Monday, July 13, 2015

Zentangle®, Simplicity, and an Inchie

The Diva's weekly challenge has a guest blogger this week, Katie Crommett. Katie is a CZT who challenges us to remember simplicity when we tangle. Good advice, Katie!
I chose Tidal that morphed into Crescent Moon all cuddled with Mooka. Lots of breathing room left as well.
Square One, Facebook, had us playing with Finery. I thought I would try making it more angular rather than flowing like a feather. I added a kind of altered Diva Dance and Meer.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was nose. There were so many places I could have gone with this, but for some reason all I could see in my mind was a pig's snout LOL! Some times you've just gotta do what you gotta do!

Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy and appreciate all the comments.

52 comments:

  1. Beautiful tile that looks like a breath of fresh air itself! (And, I love the piggy snout!!) Thank you for your comments (and the link!) :)

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    1. How exciting to be a guest blogger. I love your idea of simplicity. We sometimes just keep stuffing our poor little tiles, yes?

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  2. The piggy is awesome! Beautiful tangling, as usual. I love how you combine patterns so seamlessly.

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    1. Thanks, Kia. I seldom use a string, but rather let tangles "grow" from each other. I always use a string when teaching, however.

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  3. Beautiful work, Jean! Again ;-)
    Your Diva tile is my favorite, it has the right amount of 'enoughness' ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. Since I have a limited attention span, I found this challenge refreshing :)

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  4. Jean, your Diva is lovely!! It is dancing!! And Finery is great in angles!! :) :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/07/my-diva-katie-crommett-simplicity-challenge

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I do love to push tangles whenever I can.

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  5. Love your Simplified Tile, Jean. Wonderful Design and Symmetry with plenty of negative space. Beautifully done Finery Pattern in your Square one Tile. Love your little Inchie. Is this the one that went to Market? Delightful Post.

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    1. When my children were little, David, I used to modify (does this surprise anyone?) the story and our little piggies went to McDonalds and ate Big Macs. And, that little piggy cried "yum, yum yum" all the way home!

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  6. Your Diva Challenge tile manages to look like it's a "thing" without being a "thing". I would have been hard pressed to stop and no doubt would have pushed my tile into losing the "thing". I'm not familiar with Tidal, but I'm all for morphing! Nice.

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    1. I find my tiles often have the look of a "thing." I suppose it has something to do with Rorshach test fascination! Thanks :)

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  7. love the first tangle, it is really nice and I love the piggy nose, great work on it.

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. I kind of love that piggy snout too. I used to love pigs (maybe because of Porky Pig?) until I met one in person. HAHA, I didn't realize they could get that dirty!

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  8. Love your tiles. And, yes, the ever so cute snout was second on my list if I couldn't pull of clown nose. Does your choice for nose surprise me? Nah LOLLOLOLOLOL

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    1. Well, Zoe, I couldn't do a clown. I kind of think of them as maybe serial killers! Not fond of magic either. I really don't like any form of dishonesty, and that pretend smile really makes me uneasy LOL!

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  9. The second made me think about lightning.
    Like them both!

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    1. I can see that, Kreanimo. I should have turned it the other way :) Thanks!

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  10. Amazing art and a terrific idea for the inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. I really love one pattern morphing into another! Love your tiles!

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  12. Wonderful simplicity tile and so fun inichie! Great work this week!

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  13. I love how the tangles in the simplicity challenge work together!

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    1. That's always the fun part, isn't it Cari? Just putting tangles together in a pleasing way is part of the fun.

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  14. Great tile! I am not familiar with Tidal. One of the great things about the challenge is presenting new ideas and tangles. Thank you! I love the way the tangles flow from one to the other

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    1. As a Zentengle teacher, CZT, I do try to use different tangles whenever I can. It's amazing how many tangles are out there. There will never be a point when I can say that I know them all!

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  15. Two fab tiles & your pigs snout really had me smiling!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks, Sally. I just couldn't resist the idea of a pig's snout LOL!

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  16. Great tile, and I like hearing about how one tangle flowed into the next!

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I like each tangle to inspire the selection of the next and so on. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but it's always in my mind to do so.

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  17. Brilliant tangles as usual, great idea for your inchie.

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  18. Nice work on your challenge tile. It reminds me of the rotating part on the old mantel clocks.

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    1. Ah, you have such vision, Donald! I'll bet you're great with clouds too :) Thank you; I always enjoy reading your reaction to my tangles!

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  19. Yes and yes! I don't know Tidal but it works so well here and a super take on Finery! As for the nose...SO piggy, it's uncanny! Axxx

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    1. Thank you, Annie. I'm not sure I ever used Tidal before myself. I am always amazed how I can still find new tangles to try :)

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  20. Hey Jean! Looking good with the morphing! I love when that happens! I with some of the others on the Pigs snout! Cute!!!

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    1. Thank, Cheryl. I do too. Love the morphing. I'm actually working on one right now that everyone can see next Monday :)

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  21. Lovely, Jean :) Cute little pigs snout, too :)

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    1. Thank you, Helen. I don't know why a pig's snout is so cute, but it is LOL!

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  22. Jean, your tiles are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your kindness on my blog! I'm also glad that you realized it was me on Instagram :0) I was wondering if you had gone to Can Tangle 2015 in SK, Canada. The tile that you shared on Instagram looked like something they were working on in their class. I'm probably going to be sending you and email soon about teaching. So lucky to have you as a mentor. See you around! :0) Annette

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    1. Thank you, Annette. Oh, I didn't know what that was at all. I was looking all over Instagram for @cantangle and didn't find anything LOL! I appreciate your straightening that out. You bet. I will always be here for you anytime you need me. IF I have answers HAHA!

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  23. I would love to watch you make these! Fascinating!

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    1. And, I would love to show you, Janet.

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