Monday, July 6, 2015

Zentangle® No Rainbows Allowed

The Diva is enjoying her vacation, and so our guest blogger this week is Jen Crutchfield for weekly challenge #225. Jen challenged us to color, but only two or three and NO rainbows. Well, I found an old tile with a kind of Mookish look that I don't remember doing and thought I would play with it. I have some new Zig Clean Color Brushes that are a watercolor brush. Quite vibrant. I only chose three colors. Three, red/yellow/blue! Duh, can you say rainbow?  I thought these brush pens would work nicely on the Zentangle tiles because they are made from very fine watercolor paper. These pens take a bit of practice, but they are fun to work with.
Square One, Facebook, featured tangle this week is Munchin. I added some Gust just because I don't think I have ever done Gust.


One additional Zentangle piece for you this week is done on gray paper (yes, Annemarie) I finally found it) with colored pencil and white charcoal. It is a process from Lynn Mead that she calls Zentwining.






















And, finally, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was yarn. Since I am a spinner/weaver/knitter, I have lots of yarn. I chose some pieces of my own handspun yarns for you to see.

Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy your comments!






74 comments:

  1. Lovely tangles you did.
    Never seen every inchie monday - think I'll stop by there too :)
    Hand spun yarn: wow.

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    1. Thanks, Kreanimo, and please do drop over to Every Inchie Monday. It's not a big group, but we sure have fun each week!

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  2. I love your diva challenge really bright colours:). And the zentwining I've still to try that one out yours looks great

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I was interested in it and finally, when I found my gray sketch book, I thought I'd give it a try. Needs work, but it was fun to do.

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  3. Gorgeous colours on your Diva tile! Your other work is great too :-)

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. Really bright for Zentangle, but okay for a ZIA, LOL!

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  4. You know how when you were in school (elementary), the teacher always said to first carefully read the instructions----somehow I missed that part about only using 2 colors and no rainbows. Oh well. Personally, I like the vibrant colors you chose. If you're doing color, you might as well DO COLOR.

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    1. Oh, how I LOVE being old enough that I don't have to read OR follow directions anymore, Suzanne!

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  5. Very calming and serene colors for Inchie. The nooks colors are great. Loved checking out your work! Sarah

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  6. I love looking at your artwork Jean and the inchie is wonderful textures

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. I am so glad that you always stop by, Chressie, and leave me such nice comments!

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  7. Your Zentwineing looks amazing, the colours look pearlized. Very clever

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    1. Thank you. Maybe they look that way because of the gray?

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  8. Wow, Jean, those colors are incredibly bold and gorgeous!!!!

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  9. Fabulous tangles and lovely yarns on your inchie. I used to spin, but haven't done so for years Still have my wheels though.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. I don't spin as often anymore either. I'm and "oh, shiny" person and get distracted and want to learn new things all the time LOL!

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  10. Your handspun yarn is gorgeous - you're so talented! Love the grey zenpiece. Thanks for the tip on zentwining.

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    1. Well, Zoe, I AM a jack of all trades. I love to learn at least a little about everything that interests me. I learn everything well enough to be "good", but I'll probably never be "great" at anything. But, that's okay.

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  11. Dear Jean, I am intrigued by the Zentwining thing and thanks for the link to the tutorial. That is COOL! The colors for your Diva piece are HOT! I can't believe you twisted up those yarns. No, wait! Yes, I can because you are multi-talented! Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Do try the Zentwining, Cheryl. It really was a lot of fun. Yes, those markers are BOLD aren't they? And, I do enjoy spinning when I have time. Being retired, for some reason, I have even less time to do everything I want to do! I also spin with a drop spindle. That's fun too.

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  12. Hi Jean, Love your challenge piece, its lovely and colourful and goes really well with your Mooka :)

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  13. First off, I am always impressed with everything you do. The tangles you did this week were all amazing, so very pretty. But I am super impressed with the fact that you make your own yarn!!! WOW! just love it!

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. How I wish you all lived closer. I could teach you to spin. It's not difficult and you'd love it.

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  14. handspun yarn- how yummy - I'd love to be able to use a spinning wheel.
    great tangles as usual - I especially like the coloured one.

