoying some quiet time right now. The only sound is the tapping of my typing :)

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  15. I love all your tiles this week, but especially the Meer one. The curves you added really made it sing. Speaking of singing, I love your inchie with the blank musical staff. So sweet, as sometimes silence is the sweetest.

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    1. Thank you, Antonine. I just let that Meer go wherever it wanted. I really don't like to plan ahead, but rather to just build on whatever happens.

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  16. Love your Post, Jean. Your Tipple on black is awesome. Love the subtle highlights, and the flow of your Tipple is refreshing. Terrific Square One entry. Beautiful design. Another wonderfully creative Inchie. I so "Enjoy" them.

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    1. I'm always happy to hear that someone "enjoys" my work, David. I appreciate your always taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment :)

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  17. All three are beautiful! Would be good enjoy the silence much more frequently ;)

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  18. Great tangles but I really adore your inchie! What a good idea :-)

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  19. Lovely inchie and great tangles.

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  20. Your Tipple on the black tile look like bubbles. Nice job.

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  21. I am with you, Jean about not wanting to get forced to fill in Tipple rigidly!! :) :) I love the fluidity of yours falling through Rain!! Your Meer is also lovely!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/06/my-diva-monotangle-tipple-challenge-entry

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    1. Thank you, Diane. I love Tipple now :)

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    1. Janet, I really appreciate that you stop by to look at these even though you don't tangle yourself. Thank you, my friend!

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