Monday, September 14, 2015

Zentangle® in Stripes, Opus, and an Inchie

This week, Laura over at I Am the Diva, challenged us to use stripes. Strickles, Shattuck, and Rain filled my stripes.
Square One's focus tangle this week is Opus. I added a bit of rounding to this one.
And, for Every Inchie Monday, the prompt was Rhythm. Nothing soothes me more than the rhythm of the waves. I even sleep to a CD of the oceans soothing sounds.


Thank you for stopping by and thank you all who leave a comment. I so enjoy reading them!

44 comments:

  1. Your Stricles are great, and your other choices go well together too

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    1. Thanks so very much for your kind comment :)

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  2. Strickles is definitely new to be but I love it! And I agree about the ocean waves! The sound relaxes me instantly!

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    1. Strickles can be used in so many different ways, Yukari. Play with it a bit and it will become a favorite!

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  3. Terrific artwork and a wonderful inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Awwwww, what a sweet inchie. Love the stripes.

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  5. Your Diva challenge tile instantly brought to mind a thunderstorm. Perhaps its not very imaginative on my part, but I see lightning in the Rain and thunder in the Strickle. We had a few thunderstorms this weekend, so maybe that's imprinted in my mind. The inchie is wonderful. It reminds me of Hawaii where we were fortunate to be able to live for 3 months last year (during the winter!) because my husband did a sabbatical there.

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    1. We also had a thunderstorm this week and one hit right next to our house. Wow, it really made me jump. Our dog went nuts and our cat exploded for under the bed! You are so lucky to have lived in such a paradise. I have never been to Hawaii. Someday.....

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  6. I like the symmetry of your tile. It's got a nice movement and is lot's of fun!

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    1. Thanks, Dorita. I did feel that using stripes called for symmetry. I appreciate that you noticed that :)

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  7. love the tangles, but I have to say I adore the inchie and all the colors that you got in it. I can hear the waves from here!

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    1. Thanks, Freebird. Wish I were there right now!

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  8. I saw the inchie link & thought...TROPICAL... But that's not yet! And then I clicked onto your page & all became clear :-) it was quite funny as a friend had just returned from her holiday & had been saying how she loves to be lulled by the sound of the waves!

    Sally

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    1. I thought that inchie would make people wonder when it was lined up with all those other musical pieces LOL!

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  9. Lovely Jean, I love Rain in it, it brings more life in it.

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    1. Thanks, Annemarie. I really wanted some movement in those stripes and Rain just seemed to fit the bill.

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  10. Oh yes - I also love the rhythm of the waves! What a wonderful idea for this inchie :-)
    I love your diva tile too - good combination of patterns and great shading.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. I'm certain that many people find a comfort in the recurring sound of the waves. Even the lapping sounds of a lake can be soothing, I think.

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  11. Great choice of striping tangles - and a lovely Opus too. Agree wholeheartedly that you picked a perfect theme for rhythm....the waves definitely have it!
    Axxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Annie. Loving those waves :)

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  12. Beautiful work! Nice choice of patterns for the Diva Challenge, great use of Opus and a sweet inchie.

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    1. Thank you very much, Ilse. I'm enjoying seeing all your beautiful work over at Instagram :)

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  13. Love the tangle choices that you made! The others are great too! I agree with you on the waves!

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  14. Really like your choice of tangle Jean!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! Added to your Facebook post but didn't repost as my family wouldn't get it at all LOL!

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  15. Great Diva tile! I always enjoy a stacked string. Lovely Opus and your inchie is great.

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    1. I've never done a stacked string before, Michele. It was a lot of fun and different.

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  16. personally I can't stand those ocean wave CDs lol. But I do understand that other people find them soothing.. Great idea for your inchie

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    1. HaHa, Kia. My hubby wears one of those breathing machines and sounds like Darth Vader himself. Fake ocean if preferable :)

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  17. Great idea for the inchie, Jean. Only thing missing is a frosty recreational beverage! You created a lot of movement within those stripes, especially the way you zigged "Rain." Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. You're right, of course, but I just run out of room on those inchies :)

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  18. What a fabulpous thought for your inchie, love it. Great tangles as usual.

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  19. Very nice use of contrast in your tangles and I like how your rain is connected in stripes.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. It is important to make note of your contrasts to make a balanced piece.

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  20. OK, was it Diagonalley week in Arizona? I did diagonal stripes too! I love how you incorporated the ultimate stripe pattern, Strircles! It is one of my favorites, although it is sometimes so bold that you hesitate to mix it with other tangles. Here, it is perfection! Your rain is so nicely done! It has movement and a beautiful balance within your stripe. Those two really dynamic tangles contrast so nicely with the refinement of Shattuck, which is so relaxing to draw and satisfying to shade. You did it well, plus I love the little extra stripey sidebars on it! Excellent! Your Opus is so wonderful! It seems to sing! Really, it does have music in it! And who could resist that inchie? I can't believe you created a one-inch tropical island paradise!

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    1. Oh my! You really made my day with this post! I don't think my own mother ever said such nice things about anything I did. I may just print this out and hang it on my wall! Seriously, thank you so much for all these kind words!

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  21. Oh, man, I left you a big long comment that seems to have disappeared. If I don't see it in a while, I'll try to recreate what I said. It was good!

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    1. I do moderate my posts because I have an "anonymous" person that always sends comments with questionable links attached. Usually I catch comments fairly quickly and make them live, but I was teaching this morning so I hadn't yet seen your lovely comments and allowed them to go through. Thank you again :)

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  22. Beautiful stripes Jean!!!! And your shading on Opus is amazing, too! Oh and please,.............let me have some magic dust to either make me so tiny to fit in your Inchie paradise or somethin'!! Cause I sure could use that get away!! See you next week! It's so nice to see you here and on Instagram! Your colored cards always bring a smile to my face!! ((( hugs))) :0) Annette

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    1. HA, Annette, if I had magic dust, you would have seen ME in that Inchie LOL! I am also enjoying Instagram. It's fun to see so many different photos. I'm making friends over there too and love seeing your work as well :)

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