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    1. Thanks, Kia. You could start with a drop spindle. Easy and not expensive and takes up no room at all :)

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  15. Wonderful yarn inchie. One can`t have enough yarn.

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    1. Oh, you know it Trillian. I have every nook and cranny in this house stuffed with yarn. It's just so pretty to look at and touch!

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  16. I love your Zentwining piece!

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  17. I love your colorful diva tile - wonderful non-rainbow-colours *lol* ;-)
    Your zentangle piece on gray paper is great!
    Nice inchie too :-)

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    1. Well, we all cant' seem to read well sometimes LOL! Thanks, Sandra :)

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  18. Wow, love the striking colours! And the one with Munchin is intriguing. I think I will try the zentwining soon - it looks like fun.

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    1. Thanks, Kylie. Yes do give it a try. Something different is always fun.

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  19. I love all the tiles but the gray paper one is beautiful! And I may have to purchase the Clean Color markers.. I've been hearing about them.

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    1. Thanks, Yukari. If you order the markers, go to carpediem markers online. Way less expensive and you can just buy your major colors and use water to make the rest yourself.

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  20. Beautiful tile with the bright colours! I really like your zentwining tile ... very impressive and it looks wonderful on the grey paper. Thank you for the zentwining-link ... this process I´ll try soon!
    Again a fine inchie!

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    1. Thanks, Lonetta. I enjoyed the Zentwining and I'll bet you come up with something really beautiful with it.

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  21. Nice colors on hour Mooka tile. I like the Zentwining ZIA that you did. Really like the 'Nzeppel like background that the tangles are entwined around. Really look like stones. I have not done a Munchin tile yet. Hope I can get to it before too long.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. Munchin hasn't been a go to for me, but it was fun working with it.

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  22. Nice work this week, Jean. I really like everything, especially the Zentwining, and your colors are lovely.

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  23. Eye candy all of them! So many pieces to look at. I love visiting your blog.

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  24. I especially like the blending of the colors.

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    1. Ah, you must be an artist to notice the blending. That is always fun and these markers work well blending with each other or with water!

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  25. Hi Jean - your Diva has so much punch!! Amazing!! I love it!! Your Square one is so cool and neat that you added Gust. ... and that one on gray paper!! WOW I am going to have to go look that up - thank you for the link!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-diva-jen-crutchfield-2-color-challenge-entry

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    1. You're welcome, Diane. You will have fun with that!

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  26. like the choise of colors. Never worked with brushpens..the colors are so bright. nIce!

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    1. Thanks, Stella. I love these pens. A bit of a learning curve, but I love those bright colors too!

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  27. Love the bright, bold colours. Perfect :)

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  28. Wow, Jean, WOW, what beautiful work you show us here. I especially like the second one.gh

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I just happened upon Gust and thought I should give it a try.

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  29. More eye candy! I just love browsing your beautiful work!

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    1. Janet, you are such a good friend! I love your support :)

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  30. Jean...your inchie says a lot about your interest! Beautiful yarns! Love your mooka...wow, great color this week.

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  31. All of your work is beautiful. Great idea using an existing tile and adding a little color.

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    1. HaHa, Melissa! I hate to leave a tile unfinished :)

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  32. Wow, it's taken me an age to get to the bottom of these lovely comments, so that I can add one of my own! I thought you might like the 'colour' theme this week and you certainly hit us with some incredible colour! Love it. And I am mightily interested in your yarns, they look wonderful. Axxx

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    1. I can't tell you how grateful I am for all of those lovely comments, Annie. Thank you for yours being one of them :)

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  33. What a gorgeous tile on the diva challenge! Wonderful bright colors, very intense but still so harmonic. I like it very much.

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    1. Thank you, Sigrid. I enjoyed working with these vivid brush markers.

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  34. Beautiful! So vibrant. I really love the use of the white lines in your Diva tile.

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I thought those intense colors needed some highlighting.

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  35. hello there my friend! Your blog is always full of so much inspiration!! You are always soooooo busy, I am amazed! Lovely tiles. Zentwining is fabulous!! And yes, when I start teaching, I will definitely use you as a go to for questions! Thanks! :0) Annette

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    1. It's so good to see your smiling face over here, Annette. I am so happy for you! Ask away :)

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