Monday, July 20, 2015

Zentangle® and the Windmills of My Mind

Over at the Diva Challenge, the guest post comes from CZT Lee Darter. She suggested a theme of Circul Life with tangles of Cack, Tropicana, and either Florz, LinQ, or Fescu for the third ring of the three ring circul. I chose LinQ and let the swirlies migrate to the other tangles as well.














Square One, Facebook, had us reviewing Hollibaugh, to which I added Xircus.



And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was "energy." I did not have the energy to be more creative, so I chose kinetic energy that changes the wind into mechanical power. I need a windmill in my mind. Hummm, I think there's a song about that LOL!


Thank you, all, that stop by to visit. I really enjoy your comments :)

48 comments:

  1. That's a nice, happy Diva tile with great shading!
    Hollibaugh and Xircus go very well together too.
    Finally, being Dutch, I love your tiny windmill ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Ilse. I visited Holland when I was a teenager and we didn't see any windmills. I was really disappointed. But, they had the best tiny little popsicles :)

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  2. Wonderful artwork and a very nice idea for your inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Oh this is a nice one with a real 'circusfeeling'!

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  4. You integrated the 3 tangles in a joyful looking circus tile that made me smile and kept my eye moving. Fun and nice.

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    1. I appreciate your always kind comments, Suzanne :)

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  5. I love, love, love the way you wrapped Tropicana upside down. It's just amazing!
    Lee Darter

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    1. Well, Lee, that's one of the fun parts of Zentangle; there's no up or down :) Thanks!

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  6. both tiles are beautiful, i love the diva tile

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  7. Love the Diva tile! I never thought of windmills for energy, so good one.

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    1. Ah, thanks, but your Popeye was a stroke of genius, Zoe!

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  8. Every week I'm amazed by the variety of ideas you come up with. This week, it's the Hollibaugh one that strikes a chord, although how you squeezed a windmill and the wind onto an Inchie i just do not know!

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. I kind of like the way that Hollibaugh grows myself. I used to wonder about those inchies, but I do really easy ones. You need to go take a look at the magnificent pieces that other people do in that tiny space!

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  9. "Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel/ Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel,,," I LOVE that song (by Dusty
    Springfield) and know a lot of the words - I'm always singing it to myself. Love the way the wind is blowing on the windmill. Great inchie this week.

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    1. Don't you love/hate it when a song just won't go away? Thanks, Kia :)

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  10. And now the song is going around my mind, Brainworm we call them. Clever interpretation of the Circus challenge, the linqs looks like banners on top of the Big Top.

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    1. Brainworm Huh? Never heard that one before. Always something new to learn :)

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  11. love all the tiles, great work, I also love the windmill, so colorful!

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  12. Never saw a windmill when visiting Holland? Poor you!
    I like your cheerful Diva tile.

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    1. I know!!! Isn't that sad? We did see one in Belgium though on our way from the train. So, it almost counted LOL! When I win the lottery, and I come to visit you, you can show me some! Thanks, Annemarie :)

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  13. Such detail. Your circus looks like fun. Your windmill looks like more like brooms to me. Maybe it's because I keep thinking of the floors that need sweeping but I'm enjoying everyones work instead. Oh well there is always tomorrow.

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    1. Well, Lianne, I suppose most of us could stand to shut down our computers and iPads for just a bit and get some housework done..... NOT LOL!

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  14. I love the art & also the song "windmills of my mind" from Thomas Crown Affair!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks, Sally :) Hope your humming along!

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  15. Very nice! I d like the idea of the other tangle finding its way into the Tropicana. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Jenny, for stopping by and leaving me such a nice comment!

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  16. Fabulous inchie Jean
    . You have managed to get us all singing the song now.

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    1. I know, Wendy! Isn't it just annoying? LOL!

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  17. both tiles are really very nice! The DIVA is very dynamic - real circus!

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  18. A super creative week, Jean. Love all your work here - particularly the circus one. So glad you chose kinetic energy too. And I'm singing....:-)
    Axxx

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    1. I really would have loved to do a drawing of myself, with no energy, but I haven't the talent LOL! Thanks, Annie!

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  19. I like your diva-tile, it is so dynamic. And your windmill-energy-inchie is great! Love it :-)

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  20. All three are beautiful tiles :)

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  21. Lovely, Jean :) I really enjoyed your Hollibaugh interpretation.

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  22. It is such a pleasure to see my pattern used. Thank you for this gift at this time in my life. You are a Rock Star! Love the rest as always!

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    1. It's a lovely tangle, Kate. You are kind to have shared it with us all.

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  23. Jean, this is wonderful!! I think it is one of the rides that is at the fair with the circus!! So vibrant!! Your others are lovely also!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-diva-lee-darter-circus-life-challenge

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  24. I wish I lived closer to you so you could teach me this! I love looking at what you create!

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    1. Oh, wouldn't that be just wonderful? I told Darcy, when we win the lottery........ :)

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