Monday, August 17, 2015

Zentangle® Verve, Jonqal, and an Inchie

I am the Diva's guest this week is Sharla Hicks, CZT. She asked us to undulating tangles with C and S forms. I love Verve and thought I would do a grouping of them with pearls as the centers and a few scattered about with some ribbons.
Square One, Facebook, has a focus tangle of Jonqal. I had to add a few Tipple too.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt work is "lamp"! From the Statue of Liberty, "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
 Thank you all for stopping by. I thoroughly enjoy reading your comments!


47 comments:

  1. I like the like designs inside your S curves.
    Lee Darter

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    1. Thanks, Lee. I appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment :)

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  2. You've aced all three challenges. Love your Statue of Liberty torch.

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    1. Thank you so much, Beverly. We had to memorize the whole poem as a child so the moment I saw the prompt of lamp, it all went through my head!

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  3. Your Verve is beautiful Jean - lovely shading too and such an adorable inchie :)

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    1. Thank you, Lila. Verve has always been a favorite of mine :)

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  4. love the zentangles and the torch is an awesome idea

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. It's is always amazing to me what one little word can do with our memories. We used to sing a variation of the poem at school.

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  5. Uh oh. It's only August and your Diva challenge tile has me thinking of Christmas. I don't even need to see red and green. Festive tile.

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    1. Well, when you're a crafter and make most of the Christmas gifts, tags, and cards, you tend to think of Christmas most of the year! Maybe I could use this.... hummmm

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  6. I think there will be a lot of tiles that look a bit like ours :-) Yours is lovely with the ribbons.

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    1. I have seen a lot that look like flowers, Annemarie. The ribbons were a late add as I felt it looked too plain. You have several different tangles in yours so yours is "fancier" all by itself LOL!

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  7. Your first tile reminds me of a chestnut tree leaf - very pretty. Your lamp is inspired!

    Sally

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    1. That's interesting, Sally. I haven't seen a chestnut tree since I was quite young and you reminded me of them. Thanks.

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  8. I really like this. Verve is one of my favourites and, with art as with life, pearls make it special.

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    1. I do love Verve myself and never thought to put several together, so this was a good challenge for me. Thank you, Margaret!

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  9. Beautiful chestnut leaves you get. It looks like a piece of jewelry :)

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    1. I'm happy that people are seeing chestnut leaves, Melkota, since I saw snakes! Chestnut leaves are so much prettier!

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  10. Both of your tiles are very nice

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  11. One of the more famous lamps in the world. Have you been inside? Love the Diva tile especially. Sharla is great, isn't she. Oh how I wish I had time to tangle properly now...... I'm getting there. :)

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    1. Would you believe that I grew up just 14 miles from the Statue of Liberty and never got to go in it? I regret that so much. We took all kinds of school trips into the city for the zoo, plays, the opera, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State building, and the boat tours, but never went to the Statue of Liberty. Sad. Sharla is a very versatile tangle and I will spend some time exploring it soon. What's great about Zentangle, Zoe, is that all you need is small paper, pen, and pencil. Through a small kit together and keep it in your purse. You'd be amazed at all those times you have to wait and will have it at the ready for some calming tangling.

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  12. Stunning artwork and a terrific inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. I love that Verve! I can't make it look right ever, so thanks for showing how it should be done! Your Jonqal puts the curve in a very angular pattern - nice trick! I love your Inchie. Do you keep those in a journal? That would be a fun collection. Great week for you!

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    1. Thanks, Antonine. Verve will fit into almost any shape, just like Paradox will, so it's fun to mess with. There is one "incher" who puts her inchies on a tag and designs the tag around the inchie. I really like that idea. However, I am just too lazy sometimes and once I have posted the inchie, I think of it as done and toss it in a box LOL!

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  14. Nice use of Verve. Will be interesting to see what tangles people chose for this Challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Donald. I love how these challenges make us stretch what we know about tangles!

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  15. Lovely work this week! I really like your Diva challenge tile! What an interesting and elegant use of Verve in this way!

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    1. Thank you, Lonetta. I'm not sure I would have thought to do this with Verve without the challenge.

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  16. Verve is such a pretty tangle, and you've done it beautifully! I like it a lot as single petals!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I'm so glad people aren't seeing this as a Medusa necklace LOL!

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  17. beautiful tangles as usual. Your idea for the lamp is very creative. well done, as usual.

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  18. Hi Jean, your Verve and all looks marvelous and your others are fun!! :)

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/08/my-diva-sharla-hicks-undulating-challenge

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  19. Very nice, beutiful tiles! Your DIVA reminds me to the autumn... which is not soo fr away..

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    1. Ackkk!! Say it isn't so! Not ready for summer to be over this quickly. I love summer. Thank you though, Simone :)

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  20. I really like your Verve tile. It looks so effortless and nicely done. I think I need to keep practicing on Verve. I like that you have used it with the pearls as the centers. They look as though they really belong there. Nice tile!

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  21. That's funny to see, how your Diva tile sort of has the same shape as mine. Apparently that's what comes to mind when thinking of undulating ;-). Beautiful work, as well as your other tile and your inchie.

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    1. I have seen more than one of us use this shape, so I think you are right, Ilse. Thank you for your kind support :)

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  22. Verve is such a great filler, I don't know why I don't use it more often. Like commenters stated, it does remind me of Christmas. Fun!

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  23. Very nice zentangles - I love the first one! It looks like an autumn leave for me :-)
    Creative inchie as always, love it!

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