Monday, August 10, 2015

Zentangle® a Zendala, Schway/Aroz, and an Inchie

Erin Olsen, CZT, is the guest over at The Diva Challenge. Laura is the genius behind The Bright Owl, home of the weekly Zendala Dare. She left us with a nice little template to just have fun with. I started with Margaret Bremner, CZT's, tangle Croon. From there, I just played with lines and shading.
Square One on Facebook had a focus tangle of Schway (or Aroz) to which I added Paradox and Fescu.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt word was Wall. First thought, which I don't usually go with, was my favorite CD int the late 80's Pink Floyd The Wall!


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58 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, again! :-) Your Zendala is my favorite. Nice choice of patterns together, and I love the sparkles on the outside!

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    1. Thanks, Ilse. I do love sparkles but often forget to add them where I can. At least I remembered all the way through this time!

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  2. Floyd's the go! Couldn't do it this time around 'cause I did The Wall when EIM had "song" back in 2013. Love the Zendivadal! and you're amazing for keeping Square 1 going every week.

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    1. Pink Floyd got me through some pretty rough times. I try to keep my blog consistent, Zoe. I find it comforting to go to blogs that show up each week when they're supposed to and stay with a similar format each week. I tend to forget where I am if they don't LOL!

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  3. Your 'pink' floyd is a great idea - is that what the album cover looked like? I gave up on new music in the 60's and I seem to be permanently stuck there - and earlier, including centuries earlier as I love classical music.

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    1. No, that's not nearly as wonderful as their cover. Just what came out of my head.

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  4. Your diva Challenge tile is terrific. It makes me think of Art Deco and butlers in uniform. Very stylish.

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    1. LOL, Margaret. I can see those butlers!

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  5. Three great art pieces. The sparkles on the outer edges with all the lines made this tile very elegant.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly. I really enjoyed working on this piece. I used to do the Zendala Dare each week, but when she stopped doing it, I stopped as well. It was nice to get back to working on one of her wonderful templates.

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  6. Both are so very beautiful. The zendala has great contrast and some movement!

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  7. All are beautiful. Love the edges around the zendala

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    1. Thanks for leaving me such a kind comment, Jay. It is most appreciated!

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  8. love the zentangles the first one reminds me of a mandala, and the arrows are great, like a tessellation. I am also glad you went with your first thought on pink floyd. Love that record.!

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    1. Yes, Freebird, we call them Zendalas because they are much like mandalas. I taught tessellations to my elementary age students back in the day and two of my first graders were actually published in a book that I entered their work into. I was quite proud!

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  9. Your Zendala sparkles really make the composition come alive. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate some into mine, but apparently, someone/thing stole my imagination earlier today. I was interested to see that someone mentioned a "butler" in their response to your zendala. For some reason, my mind flashed to formal menswear when I first saw it too. I thought I was over imagining until I saw the butler comment. So, either great minds----or strange minds----think alike. You decide. ;-)

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    1. You guys are just too funny with your butlers HAHA! I love it. Imagine away; it sure beats reality :)

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  10. Well done Zendala! Very tailored look, very sophisticated.

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    1. Thanks so much, ecshelton. I appreciate that you stopped by!

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  11. Love your zendala! It's very elegant. It reminds me of the buttoned shoes ladies wore in the 1890's.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I remember using those kind of shoe buttons to make my mom a bracelet when I was very young. She wore it all the time! Either she was a good mom or she really liked it LOL!

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  12. Always such a pleasure to visit and see your terrific artwork.

    The Wall is my fave album of all time so a brilliant choice for your inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thanks, Chrissie. Comfortably Numb was my favorite. Still is!

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  13. Really nice ZenDivaDala! I see button front shirts! You never disappoint. And I also love your Schway - you know I saw it right away on Facebook. Very cool!

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    1. There are so many posts on Facebook that I'm sure I miss lots of them. It's funny how my tangles usually look like something instead of a "no image" work of art :)

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  14. This zendala is very nice and so clothing. i like it!

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  15. Amazing line work on your Diva tile! Sarah.

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  16. Wonderful work this week again! I really like your zendala with its clear and straight-line composition. Great linework! Your inchie is great ... perfect for the theme!

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    1. I have found that some days I do lines better than others. Having a steady hand isn't always a given. Thank you, and others, for pointing it out as I hadn't even noticed myself LOL!

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  17. I love The Wall too! Did you see the movie? My friends and I saw it several times in high school!! All your tiles are imaginative. That's what I love about your tiles, they really do tell a story!

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    1. Yes, I have the movie, but on a VHS and no player anymore :) and, thank you!

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  18. Wonderful Zendala - I love the highlights on it! The inchie is great, I love the song :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. You've got me humming it again!

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  19. Loving these! I am absolutely fascinated with this!

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  20. Very neat zendala! I'm sort of seeing those little wooden dolls all painted up in tux's, lined up!

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  21. OOOh! Love, love, love the Zendala!! Axxx

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  22. Like the depth that you created in the Zendala. Have to admit that like someone else, I also saw shoes when I looked at it. Nice work.

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  23. What a gorgeous zendala! Very beautiful, creative and special. I love the way you shaded it, too.

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  24. As always your art work amazes and inspires! I had to smile when I posted my inchie - great minds do indeed think alike!! I can imagine if we ever met we probably would have lots in common! Great inchie!

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    1. I have thought that myself, Cathy. I wish, that one day, I could meet all my online friends. I forgot what it is called when everybody already knows the friend of a friend, etc. But, we would need a HUGE place for us all to meet I'm sure.

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  25. Great job on the Zendala. The black edges add great contrast!

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    1. Thank you, Erin. Nice to see you over here. I hope you are back for good with your Zendala's. I loved doing them in the past and this was a great one to work with.

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  26. Jean, I love your zendala! It's so beautifully intricate and your line work is flawless. The detailing made me think of art deco and patent leather shoes with spats-I just watched a Poirot DVD last night;-) Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

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